When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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, we invite you to join us in honoring Rex S. Heinke and Hon. Carlos R. Moreno (Ret.) as we present them with the 2019 Beacon of Justice Award, and to sponsor our 16th Beacon of Justice Gala Reception. The 2019 Beacon of Justice Award will be presented on Wednesday evening, April 10, 2019 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.
REX S. HEINKE
Rex S. Heinke has championed justice throughout his distinguished legal career. One of the most experienced appellate lawyers in California and the United States, he is co-head of the nationally renowned Supreme Court and appellate practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has argued over 150 appellate cases in federal and state courts throughout the country including First Amendment, intellectual property, entertainment, media and Internet issues. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Mr. Heinke is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer and honored as a California Lawyer of the Year. He has received many additional awards and accolades including the First Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award. A past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Public Counsel, Mr. Heinke is involved with numerous community, civic and charitable boards including Bet Tzedek and the Children’s Law Center.
HON. CARLOS R. MORENO (Ret.)
Hon. Carlos R. Moreno (Ret.) is a groundbreaking leader in the legal field who has dedicated his life to equality and justice. A graduate of Stanford Law School, he began his career in private practice and as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office prior to beginning a stellar 25-year career with the judiciary. He served for 10 years on the California Supreme Court, writing more than 140 majority opinions on a wide range of precedent setting cases including significant opinions involving LGBT rights, arbitration, and insurance policy coverage. From 2014-2017, Justice Moreno served as United States Ambassador to Belize where he worked to improve citizen security, economic development and governance. Most recently he joined the JAMS mediation and arbitration services firm. A first-generation Mexican-American, Justice Moreno has been honored with numerous accolades for his work off and on the Bench including recognition for his pioneering achievements and his work in child advocacy.