Each year the Family Law Awards recognize family law advocates for their outstanding dedication and commitment to legal services for low-income Californians. More about the Family Law Awards.
LAAC celebrated the 2014 Family Law Award honorees during a March 7, 2014 ceremony, part of the 2014 Family Law and Self-Help Conference in San Francisco. Following are the 2014 honorees.
In addition to the Family Law Award honorees, the California Access to Justice Commission and LAAC recognized Deborah Chase as the 2013 Joint Award of Merit recipient.
Arnold & Porter LLP: Emily Hostage, Angel Garganta, Michael Berta, and Preetam Shingavi (Pro Bono)
Above: 2014 Family Law Award Honoree Emily Hostage of Arnold & Porter LLP, Sean LeSegue of Arnold & Porter LLP, and Stacey Hawver, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Arnold & Porter LLP was honored for the work of its pro bono team, consisting of Emily Hostage, Angel Garganta (now of Venable ® LLP), Michael Berta, and Preetam Shingavi (now of drchrono)
Melanie Snider, Family Law Facilitator for Butte and Lake Counties and S.H.A.R.P. Managing Attorney
Above: 2014 Family Law Award Honoree Melanie Snider along with her nominators Gloria Wyeth, Kimberly Flener, and Casse Waldman Forczek
Melanie Snider is Family Law Facilitator for Butte and Lake Counties and S.H.A.R.P. Managing Attorney.