Each year, the Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees presents the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to an outstanding individual or organization that has assisted in providing deep and meaningful access to the justice system.
The Goldmark Award commemorates the extraordinary contributions of former LFW Board president, Charles A. Goldmark, who played a singularly important role in the creation of the IOLTA program, designed to complement state and federal funds that enable low-income people in Washington state access to the civil justice system. The legal aid network Mr. Goldmark helped shape continues to improve the lives of thousands of low-income children and families in Washington every day.
The Goldmark Award Luncheon is attended by 700 attorneys, judges, and community leaders. Since the inaugural event in 1987, the Goldmark Award has recognized over 39 individuals and groups who have spent much of their lives and careers in service to equal justice for all.