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Lawyer is awarded $1 in attorney fees, matching jury award in case of snatched pen

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Civil rights lawyer Jeffrey Rothman’s lawsuit against the city of New York and two police officers wasn’t a total loss.

In a decision filed Nov. 30, Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York awarded Rothman $1 in attorney fees, matching the $1 award that he had received from a jury in a lawsuit stemming from rude treatment and a snatched pen. He received an additional $862 in costs.

The New York Post and the New York Daily News have coverage.

“Once upon a time,” McMahon wrote, “we urged people not to make too much of real but petty grievances by saying, ‘Don’t make a federal case out of that.’ This lawsuit was a violation of that principle writ

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Fish & Richardson Principal Juanita Brooks to Receive 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer

Throughout her 40-year career, Brooks has shattered gender and ethnic barriers to become one of the nation’s top litigators. She is a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney who focuses her practice on complex intellectual property, product liability and mass tort litigation. She is considered an innovative, formidable litigator with a demonstrated, near-perfect winning record in complex, high-stakes lawsuits that few trial attorneys can match. Known for her master storytelling, Brooks has an inherent ability to translate complex technical jargon into relatable conversational terms that both judges and juries understand.

Brooks has also made it her personal mission to help other women and minorities advance in their careers. As an elected member of Fish’s Management Committee, Brooks has backed inclusive policies and programs that have diversified the firm and served as blueprints for similar policies at other organizations.

“Juanita is a powerhouse IP trial lawyer and force in the industry,

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Linda and Lou Van de Vorst Receive MADD Canada Excellence In Public Policy Award

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MADD Canada’s first Robert M. Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy is being presented to Linda and Lou Van de Vorst for their work to reduce impaired driving and strengthen provincial impaired driving laws. 

“The Robert M. Solomon Award was established to recognize a volunteer or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of MADD Canada’s public policy initiatives to strengthen impaired driving laws,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “With their passionate efforts to change impaired driving laws in Saskatchewan, Linda and Lou truly embody the spirit of this award and we are honoured to name them as its first recipients.”

In January 2016, Linda and Lou’s son Jordan, daughter-in-law Chanda and grandchildren, Kamryn and Migure, were tragically killed in an impaired driving crash.

Since that time, Linda and Lou have worked to strengthen impaired

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Linda and Lou Van de Vorst Receive MADD Canada Excellence In Public Policy Award – Press Release

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MADD Canada’s first Robert M. Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy is being presented to Linda and Lou Van de Vorst for their work to reduce impaired driving and strengthen provincial impaired driving laws. 

“The Robert M. Solomon Award was established to recognize a volunteer or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of MADD Canada’s public policy initiatives to strengthen impaired driving laws,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “With their passionate efforts to change impaired driving laws in Saskatchewan, Linda and Lou truly embody the spirit of this award and we are honoured to name them as its first recipients.”

In January 2016, Linda and Lou’s son Jordan, daughter-in-law Chanda and grandchildren, Kamryn and Migure, were tragically killed in an impaired driving crash.

Since that time, Linda and Lou have worked to strengthen impaired

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Award Winning Family Law Attorneys in Knoxville Offering Legal Services | Nov 25, 2020

Knoxville, TN — (SBWIRE) — 11/25/2020 — The Barnett Firm, a leading award winning family law and divorce attorneys in Knoxville, TN has been serving families and surrounding communities for years. Their practice areas include family law, divorce and post-divorce, child custody and visitation, juvenile law, termination & adoption and civil litigation. A strong advocate is what a client needs, an attorney who can protect the interests of their clients at all times.

The Knoxville divorce attorneys at The Barnett Firm are known for their dedicated services. They are not just any attorneys but those who can customize a course of action for each and every client. This process helps them provide the greatest opportunities to derive favorable outcomes. Divorce can be painful but with professional help the process gets smoother. The Knoxville divorce lawyers help their clients understand the process and help them plan a divorce strategy that works

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The Community and Law Enforcement Collaboration Project Named a Mutual of America 2020 Community Partnership Award Winner

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mutual of America announced today that The Community and Law Enforcement Collaboration Project was named an honorable mention award recipient of its 2020 Community Partnership Award competition.

