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Lindquist & Vennum’s Chris Pham Receives Hennepin County Bar Association’s Diversity Award


Lindquist & Vennum is pleased to announce that Chris Pham has been named this year’s recipient of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s (HCBA) Diversity Award, recognizing his outstanding commitment toward increasing diversity in the legal profession. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has made efforts to increase access to legal services for historically underrepresented individuals and has fostered a continuing commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession.

Pham’s notable accomplishments include his work with the Young Lawyers Group of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDiP), where he has shown leadership in advancing TCDiP’s mission of attracting, recruiting, retaining, and advancing young lawyers of color in local law firms and corporation legal departments. 

Pham also currently serves as a board member of the youth organizations Cookie Cart and Minnesota Girls Rock.  He regularly volunteers at the YouthLink Legal Clinic and hosts regular speaking engagements with youth, including at-risk inner city youth and minorities interested in the legal profession. He also participates in the William Mitchell College of Law FILL Program and represents  minority clients in need of legal representation through Children's Law Center of Minnesota.

"Diversity in the legal profession may have come a long way, but it has a long way to go," said Pham. "I’m proud to be at a law firm that supports my passionate and sincere approach to improving diversity by allowing me to serve historically underrepresented individuals, serve on boards working with inner-city youth, and be involved with an organization like Twin Cities Diversity in Practice."

Pham was also recently presented with the 2013 Leonard E. Lindquist Award in recognition of his dedication to serving underprivileged youth in the community. He graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota.

The award will be presented at the HCBA’s 94th annual meeting and awards luncheon, which will be held on May 17 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Duff, Christine
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