Karen Pines joins in standing ovation for her husband, Judicial Appointments Secretary Burt Pines, at the Person of the Year dinner, which drew about 240 well-wishers.
Festivities begin with the singing of "God Bless America." At left are former County Bar President Patrick M. Kelly, Father Michael Carcerano, Karen Pines, and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lawrence Crispo.
Newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley reads a commendation to Pines from his office.
Los Angeles County Bar Assn. President Rex Heinke confers on a Pines a plaque from his organization in recognition of Pines' designation as "Person of the Year."
State Bar President Palmer Madden and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Karen Nobumoto, who represents the Los Angeles area on the State Bar Board of Governors, extend their congratulations to the honoree.
Marshall Grossman, name partner in the Century City law firm of Alschuler, Grossman, Stein & Kahan, hands Pines -- his former law partner -- a pen-and-ink sketch of him. Grossman won it in the silent auction preceding the dinner. He paid $1,000 for the drawing (pictured at bottom left) by Francisco Rivera.
Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla presents Pines with a scroll on behalf of the city reciting his service to the citizenry, including his two terms as city attorney.
Mike Antonovich, chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and county mayor, gives Pines a scroll commemorating his selection as "Person of the Year."
Emcee Robert Philibosian, a former Los Angeles County district attorney and now a partner in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, presents a proclamation from Gov. Gray Davis designating Jan. 26, 2001 as "Burt Pines Day" in the State of California.


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