Ruth Silver Taube Recognized for Service to Community

Ruth Silver Taube Recognized for Service to Community
October 3, 2013

Ruth Silver Taube, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney, was honored twice this past week - by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and by the Santa Clara County Victim Support Network - for her outstanding work on behalf of Californians in need of legal assistance.

On September 27th, Ruth received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo for her efforts to provide legal services to the Vietnamese American community in the South Bay.  And, on October 2nd, she recieved the Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County Victim Support Network for protecting the rights of victims of human trafficking.

Ruth was recognized by Congresswoman Eshoo for "outstanding and invaluable service to the community" at the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California's (VABANC) dinner, at which she was the keynote speaker, because of her work with VABANC in the establishment of the South Bay VABANC/KGACLC Clinic for Vietnamese-speaking clients.  She was also honored for her training and mentorship of Vietnamese American law students and for her supervision of a VABANC Law Foundation fellow sponsored by the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.

Ruth, who also serves as Legal Services Chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, received the Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County Victim Support Network for a lifetime spent protecting the rights of workers and for her promotion of the expansion of civil legal remedies for human trafficking survivors.  The award also recognized her efforts to train the LGBTQ community, the disabled community, Filipina domestic workers, and farmworkers on human trafficking laws protecting the exploited workers in these communities.