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    Women’s Law Association Hosts 21st Annual Woman of the Year Reception

    The Duquesne University Women's Law Association's (WLA) will honor two distinguished alumni at its 21st Annual Woman of the Year reception on Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Storm's Restaurant on Fourth Avenue, Downtown.

    Each year, the WLA celebrates achievement in the legal profession by recognizing an alumnus and a recent graduate who demonstrate leadership and dedication to their community.

    This year's award winners are:

    • Woman of the Year recipient-Mary C. McGinley, of counsel at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, is an active member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar associations. She has served on the Allegheny County Bar Foundation's Board of Trustees and is co-chair of Attorneys Against Hunger, an annual campaign that benefits local hunger agencies.
    • Recent Graduate recipient-Lisa Mebane Barnett is an associate of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar associations. She was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

    This year's recipients were selected for their professionalism and dedication to the Pittsburgh and Duquesne University law communities, which is illustrated by their involvement in bar association activities and with law student groups.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.