PRESS RELEASE: Judge Lynda B. Munro (Ret.) to Receive The Connecticut Bar Association’s 2019 Ladder Award
BRIDGEPORT, CT., March 6, 2019: The Connecticut Bar Association’s Women in the Law Section in association with the Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law Committee will be hosting the Pathways to Leadership for Women Lawyers awards ceremony on March 28, 2019 at St. Clements Castle in Portland CT. Judge Lynda B. Munro (Ret.), a member of Pullman & Comley’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law practices, is the 2019 Ladder Award Winner.
The Ladder Award was created by the YLS Women in the Law Committee in 2007 to honor a woman attorney who has “left the ladder down” for those women who follow in her footsteps. The award is aimed at recognizing the efforts of women in the profession who have recognized the importance of mentoring and supporting more junior lawyers in their own journeys to success in the profession.
Prior to her retirement from the bench in 2014, Judge Munro created a mentoring program for judges and led the continuing legal education program for the branch for eight years. In each case she heard, she focused on women’s issues and biases against both women litigants and lawyers in the courtroom setting.
As an active alumna of Connecticut College, she helps with programs to aid all alumni, but specifically women alumnae and female students. Additionally, Judge Munro provides guidance to women law students in job placement and career development at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she is an adjunct law professor and a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Center on Dispute Resolution.
She is an active member of the CBA, in which she co-chairs the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is a member of the Family Law Section and the Committee on the Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program. Judge Munro received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 1976 and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1979.
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