Sandra Robinson Receives Public Justice's 2020 Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the organization’s ‘Champion of Justice’ Award: Past President Sandra Robinson, an extraordinary leader within the legal community and a trailblazer who has spent much of her career advancing, and advocating for, opportunities and equality in the legal profession, especially for women and people of color.

Robinson, who served as President of the Public Justice Foundation in 2007-2008, made history as the organization’s first African-American President. She has also served as President of the Civil Justice Foundation, the Women’s Bar Association Foundation and the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, DC, in addition to having served as the co-chair of the National Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Section, Program Coordinator of the National Association of Black Women Attorneys and a Master in the Charlotte E. Ray American Inn of Court, an organization which promotes the ethical and professional development of lawyers. She has also been a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

“Sandra has spent her entire career breaking down barriers and working to ensure the legal profession reflects the diverse communities we serve,” said Paul Bland, Executive Director of Public Justice. “She is not only a fierce advocate for her clients, but is also an ever-present figure in the most important battles our country faces. Her commitment to equality, civil liberties and equal justice under the law is unparalleled and her dedication to ensuring our legal system lives up to its promise to give voice to the voiceless and a level playing field for everyone is inspirational to us all. She is, truly, a champion of justice. And at Public Justice, we’re proud to also call her a colleague and a friend.”

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