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Beverly Hills Bar Association Awards Lawrence J. Blake Award

On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Dinner held at The Four Seasons Hotel, Alex Grager, Esq. and Betty Pan Wickersham, Esq. were awarded the Barristers Lawrence J. Blake Award for dedicated service. The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), founded in 1931, is the sixth largest bar association in California and currently includes nearly 4,000 members who practice in all areas of the law.

Mr. Grager and Ms. Wickersham are BHBA Barrister Board Members and Co-Chairpersons of the Roxbury Park Legal Clinic. The Roxbury Park Monthly Legal Clinic conducts a legal clinic held at Roxbury Park and provides speakers on legal issues of interest to the general public including landlord tenant issues, worker’s compensation, employment issues, family law and basic legal rights.

Alex Grager received his law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Grager worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Service, a non-profit law group providing low cost/no cost legal counsel to the community. He is experienced in family law litigation representing clients in all aspect of family law including custody disputes and domestic violence.

Mr. Grager is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Governors of the Barristers. He is a co-chair of the Roxbury Park Legal Clinic and of the Domestic Violence Project of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He has lectured to new family law attorneys at the annual Los Angeles County Family Court programs and has presented on cross-over domestic violence issues in family law and criminal law at continuing legal education programs. Mr. Grager was named a Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009 and 2010.

Betty Pan Wickersham received her law degree from the University of Southern California in 2005. After graduation, she worked as a law clerk for Family Law Commissioner Bobbi Tillmon in the Santa Monica Courthouse where she researched and drafted bench memoranda on complex family law issues, such as grandparent visitations, paternity, child custody, and nullity of marriage. Ms. Wickersham has continued to specialize in the area of family law at firms where she has been responsible for all day-to-day management of assigned cases, including, but not limited to, communications and correspondence with clients, opposing counsel, and experts, creating and implementing case strategies, and preparing all necessary discovery, motions, orders to show cause, MSC briefs, and trial briefs.

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