Meet the And Justice For All Award winners, supporters, and Legal Aid staff
Guardian of Justice Award Winner Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Legal Aid honors the firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for their many hours of pro bono service to Legal Aid clients, and for the leadership provided by Weil Partner and Pro Bono Committee member Anne Cappella, and by Weil partner Karen Ballack, co-chair of Legal Aid's Awards Luncheon Committee..
Natalie M. Lanam Award Winner Sherri Sager
Legal Aid's Natalie Lanam Award for 2016 was presented to Sherri Sager, Chief Government & Community Relations Officer at Stanford Children's Health / Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Sherri is a tireless advocate for the medical-legal partnership of the Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (FAP), integrating Legal Aid lawyers into medical teams to represent patients, consult with providers, and train medical providers to identify when poverty or legal problems are affecting patients' health, and to address policy issues impacting patient health.
Dorothy M. Wolfe Award Winners Tom Feledy and Laura Furniss
Two attorneys--one a former San Francisco police officer, the other a dedicated family lawyer--make up a formidable team for many of Legal Aid's most vulnerable clients.
Attendees at this year's And Justice For All Awards Luncheon were moved by the story of Cira, a mother of two daughters who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her violent, controlling husband. In this video, Cira shares the story of how Legal Aid, and Gilead pro bono attorney Joel Silver, helped her find the strength and courage to stand up for herself, and her children, and successfully start a new life for her family.