The American Bar Association has named Sue Burrell as the 2011 recipient of the Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award for her longstanding advocacy on behalf of youth in California and across the country.
The Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award was established in 1985 by the ABA Juvenile Justice Committee to recognize lawyers practicing in the juvenile delinquency field who have demonstrated a high degree of skill, commitment, and professionalism in representing their young clients. Realizing that juvenile justice is an important field that is too often overlooked, the Committee annually honors a lawyer who has positively and significantly contributed to the field and the children it serves.
The award is named in honor of Livingston Hall. A leader in the juvenile justice field, Livingston Hall was a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School. As an early chair of the Committee, he was instrumental in securing ABA approval of the comprehensive Juvenile Justice Standards. This 24-volume set of black letter standards and commentary are as relevant and useful today as they were when first developed over two decades ago.
Sue will accept the award at the ABA’s annual meeting next month in Toronto.