Last week, the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists held their annual Page One Awards to recognize “the best in Minnesota journalism.” Super Lawyers took top honors by winning First Place awards in two categories: Best Profile Story and Best Cover.

Jim Walsh accepts his award.

For the first award, Jim Walsh was honored for his profile “The Counter-Balancing Force,” which was published in the 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine. The piece tells the story of Minneapolis-based class action attorney Dan Gustafson of Gustafson Gluek, who in 2011 began representing 720 individuals in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, who claim that being committed to a treatment program with little chance of release amounts to a violation of constitutional rights.

“Regardless of what someone has done, they’re still entitled to the due process that the Constitution requires,” Gustafson said in the story.

Erica Sorrentino accepts her award.

To round out the evening, Erica Sorrentino was honored for her design for the cover of 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine: “That Kind of Invisible: An Oral History of Women Who Began Practicing Law in the 1960s and 70s.” The award is Super Lawyers Magazine’s first for a cover in its history.

“These awards are two firsts for Super Lawyers from the Minnesota Chapter for the Society of Professional Journalists,” said Cindy Larson, publisher of Super Lawyers. “We are proud of Jim, Erica, Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine editor Ross Pfund as well as the whole team for their great work.”

Click here to see the award winning content from Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine. Congrats to Jim, Erica and Ross.