2013 Access to Justice Awards

Tuesday, April 30

~ Reception 6:00 p.m. (Cash Bar)
~ Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7:00 p.m. 

The Pinnacle
1772 Indian Wood Circle • Maumee, Ohio

Tickets: $100 per person

Featured Speaker: Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson tackles the thorny issue of injustice in the United States and how it affects all of us. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, that fights for the rights of victims of discrimination, the poor, the young and the condemned.

Stevenson is a professor at New York University School of Law. He has gained national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Stevenson has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice.

A graduate of Eastern University, Harvard Law School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he has won the American Bar Association's Wisdom Award for public service, the ACLU's National Medal of Liberty, a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice, and the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers named him the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Georgetown University Law School. In addition to directing the Equal Justice Initiative, he has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Michigan School of Law and lecturer at Harvard and Yale Law Schools.

Nomination forms for Public Interest Law Award and Community Advocacy Award

Presented by:

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO)
Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Program

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