When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Program Begins: 6:45 pm
Where: Mildred L. Lillie Building of the LA Law Library
It is with great pride that on behalf of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library, I invite you to join us in honoring Justice Audrey B. Collins as we present her with the 2017 Beacon of Justice Award, and to sponsor our 14th Beacon of Justice Gala Reception. The 2017 Beacon of Justice Award will be presented on Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017 at the Mildred L. Lillie Building of the Los Angeles County Law Library, as we celebrate our honoree's vision, advocacy and passion for justice.
Justice Audrey B. Collins
Justice Collins has exemplified a strong commitment to justice and equality throughout her distinguished and history-making career. The granddaughter of a slave who became a minister, her family’s strong tradition of public service inspired her to pursue a career in the law. After graduating from UCLA Law School, she served in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office where she was the first African-American woman to become Head Deputy, Assistant Bureau Director, and Assistant District Attorney. She was appointed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1994 and served as Chief Judge of the Central District from 2009 through September 2012. In 2014, she was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Court of Appeal. Justice Collins’ honors are numerous and include the Outstanding Jurist Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award from the California Women Lawyers and both the Loren Miller Lawyer of the Year and the Bernard Jefferson Justice of the Year Awards from the John M. Langston Bar Association. The Law Library is proud to honor her with the Beacon of Justice Award.
Please make a commitment today to support the Friend’s 2017 Gala Reception, one of the legal community’s best networking opportunities, and, one of the season’s best gourmet buffets.
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