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County Bar Association to present 2010 Service Awards Recipients will be honored at April 30 Law Week luncheon

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Annual awards recognize commitment to San Diego community

The San Diego County Bar Association has announced its 2010 SDCBA Service Award winners. Each year, the SDCBA recognizes distinguished individuals and organizations in 11 distinct categories for their commitment to giving back and serving the San Diego community.

The awards will be presented on April 30 at the SDCBA’s Annual Law Week Luncheon and Celebration of Community Service at the Westin Horton Plaza. Tickets for the luncheon are available online for $30 per person, or a table for 10 can be purchased for $300 at sdcba.org/awards luncheon.

The event, which takes place during the SDCBA’s celebration of  Law Week, will also highlight the various bench and bar public service activities, events and community outreach initiatives that the SDCBA participates in throughout the year.
The SDCBA’s Annual Service Award recipients are nominated by the SDCBA’s membership at large and reviewed and selected by the SDCBA’s Awards Committee, with the approval of the SDCBA’s board of directors.

The award winners are:

Steven Boudreau, Boudreau Williams
Outstanding Attorney of the Year Award
Awarded to an exemplary attorney who provides outstanding community service above and beyond just service to the legal profession.

Senior Judge Napoleon A. Jones Jr. ,United States District Court
Outstanding Jurist Award
Awarded Posthumously
Presented to an exemplary jurist who provides outstanding community service above and beyond service to the legal profession.

Affordable Housing Advocates and Latham & Watkins LLP
Public Service by a Law Firm or Agency Award
Recognizes outstanding service by a law firm or agency (public or private) for public or community service.

Juan Zúñiga, Cross Border Law Group
Community Service Award
Recognizes outstanding service to the needs of the community (e.g. charitable, cultural, humanitarian or educational), other than directly through the San Diego County Bar Association.

Jill Burkhardt, United States Attorney’s Office
Service to the San Diego County Bar Association Award
Awarded to an SDCBA member for outstanding service to the association as a volunteer, in a role other than as an officer or director.

Stephen Kelly, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One
Service to the Legal Profession Award
Presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding service to the administration of justice and/or the needs of the profession.

Anna Romanskaya, Stark & D’Ambrosio
Service to Legal Education Award
Recognizes outstanding work in the field of legal education, as a professional educator, part-time educator or volunteer.

Lei-Chala Wilson, Office of the Public Defender
Service by a Public Attorney Award
Presented to an individual who demonstrates a combination of excellence in the practice of law with service to the community, the profession, the Association or legal education.

Julie Myres, San Diego County Superior Court
Distinguished Citizen Award
Awarded for outstanding service by a person who is not a lawyer or a judge, whose contributions over a period of time have had a significant favorable impact on some facet of the legal system.

Community Housing Works, Distinguished Organization Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding service by a group or association not composed primarily of lawyers or judges, the contributions of which over a period of time have had a significant favorable impact on some facet of the legal system.

Lizzette Herrera, University of San Diego School of Law
and Marty Lorenzo, DLA Piper
Service to Diversity Award
Recognizes outstanding service by a member of the legal profession, in promoting and encouraging diversity within the legal profession.

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