Alan Yatvin receives Thurgood Marshall Award from Philadelphia Bar

Alan Yatvin received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section at a reception on December 4, 2012.

The Thurgood Marshall Award is the highest honor given by the Criminal Justice Section.  It is presented to a person who exemplifies the ideals of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s career. The Award is given for long-time service, not an individual event, although a specific event can be the triggering factor, and is awarded to a person who has devoted time, energy and talent to improving the standards of justice in the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania courts. The Award recognizes significant accomplishments in improving the administration of criminal justice and in achieving the goals of the Criminal Justice Section, and recognizes distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time.

2 thoughts on “Alan Yatvin receives Thurgood Marshall Award from Philadelphia Bar”

  1. Congratulations to you for winning this prestigious award! You’ve proven you’ve got what it takes to meet challenges, overcome obstacles, and pursue excellence to fulfill a dream. Congratulations on your well-deserved success. I am very proud of you. Claire

  2. Way to go Alan! This is a huge honor and a well-deserved accolade. I just saw a Sundance documentary about public defenders called “Gideon’s Army.” I’m sure you’d love watching it. If you ever make it to Salt Lake City, we can celebrate with some green jello . . .


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