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WJA 2022: Dawn M. Johnson

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“Never presume that people understand the legal process,” says Dawn Johnson. “Never presume you, as an attorney, understand the clients. I learned that from a witness I was examining when he told me he couldn’t read.”

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WJA 2022: Amy Rebecca Johnson

Women's Justice Awards 2022

From a career as a freelance film producer to today’s busy law practice focused on family law, Amy Rebecca Johnson has worked with — and learned from — a wide variety of people.

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WJA 2022: Brette Hart

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“I’ve seen a whole lot of new life beyond the small town where I grew up,” says Brette Hart.

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WJA 2022: Laura Greene

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As an English major at Southeast Missouri State University, Laura Greene learned that she enjoys writing and editing, but teaching English is not her calling.

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WJA 2022: Kelle Burmeister Gilmore

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Most of Kelle Burmeister Gilmore’s days are spent in the courtroom. “I’m always advocating for those who struggle with access to justice and resources,” she says. “They have a right to be heard, just like anyone else does.”

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WJA 2022: Karrie Clinkinbeard

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“My grandfather was a fire chief,” says Karrie Clinkinbeard. “My dad is a fire chief. My nephew is a firefighter. I have uncles and cousins who are in fire service. I wasn’t willing to run into a burning building, so I became a fire lawyer.”

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WJA 2022: Sarah Burns

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“I don’t like learning in detail about the suffering of individuals and communities,” says Sarah Burns. “But if we don’t uncover their pain and hurt, then we can’t solve the problem.”

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WJA 2022: Rosemarie Blasé

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At age 25, Rosemarie Blasé experienced justice at the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.

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