Greenbaum Named 2010 WJA Public Service Practitioner Honoree

Sheila Greenbaum, Shareholder of Capes Sokol, has been selected as one of the 2010 Women’s Justice Awards Public Service Practitioner award recipients. The award, presented by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, is awarded to, “the woman attorney whose work is for a non-profit, the government or judiciary, or has made her mark in education.”

Public Service Practitioner: Sheila Greenbaum

By her own accounts, Sheila Greenbaum is a child of the ’60s.

“I know it sounds cliché, but I went into law because I wanted to save the world,” she says. “I was attracted to the idea that what you could do representing one person could help many people.”

After graduating from law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Greenbaum spent most of her career in the public sector including working as: staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union in Western Missouri; chief regional attorney-Region VII for the U.S. Department of Education; assistant regional attorney and chief regional civil rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare; and senior staff attorney for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2004, she made the switch to the private sector and joined the St. Louis law firm Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, where she serves as shareholder.

About the Women’s Justice Awards

Since 1999, the Women’s Justice Awards has worked to celebrate, “extraordinary women lawyers, law students, rising stars, public officials and others in recognition of the standards of professional excellence they’ve set for their peers.” They annually recognize exceptional women in the following seven categories: Woman of the Year, General Practitioner, Corporate, Litigation, Public Service, Pro-Bono and Leaders of Tomorrow.

For additional information about the Women’s Justice Awards, please click here.

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