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November 26, 2012

Christine Morganti , (505) 797-6028


Rourke Receives 2012 Justice Pamela B. Minzner

Outstanding Advocacy for Women Award


Albuquerque, N.M.— The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession announces that Elizabeth Rourke, legal director of Enlance Comunitario, is the recipient of the 2012 Justice Pamela B. Minzner Outstanding advocacy for Women Award.


The award recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves during the prior year by providing legal assistance to women who are underrepresented or underserved by advocating for causes that will benefit and further the rights of women. Rourke is being recognized for her legal advocacy in this area over the past year. More than one nomination was received on her behalf.


The Committee will hold a holiday reception and award ceremony in Rourke’s honor Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available. R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Anderson at by Friday, Nov. 30.


Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover this event. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend. 


The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.