Friday, June 5, 2009
The award is given only in those years when the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section concludes that there is a then living leader of the Los Angeles tax bar who has made an outstanding contribution to the community and to the legal profession in the field of taxation. Generally, such service involves a broad participation in community and public service coupled with achievement as a leader on the Bench, in legal education, tax literature, or in practice as a lawyer, and may involve a combination of these factors.
The award is especially dear to Ellen, since she and her husband Sandy Holo (Musick, Peeler, Los Angeles) met through the LACBA Tax Section (she was chair and Sandy was on the Executive Committee). Sandy won the award in 2006 -- Ellen and Sandy are the first couple to have both won the award in its 30+-year history. Ellen is first law professor and third woman to win the award.