Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s dean and two alumni were honorees at the 2013 San Diego County Bar Association Law Week Luncheon and Celebration of Community Service on April 30. All were honored for their service to the legal community.
Dean Rudy Hasl was honored with the Service to the Legal Profession Award for “furthering the goals of the legal profession and promoting the ideal of professionalism.”
“I am deeply honored by the recognition given by the San Diego County Bar Association,” said Dean Hasl. “My years as Dean have seen the development of a much closer relationship between the School and the Bar Association, through student involvement, through faculty participation in programs, and through graduates taking on leadership positions. These are all signs that the School is gaining recognition as a major player within the San Diego legal community.”
TJSL Alumna Renée Galente ’08 was honored with the Outstanding Service by a New Lawyer Award, which goes to a new lawyer who “provides outstanding service to the New Lawyer Division and/or the Association and has demonstrated a significant commitment to serving the legal community via legal education, mentoring or community service efforts.”
“I am so honored to be recognized by the SDCBA for Outstanding Service by a New Attorney,” said Galente. “Today’s luncheon was beautifully done and I was buoyed by the support of the SDCBA, TJSL, SDLRLA and Lawyers Club. It’s so nice to be recognized for doing work that I love.”
The Service to Diversity Award went to another TJSL alumna, Nory Pascua ’98, for "outstanding service by a member of the legal profession and encouraging diversity within the legal profession."
“What a joyous occasion! I was overwhelmed by the heartfelt support of my friends who attended the ceremony,” said Pascua. “Receiving the Service to Diversity Award is a tremendous honor, and I am so grateful. The San Diego County Bar Association did a fabulous job with the luncheon and program. “
Both Pascua and Galente commented upon the fact that TJSL had three honorees for the prestigious Service Awards.
“It was wonderful to celebrate with Dean Hasl, Renée Galente and everyone from Thomas Jefferson School of Law,” said Pascua. “To have three Service Award recipients come from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law family makes me proud. “
“It was great to have so many folks representing from TJSL!” said Galente. “Congratulations to Nory Pascua and Dean Hasl!
Indeed, congratulations to all of TJSL’s honorees from the entire TJSL family!