In the spirit of the Oscars, we announce…
The 2015 Opening Doors to Justice awards!
Every year, the OneJustice network gathers to celebrate three individuals whose outstanding accomplishments have truly moved the needle on legal services, pro bono, and access to justice in California. We look forward to gathering with you all again this year at our Opening Doors to Justice awards ceremony. Mark your calendars now:
2015 Opening Doors to Justice
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104
And now to announce the 2015 honorees! The envelopes, please!
In the category of: Building the Power of Pro Bono…
Kate Fritz has a vision; she knows first-hand that the private sector can be mobilized to bring life-changing legal help to Californians in need. And due to Kate’s leadership, Fenwick & West delivers on that vision. In 2013, Fenwick & West contributed over 11,000 hours in pro bono services, valued at over $5 million in legal services.
Fenwick & West is at the forefront of pro bono delivery, as a founding law firm in the Bay Area Rural Justice Collaborative, the Virtual Legal Services Project, and a frequent partner in the Justice Bus Project
, reaching isolated communities throughout Northern California. Thank you Kate!
Watch the Winning Film: Fenwick & West in “The Power of Pro Bono”
Pro Bono in Action: Fenwick Attorneys Board the Justice Bus from Fenwick & West on Vimeo.
In the category of: Supporting legal services leaders through new learning…
Claire Solot and Martin Tannenbaum believe deeply in the power of civil legal aid to remove legal barriers to basic necessities. At the same time, they realize that dramatic sector and funding shifts have left legal services nonprofits – and their executive directors – needing to develop a new set of skills around effective fundraising, marketing, communications, strategic planning, program evaluation, and board development. Together, Claire and Martin sparked a novel idea – an intensive program to give legal service leaders the business skills they need for their organizations to survive – and thrive – in today’s increasingly complex environment. The result – the OneJustice Executive Fellowship – is now in its 5th year, and this June will graduate the 100th Fellow! Thank you Claire and Martin!
Watch the Winning Film: OneJustice Executive Fellowship