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November 2013 Bar Bulletin

Goldmark Award Luncheon To Honor Gonzalez, Chang


The Legal Foundation of Washington will present the 2014 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to Washington Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez and Seattle University School of Law Professor Robert Chang at the 28th Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon. The luncheon will be held Friday, February 21 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The nomination of Justice Gonzalez and Prof. Chang for their leadership roles on the Race & the Criminal Justice System Task Force emphasized the effort to mobilize the community to initiate change concerning racial disparity in the justice system. The Legal Foundation of Washington Board also acknowledges the shared vision of the task force members who helped bring this issue to light.

To learn more about the process and recommendations brought about by the Task Force, visit the Korematsu Center for Law & Equality page on the Seattle University School of Law website at

The Foundation also has announced that the 2014 President's Award will be presented to Legal Voice. For 35 years, Legal Voice has been committed to advancing legal rights and justice through the law. Legal Voice provides consistently high- quality representation to a broad range of individuals and groups on such important topics as sexual and domestic violence, marriage equality, reproductive rights and equal pay.

The Goldmark Award Luncheon is the only statewide opportunity for the Legal Foundation of Washington and LAW Fund to celebrate and honor those whose outstanding accomplishments have had a positive impact on the low-income people of our state.

The Foundation created the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award in 1987 to honor the prominent Seattle attorney who was serving as LFW's second president at the time of his death in January 1986. Chuck Goldmark was keenly interested in access to justice. By presenting this award annually at the Goldmark Luncheon to an individual or organization that has assisted in providing meaningful access to the justice system, we also honor Goldmark's memory.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is dedicated to equal justice for low-income persons. The Foundation funds programs and supports policies and initiatives which enable the poor and the most vulnerable to overcome barriers in the civil justice system.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization. Visit for more information.

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