Gates Triumphant as Winner of Top Legal Award


CHICAGO, August 3, 2009 — William H. Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, acknowledges recognition from the audience as he accepts the ABA Medal today at the _ Annual Meeting in Chicago.  Gates, a lawyer for more than 50 years, accepted the medal, the ABA’s highest honor, for his dedication to championing access to justice for all.  In his remarks, Gates lauded the ABA for its “capacious aspirations – defending liberty and pursuing justice.”

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