Dolphin_L_WebLeander Dolphin was among those honored at the “100 Women of Color Awards 2017” gala, which celebrated the contributions of women in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government and service. The awards were presented by June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment in recognition of the impact the recipients have had on the lives of people in their communities.

Ms. Dolphin is a partner in Shipman & Goodwin’s School Law practice group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. She represents public school districts, independent schools, colleges and universities in education and employment matters. Ms. Dolphin is a frequently requested speaker and author as well as an Adjunct Professor of Education Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. For her commitment to justice and the advancement of the legal profession, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and she was chosen by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “New Leader in the Law.”

In addition to her practice, Ms. Dolphin is a member of The Governor’s Prevention Partnership Board of Directors; has served both as Secretary and as a member the Board of Directors of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association; and is on the Board of Trustees for The Ethel Walker School. Previously, Ms. Dolphin was Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel at the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.