Prestigious Family Law Award Given to Center Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Betty L. Nordwind, Executive Director of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, is the recipient of this year’s Spencer Brandeis Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section. The Award pays tribute to an individual who has had “an extraordinary impact upon the advancement of family law” through “creative legal advocacy “and commitment to service. Betty is the 27th honoree, and in a tradition-breaking move, the first lawyer from a nonprofit organization to be chosen. To read more about the award click here.

In her remarks at the online award ceremony on October 30th, Betty attributed her successes to the hard work and dedication of many others including staff, Board, donors, and volunteers over nearly four decades. She connected the inequities that the Pandemic has laid bare to the Center’s important social justice work and illustrated it with a brief client story. Presenting the award to her was well-regarded family law attorney Larry A. Ginsberg, CFLS, himself a Center volunteer, Board President, and benefactor for 35 years who said Betty was “a tenacious force for good” and that she “truly embodies the best in us.”

To watch the awards ceremony click here.

November 13, 2020