Remembering Frank Kimball

Over the weekend the Ms. JD family received the sad and shocking news that Frank Kimball passed away. Frank joined our community as a speaker at Avenues to Advancement, Ms. JD's 2009 conference in Chicago. Since then, Frank was unendingly generous in his support of Ms. JD, writing blog posts, hosting events, touting Ms. JD to the hundreds of law students he spoke to each semester, and, of course, sharing lots and lots of pinot noir. 

For me, Frank was a cheerleader both personally and professionally at a moment when I needed it. Working from the west coast for a national organization means lots of early morning phone calls. His were the welcome ones. Frank was incredibly funny, a gregarious storyteller, and utterly selfless in helping Ms. JD connect to the members of his vast network.

I am so grateful to have a record of Frank's charm and guidance here on this blog. Please take a look at what he had to say.



This is devastating news. Mr. Kimball was such a great mentor. I always enjoyed reading his advice.


Sad to lose such a great man and great supporter.  Frank was always willing to lend a hand to Ms. JD or an ear to a new lawyer looking for advice- he will be missed.


He was a wonderful friend to Ms. JD and a one-of-a-kind asset to the legal community.

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