Saltzburg will be honored for his work as chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and for his continued service as a resource to the ABA on criminal justice matters.
“Working with the ABA has been a highlight of my life,” Saltzburg said. “It has been rewarding to work shoulder to shoulder with such talented lawyers and judges to fight for justice, defend liberty, seek to expand access to justice throughout America and uphold the rule of law throughout the world. I am thrilled and honored to receive the Grassroots Advocacy Award and recognize that it is the ABA itself that has provided me a forum from and in which to advocate and to join my voice with other members so that it might be heard.”
Saltzburg joined GW Law in 1990. Before that, he taught at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was named the first incumbent of the class of 1962 endowed chair. In 1996, he founded and directed the master’s program in litigation and dispute resolution at GW. He was named university professor, the highest title a university can confer upon a faculty member, in 2004, and has held numerous government positions. He is currently the delegate for the Criminal Justice Section in the ABA House of Delegates.
“Steve Saltzburg is a renowned law professor and criminal justice expert who selflessly volunteers his experience and formidable knowledge to the ABA to advance justice system reforms. We are honored to present him with our ABA Grassroots Advocacy Award,” ABA President James R. Silkenat said.
Saltzburg will receive the ABA Grassroots Advocacy Award as part of the association’s annual effort to connect policymakers with constituents in the legal profession. ABA Day 2014 brings distinguished lawyers from 50 states to D.C. to discuss issues such as funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
The other recipients of the 2014 ABA Grassroots Advocacy Award are South Dakota Chief Justice David E. Gilbertson and Raleigh, N.C., attorney Mark E. Sullivan.
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