WMU-Cooley Law professor recognized as an "Outstanding Woman Lawyer Hidden Figure/Impact" nominee

WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Florise Neville-Ewell was recognized as an “Outstanding Woman Lawyer Hidden Figure/Impact” nominee by the National Bar Association – Women Lawyers Division (NBA-WLD).

She, and six other women lawyers and jurists from across the country, were honored at the WLD Annual Achievement Awards on July 23, during the NBA Annual Convention in New York City. The annual event celebrates the achievements of outstanding female lawyers.

In addition to Neville-Ewell, those honored included: Asunción “Sunny” Hostin, senior legal correspondent and analyst for ABC News and co-host on ABC's morning talk show, “The View;” Susan Hardison Chase, staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society in New York; Lt. Col. Paulette V. Burton, U.S. Army judge advocate general; retired Maj. Jo A. Irby, U.S. Army judge advocate and military police (POW) officer; Sharonda Williams, special counsel at Fishman Haygood in Louisiana; and Doreen Rachal, counsel at Sidley Austin, headquartered in Chicago.

“It was an absolute honor to be part of this distinguished group of highly-esteemed and accomplished female colleagues within the legal profession,” Neville-Ewell said. “I am humbled to have been nominated for the NBA-WLD Outstanding Women Lawyer Hidden Figure/Impact award and help set the stage for women lawyers nationwide.”

The Women Lawyers Division has served the particular needs of its constituency, as well as the NBA, for nearly 50 years. Notable achievements of the organization and its members include: organizing local WLD chapters, launching its national “Respect Yourself” mentor program, serving leadership roles within the NBA, and sponsoring seminars, NBA convention breakfasts and luncheons and U.S. Supreme Court group swearing-ins.