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Monday, February 2, 2015

District Attoney Jackie Lacey honored at Person of the Year Awards Dinner

The Los Angeles Metropolitan New-Enterprise hosted its 27th 'Persons of the Year' dinner awards at Los Angeles' exclusive California Club, Friday night, and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey topped the list of those honored for their contributions to the legal community.


Metropolitan New Enterprise Co-Publishers Jo-Ann and Roger Grace presented District Attorney Jackie Lacey with the Person of the Year award after Editor Roger Grace expressed some surprise that Lacey had won the race, noting that the Met News had endorsed Lacey's opponent in the 2012 election.  Jo-Anne Grace was less surprised, noting that, notwithstanding the endorsement, Roger had not asked which way she had voted.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey receives the Person of the Year Award
from Met News-Enterprise Co-Publishers Jo-Ann and Roger Grace

In her acceptance speech, Lacey graciously credited her award to the hard work and commitment of the Deputy District Attorneys and support staff at the Office.

DA Jackie Lacey presents Metropolitan News-Enterprise Co-Publishers Jo-Ann and Roger Grace
with the District Attorney's Commendation for their contributions to the legal community.

Lacey, in turn, presented Jo-Ann and Roger Grace with a commendation from District Attorney's Office, recognizing their contributions to the Los Angeles legal community. In accepting the commendation, Met News Editor Roger Grace remarked that the last time he had received a paper from the DA's Office was in 2002; when District Attorney Investigators served a search warrant at the newspaper's premises.  

Los Angeles County Bar Association President Linda Curtis Esq. (left) presented
Attorney L. Ernestine Fields, Sheriff Jim McDonnell and DA Jackie Lacey with awards.
 

Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Dependency Court Attorney L. Ernestine Fields joined Lacy in receiving Person of the Year Awards, with Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, the Hon. Carolyn Kuhl, complimenting Lacey for her professionalism, Fields for her commitment, and McDonnell for his integrity.

Many past recipients of the Person of the Year Award were in attendance, including former District Attorneys Steve Cooley and Robert Philibosian, who emceed the event.

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