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2003 Stories

Dale Minami Receives Thurgood Marshall Award
Dale Minami ’71 will be presented with the 2003 Thurgood Marshall Award at the ABA annual meeting in San Francisco on Saturday, August 9. Presented by the ABA's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, the award recognizes long-term contributions by a member of the legal profession to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties and human rights in the United States.

Minami, a partner at Minami, Lew & Tamaki, is best known for his work as lead counsel in three landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases overturning the convictions of Japanese-American men who refused to be interned during World War II. Minami also co-founded the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and the Asian Law Caucus.

Founded in 1966, the ABA's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities is dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights among members of the bar and the general public. Online registration for the event is available on the ABA website. For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu.
(8/5/03)


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