LAM receives Cy Pres Award

Greenbrae-based firm Wynne Law Firm directs award to LAM for case concerning rights of security guards

Legal Aid of Marin wishes to thank the Wynne Law Firm for directing a recent Cy Pres award to our agency.

For the past year and a half, Greenbrae-based attorneys Edward J. Wynne and J.E.B. Pickett worked diligently on behalf of a group of Bay Area security guards whose legal rights had been violated. As the wage-and-hour dispute case reached a class-action settlement this year, the Wynne Law Firm recommended that a Cy Pres amount of over $13,000 be awarded to Legal Aid of Marin.

“Both the judge and the defendant felt that Legal Aid of Marin was an excellent fit because of LAM’s mission of providing access to the court system for people who are otherwise underrepresented,” said Wynne Law Firm attorney J.E.B. Pickett, who personally hand-delivered the award to the LAM staff earlier this month.

Both J.E.B. Pickett and Ed Wynne have long-standing roots to Marin County and a deep commitment to serving those in our community. Ed Wynne grew up in Marin where he currently resides and has devoted his legal career to protecting the rights of individuals and employees both locally and across the state.

In addition to his work litigating over 40 wage and hour class action suits, J.E.B. Pickett has been participating in Legal Aid of Marin’s Pro Bono program since early 2007.

“J.E.B. has been a tremendous asset to our Pro Bono program – helping dozens of clients with issues ranging from employment to personal injury and medical malpractice,” says LAM Pro Bono Manager Nancy Murphy.

For more information on nominating Legal Aid of Marin for a Cy Pres Award, or to participate in our Pro Bono Program, contact Nancy at (415) 492-0230, Ext. 308; nmurphy@legalaidmarin.org

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