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Awards

Awards

We have been honored by our community partners and other esteemed organizations with the following awards:

2016 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association’s Michael Maggio Pro Bono Service Award, Ilyce Shugall, Esq. 

In 2015, Ilyce Shugall, our Directing Immigration Attorney, and the immigration team helped launch a program to provide much-needed representation to immigrants detained in a new, remote federal facility in Bakersfield, California. In recognition of their efforts, the program members were awarded the Michael Maggio Pro Bono Service Award at AILA’s National Conference.

 

2016 Tenants Together’s “Making Rent Control Possible Again” Award, Daniel Saver, Esq. 

Daniel received the “Making Rent Control Possible Again” award for his extraordinary efforts drafting tenant-protection legislation and ballot initiatives in three peninsula cities.

 

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2015 BizJournal’s Women of Influence, Ilyce Shugall, Esq. 

Our Immigration Directing Attorney, Ilyce Shugall, was named one of BizJournal’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015, for her continuing dedication to serving low-income immigrants in the Bay Area. 

 

2014 Sundiata Acoli Freedom Award, Youth United for Community Action

On the occasion of YUCA’s 20th Anniversary, we were awarded the Sundiata Acoli Freedom Award to recognize our incomparable contribution to our community. We are proud to partner with YUCA to empower and engage vulnerable youth of color.

 

2014  40 Under 40, Jason Tarricone, Esq. 

The Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 Under 40 identifies and acknowledges the valley’s movers and shakers – from captains of industry to inventors. In 2014, our very own Directing Attorney, Jason Tarricone, was recognized as a game changer in the world of affordable housing advocacy.

 

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2014 BASF Outstanding Public Service as Supervising Attorney Award, Ilyce Shugall, Esq. 

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service and Justice & Diversity Pro Bono Legal Program presented our Immigration Directing Attorney, Ilyce Shugall, for her outstanding public service to the Volunteer Immigration Program. 

 

 

2014 California State Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Keith Hiatt, Esq. 

The California State Bar personally acknowledged our volunteer attorney, Keith Hiatt’s, commitment to ensuring that vulnerable people have access to justice.  While a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, Keith Hiatt has also volunteered hundreds of hours to our clients. In 2013, his housing and immigration law advocacy touched the lives of 35 families.