Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award

Each year the Board of Trustees of the Legal Foundation of Washington recognizes the outstanding work of an attorney or organization that has performed on behalf of poor people. The Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of Charles A. Goldmark, a prominent Seattle attorney who played a singularly important role in the creation of the interest on lawyer’s (and LPO's) trust account (IOLTA) program. Mr. Goldmark was president of the Legal Foundation of Washington at the time of his tragic death in January 1986.

The Goldmark Award was created in 1987 to recognize exceptional efforts in assuring equal access to justice. In assessing candidates, the Foundation Trustees look for outstanding work that has a recognizable, positive impact on low-income residents of Washington State, and that furthers the goals and objectives of the Legal Foundation of Washington.

Nomination forms for the 2015 honoree were accepted through September 5, 2014 for consideration by the Goldmark Committee.

Past Award Recipients view all speeches  view the Past Award Recipient Gallery

Year Recipient
Recipient Speech
1987 Charles A. Goldmark (posthumously)

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1988 Carl Maxey

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1989 Benton-Franklin Bar Association
1990

Abraham A. Arditi Preston
Thorgrimson Ellis & Holman

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1991 Peter Greenfield

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1992 Jack R. Dean
1993 Michael Taylor
1994 Guadelupe M. Gamboa
1995 Spokane Legal Services
Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers
University Legal Assistance

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1996 Patricia Arthur

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1997 Anthony B. P. Lee
1998 Hon. Paul A. Bastine

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1999 Gillian Dutton

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2000 Gregory R. Dallaire view
2001 Kenneth A. MacDonald view
2002 Hon. William L. Dwyer view
2003 Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association
Russell J. Speidel
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2004 David J. Burman view
2005 Ada Shen-Jaffe view
2006 Washington Supreme Court view
2007 Patrick H. McIntyre

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2008 John L. and Michael D. McKay

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2009

Bradley C. Diggs and Washington Appleseed

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2010 Steve Fredrickson

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2011 King County Bar Association

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2012

Justice Gerry L. Alexander

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2013

Judge Anne Lake Ellington

Judge Michael J. Fox article referenced during ATJ Forum

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2014

Justice Steven González, Professor Robert Chang and                  Judge Nicole Gaines

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2015  William and Rita Bender

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