USD Alumni Lauded with San Diego County Bar Association Service Awards

San Diego (April 17, 2012) -  University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni will be presented with service awards at the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) annual law week luncheon in May. James Dawe, '76 (JD), will be awarded the Outstanding Attorney of the Year award. Jessica Klarer Pride, '07 (JD), will be awarded the Outstanding Service by a New Lawyer award.

The Honorable David Gill, San Diego Superior Court will be awarded the Outstanding Jurist Award. Judge Gill is currently on USD School of Law's 2011-2012 Board of Visitors.

Each year, SDCBA recognizes distinguished individuals and organizations for their commitment to serving the San Diego community. The Outstanding Attorney of the Year award is given to exemplary attorneys who provide outstanding community service above and beyond just service to the legal profession. The Outstanding Service by a New Lawyer award is given for outstanding service by an attorney, who has demonstrated a significant commitment to serving the legal community via legal education, mentoring or community service efforts.

The 2012 SDCBA Service Awards will be presented at the SDCBA's Annual Law Week Luncheon and Celebration of Community Service, taking place at the Westin San Diego (Emerald Plaza) on May 1.

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About the San Diego County Bar Association

The San Diego County Bar Association is the region's oldest and largest law-related organization. The voice for San Diego's diverse legal community, the SDCBA aims to support and inform the county's lawyers, but also the public and the community. Programs help clients find qualified lawyers, resolve disputes and educate San Diegans on their legal rights and responsibilities. The SDCBA, which encompasses 50 unique sections, committees and divisions, strives to provide members with knowledge and tools to expand and enrich their practices. From over 300 hours of quality continuing legal education each year, award winning publications, mentor programs and networking opportunities, to discounted pricing on insurance, office supplies and more, the SDCBA is dedicated to serving San Diego's lawyers. The SDCBA is headquartered in downtown San Diego.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law's nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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