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Weil Receives 2016 Guardian of Justice Award for Pro Bono Service

Weil was recently honored by the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County with the Guardian of Justice Award, in recognition of the Firm’s commitment to providing pro bono legal services to communities in need.

At a ceremony where the award was presented, the Legal Aid Society thanked attorneys in Weil’s Silicon Valley office for contributing thousands of hours of pro bono service including on a recent case that required more than two years of diligent effort by Weil attorneys to win relief for a victim of family elder abuse.

Legal Aid recognized Weil partner and Pro Bono Committee member Anne Cappella for her valuable leadership and guidance on pro bono cases, and it honored partner Karen Ballack for her achievements as co-chair of the Legal Aid’s Awards Luncheon Committee, including leading the committee to a record-breaking total of 53 leading law firm and corporate sponsors this year.

“At Weil, we are committed to sharing our expertise in order to help those in need,” Ms. Cappella said. “It's part of our firm culture and our responsibility as attorneys and members of the community.”