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Stanford Law School’s Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law annually honors two outstanding public interest attorneys at our Fall Public Service Awards dinner. This year we will recognize the following award recipients:
- U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, National Public Service Award recipient
- Salena Copeland, JD ’07, Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award recipient
See more details about the awards and this year’s recipients here.
|2016 Award Recipients:|
|Thomas E. Perez, the nation’s 26th secretary of labor, has dedicated his entire career to making good on the promise of opportunity for all. A civil rights lawyer by training, Secretary Perez leads the U.S. Department of Labor in its mission of giving all Americans the chance to get ahead and stay ahead.
|Salena Copeland, JD ‘07 is the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) and spends much of her time coordinating statewide legislative and administrative advocacy, while also supervising a small staff who work to support the entire Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) legal aid community through trainings, online coordination and resource-sharing, and member discounts.