ACAB Recognizes Volunteers’ Milestones of Service

May 21, 2015

ACAB Reception 2015On May 7 the D.C. Bar’s volunteer arbitrators and mediators gathered for the annual Attorney/Client Arbitration Board (ACAB) Volunteer Arbitrator and Mediator Appreciation Reception. The volunteers were joined by Bar leadership in recognition of their time and service to the ACAB, the Bar, and the community.

Bar President Brigida Benitez delivered opening remarks and emphasized that ACAB is an important and valuable resource for lawyers and their clients in the District of Columbia. Benitez thanked the volunteers for their service, and highlighted their professional, diplomatic, and unbiased decision making.

“The Bar is very fortunate to be able to tap into the expertise and professionalism of so many dedicated volunteers to conduct the mediations and arbitrations that make our ACAB program such an important resource for our community,” Benitez said.

Volunteers who reached significant milestones of service to ACAB during the past year were recognized by Michael Wolf, chair of ACAB. Awards were given to volunteers who had reached 10, 20, and 30 years of service.

Those recognized with ACAB Distinguished Service awards included Brian Blonder, Rodney Bosco, John Hansel, Sean Rogers, Kiran Sequeira, Brian Trackman, William Way, and Bernard Woolfley for 10 years of service; Nicholas Cobbs and Sten Jensen for 20 years of service; and Karen Leichtnam for 30 years of service.