Sarah Evenson, director of law school programs and Minneapolis office administrator, is invested in helping others succeed. She gets her greatest energy and joy in seeing others find and fulfill their passions.
Authentic and personable, Sarah brings creativity and empathy to her dual responsibilities for the firm – providing leadership and direction for Barnes & Thornburg’s law school programs and business development and strategic planning for the Minneapolis office, alongside its office managing partner.
As director of law school programs, Sarah leads the overall coordination and day-to-day management of the firm’s summer associate and law clerk programs. Most critically, she works at a strategic and operational level with each office’s hiring partner and the Firm Diversity Partner to determine hiring needs and ensure a strong diverse pipeline of future talent to the firm.
She also implements tactics for sourcing, attracting and hiring highly talented law students, and develops and implements unique training programs and professional development opportunities for the firm’s summers.
As the Minneapolis office administrator, Sarah provides daily administration for the office including, human resource functions, facilities, financial management, and marketing functions.
Before finding her calling toward helping law students, attorneys and business professionals step into and move their careers forward, Sarah practiced law with a local Minneapolis-St. Paul law firm for nearly a decade.
Professional and Community Involvement
President, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
Member, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Recruiting Committee
Member, National Association of Law Placement (NALP)
Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Former Member, Hennepin County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Former president, director of finance and director of communications, ALAMN
Former member, Federation of State Medical Boards
Former board member, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Former board member, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
HonorsMinneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work MVP Award, 2018