Nancy Gertner receives the Margaret Brent Lawyers of Achievement Award

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Harvard Law School Professor of Practice Nancy Gertner has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established by the ABA Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession.

The award, which recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and inspired other women lawyers, is presented to five recipients each year. This year’s award ceremony will take place at the ABA annual meeting in Boston on Aug.10.

“The Margaret Brent Award is a marvelous tribute to the amazing Nancy Gertner and her outstanding work as a judge, teacher, advocate, mentor, and role model,” said Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow. “Her sparkling insights, breadth of interests, rich experience, and searching intellect giving students and colleagues crucial insights reflecting deep practical knowledge and well-earned wisdom. Harvard Law School is exceptionally fortunate she is here as a vital member of our community and we toast her well-deserved recognition with this significant award.”