Indian Nations Law Update - June 2012June 11, 2012
Godfrey & Kahn Rated a "Top Place to Work"
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel annually rates the top workplaces in Wisconsin based on information provided directly by employees through anonymous surveys. Godfrey & Kahn has once again been named a Top 100 Workplace in the mid-sized company category. Of the 39 businesses that made the list, Godfrey & Kahn ranked sixth.
Godfrey & Kahn Welcomes BR Chippewa Member Jason Sanders
Godfrey & Kahn is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Sanders, a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison law school and member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, as a summer associate. Jason will work from the firm's Madison office.
Jason is the eighth recipient of the Godfrey & Kahn Fellowship in Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., with a Bachelor's degree in Humanities. While attending St. Norbert College, he was awarded the John F. Kennedy and Diversity Leadership Scholarships. Prior to starting law school, Jason was Assistant to the Academic Dean at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College in Hayward, Wis., where he taught classes and managed a National Science Foundation program. Sanders will receive his Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies this summer from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, New Mexico.
Godfrey & Kahn's Fellowship in Law program was established as part of the firm's ongoing diversity initiative and is designed to promote diversity within the student body of Wisconsin law schools. The program provides a full, three-year scholarship to one student at the University of Wisconsin Law School and one student at Marquette University Law School. In addition to tuition, recipients are also offered mentoring from Godfrey & Kahn attorneys, as well as a position as a summer associate at the firm. The selection of fellowship recipients is mutually determined by Godfrey & Kahn and the participating universities. A former Fellowship recipient, Red Rock Ojibwe member Martina Gast, is now employed as an associate on the firm's labor and employment team. We welcome Jason and look forward to working with him.
Godfrey & Kahn to Phase Out Focus Hard Copy Sept. 1
In the interest of environmental protection, the mailed hard copy of the Focus will be discontinued as of September 1. If you currently receive the Focus by mail and would like to continue to receive it after September, please contact Jessica Gordon at 414.287.9311 or email@example.com. If you provide Jessica with your e-mail address, we will make sure you continue to receive your copy each month.