4040 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, California 94903
Telephone: (415) 259-6630
Facsimile: (415) 259-6631
Firm: Law Office of Jennifer Ani
On February 25, 2009,Ms. Ani received the Legal Aid Association of Californiaâ€™s 2009 Family Law Award. LAAC is Californiaâ€™s statewide organization consisting in 2008 of 80 organizations and 40 individual members who work to provide critical legal assistance to low-income Californians and ensure equal access to justice. The award was presented to Ms. Ani at LAACâ€™s annual conference in San Francisco last month.
On March 26, 2009, Ms. Ani was awarded the San Francisco Bar Associationâ€™s highest honor in Family Law, the prestigious James P. Preovolos Award for Outstanding Public Service. In 2008 alone, Ms. Ani represented more than twelve clients through the Family Law Project, devoting over 400 hours of pro bono services. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George and San Francisco Family Law Judge Patrick Mahoney presented this award to Ms. Ani at a ceremony held in the Green Room at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.
Ms. Ani is a 1992 graduate of Mc George Law School. Ms. Ani began her career in the private sector working locally for Headlands Mortgage Company. After taking time off to start a family, in 2006 Ms. Ani began what would become an intensive one-year internship with The Family & Childrenâ€™s Law Center in San Rafael where she learned the specialized practice of Juvenile Law from Child Welfare Law Specialist Kelly Y. Reiter. In 2007, Ms. Ani started a private practice that includes Juvenile Dependency and Family Law litigation. Ms. Ani continues to give back to the non-profit organizations that gave her experience and training that made possible the mid-career change to the practice of Family and Juvenile Law. Ms. Ani continues to provide pro bono services through the Family Law Project of The Bar Association of San Francisco, and has received their â€œOutstanding Contribution to Public Serviceâ€ awards in both 2007 and 2008.
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