The Honorable Gail Chang Bohr, retired Ramsey County District Court judge, was one of six recipients of the Minnesota Council on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Distinguished Service Award, recognizing the work of those who made significant contributions in race relations, justice community service, education and human rights. She was honored at a ceremony in January at the Ordway Music Theater, St. Paul. In 2008, Gail Chang Bohr was elected as the first Asian American judge in Ramsey County, Second Judicial District of Minnesota, home to the largest Asian Pacific American community in Minnesota. She retired in 2014 and serves as a senior judge for the State of Minnesota. Judge Bohr also serves as an international consultant with the National Center for State Courts Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project. From 1995 to 2008, Bohr was the first executive director of Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, trained over 270 volunteer lawyers, initiated award-winning programs to provide representation to children in the foster care system, and secured state reforms, including independent living skills, for youth transitioning from foster care. Judge Bohr has taught trial advocacy, designed and taught Children’s Law Center of Minnesota training programs for lawyers, written many articles on representation of children, and has served on national and statewide committees on children’s rights. Bohr serves on the advisory board of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the executive committee of the Infinity Project, and the board of directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.