In 2013, the EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (EMPACT-SPC) created The Community and Law Enforcement Collaboration Project, which partners with the Phoenix and Tempe police departments to reduce the need for law enforcement to serve as frontline responders to mental health and substance abuse crises.

The program utilizes a holistic, integrated approach to improving public safety. Crisis mobile teams enable the transfer of noncriminal crises to behavioral health professionals, without any police involvement. Post-crisis navigators offer clients follow-up for 60 days as ongoing clinical services are put in place. First-responder wellness liaisons provide support to police officers facing behavioral health issues of their own.

“This groundbreaking partnership between behavioral health services and law enforcement is yielding

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SurePoint Technologies Announces Multiple Award Wins in The National Law Journal, Washington D.C. and Texas Lawyer 2020 “Best Of”

SurePoint’s award-winning enterprise software is voted the best software in multiple categories in The National Law Journal, Washington D.C. and earns a “Top 3” win in the Texas Lawyer 2020 “Best Of” surveys

SurePoint Technologies, the leading cloud provider of practice management solutions to law firms, announced today award recognition in The National Law Journal, Washington D.C. and the Texas Lawyer 2020 “Best Of” surveys.

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The company’s award-winning software garnered national recognition this year by winning top spots in the prestigious “Best Of” awards. The “Best Of” was developed to help lawyers identify the finest legal products and service providers and to showcase their top picks in one annual edition. Winners are determined by reader vote. The National Law Journal, Washington D.C. and Texas Lawyer recently announced the 2020 winners of their annual “Best Of”.

In

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CVP Wins 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for Exceptional Achievement in Veteran Employment

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FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 10, 2020–

Customer Value Partners, Inc. (CVP), a business and technology consulting firm that helps organizations prepare for a culture of Continuous Change, has been awarded the 2020 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Gold Medallion Award.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is an employer recognition program administered by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). It implements the requirements of the HIRE Vets Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-31). This award is the only federal award recognizing exceptional achievement in veteran employment. By meeting the criteria required for a Gold Medallion Award, awardees demonstrated both patriotism and recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

“We are honored to have been awarded the HIRE

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Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD ’77, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award | Law

Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD ’77, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award


Professor Gerald Powell (JD ’77) (Right) Receives the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association

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Professor of Law Gerald Powell (JD ’77) was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) at a surprise presentation during the October 23rd Practice Court class.

Professor Powell was recognized by Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) Immediate Past-President, Stephen Rispoli, current President, L.T. Whitley Beard, and Professor Powell’s son, Colin L. Powell. Also on hand were several of Professor Powell’s colleagues from Baylor Law, including Dean Brad Toben, and Powell’s wife, Barbara.

Dean Brad Toben (L) Honors Professor Powell (R) During the Surprise Announcement

According to the WMCYLA, the Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes an attorney who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his

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Launch of the Rights and Freedoms Award under the theme of equal access to employment

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As part of the 20th anniversary of the Act Respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse launched this morning the call for nominations for the 2020 edition of the Rights and Freedoms Award (PDL). This year’s theme “Access. Equality. Employment. “aims to highlight the role of employers in the fight against inequality and to recognize those who promote the full employment of people belonging to certain groups who are victims of discrimination. Applications can be submitted online until 7 December 2020: www.cdpdj.qc.ca/pdl


Visual of the Rights and Freedoms Award 2020 #PDL2020 (CNW Group/Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse)

“Employment is a place of socialisation, representation and one of the main drivers for integration within society. Equal access to employment programs are certainly a tool that can contribute to addressing problems of systemic discrimination in order to achieve the principle of equality between citizens in

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