September 19, 2012
Polsinelli associate Jean Soh received the first Excellence in Mentorship Award presented by LegalTrek, a program sponsored by The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. LegalTrek is a college summer program designed to provide a hands-on, comprehensive overview of the legal profession for college students who have not historically been represented in U.S. law schools.

Soh has been a LegalTrek mentor for the past three summers. LegalTrek Scholars – or mentees – were given the opportunity to nominate their LegalTrek mentors. Soh was nominated by two of her mentees, Sabreena El-Amin of Harvard Law School, and Akniet Ryzbek of Lakeland College.

“We wanted to recognize a LegalTrek mentor who had made a strong positive impact on a LegalTrek mentee,” said Peggy Davis, executive director of The Chicago Committee. “We created the Excellence in Mentorship Award as a result and we are very proud that Jean is its first recipient.”

Soh concentrates her law practice in the areas of loan enforcement and bankruptcy, representing financial institutions and lenders in Chapters 7 and 11 proceedings. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest M. Robles, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, before joining Polsinelli. She also served as an intern for the United Nations International Criminal Tribune for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania.

Soh earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan in 2005, and she received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1999.