United States: Arthur Shartsis to Receive ADL's 2004 Distinguished Jurisprudence Award
Last Updated: May 27 2004

San Francisco (May 18, 2004) - The Anti-Defamation League will be presenting the 2004 Distinguished Jurisprudence Award to Arthur Shartsis on June 1, 2004 at the ADL's annual dinner in San Francisco. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer will make the presentation.

Mr. Shartsis will be receiving this prestigious award in recognition of his many achievements and contributions to the community in over 30 years of practice. Recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in San Francisco, he is a founder and the principal manager of the 50-lawyer firm of Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg LLP.

Mr. Shartsis is the founding president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California, and a founder of California Lawyers for the Arts, as well as the Henry's Fork Foundation, a national model for environmental organizations dedicated to protecting single natural resources.

Mr. Shartsis was elected to three terms on the BART Board of Directors, serving as president in 1984. In addition, he recently served on the Mayor's Select Committee to restructure the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

His practice focuses on complex business and financial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Shartsis has also represented State of California constitutional officers, judges, lawyers, law firms, and non-profit organizations on a wide range of matters. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Boalt Hall School of Law.

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The ADL DISTINGUISHED JURISPRUDENCE Award was established to recognize individuals in the legal community who have exhibited humanitarian concerns, and whose everyday actions exemplify the principles on which the Anti-Defamation League was founded. We honor those whose involvement in business and community programs brings together people of all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds to join in the fight against bigotry and discrimination.

The ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. With 28 regional offices throughout the U.S. and a presence in 20 countries, the Anti-Defamation

League is a voice for civil rights around the world.

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