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Goldmark Award Winner

Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award

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. Since the inaugural Goldmark Award Luncheon in 1987, the Goldmark Award has recognized more than 40 individuals and groups for their instrumental work in advancing equal justice.

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 Legal Foundation of Washington Trustees are honored to announce the recipient of the 2021 Goldmark Award

Lembhard G. “Lem” Howell

Lem is a trailblazing civil rights attorney and renowned champion of justice. Over his landmark legal career, Lem won historic cases on racial discrimination and affirmative action, helped found the Loren Miller Bar Association, and was recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in our state and the country. Read more about Lem and his long fight for police accountability in the recent cover story in NWLawyer.

Please join us in honoring Lem at the Goldmark Luncheon on February 5, 2021. The virtual event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Register here.