Monday, June 13, 2011
ABA to Honor LAFLA General Counsel Toby Rothschild
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The American Bar Association has selected Toby J. Rothschild, general counsel for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, as this year’s recipient of its Dosey Award.
Established in 1996, the award is named for the longtime director of Maryland’s Legal Aid Bureau, since deceased. Eligible recipients are lawyers who serve indigent persons, in the employ of legal aid bureaus, indigent defense, or Legal Services Corporation funded legal organizations providing legal service to the disadvantaged.
Rothschild said yesterday that he “knew Charlie Dorsey and worked with him while he was still a live and feel honored to receive recognition in his name.”
The award is slated to be presented to Rothschild on Oct. 5 during the ABA’s annual meeting in Ontario, Canada.
He is a past president of the Long Beach Bar Association and was honored by that organization as the 1989 Lawyer of the Year. He was also the 1995 recipient of the State Bar’s Loren Miller Legal Services Award.
Rothschild has served on the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and on its Judicial Evaluation Committee and Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, which he chaired in 2007.
The attorney graduated from San Francisco State University before attending law school at UCLA and becoming licensed to practice in 1970.
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