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At the May 16, 2013 Annual Dinner, we presented the Belva Lockwood Award to Elaine Alexander.

Elaine Alexander
2013 Elaine Alexander

Elaine A. Alexander has been the executive director of Appellate De‐fenders, Inc., since 1979. ADI administers the system of appointed representation on appeal for the Court of Appeal in the Fourth Appellate District. In 1983 she developed it into the first California appellate project, which served as the inspiration and model for a system that con‐sistently provides quality indigent defense throughout the state.

A 1968 graduate of Yale Law School, Order of the Coif, Ms. Alexander has long been active in the bar and community. She has served on the Appellate, Criminal Jury Instruction, and Appel‐late Indigent Defense Advisory Committees of the Judicial Council; been active in the San Diego County Bar Association; worked on projects to provide representation in juvenile court; provided many resources to attorneys through publications, lectures, and a comprehensive appellate practice manual; served on the selection board for counsel in death penalty habeas corpus cases going into federal court; and taught at San Diego law schools. She has received a number of awards at local, state, and national levels for her leadership and service. She and her husband, Larry, a professor at the University of San Diego Law School, have three children and four grandchildren.
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