Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, February 18, 2003


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ADL to Honor Lockyer With Community Service Award


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League will honor Attorney General Bill Lockyer with its Distinguished Community Service Award next month, officials of the group said Friday.

The ADL said it would honor Lockyer at its annual Jurisprudence Award Dinner, which will be held March 12 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Also honored at that time will be Joseph Mandel, vice chancellor for legal affairs at UCLA, and Dov Seidman, chairman and chief executive officer of LRN, The Legal Knowledge Company, a leading provider of online legal research and corporate training in legal and ethical issues.

The ADL said it would honor Lockyer for having “reinvigorated the office’s environmental protection, anti-trust, consumer law, civil rights enforcement and law enforcement functions” and “ensuring that all of the state’s residents can live,

work, and raise their families in a better California.”

The group, whose avowed goals include protecting civil rights and eliminating racial prejudice, noted that Lockyer has expanded the office’s Civil Rights Section, making it “one of the largest state offices in the nation.”

Mandel, who became UCLA’s top in-house lawyer in 1991 after more than 25 years at Tuttle & Taylor, will receive the Stanley Mosk Liberty Through Justice Award, while Seidman, a 1992 Harvard Law School graduate who edited the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, will receive the Jurisprudence Award.

Information on the dinner, the group said, may be obtained by calling (310) 446-8000 ext. 267, or e-mailing


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