KS CLE Commission has announced that Mira Mdivani, Overland Park, Kansas, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Robert L. Gernon Award.
Established in 2005 and presented annually by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission, the Robert L. Gernon Award for Outstanding Service to Continuing Legal Education in Kansas recognizes those individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a unique commitment to legal education for lawyers in Kansas and have provided outstanding service to continuing legal education. The award is named for Kansas Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Gernon (1943 – 2005), whose career included tireless devotion to the training, education and professionalism of attorneys in Kansas and across the nation. Mdivani has introduced cutting-edge topics in her area of expertise, business immigration law. Her seminars have been attended by lawyers across Kansas and the nation. She currently practices immigration law as managing partner of The Mdivani Law Firm, LLC. She also manages I-9Seminars.com, LLC, a company that trains human resource managers and business lawyers in immigration compliance. In addition, she teaches immigration law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.