Dana Bartocci Elected President of Minnesota Women Lawyers
MAY 11, 2012—Dana Bartocci, the Career Center's employer relations and alumni advisor, was elected the 2012-13 president of Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) at the association's 40th annual meeting on May 9, 2012. Bartocci succeeds 2011-12 President Carrie Daniel Russell, associate general counsel for Graco Inc.
Bartocci says her theme for the year will be "Creating Connections," which she believes is one of the main reasons MWL was founded and which continues to be an important goal for all attorneys.
"I am very excited to continue to create connections with and for Minnesota Women Lawyers this year," Bartocci says. "By creating connections we can work together to promote Minnesota Women Lawyers' mission: To advance the success of women in the legal profession and strive for a just society."
Bartocci has been an active MWL member for eight years and was treasurer (2009-12), on the Board of Directors (2007-08), and co-chair of the Community Action Committee (2003-07).
Prior to joining the Law School's Career Center in 2009, Bartocci was the professional development and pro bono coordinator at Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand. She was also the special assistant to the dean and a career counselor at the Law School (2004-06) and associate director of Career Services (2004) and career counselor (2003-04) at William Mitchell College of Law.
Bartocci currently serves on the Hennepin County Bar Association's Board of Directors and is active in the Minnesota Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Network. She received her J.D. and M.S. in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her B.A. in political science and cultural studies from the University of Minnesota.
MWL is an association of more than 1,200 attorneys, judges, law students, legal employers, and others who work to advance the success of women attorneys and strive for a just society. Founded in 1972, it provides opportunities for members to develop as leaders, network with other attorneys, and have an impact on their communities.