Michigan Lawyers Weekly held their Women in the Law Class of 2020 awards ceremony virtually this month on Thursday, October 8. The award recognizes women who have “a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders, serve as mentors to others, and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono initiatives.”
One of the 29 women who received the award is Amanda M. Fielder, a partner at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP in Grand Rapids. She shared what practicing law and participating in pro bono work means to her, stating, “We are in a unique and important position to give voice to the voiceless, advocate for those who don’t know how to advocate for themselves, and leverage our skills for the betterment of our communities. I believe it is our moral obligation to identify opportunities to influence positive change.
“One way I do this is through my position as board chair for Solutions to End Exploitation, or SEE, an organization focused on ending human trafficking. In this volunteer leadership position, I have been able to leverage my skills to create partnerships to provide pro bono legal services to human trafficking victims within the state of Michigan.”
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