Kazan Law Honored by Alameda County Bar Association
We’re excited to announce that Kazan Law has been honored by our community of peers. Our asbestos law firm has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alameda County Bar Association. We are the only law firm to receive this designation for this year’s awards.
Why Kazan Law Supports the Alameda County Bar Association
As members of the legal community, we often must ask ourselves what kind of justice system do we believe in? Do we believe in a system only available to a select few, i.e. the wealthy and powerful? Or do we believe in and strive to support a system of justice that protects all community members equally? At Kazan Law where we advocate for the rights of people exposed to asbestos through the negligence of often big and powerful interests, we have dedicated ourselves to ensuring that our legal system protects all community members equally.
For over 40 years, Kazan Law has been winning precedent-setting cases and achieving financial justice for our clients. We set a high standard of excellence for ourselves and work hard on behalf of our clients to achieve it.
The mission statement of the Alameda County Bar Association says, “Our mission is to promote excellence in the legal profession and to facilitate equal access to justice.” This aligns perfectly with our own goals at Kazan Law which we put into practice every single day.
How the Alameda County Bar Association Helps the Community
At Kazan Law, we strongly believe that all lawyers should support their local bar association. Bar associations provide vital legal services free or at low-cost within their communities and work to improve administration of justice. A bar association also gives attorneys an ongoing forum for addressing issues of concern to our profession as it continues to evolve.
Kazan Law’s offices always have been located in Oakland, California which is in Alameda County. The Alameda County Bar Association is the leading legal organization in this area that:
- Seeks to provide legal help to all people living in Alameda County who otherwise could not afford it.
- Coordinates services of volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal assistance to Alameda County’s low-income population.
- Promotes excellence in the legal profession and facilitates equal access to justice.
The Alameda County Bar Association pairs low-income clients with qualified pro bono attorneys to handle cases. Its programs also include monthly clinics in the areas of family law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, guardianship, immigration, and landlord-tenant disputes.
The Alameda County Bar Association also provides training, mentoring and malpractice insurance for volunteer attorneys including retirees, paralegals, and recent law school graduates thus enriching the local legal profession.
For all these reasons and more, we are proud that all of the mesothelioma attorneys at Kazan Law are members of the Alameda County Bar Association.
Other Distinguished Service Award Recipients
As the law firm selected to be this year’s Distinguished Service Award Recipient from the Alameda County Bar Association, we are pleased to be among excellent company.
The complete list of the Distinguished Service Award for 2016 is:
- Judge: Hon. Kimberly Colwell, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Lawyer
- Lawyer: Jamie Rudman, Sanchez & Amador, LLP
- New Lawyer: Vincent Tong, Tong Law Law Firm
- Law Firm: Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Community Organization
- Community Organization: Eviction Defense Center
California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin, who is also the former Alameda County Bar Association Board president, is the featured speaker at the awards presentation on January 16, 2016.
At Kazan Law, we win cases for our clients, most of whom are mesothelioma patients and their families. We also support mesothelioma medical research, asbestos regulations and workers rights. In addition we provide philanthropic and professional pro bono support to those who need it. We do all of these because they are important. We do not do them to win awards. However, we are grateful for this recognition from the Alameda County Bar Association and offer our sincere thanks for the honor.