Mallory Lass

Technically she is employed by UDAR, but her services encompass everyone doing fundraising in Law. Mallory is flexible, thoughtful, and incredibly patient. She has produced innumerable reports that guide my planning, and she has provided invaluable orientation in the ways of UDAR and Berkeley fundraising as a whole. She is a trained lawyer which may explain why she is such a clear communicator and incisive thinker. I would have been at a total loss without her encouragement and direction in this first year of my working here.

~Judith Katz

Emma Lindley

We received feedback from one of our Lecturers today, who reached out to compliment Emma Lindley, describing her as “prompt, friendly, professional and a pleasure to work with.”  We feel the same way!  Thank you, Emma, for all you do! We’re so thrilled to have you on our team!!

~Marva de Marothy

Roberto Contreras Osorio

He is so helpful with anything having to do with the very important issues having to do with the physical office space. Friendly, modest, and meticulous about details. He hung up a number of framed items in my office, schooled me on office temperature control, and advised me on the care of my fake tree, based on his own experience decorating the home of a famed Hollywood director.

~Judith Katz

Matthew Ray

Thanks for the good company and all the community and capacity building you’ve facilitated leading the Center Admins group. (We tried lobbying for 4 more years but settled for your moving on to another exciting position.)

~Your Center Admin devotees

 Ron Skinner x2

Thank you, Ron, for managing the Mail Room and single handedly making sure that mail and supplies are delivered in a timely fashion. You are living up to the Postal Service creed “neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Thank you!

~gar Russell

Thanks SO much for keeping the boat afloat in stormy waters!

~Charles Cannon

Delia Violante & Rachel Zuraw

Thank you Rachel and Delia for starting the Knitting Club! You inspired me to learn how to crochet and knit and now I’m sufficiently embarrassed by the size of my yarn stash, just like a real knitter. It’s been really fun to learn. But maybe most importantly, I especially appreciate the opportunity to get to know staff members in other departments and on other floors through non-work activities.

I know it’s not easy to manage this group on top of all that you both do for your day jobs, so I wanted to say thank you!

~Anya Grossmann

Oliver Kay, Monique Macaulay, Kevin Durkin-Ortiz, and Doug Avila

We would like to nominate four library staff members for ShoutOut Awards. We feel they deserve this recognition for helping the library keep the Circulation desk staffed during the first two weeks of law school in January when we had no undergraduate student assistants. These four people set aside their normal responsibilities to make sure that students, faculty and staff received excellent service at the Circulation desk at a time when the rest of the campus was still on break. We shouted out “help” and they stepped up!

~Marci Hoffman and Michael Levy

Toni Mendocino

Thank you Toni for your hard work–well beyond the call of duty with technology recalcitrants!

~Charles Cannon

Marva de Marothy

During this frightful transition to UCPath, Marva has been really looking out for my group to make sure we are prepared for the transition. Although my group of visiting scholars and visiting student researchers are unpaid non-employees, Marva still treats them with the same level of importance as paid employees. She has been proactive and diligent. I am so grateful to her. Thank you, Marva.

~Farrah Fanara

Emma Lindley

Emma Lindley is great, really. This week, we asked her to help with two field placement things and she turned it around in no time and she helped to clarify a discrepancy she discovered that will make all lecturers helping with the field placement program much happier and our lives a bit easier in terms of administering the program! While generating the information may have been part of your regular job, her willingness to do it immediately and to find the answer that benefits all is the above and beyond!

Thank you, Emma – cheers to you,

Sue Schechter and Kristen Holmquist

I-Wei Wong

Thank you I-Wei for making my life infinitely better by finding a Restatement in an editable format when nobody else could help me. You even made a movie to walk me through it. You’re a fabulous part of the excellent law library team. Thank you! With respect,

~Toni Mendicino

David Whiteneck, Anthony Chin, Julia Lai, Melissa Kendrick

Thank you so very much for your hard work expanding and improving the law school’s departmental budgeting process. However much the results are behind the scenes, the impact on the school is tremendous. The Berkeley Law budget process and materials have never been this good!

~Charles Cannon

Eric Stern

I just got off the phone with a former student who could not stop praising Eric Stern for the remarkable assistance he provided her in finding a federal judicial clerkship two years ago, and for the help he is providing her today in helping her make her next move. I believe the way she put it — after detailing the remarkable way that Eric stays in touch with graduates to gauge their satisfaction and to glean information about potential openings for others — was, “I would not have this job were it not for Eric Stern.” I can only imagine the number of Berkeley Law students who can and would say exactly the same thing. Kudos to Eric for the energy, care, and skill he brings to helping young lawyers on their way and supporting them throughout their careers. He truly embodies the Berkeley Way.

~Ted Mermin

Montie Magree

Montie is just invaluably helpful, quick to respond, and wonderful in his work with the whole variety of systems.  But I should say I have terrific experience with the whole of the IT Group, and Ryan was very helpful the other day, as was Gabriel.


~Chris Kutz

Erika Espinoza

Erika has been incredibly helpful in working out how to accommodate the surge of DSP test takers in Legal Studies, working quickly and creatively to find solutions, always with terrific humor.  She is utterly reliable in everything asked of her, and goes beyond what is expected,


~Chris Kutz

Stephanie Dorton, Barbara Karvelot and Lisa Bazan in FSU

Thank you all for helping the Registrar’s office–especially since I wasn’t 100% sure what exactly we needed. I appreciate the understanding and the quick action. Many, many thanks to Lisa especially who had the equipment and expertise to solve our problem. It’s nice to know we can count on you in a pinch 😉


~Trish Keady

Erin Dineen

With absolutely no rest after pulling off a very successful Alumni Reunion, Erin got hard to work on putting together 5 alumni events in Sao Paulo, Santiago, Paris, Rome, and Zurich coinciding with ADP’s fall recruiting trips. The alumni were thrilled to be able to meet other alumni from past years living in their cities and feel connected to Berkeley Law. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Erin, the alumni and we appreciate it so much!

~Anya Grossman and Liza Jimenez

Thank you for your great help in connecting me with contacts in Australia – and in organizing a Berkeley Law event on such short notice there.  It was lovely to see a handful of UC Berkeley alums and they were so excited that someone/anyone from the Law School thought to visit them.  You handled it with so much grace and efficiency – the organizers on that end were singng your praises.  And I, of course, wanted to join them because it was a fun event – and all went fine!


~Sue Schechter

Beth Borowski

Thanks to Beth for dealing so patiently and quickly with all of the moving pieces for Apellate Advocacy room reservations this semester.  This was made even more tedious this year with rescheduling all of our final review sessions due to smoke-related campus closures, and practitioners giving us less than 24 hours notice of when they would like to meet.


~Barbara Karvelot

Lily Yang

I’d like to nominate Lily Yang for a shout out award for her outstanding service and support of the Berkeley Law Executive Education program.

Lily recently closed out a 10-day straight schedule consisting of 3 consecutive programs: Finance Academy, Fundamentals of Banking Law, and Artificial Intelligence Unlocked. Lily managed everything from production and staffing to A/V and financials. We are so fortunate to have Lily’s expertise and dedication here at Berkeley Law. Thanks a million, Lily!

~Thembianne Jackson

I want to echo Thembi’s praise of Lily Yang. Lily is an integral part of the Berkeley Law Executive Education team. She is highly organized and a great collaborator who works tirelessly to achieve our program objectives. Lily’s calm demeanor helps events run smoothly and her sense of humor helps ensure that our program participants and instructors enjoy the time they spend with us. Thanks for all you do Lily!

~Jim Gilbert

Ryan Tran

Ryan has been so helpful all semester, really stepping up/jumping with his knowledge and patience to help me with my computer woes (turning it on, skype, and my many other ‘very technical issues’).  He has been wonderful and yesterday he went above and beyond to help me get ready for an international trip to make sure my computer and more was good to go – and that I understood how to access Berkeley Law drives/files when I am away.  He answered many questions and many of the same questions several times over to make sure I was clear on the answers!

Thank you, you are a great addition to that team (of Montie!) – and so grateful you are here at Berkeley Law,

~Sue Schechter

Tyler Slay

Thank you Tyler, for rescuing Prof. Fisk on a very difficult day.  We are all grateful!

~Charles Cannon