DA taps Marion resident for lead counsel of diversity, equity and inclusion
MARION — Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz named Minhtram T. Tran of Marion as Chief Legal Counsel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on Wednesday, July 28.
As Chief Legal Counsel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tran will provide legal, professional, and managerial support for office initiatives, including offering legal counsel, mentoring, support and expertise to women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ members of staff.
“Throughout her impressive legal career and her commitment to community, Ms. Tran has proven that she has the talent and dedication to guide her in her role as Chief Legal Counsel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” DA Cruz said. “Plymouth County and our staff will benefit from Ms. Tran’s expertise and enthusiasm.”
A lawyer for over 15 years, Tran began her legal career as a law clerk with the Bristol County Register of Probate. She also served as a Rule 3:03 counsel for the New Center for Legal Advocacy Inc. in New Bedford, and was a judicial intern with the District Court in Rhode Island. Tran has operated her own private practice since 2009. Prior to having her own practice, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
In addition to her impressive legal career, she spends her time serving the community by presently serving as a trustee for the Marion Affordable Housing Trust, she is President of the Board of Directors for Loft Inc., a non-profit organization, co-leader for Girl Scouts Troop 67047, and has provided free legal services as an Attorney Representing Children attorney for Bristol County.
Previously, Tran was a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club in New Bedford, volunteered with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and was a volunteer counselor for the Vietnamese Community for Orange County Inc. in California.
Born in Germany and raised in California, Tran received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a minor in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine.
During her undergraduate years, she studied abroad at the Institute for Shipboard Education. She received her law degree from Southern New England School of Law. While in law school, she studied abroad at the Venice International Law Institute in Venice, Italy.
Tran has been admitted to the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States Supreme Court.