Thomas Ostly ’00 Wins State Bar Pro Bono Service Award
The California Bar Association has awarded a President’s Pro Bono Service Award to Thomas Ostly for his work handling legal matters involving landlord/tenant law, employee benefits and insurance law for clients with HIV/AIDS. In addition to taking on a variety of cases from San Francisco’s AIDS Legal Referral Panel, he also regularly volunteers his services through the East Bay Community Law Center’s tenant rights workshops. Ostly operates his own practice in Berkeley.
Created two decades ago, the Pro Bono Service Award is presented each year to California attorneys and law firms credited with making significant contributions in pro bono legal services to those with little income and to organizations who serve the poor. Recipients were chosen in nine different categories and honored at the State Bar’s annual meeting in Anaheim. For more information, please visit the California Bar Journal web site or contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.