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U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, New Jersey, to Receive NLADA Justice Through Government Service Award

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)At its Leadership Appreciation Luncheon, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association will present U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, New Jersey, with the Justice Through Government Service Award. He will be honored for his leadership in reforming the country’s criminal justice system and his promotion of public policies that benefit underserved populations throughout the nation. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and is by invitation only.

“The Justice Through Government Service Award recognizes the principle that America was founded on the promise of justice and that the responsibility of achieving justice requires work across all disciplines and sectors of society,” said Jo-Ann Wallace, NLADA President and CEO. “We are proud to honor Senator Booker for his exemplary commitment to the principal of equal justice for all.”

NLADA Announces Winners of the 2015 Kutak-Dodds Prizes

Richard A. Rothschild and Kenneth J. Rose to receive awards in June

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) is very pleased to announce Richard A. Rothschild, director of litigation at Western Center on Law & Poverty, as the civil legal aid community recipient and Kenneth J. Rose, senior staff attorney at The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, as the public defense community recipient of the 2015 Kutak-Dodds Prizes. Both winners have made extraordinary contributions to access to justice and will be honored at the NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

NLADA Announces 2015 Beacon of Justice Award Winners

Outstanding law firms to be honored at the Exemplar Award Dinner in June

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association is honored to announce the 2015 Beacon of Justice Award winners. These 13 law firms will be recognized for expanding access to quality legal services for people across the country. Last year, the exceptional law firms listed below collectively devoted more than 700,000 hours to pro bono work, including providing considerable resources to expanding opportunities for underserved populations. Two of the winners have one hundred percent pro bono participation.

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