February 2021

Civ Lit Section honors one of its own

KAPreceivingawardOn December 9, the Civil Litigation Section met for their Annual Meeting & CLE which included an opportunity to honor a colleague for outstanding contributions to the profession and to civil justice in Minnesota. The 2020 Advocate Award went to Kim Allen Pennington from Pennington Cherne Gaarder & Geiger Hagen, PLLC of St. Cloud. 

Kim played a key role in transitioning our civil justice system to a model that incorporates mediation as a central feature. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to mediation for decades, including a dedication to underrepresented groups. While it was unfortunate that we were not able to meet to honor him in person with our regular annual gala, we were delighted to be able to honor him in an intimate setting.


The Civil Litigation Section is now seeking nominations for the 2021 Advocate Award. To submit a nomination, please email the following information to Kara Haro (kharo@mnbars.org):  

  • Your name and professional address
  • The nominee’s name and professional address
  • A short statement of the nominee’s qualifications

More information can be found at: www.mnbar.org/advocate-award

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