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Biz briefs (4-2-17)

Anne Stanback to receive Citizen for the Law Award

The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) is pleased to announce that Anne Stanback of Avon, Conn., (a Salisbury native) is the winner of the 2017 Citizen for the Law Award.

The award is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the institution of justice and the law on a voluntary basis and has undertaken activities to advance the law for purely beneficial reasons, with little or no personal reward, and some personal sacrifice.

The award will be presented at the CBA’s annual “Celebrate with the Stars” awards celebration on April 13 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn.

Stanback has worked for more than three decades on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights in Connecticut and is the founding executive director of Love Makes a Family. In her leadership role, she fought successfully for the freedom to marry in Connecticut. Her career includes service as the executive director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund and with the Connecticut affiliate of the National Abortion Rights Action League. She has been inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

“At a time when the rights of certain communities seem at risk, Anne’s career-long dedication to a cause shows what a difference the work of one committed individual can make,” said Monte Frank, president of the Connecticut Bar Association.

“There is an undeniable power behind the work of someone who sees unfairness in society and strikes out to correct that wrong even though public opinion may not recognize the issue. Anne has shown that leadership is more than identifying a problem, it is convincing others that the problem must be addressed.”

“Celebrate with the Stars” is dedicated to recognizing Connecticut’s top judges, lawyers and professionals who make a difference through their work by demonstrating allegiance, dedication, conscientious service, commitment, and mentorship.

The Connecticut Bar Association, founded in 1875, is the preeminent organization for lawyers and the legal profession in Connecticut.

Efird honored for sales achievement

Jay W. Efird, Concord, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Cabinet.

This distinction recognizes Efird’s high achievement in life insurance sales and ranking among the organization’s top representatives nationwide.

The local Modern Woodmen office is located at 860 Craigmont Lane NW in Concord.  Contact Efird at 704-244-8353 for more information.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

New law practice

Karen S. Biernacki has opened a law practice in town. Biernacki is a 20-year prosecutor who has extensive trial and courtroom experience.

She has tried more than 100 jury trials, from attempted first-degree murder to child/adult sexual offenses to armed robberies to burglaries to assaults to drug trafficking to financial crimes.

Her practice will be a general practice but will focus on domestic law, criminal defense, and civil litigation. She maintains offices in Salisbury at 316 N. Main St. and in Mocksville at 136 N. Main St. Call for an appointment at 980-432-3494 or email her at Karen@ksblawnc.com. You can also visit her website at www.ksblawnc.com.



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