2013 President’s Pro Bono Service Award: Charles Trudrung Taylor

2013 Pro Bono President's Award

L/R: State Bar President Patrick Kelly, Charles Trudrung Taylor and California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue

Last month, Charles Trudrung Taylor was honored as a recipient of a 2013 President’s Pro Bono Service Award from the State Bar of California for his unrelenting commitment to ensuring access to justice for the underserved.  The award has been given to California attorneys for the past 30 years who go above and beyond to provide free legal services to the poor.

In addition to heading the employment department at Lang, Richert & Patch, Mr. Taylor has served as a supervising attorney at the Worker’s Rights Clinic in Fresno since its inception in April 2012.  The Clinic is a collaborative effort between Central California Legal Services, Inc., the LegalAidSociety-EmploymentLawCenter, the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno, and Lang, Richert & Patch.  The Clinic meets the third Tuesday of every month and provides low-wage workers with information about their legal rights.

Mr. Taylor has also provided free training in the areas of employment law and general civil litigation to attorneys at Central California Legal Services, Inc. and California Rural Legal Assistance. Both of these organizations provide legal services to the underserved population in California.

The Awards Reception was held at the San Jose Marriot Hotel on Friday, October 11, 2013. The award was presented by State Bar President Patrick Kelly and California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue.