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Treasurer Lynn Fitch Honored with Susie Blue Buchanan Award by the Mississippi Bar

Today, at the Mississippi Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Summer School, Treasurer Lynn Fitch was presented the 2017 Susie Blue Buchanan Award.

“I am humbled by the distinguished and accomplished awardees who have come before me,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch.  “It is an honor to join that list and to be a part of a tradition that celebrates the contributions of women to the profession of law in Mississippi.”

The Award, presented since 1999 by the Women in the Profession Committee, is named for Susie Blue Buchanan, the first woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1918.  The Award marks the accomplishments of a woman attorney who has helped to promote women in law in our State.

Treasurer Fitch is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law.  She has practiced in both the public and private sectors.  She was a founding member of the Bar’s Gandy Lecture Series and will chair the event in February 2018.  Fitch is also the 2012 recipient of the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association’s Outstanding Lawyer of the Year, one of the Mississippi Bar’s Woman Trailblazers in 2012, and a 2010 Leader in Law for the Mississippi Business Journal.

Tomorrow, Fitch will present a continuing legal education (CLE) ethics session on professionalism at the meeting. 

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