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Minette Conrad Trosch '64 Honored by NC Governor

November 27, 2012

Minette Conrad Trosch, a family law attorney and 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the most prestigious civil award presented by the Governor of North Carolina. Trosch was recognized for lifetime service to Charlotte-Mecklenburg and to the state. In conferring the award, Governor Bev Perdue expressed "special confidence in the integrity, learning and zeal" of Trosch.

A partner in the law firm of Conrad, Trosch & Kemmy, Trosch was nominated for the honor by State Senator Dan Clodfelter, who cited her achievements as a teacher and community volunteer, as a public servant during 10 years on the Charlotte City Council, and as an attorney focusing on family law and domestic violence.

"I am honored to receive such a distinguished award, and I appreciate the opportunities that I have had to be of service to my community and state," says Trosch.

East College ko Apr2011cCreated in 1965, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. The recipients are selected based -- among other factors -- on their contributions to their communities, extra effort in their careers, and many years of service to their organizations.

A political science major as an undergraduate, Trosch is trained in the collaborative law process, a cooperative approach to negotiating and settling issues arising from a family separation without going to court, and was a founding member of the Mecklenburg County Collaborative Family Law Practice Group. She has spent countless hours representing women who are victims of domestic violence, often on a pro bono basis. She is a dedicated participant in the Volunteer Lawyer Program in her representation of battered women and victims of domestic violence and serves as a leader of Women’s Commission workshops on domestic issues.

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