Honoring Pro Bono Volunteers and Leadership
Co-hosted by MCBA and Legal Aid of Marin
The Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon honors our community’s outstanding pro bono legal providers of the past year. This year, we celebrate our many attorney and community volunteers. Seven are recipients of the Wiley W. Manuel Award, issued by the State Bar of California for 50 or more hours of pro bono services.
Honoring Marin County Superior Court Judge Paul M. Haakenson
Judge Haakenson has been supervising the Unlawful Detainer Mandatory Settlement Conferences and working with and encouraging the pro bono lawyers who assisted unrepresented litigants at those MSCs (years: 2013 – 2018)
Award presentations by: Jonathan Gertler
Founding partner, Chavez & Gertler, LLP and President, Board of Directors, Legal Aid of Marin.
Hon. Beverly K. Wood, Presiding Judge Marin County Superior Court
Charles Dresow, Ragghianti Freitas, LLP and President, Marin County Bar Association
Legal Aid of Marin has been serving the community for 60 years. What started as a group of Marin County Bar Association volunteers now has a staff of eight serving over 2,000 households each year.
Plated lunch included with registration
Butternut Squash Risotto Butternut Squash Risotto and vegetables served with mixed organic greens
Chicken Toscana Chicken with wine, mushroom, and artichoke hearts
Grilled Salmon Salmon with mango papaya salsa served with starch and vegetables