Even as a teen, Betty Nordwind was so committed to fairness
that she organized a school supply drive for students in Central
America. Executive director of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in Los
Angeles for 27 years, Nordwind has dedicated her career to providing legal services to the
poor. This month she’ll be honored with the Loren Miller Legal Services Award.
Cases involving Miranda warnings, red-light cameras and the accuracy of breath-test machines show that when it comes to the law we should expect the unexpected, writes legal scholar J. Clark Kelso.
officer who became an attorney after 30 years on the police force. Advocates
for Korean Americans living in isolation and victims of human trafficking. A
law firm that undertook complex asylum cases on behalf of transgender
immigrants. These are just some of the examples of outstanding work that’s
being recognized by the President’s Pro Bono Service Awards this month.
Council recognized the efforts of the State Bar, the Open Courts Coalition and
the Bench-Bar Coalition at an awards ceremony last month. View a slideshow of
all the award winners.
Francisco Bay Area attorney has lost her license to practice law for using the
legal system to try to control her adult son and for misappropriating his