2019 Samuel T. Gomez Award Presented

  • Judge Ida Chen presents the Samuel T. Gomez Award to Sarah Winston.

This year’s Samuel T. Gomez Award was presented to Sarah Lucia Winston on Friday, February 1st during the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA)’s Lunar Banquet at Ocean Harbor Restaurant.

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and APABA-PA present the award, established in memory of Samuel T. Gomez, Esq., annually to a law student who embodies Mr. Gomez’s commitment and compassion for the underserved. The award alternates between the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where Mr. Gomez taught, and Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he graduated.

Sarah Winston is a 2L at Temple University Beasley School of Law, pursuing a J.D./M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management. Prior to law school, Sarah served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia on the island of Pohnpei, and as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. During her time at Temple Law, Sarah has served as a summer legal intern with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Elder Justice & Protective Services in Washington, D.C. and as an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights in Philadelphia.

Thank you to Jessica Hilburn-Holmes, Esq., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and Melissa Pang, Esq., President of APABA-PA, who served on the ad hoc 2019 Selection Committee for the award. Thank you to Assistant Dean Johanne Johnston, who coordinated the outreach to many outstanding and deserving students at Temple Law.

Congratulations to Sarah and the rest of this year's qualified candidates, who deserve recognition for their commitment to community service.