Making Justice RealThe Official Blog of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
23rd Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner
On April 26, 2012, Legal Aid will celebrate the 23rd Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel. This year’s keynote address will be given by The Honorable General Eric J. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States and past recipient of the Servant of Justice Award.
Since 1990, Legal Aid has presented the Servant of Justice Award to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated faithful dedication and achievement in ensuring that all persons have equal and meaningful access to justice. This year, we have the distinct honor of presenting the Servant of Justice Awards to two remarkable individuals who have made the struggle for equal justice a core part of their personal and professional identities: Susan M. Hoffman, the Public Service Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, and James vanR. Springer, a retired partner from Dickstein Shapiro LLP who is a long-time volunteer staff attorney at Legal Aid in the Public Benefits Unit. In addition, we will also be presenting the Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence to Jonathan G. Lin, an associate at Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP, for extraordinary pro bono work on behalf of Legal Aid’s client community. We look forward to recognizing these exceptional individuals at this year’s Dinner. Future blog posts will highlight our honorees’ accomplishments.
This year’s Servant of Justice Awards Dinner is also an opportunity to celebrate Legal Aid’s 80th Anniversary. We will focus on all that we have accomplished to make justice real for D.C.’s most vulnerable residents, as well as the many challenges that lie ahead. We hope that as many of you as possible will join us for the dinner.
Click here to purchase tickets to the 23rd Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner.