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Carolan to be honored by SPJ/LA with 2022 Freedom of Information Award
September 2022 - The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles Pro Chapter has named Duffy Carolan its 2022 Freedom of Information Award recipient.   The Freedom of Information award honors a non-journalist who has helped promote First Amendment issues.   Duffy has long represented the Southern California News Group chain of newspapers, helping their reporters gain access to vital government records for their reporting.   Duffy previously has been honored by the Northern California Chapter of SPJ with its Counsel of the Year award as well as several honorary citations for her work with journalists from the Bay Area News Group among other news organizations.   View announcement here.  
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Firm Secures Access to Juvenile Case Files in Sophia Mason death case
September 2022 - Following a petition for access to juvenile case files, Duffy Carolan and Meghan Fenzel secure a court order for the Mercury News mandating disclosure of social services agency records in a juvenile death case involving at least 8 complaints to social services in Alameda County before Sophia Mason, 8, was brutally murdered.   The matter has gained state-wide attention with California AG Rob Bonta’s Sept. 10th press conference announcing several arrests following a joint investigation between DOJ and detectives from Merced, where Sophia’s body was found.  
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Jassy Named By His Peers as "Lawyer of the Year" In Two Categories
August 2022 - Jean-Paul Jassy was selected by his peers and Best Lawyers in America® as the Los Angeles "Lawyer of the Year" in both the fields of First Amendment Law and Litigation - First Amendment, which follows his "Lawyer of the Year" honors in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021.  
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Jassy on the Radio Discussing Free Speech Lawsuit Against LA Mayoral Candidate's Business
August 2022 - Jean-Paul Jassy was interviewed for a public radio news broadcast concerning a free speech lawsuit filed against a shopping mall owned by one of LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso's businesses. The news segment aired on August 18, and can be found here.  
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Jassy, Carolan and Um Listed Again in The Best Lawyers in America®
August 2022 - Duffy Carolan, William Um and Jean-Paul Jassy were listed again in The Best Lawyers in America®, a peer-selected honor.   Carolan has been listed since 2008, and was recognized in the fields of Litigation - First Amendment and Media Law.   Um has been listed since 2017, and was recognized in the field of Insurance Law.   Jassy has been listed since 2011, and was recognized in the fields of First Amendment Law, Litigation - First Amendment and Media Law.