July 18, 2007

Partner Kenyanna M. Scott was recently honored by the Black Women Lawyers’ Association with its President’s Award at its recent Annual Installation and Awards Reception held on June 14.  BWLA President Nathalina Hudson presented the award, which honors "unwavering commitment to ensure a legacy of excellence with BWLA." 

Ms. Scott, who served as BWLA Vice-President during the past year, also served as Co-Chair with Ms. Hudson of BWLA’s National Summit held in Chicago last March.  Ms. Hudson described Ms. Scott as "an invaluable asset to BWLA whose drive and determination has inspired us all."  She also referenced Ms. Scott’s commitment to service that led BWLA to join a group of bar associations to develop programming and seminars about the suffering of women in Darfur.

Jenner & Block’s Marketing Department was also honored that evening with BWLA’s "Helping Hand Award."  Ms. Hudson presented the award to Jenner & Block Chief Marketing Officer Theresa Jaffe for the department’s work on behalf of the Summit, including the formation and execution of the marketing strategy and materials.  She thanked Mrs. Jaffe for serving as a volunteer marketing advisor to BWLA and "thinking outside the box while at the same time making sure that our organization’s goals did not get lost." 

"BWLA is truly appreciative of the time and energy dedicated by Mrs. Jaffe and the Marketing Team at Jenner & Block in helping us to make our Summit a success," Ms. Hudson concluded.

BWLA’s new officers, including incoming President Dorothy Capers, were sworn in during the installation ceremony.

BWLA is a Chicago-based organization that identifies and addresses issues and concerns that are unique to African-American women lawyers and judges.