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On September 18, 2015, the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association will be presenting the 2015 Gideon Award to the Honorable Risë Jones Pichon. This
award, named after the 1963 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court determined that every state was
required pursuant to the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to provide legal counsel to indigent criminal defendants, is given each year to individuals
that tirelessly pursue the cause of justice.
Judge Pichon has been a judge in Santa Clara County since 1984 - and the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association is proud to recognize her longstanding
service to our community. Not only is Judge Pichon one of the first African-American judges in Santa Clara County, she is also the current
Presiding Judge for the county.
The firm of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley has joined the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association in honoring Judge Pichon and will be hosting this
event in their San Jose office located at 50 W. San Fernando St., San Jose CA, beginning at 6:30 pm on September 18, 2015. Registration for this event is
online at http://gideon2015.brownpapertickets.com
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