Jeff Adachi Public Defender San Francisco
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Awards

2017

  • Youth Champion Award
  • "Defender" wins Best Documentary at the Independent Television Festival

2016

  • Athenian Award for High Quality Legal Advocacy

2015

  • American Bar Association's Hodson Award for Public Service

2014

  • Legal Education Advocacy Program receives the Managerial Excellence Team Award
  • Program of the Year Award from the California Public Defender's Association

2013

  • Elected Official of the Year from the Vanguard Court Watch
  • Access To Justice from the SF Lawyer's Committee

2012

  • Reginald Heber Smith Award from the National Legal Aid & Defender's Association
  • San Francisco Unified School District Board Commendation

2010

  • Defender of the Year/Special Recognition Award from the California Public Defenders Association
  • Women's Cultural Network "Jedi Knight Award"

2008

  • Program of the Year Award - Children of Incarcerated Parents - from the California Public Defender's Association
  • California Magazine Lawyer of the Year Award

2007

  • Cheyenne Bell Award from the Center for Young Women's Development
  • Achievement Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans
  • Distinguished Public Service Award from Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Committee

2006

  • Dorsey Award for legal services to the poor from the American Bar Association
  • Program of the Year Award - The Clean Slate Program - California Public Defenders Association
  • Team Award from the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee - The Clean Slate Program
  • Humanitarian Award from Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance San Francisco Chapter

2005

  • Lighting The Way Award from The Clear Project

2004

  • Trailblazer Award from National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

2003

  • Asian Law Alliance Legal Impact Award

2000

  • Managerial Excellence Award

1997

  • Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy

1992

  • Hufstedler Award from the California State Bar for pro bono service



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