MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Suffolk County

HodgeKay94-95 (002)Massachusetts Bar Association Past President Kay H. Hodge is among the five honorees announced this week as recipients of the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession’s 2022 Spirit of Excellence Award. The award recognizes commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession and will be presented during a ceremony on Feb. 12 at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Seattle, Feb. 9-14.

The Spirit of Excellence Award celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. The awards are presented to lawyers who excel in their professional settings; who personify excellence on the national, state or local level; and who have demonstrated a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in law.

Hodge is an equity partner at the Boston law firm of Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP. She has built a national reputation as a management-side employment lawyer while serving the legal profession as a bar leader. Her 2007 induction into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel is a testament to her legal prowess and acumen. Hodge frequently speaks to various attorney and human resources groups and provides training to managers and supervisors in all areas of labor and employment law and supervisory compliance issues.


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