Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, on behalf of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), will be presenting partner John S. Worden with the 2016 Volunteer Award.
Serving the San Francisco community since 1977, the JDC provides pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. Just last year, the JDC assisted over 8,000 clients with legal consultation and representation in all areas of civil law.
“The JDC has provided key services to our community for nearly forty years,” John said. “I am honored by their recognition and look forward to continuing to work shoulder to shoulder to make San Francisco stronger.”
A seasoned trial lawyer, John practices throughout the United States and, in addition to substantial work in California and elsewhere, heads the firm’s Nevada practice. He has tried dozens of cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and in front of judges, juries, and binding arbitration panels. To date, he has won 23 of the last 24 cases he has tried. He is an elected American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) member, the chair of the BASF ADR/Arbitration section, and an evidence professor at University of California–Hastings College of Law.