Excellence Awards Recipients

Excellence Awards 2020


2021 Honorees

  • Thaddeus Lightfoot, for Career Contributions in the Profession
  •  Sonja Beddow, for Providing Pro Bono Service
  •  Timothy Griffin & Andrew Davis for Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
  •  Veena Iyer, for Improving Access to Justice
  •  James Jacobson, for Mentoring in the Profession
  •  Alexander Kim, for Mentoring in the Profession
  •  Inti Martinez-Aleman, for Advancing Innovation in the Profession
  •  Lica Tomizukafor Advancing Diversity & Inclusion


2020 Honorees

  • Evan Berquist, for Providing Pro Bono Service
  • Satveer Chaudhary, for Mentoring in the Profession
  • Luke Grundmanfor Improving Access to Justice
  • Rachel Hugheyfor Mentoring in the Profession
  • Kathryn Johnson & Kirsten Schubert, for Providing Pro Bono Service
  • Allison Plunkettfor Serving the Association/Foundation
  • Cheri Templeman, for Improving Access to Justice


2019 Honorees

  •  Pamela Hoopes, for Career Contributions to the Profession
  •  Blaine Balow, for Providing Pro Bono Service
  •  Jess Birken, for Advancing Innovation in the Profession
  •  Michael Boulette, for Providing Pro Bono Service
  •  Kendra Brodin, for Serving the Association / Foundation
  •  Sybil L. Dunlop, for Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
  •  Loan T. Huynh, for Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
  •  Cynthia Y. Lee, for Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
  •  Lisa Lodin Peralta, for Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
  •  Gloria Stamps-Smith, for Mentoring in the Profession


2018 Honorees

  • Sue Pontinen, for Career Contributions to the Profession
  • Landon Ascheman, for Mentoring in the Profession
  • Michael Cockson, for Providing Pro Bono Service
  • Yaima Couso, for Improving Access to Justice
  • Phil Duran, for Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ami ElShareif, for Serving the Association / Foundation
  • Hon. JaPaul Harris, for Improving Access to Justice
  • Susan Link, for Advancing Innovation in the Profession
  • RJ Zayed, for Providing Pro Bono Service


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