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ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL Anastasia Kelly, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for MCI, has been elected treasurer of the board of directors for the Association of Corporate Counsel. Kelly will serve a three-year term. The ACC consists of a worldwide network of attorneys sharing practical resources to enhance client service and advance professional values. D.C. VOTE Jack Olender of Jack H. Olender & Associates has been named a “Champion of Democracy” by D.C. Vote for his longtime advocacy of full voting rights in the District. D.C. Vote is dedicated to securing full voting representation in Congress for Washington, D.C., residents. LAW FIRM DIVERSITY AWARD The Defense Research Institute has honored Holland & Knight with the Law Firm Diversity Award. The award recognizes Holland & Knight for its “significant commitment to and achievement of its diversity goals.” Holland & Knight has a formal diversity plan for the promotion of minority and women attorneys. The Defense Research Institute provides educational and informational resources to its members. THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has received the 2003 Corporate Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund for its commitment to the scholarship fund’s member institutions. The fund provides merit-based scholarships and support for the nation’s 45 historically black public colleges, universities, and public law schools. TOP 25 TRADEMARK ATTORNEYS NameProtect has named Adrienne White, a partner at Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, one of the top 25 trademark attorneys in the United States. Selections were based on the number of trademarks filed in the second quarter of 2003. NameProtect monitors and provides research to intellectual property professionals regarding trademarks. WASHINGTON BAR ASSOCIATION Margaret Haywood was awarded the 25th Ollie May Cooper Award by the Washington Bar Association, recognizing her as a pioneering African-American jurist. The mission of the Washington Bar Association is to promote justice and to serve its members and the public. WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia has named Sandra Robinson, a senior trial lawyer at Jack H. Olender & Associates, as a “Star of the Bar.” The title pays homage to the women of the legal profession “whose reputations and hard work shine brightly.” � Jessica Lawrence Please send notices of honors or appointments to Eva Rodriguez at [email protected].

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