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Award season is not over yet!

Please join us in welcoming our 2016 Opening Doors to Justice honorees!

It’s that time of year again! Each year, the OneJustice network comes together to celebrate individuals whose work and accomplishments have transformed the civil legal aid system for Californians in need. Join us this year in honoring two incredible leaders in our sector, and be sure to mark your calendars today:

2016 Opening Doors to Justice
Thursday, June 23, 2016| 6 – 9pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

And now to announce the 2016 honorees! Envelopes, please…..

2016 ODJ Honorees3

Suk Lee is a leader in the pro bono community in more ways than one. As the senior counsel of Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Suk has spearheaded EA’s pro bono efforts by engaging its in-house legal department to participate in OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project and by bringing vital legal help to Californians in need. Suk currently holds the position of Co-Chair of the Bay Area Pro Bono Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). In this role, Suk leads the committee in encouraging its members to engage in pro bono activities by identifying, promoting, partnering, and facilitating opportunities for in-house counsel. Being a Justice Bus Rider himself, Suk understands the power of pro bono, and is exceptionally committed to leveraging legal resources to bring justice where it’s needed most. Thank you so much, Suk!

Chris Schneider has devoted his entire legal career to advocating for rural communities in the Central Valley. Chris’s civil rights career started in the 1970s, where he joined forces with César Chávez and the United Farm Workers (UFW) to protect the rights of agricultural workers. For the past 22 years, Chris served as the executive director of Central California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS) until his recent retirement in 2015. A recipient of the State Bar of California’s Loren Miller Legal Services Award and a graduate of OneJustice’s Executive Fellowship Program, Chris truly exemplifies what it means to be a champion of justice. Thank you so much, Chris!

Stay tuned…We’ll be sitting down with each honoree to chat about their work soon. Looking forward to seeing you all at the event!

One response to “Award season is not over yet!

  1. May Vang March 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Congratulations Chris. Very well deserved.

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