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May 6, 2010 - On Thursday, May 6, 2010 the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) will recognize William “Bill” Gailey by presenting him with the celebrated Liberty Bell Award. The award will be presented at the annual Law Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange. The Liberty Bell Award is presented annually to recognize community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under law. This honor is bestowed upon a nonlawyer or organization that has performed outstanding service to his or her community.

This year’s recipient has a long history of working with local and state government, Legislators, and the Governors Office. His service ranges from protecting his country as a United States Army Paratrooper, to protecting the community as a Los Angeles Peace Officer. Gailey was recently appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the State Sex Offender Management Board and he continues to serve on the State Bar Board of Governors. “Bill is someone who leads by example,” comments Joseph Chairez, former OCBA President and current District 8 Representative on the State Bar Board of Governors.

For his dedication, service and many accomplishments, Gailey will be honored with the 2010 Liberty Bell Award by the Orange County Bar Association.

The Orange County Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary bars in California.

The mission of the Orange County Bar Association is to enhance the system of justice, to support the lawyers who serve it and to assist the community served by it.

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