Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), CLC’s 2011 Distinguished Child Advocate, came straight from legislative markup with the Appropriations Committee. The Senator presented Chief Judge Lee Satterfield of the DC Superior Court with the same award in 2006, and this year Judge Satterfield returned the favor. Sandalow noted another exchange of goodwill: her eldest son, adopted from the DC foster care system that Senator Landrieu has worked to improve, had recently served in the City Year program in New Orleans. In her remarks, Senator Landrieu praised CLC’s work in the District, and noted that the achievements made on behalf of DC children reverberates around the world.
Jones Day was named CLC’s Children’s Pro Bono Champion. Accepting the award were Greg Shumaker, partner in charge of the DC office, and consummate CLC supporter Carmen McLean, currently a member of CLC’s Board of Directors, chair of the Advisory Board and an active pro bono lawyer. McLean said she represented many financial supporters and pro bono lawyers at Jones Day: “The dedication of each of these people is no surprise considering that CLC is a tremendously well run organization that provides unique and vital services to the children in our community.”