Staff News and Updates

Minami Tamaki and Associate Lisa Charbonneau Honored by LGBT Organization for Pro Bono Efforts

Lisa CharbonneauMinami Tamaki LLP was honored on Oct. 22 along with National Center for Lesbian Rights (“NCLR”) Legal Director Shannon Minter, California State Senator Mark Leno, San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty, and the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center as heroes and partners of the Transgender Law Center (TLC), a San Francisco civil rights organization founded in 2002 by NCLR.

Minami Tamaki LLP was recognized for its history of legal advocacy on behalf of people of color in California, as well as for the pro bono work of Minami Tamaki associate Lisa Charbonneau in securing a settlement for a low-wage employee in a case involving novel legal issues under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Charbonneau worked with TLC staff attorneys to effectuate the best settlement terms for the client, who plans to use the settlement monies to enroll in a library sciences program.

Associate Lisa Charbonneau Joins Board of FAIR Foundation

Minami Tamaki associate Lisa Charbonneau was recently selected to join the board of directors of the Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion, and Resources (FAIR), an organization created by the California Employment Lawyers Association. FAIR’s mission is to raise public consciousness about worker’s rights and remedies, and carry on other educational activities associated with this goal as allowed by law.

Charbonneau also joins the Selection Committee of FAIR’s Employee Justice Fellowship program, which encourages diverse law students to become plaintiff-side labor and employment attorneys.

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