Vanguard Court Watch 3rd Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

eventlogoThe Vanguard Court Watch 3rd Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony has been set for Saturday, November 9th at the Davis Veterans Memorial Center starting at 5PM.  The theme this year is “Restorative Justice & Reforming the Judicial System.”

We have an exciting line up that you won’t want to miss including Public Officials of the Year Assemblyman Ammiano who will speak on his “Innocence Project Bill” AB 604 and Public Defender Jeff Adachi will speak on Indigent Defense 50 years after Gideon v. Wainwright. We also have Fresno County Judge David Gottlieb, who is our Keynote Speaker and who will speak during the Restorative Justice Education portion of the event and talk about a restorative justice program he has implemented in his courtroom.   This year we will honor award recipients:

Vanguard Attorney of the Year: Stephen Berlin and Oliver “Chip” Northup
Vanguard Activist of the Year: Jann Murray-Garcia
Vanguard Organization of the Year: Cultural Co-Op
Vanguard Law School/ University of the Year: UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic
Vanguard Youth Social Justice Award: Bernie Goldsmith
Vanguard Public Official of the Year:
Assembly Member Tom Ammiano & SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi


About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. David M. Greenwald

    The people being honored are listed. We’ll see how neighborhood courts work for longer than a few months before anyone gets honored. but we should have a volunteer from the neighborhood courts that will talk about the program on our panel.

  2. marabjones

    @Mr.Obvious….I personally would love to have a person from the district attorneys office represent them on this program. I may come up with really is fundamental for a better system to work hard on being on the same page for a righteous justice system. Lord willing, I can get someone from their office to step up to the plate and represent.

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