2020 Exemplar Award Dinner

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Washington, D.C.

Each year at our Exemplar Award Dinner, we pay tribute to the amazing NLADA equal justice community, sharing their stories and those of the people they serve. We honor members of the corporate and private bar and leaders in civil legal aid, public defense, and policy – those people and organizations who reinforce why our work and advocacy are so vital to those who cannot otherwise afford counsel. 

2020 Exemplar Award

Marcus V. Brown  is executive vice president and general counsel at Entergy Corporation. At Entergy, Marcus sees having a positive social impact and promoting sustainability as a core business strategy, leveraging increased commitment and resources in pursuit of equal justice.  As general counsel, he spearheaded an initiative designed to engage 100% of his team participating in pro bono work each year. Under his guidance, Entergy’s commitment to pro bono excellence has included hiring a fulltime pro bono counsel, as well as engaging in extensive and intensive partnerships with local clinics, providing direct legal services to low-income individuals, and representing community serving non-profit organizations. Learn more about Marcus here.

Click to learn more about past Exemplar Honorees and Kutak-Dodds Prize Recipients

Social Justice Art Auction

By popular demand, NLADA will be brining back a highlight of 2019's event: a silent auction of social justice-themed art during the cocktail reception of the Exemplar Award Dinner. Artwork will depict justice issues ranging from incarceration to political protest. All pieces are generously donated by artists from across the country, and funds raised will directly support NLADA's mission of expanding access to counsel and safeguarding justice for all. Explore last year's catalogue of extraordinary pieces here as part of this special evening. 

Become a sponsor! Learn about sponsorship opportunities here and download a pledge form here.

We invite you to join us on June 9 as we celebrate equal justice leaders who are employing creative solutions to eliminate barriers to justice for all. 

2019 Exemplar Award Dinner Highlight Slideshow

Relive this amazing night of fun, appreciation and safeguarding justice! 

Please contact Chelsey Gibson, Major Gifts Officer at [email protected] or 202-452-0620 Ext 259 for more information.