Skip to main content

Hanson Bridgett Receives 2024 Beacon of Justice Award

April 17, 2024 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP is proud to announce that it has been selected by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) for a 2024 Beacon of Justice Award which recognizes law firms for their efforts to address issues related to civil and human rights. This is the third year-in-a-row that the firm has received this award. The Beacon of Justice awardees will be celebrated at the 2024 NLADA Exemplar Awards Gala on June 6 in Washington, D.C.

"It is once again an honor to have our pro bono work recognized by NLADA," said Samir J. Abdelnour, Hanson Bridgett’s Director of Pro Bono and Social Impact. "In 2023, we devoted nearly a third of our pro bono hours to civil and human rights, handling matters ranging from limited scope clinics to impact litigation, including successfully challenging a client's unconstitutional detention in a privately-run ICE facility and assisting more than a dozen Afghan refugees access immigration relief and benefits.”

According to NLADA, “the 2024 Beacon of Justice honorees have demonstrated an understanding of the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and other characteristics that may create interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.”

About Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

For media inquiries contact:

John J. Buchanan
Chief Marketing Officer
Hanson Bridgett LLP