Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy Presented The Guardians of Justice Award

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County presented Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy its top award for 2007 at the society's 10th annual awards banquet. Senior partner Joseph W. Cotchett accepted the The Guardian of Justice Award on behalf of the firm. The award is given each year in recognition of those whose commitment to Legal Aid is steeped in a commitment to justice for all the children, families and seniors in San Mateo County. In recognizing the firm, the society said, "On behalf of low income residents in need of basic civil legal services, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy lawyers and support staff volunteer at Legal Aid in many ways: serving as pro bono attorneys, trusted advisors, and members of the Board of Directors" among other things. Other awards included:

  • Dr. Dana L. Weintraub of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford was presented the Natalie Lanam Achievement Award. This award is named for Natalie Lanam, a lay leader whose efforts on behalf of Legal Aid were inspired by her commitment to Justice.
  • Ronald F. Garrity of Simpson, Garrity & Innes was presented the Dorothy M. Wolfe Award. This award is in memory of Dorothy M. Wolfe, one of the earliest champions of Legal Aid.