July/August 2006 issue

Judge Donovan Frank Receives Award Public Service Award

U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank was recently named the 2006 recipient of the Elaine R. “Boots” Fisher Award by the Federal Bar Association. He received the award during the Federal Bar Association National Convention which took place August 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award recognizes exemplary community, public, and charitable service by members of the association.

Judge Frank serves as Co-Chair of the Minnesota Chapter of the FBA’s Diversity Committee. His previous work with the Minnesota Supreme Court Racial Bias Task Force remains a strong influence on the Diversity Committee’s work. He was instrumental in facilitating and is a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the FBA’s Federal Transportation Program, which reunites out-ofstate female inmates with their dependant children. He has also been active in the Open Doors for Justice Program, which communicates the importance of the Bill of Rights to high school students. Congratulations, Judge Frank!