SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- California Lawyers Association ("CLA") is proud to announce its 2020 CLA Awards recipients - attorneys, judges, and programs that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to promoting justice, diversity, high standards of ethics, and excellence in the legal profession. Many of the award recipients work with historically marginalized populations, including people with disabilities, low-income farm workers, and those in non-English speaking communities. Their work has been of exceptional importance this year as we have faced a global pandemic that has had a disproportionate impact on historically marginalized populations.
"California Lawyers Association is proud to celebrate the legal profession, and those who advance it," said CLA CEO and Executive Director Ona Alston Dosunmu. "This year has emphasized the need for legal support for disadvantaged individuals and communities, and our members have risen to the challenge. The extraordinary individuals being honored by CLA this year represent the very best of the legal community, and we at CLA are thrilled to recognize them for their achievements," she added.
2020 CLA Awards Recipients
Bernard E. Witkin Medal An individual who has made significant contributions to the quality of justice and legal scholarship in California.
CLA's Awards Committee is chaired by Adrieannette Ciccone. CLA and its Sections accept nominations for awards beginning at the start of each calendar year. Visit the CLA Awards page in early 2021 for the nomination details for 2021's awards, and to submit a legal practitioner or program that you feel has advanced the legal profession and exemplified the qualities each award recognizes.
About California Lawyers Association: Established in 2018, CLA is the bar association for all California attorneys. CLA's mission is to promote excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.