Karen Scanlan
Immediate Past President (2020-2021); President (2019-2020); President-Elect (2018-2019); State Licensing Director (2016-2018)

Karen is an attorney licensed in Illinois and is a native of Chicago.  She is married to a (retired) Army Simulations Officer.  Before becoming an Army spouse, Karen practiced law with several small firms in and around Chicago.  Presently, Karen serves as an Associate Counsel at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, D.C.  Karen has been involved with MSDJN since 2011 and is committed to its mission of improving the lives of military spouses in the legal profession.  Prior to joining MSJDN higher leadership, Karen served as the State Licensing Director for the MSJDN Board, managing the MSJDN licensing initiative nationwide.  She is also a past board member with the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), serving as Co-Chair of the Awards Committee (2017-2018).  Karen and her family are avid fans of the Chicago Cubs.

Email Karen at past-pres@msjdn.org