WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday presented its 2012 incentive awards to outstanding members of the Attorney General’s staff. The awards, which were given in a ceremony in the old City Council chambers at 441 Fourth St., N.W., recognize noteworthy skills, experience, and resourcefulness of agency employees.
Winners of Distinguished Service Awards were Carlos Sandoval, for trial of administrative cases; Jimmy J. Rock, trial of affirmative cases; Kerslyn D. Featherstone, trial of defensive cases; Juliane T. DeMarco, preparation of litigation; George Becker, support of litigation; Stacy Anderson, handling appeals; Laurie Ensworth, preparing legal memoranda and legislation; Barbara Chesser, interagency cooperation; David Fisher, administrative/supervisory work; Roger Turpin, advocacy or collections for children; Edel Quinones, clerical/administrative professional work; and Dave Rosenthal, for other noteworthy achievements.
Ellen Efros, Deputy Attorney General for the Public Interest Division, was recognized as the Outstanding Head of a Division.
Jimmy J. Rock won the 2012 Charles L. Reischel writing award in honor of the late deputy in the office’s appellate division (now called the Office of the Solicitor General). Because the award was funded by non-public funds – provided by Mr. Reischel’s wife, Nancy E. Stanley, it comes with a $500 honorarium (the other awards are non-monetary).
Additional awards were given to OAG employees for team spirit, exemplary services that substantially exceeded the norm, for employees who made a significant contribution by a one-time act, employees who went the “extra mile” to help their colleagues at great personal cost, and those who have served in the office for five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty, and (in one case) fifty years.
Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, who reinstituted the tradition of an awards ceremony for the office last year, thanked everyone who made 2012 an especially successful year for the OAG. He observed that judges of courts where the OAG litigates regularly have expressed their pleasure with the improved performance of District lawyers in a variety of cases. The Attorney General said, “Our employees have worked long and hard to accomplish significant results for the District. Their well-deserved honors reflect our achievements as an agency that has earned considerable credibility with the judges in the District, with our agency clients, and with the public as a vigorous and impartial advocate for the interests of the District of Columbia.”
- Ted Gest
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