b'The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of SanGet Konnected! (GK) recognized Rebecca Lee, Yalonda Howze, Francisco (JDC) recognized Stephen Akerley as an OutstandingBrentHenry,andBenjaminSigelonitsinaugural50Most Volunteer for his work in 2018. Each year, JDC recognizes andInfluential Attorneys of Color in Greater Boston (GK50) list, the thanksthetop15%ofpeoplewho,likeStephen,havemadefirst comprehensive list of the most influential attorneys of color extraordinarycontributionstoJDC.Lastyear,over1,800who are making positive contributions to the legal community volunteers assisted more than 9,600 low-income clients throughand the economic and social fabric of Greater Boston. legal representation, and related social services, in nearly everyThe Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Arameh OBoyle in area of civil law.its 2019 edition of the Most Influential Women Lawyers, a special TheMetropolitanCouncilonJewishPoverty(MetCouncil)supplement honoring women attorneys for exceptional legal skill recognized Jeff Moerdler as its 2019 Volunteer of the Year inacross the full spectrum of responsibility; exemplary leadership, recognition of his work for and dedication to serving Met Council,as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards; including his extensive pro bono work for the organization overand contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.the past several decades. Met Council is the largest Jewish tzedakaCrainsNewYorkBusinessrecognizedThereseDohertyand serving the poor in New York.PatriciaKantoramongtheNewYorkwomennamedtoits The Boston Business Journal recognized Alec Zadek as one if itslistofNotable WomeninLaw.Thesewomenaretrailblazers 40 Under 40 honorees. The annual 40 Under 40 award recognizeswhofoundmultiplepathstoexcellence;thehonorees select young professionals who are making a difference in theirjugglebothdistinguishedcareersandexceptionalcivicand businessesandcommunities.Alecscareeraccomplishments,philanthropic activities.including his dedication to pro bono work focused on humanThe San Diego Daily Transcript recognized Jen Rubin on its list of trafficking, were highlighted in his award.Influential Women in San Diego. TheSan Diego Daily Transcript TheGreaterBostonChamberofCommercerecognizedAlechighlights women in San Diego who make a difference, and each Zadekasoneofits2018TenOutstandingYoungLeaders.year it honors the top female professionals in San Diego County. ThisannualawardrecognizesanextremelyselectnumberofMarquisWhosWhopresentedCharlesFerriswiththe individuals throughout the Boston community who demonstrateAlbertNelsonMarquisLifetimeAchievementAward.Charles exceptionalprofessionalandpersonalachievementandanwas recognized for his achievements, leadership qualities, and the unwavering commitment to the community. credentials and successes he has accrued in his field, including LawyersforCivilRightsBostonrecognizedMathildaextensive public service.McGee-Tubb and Amanda Clairmont with a Pro Bono Award,ModernLuxuryprofiledtheentireMintzSanDiegooffice, presented at the organizations annual Civil Rights Reception onfeaturing several Mintz attorneys and staff and their commitment June 13, 2019, for their work on a United States Supreme Courtto community service and pro bono work.amicus (friend of the court) brief advocating that a citizenshipTheMassachusettsBarAssociationsLeadershipAcademy question not be included on the United States census. recognized Julia Ong as an Academy Fellow for the 2018-2019 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recognized Lavinia Weizel as oneclass. The program is for attorneys with three to ten years of of 25 Up & Coming Lawyers at its Excellence in the Law eventexperience, and it is designed to recruit and nurture future bar honoring the most accomplished lawyers in the state. Massachusettsand civic leaders. The fellows were selected after a competitive Lawyers Weekly chose Lavinia from a highly competitive pool ofapplicationprocessandrepresentadiversegroupoftalented applicants in a selective process for her legal acumen and her proyoung attorneys from across the Commonwealth.bono commitment in the areas of housing and human trafficking.TheBostonBarAssociationsPublicInterestLeadership TheDaily Transcript recognized Eric Eastham as one of its TopProgramselectedLavinia Weizelforits2018-2019class.The 40 Under 40 honorees. This list showcases the young talentedprogrampromotescivicengagementandpublicserviceby professionalsdrivingSanDiegossuccessstories.Ericwasadvancingtheleadershiproleoflawyersinservicetotheir honored for his legal acumen and involvement in the communitycommunity, their profession, and the Commonwealth. and pro bono work.PERSPECTIVES // Mintz Pro Bono Journal 33'