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Monday, April 4, 2011


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Howard Miller to Receive Learned Hand Award


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The American Jewish Committee will presents its 31st Learned Hand Award to former State Bar of California President Howard B. Miller Thursday, the group said Friday.

The AJC announced in a release that Miller will be honored at a reception and dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Attorney Bruce M. Ramer will present the award and Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert of this district’s Div. Six will be the keynote speaker.

“Named in memory of Judge Learned Hand, one of America’s great jurists and humanitarians, the award is given to outstanding members of the legal profession whose professional and community activities have played a significant role in the betterment of the community,” the AJC said. “Their careers, ideals, and achievements mirror the high principles and noble tradition associated with Learned Hand.”

Miller practices in Los Angeles with Girardi | Keese, where he does trial and appellate work in intellectual property and other complex commercial cases.

He began his career at the center of the California legal system as law clerk to Justice Roger J. Traynor of the Supreme Court of California. He was a law professor at USC for many years and served as both president of the board and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District

He is a recipient of the 2010 Leadership Award from the California Bench-Bar Coalition, the Maynard Toll Award for Distinguished Public Service from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Alumni Award for Public Service from the University of Chicago


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