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Prosecutor's Office receives award for outstanding leadership

bar awardOn Feb. 6, at its annual Lincoln Day Banquet, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association honored the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with the “2014 Law Firm Pro Bono Award.” The office was recognized “for outstanding leadership in establishing the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Family Law Clinic for Veterans.” The program’s volunteer attorneys and support staff provide low-income veterans with legal services such as housing, child support and custody.
 
Prosecutor Lindquist, Chief of Staff Dawn Farina, and Deputy Prosecutor Jason Ruyf accepted the award for the office. “I’m proud of our office’s commitment to public service as well as public safety,” said Prosecutor Lindquist. “Everyone in our office feels honored by these awards and acknowledgments.”
 
Several Prosecutor’s Office staff members were recognized for their other achievements:

  • Lisa Wagner, Deputy Proecuting Attorney: Marilyn Holzman Humanitarian Award for her work on behalf of the homeless in our community
  • James Curtis, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Service to Legal Education Award for his work with youth in local schools
  • Tim Lewis, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: acknowledged for his work on the Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Carl Hultman, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: longevity award for his 50 years as a lawyer

Incoming Bar Association President John Christensen eloquently acknowledged outgoing President Dawn Farina. He praised her for her leadership, vision and hard work. “Dawn challenged us to be great. She refused to accept the status quo. As a result our bar association has never been stronger.”