2019 Exemplar Award Dinner

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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. We invite you to join us on June 12 as we celebrate their commitment to equal justice.

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Exemplar Awardees

The 2019 Exemplar Award honorees are Monica Howard Douglas, general counsel for Coca-Cola North America, and Frank R. Jimenez, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Raytheon Company. 

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Monica Howard Douglas, general counsel for Coca-Cola North America, is passionate about pro bono service. Under her leadership, Coca-Cola’s pro bono activities have grown into a dynamic, year-round program with extensive impact. Monica has always been committed to advancing the public interest. During law school, she helped charter the Stanford Chapter of Street Law where she actively promoted the rights of incarcerated juveniles. She has served on the Board of Directors of CASA (Child Appointed Special Advocates) and Cool Girls, Inc. and currently is on the Board of Junior Achievement USA.Read more here


Frank R. Jimenez is vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Raytheon Company. In addition to cultivating a strong pro bono culture at Raytheon, Frank also boldly advocates for equal justice. As an initial signer of a letter to Congress in 2018 urging for continued Legal Services Corporation funding, he helped encourage more than 200 other corporate leaders to sign on in support. Frank’s leadership on the board of directors at Equal Justice Works, Pro Bono Partnership, Atlantic Legal Foundation, and other nonprofits strengthens both regional and national equal justice efforts. Learn more about Frank here.

Kutak-Dodds Prize 

The 2019 Kutak-Dodds Prize nominations are now open. The deadline to nominate is April 5, 2019.  

2018 Exemplar Award Dinner Highlight Slideshow

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

A Year at NLADA

Take a look at what our amazing community did this past year!


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