Notable Highlight

Pro Bono | Civil Rights & Constitutional Law

7/22/2009

Bay Area Legal Aid recognized San Francisco attorneys Becky Kruse and Evi Schueller for their pro bono work to stop deceptive practices being engaged in by private, for-profit companies that were advertising themselves as “legal aid” offices. (2009) The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law recognized the firm for its assistance with the United Nations’ periodic review of the U.S. implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, noting the firm’s steadfast commitment to justice for the advancement of democracy and civil rights of all racial minorities. (2008) The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California gave Dan Marmalefsky the Open Government Award for his multi-decade work defending the First Amendment and the Freedom of Information Act in Wiener v. FBI. (2007) The National Legal Aid & Defender Association commended the firm with a Beacon of Justice Award for our exemplary commitment to pro bono services, especially on behalf of detainees at Guantánamo Bay. (2007) The Southern Center for Human Rights honored the firm with its Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award for our work in representing inmates at Guantánamo Bay. (2007)

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