The Justice James J. Marchiano DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Goes to Beth Mora

woman smiling, Beth MoraBased upon an extraordinary history of pro bono work in the legal community, Beth Mora is the 2022 recipient of the Justice James J. Marchiano Distinguished Service Award. While maintaining an active employment law office in San Ramon, Beth has volunteered her time and talents to an array of pro bono programs in the legal community. She was a significant force in the development of the Elimination of Bias in the Judiciary Committee and the Women’s Committee for the California Employment Lawyers Association, and has published articles to promote Rules of Court to eliminate all forms of judicial bias and to advocate for women’s rights in the court system.

Beth has dedicated many hours as a volunteer for the Legal Aid at Work’s community outreach, and helped establish the Workers’ Rights Clinic with Legal Aid at Work in Antioch, which provides direct legal assistance for low-income and unemployed people. Beth supervises law students and volunteer attorneys at the Antioch clinic.

Beth has served on numerous committees for the CCCBA, and on the Board of the San Francisco Chapter of Skate Like a Girl, a non-profit organization which promotes confidence and social justice through community skate boarding. She has been on the CCCBA’s annual Pro Bono Honor Roll, which recognizes her many hours of community work and her passion for justice for the public good.

Beth Mora epitomizes a lawyer’s dedication of legal skills to pro bono publico work and brings luster to the award. Beth will be honored on September 29, 2022 at the Bar Fund Benefit at the Veterans Center in Lafayette. This year’s recipient of the Bar Fund Benefit is the Richmond Law Academy. Plan to join us for this worthy annual event.