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SAN FRANCISCO Ted Harrison will be honored with the James T. Caleshu Award from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area on Jan. 22. Harrison, of counsel at STEEFEL, LEVITT & WEISS and chair of the firm’s pro bono committee, is being recognized for his service to the organization’s Legal Services for Entrepreneurs Program. He graduated from Cornell Law School in 1995. Diana Richmond has been named winner of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Hall of Fame Award. Richmond, a partner at SIDEMAN & BANCROFT, focuses on complex marital property issues, spousal and child support, child custody and premarital agreements. She received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1973. Carole Vigne and Christina Chung have joined the legal staff of the National Origin, Immigration, and Language Rights Program at the LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO-EMPLOYMENT LAW CENTER. Vigne, who is the recipient of a two-year Skadden Fellowship, will establish a new workers’ rights clinic in the Mission District. She received her J.D. this year from Boalt Hall School of Law. Chung, who was previously with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, will serve as a staff attorney. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. Helena Younossi, founder and managing partner of the South San Francisco corporate immigration firm Younossi Law, has been elected to the board of directors of the nonprofit Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, an international arm of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Younossi also serves on the board of the S.F. AIDS Foundation. She graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992. The Bar Association of San Francisco will honor nine of its members who have made significant contributions to BASF, its Barristers Club and the legal community at its annual luncheon on Dec. 19: Michael Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, Wecht & Schoenberger; Kathi Pugh of Morrison & Foerster; Betsy Johnsen of Law Offices of Betsy Johnsen; James Fowler of Bingham McCutchen; Kelly Dermody of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; L. Julius Turman of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Amitai Schwartz of the Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz; Sara Noel of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; and Rachel Catt of The Law Office of Rachel A. Catt. SACRAMENTO J. Michelle Hahn has joined DOWNEY BRAND as an associate. Hahn, who was previously with Bartholomew & Wasznicky, is a member of the family law practice. She received her J.D. from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 2004. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Norma Garcia Guillen has been elected 2008 president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County. Guillen, an associate at SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON, is a member of the business trial and Latino business practice groups. She graduated from University of Southern California Law School in 2002. Mary Rose has joined BUCHALTER NEMER as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Rose, who was previously with Proskauer Rose, is a member of the firm’s health care practice. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1978. WESTON, BENSHOOF, ROCHEFORT, RUBALCAVA & MACCUISH has hired Carrie Folendorf-Deck and Alexander Tsao as associates in the Los Angeles office. Both attorneys are members of the real estate practice. Folendorf-Deck, who was previously with Ervin, Cohen & Jessup, received her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2004. Tsao, who was previously a judge advocate and military lawyer in the U.S. Marine Corps, received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2003. Jeffrey Pollak and Trajan Perez have joined ARCHER NORRIS as of counsel in the litigation practice. Pollak will be based in the Los Angeles office, while Perez will be dividing his time between L.A. and Newport Beach. Pollak, who previously served as specialty claim supervisor for Chubb, graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 1981. Perez previously served as vice president of the investigative services firm Smith & Carson. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 2000. James Hennenhoefer has been elected president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Hennenhoefer, who maintains a private practice in Vista, has 38 years of experience in family and divorce law. He received his J.D. from Western State University College of Law in 1970. Professional Announcements Please send news about partners or associates, appointments or awards to: [email protected], fax ( 415) 749-5549 or On the Move, The Recorder, 10 United Nations Plaza, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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