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Ray Panneton

I stand for the injured!   The 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right to a civil jury trial in civil matters.  I work everyday to ensure that this constitutionally protected right is protected....

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Richard Lord

Shareholder – Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group    The ABA stands for service and learning: service to our system of laws and, by extension, to all of those the legal system serves. And it is an opportunity for all members to learn and for those who serve to have…...

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Franchesca Hamilton-Acker

Managing Attorney, Child(ren) in Need of Care Unit   After interning with Acadiana Legal Service Corporation as an undergraduate, I fell instantly in love with the idea that my commitment to public service wouldn’t have to be just an aside but could be the focus of my legal career. I…...

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Melba Pearson

 Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida, Inc.   I was a prosecutor for 16 years and president of the National Black Prosecutors Association.  Because of the work I was doing for criminal justice reform, my profile caught the eye of the executive director of the ACLU in Florida.…...

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Kari Petrasek

Attorney at Petrasek Law, PLLC I was very involved in both the ABA YLD and the Washington State YLD. Around 2009, the ABA YLD public service project was “Serving Our Seniors,” a teaching Will clinic where “new” estate planning attorneys are paired up with “experienced” estate planning attorneys.  I was…...

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Deanna Adams

Deanna M. Adams, Esq. I stand for social justice. Equal treatment and equal opportunity can allow all of us to live healthy, prosperous lives, which set the foundation for our communities to thrive. One way to develop this foundation is by improving the social determinants of health for all people,…...

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Kimberly D. Rice

Member of the Section of Science and Technology I stand for diversity, inclusion, and engagement in law and in life.  Diversity is beautiful and broad; Diversity of thought, background, life experiences, race, age, culture, location, ethnicity, religion, color, ability and disability. But, there’s no diversity without inclusion. Inclusion is not…...

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Rich Williamson

Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson   “I stand for pro bono service.  Once of the most important things lawyers can do is to offer their time to those in need.  Personally, I enjoy taking pro bono cases when I can and volunteering for my local bar association’s “Lawyer in the…...

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Lourdes Rosado

Bureau Chief, Civil Rights Bureau at Office of the Attorney General of New York State   Like many other people, I am deeply troubled by the large number of young Latino and African American males who become involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.  Without representation by trained attorneys,…...

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Martin Gauto

Staff Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.   During my time in law school, I worked in the immigration clinic that serves vulnerable populations, including immigrant children who had been abandoned, abused and/or neglected. Seeing and working with these children made a huge impact on my life, and I eventually…...

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