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Equal Justice Works to Honor Susan H. Alexander at 2024 Scales of Justice Event

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Photo of Susan Alexander, Biogen
Photo of Susan H. Alexander, 2024 Scales of Justice Honoree

Susan Alexander is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Biogen 

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 21, 2024 — Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that Susan H. Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Biogen, will be honored at the Equal Justice Works Scales of Justice event on October 15, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Equal Justice Works CEO, Verna Williams, applauded Susan’s dedication to advancing justice: “Susan’s commitment to improving access to justice and long-term support of public interest law make her a deserving recipient of the Scales of Justice award. Her work and contributions embody the spirit of this honor, and we are thrilled to recognize her at this year’s event.” 

Susan’s commitment to public interest stems from her belief that legal services must be available to all. In response to her selection as the 2024 Scales of Justice recipient, Susan stated, “Undeniably, everyone is entitled to a free, fair, and just society. It is my personal and professional privilege and duty to seek access to justice for all. I am honored by this recognition and grateful for the opportunity to support Equal Justice Works and its mission to mobilize passionate public service leaders whose work creates a lasting impact on our communities and justice system.” 

I am honored by this recognition and grateful for the opportunity to support Equal Justice Works and its mission to mobilize passionate public service leaders whose work creates a lasting impact on our communities and justice system.

Susan H. Alexander /
2024 Scales of Justice Honoree

Equal Justice Works presents the Scales of Justice Award annually to a legal leader who exemplifies exceptional support of public interest law and a commitment to equal access to justice, and who has made significant contributions to the mission and vision of Equal Justice Works. Susan has played a pivotal role in advancing the cause of equal access to justice and supporting public interest law throughout her illustrious career. As a longtime member of both the Equal Justice Works Scales of Justice Steering Committee and the Board of Counselors, Susan has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing the organization’s mission, including her support of Biogen’s co-sponsorship of seven Equal Justice Works Fellows since 2012. Her involvement in the Boston Bar Association’s Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts, which produced a roadmap for cost-effective funding of civil legal aid, reflects her dedication to addressing societal barriers to access to justice. 

Susan’s commitment to pro bono work and equal access to justice is deeply rooted in her personal experiences and values. Growing up in Washington, D.C., during the civil rights movement, Susan witnessed the need for equal access to justice and developed a strong belief in the role of the rule of law in securing it. Equal Justice Works is pleased to honor Susan with the Scales of Justice Award. 

Click here for more information about the Scales of Justice. 

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About Equal Justice Works 

Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for equal justice into a lifelong commitment to public service. As the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, Equal Justice Works brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, nonprofit legal aid organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice. 

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