2016 Recipients

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Where presented : 
Exemplar Award Dinner
Recipient(s) name: 
Lisa Greenman, Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project, and Jane Perkins, National Health Law Program
Reason for selection of recipient(s): 

Lisa Greenman receives the Kutak-Dodds Prize for her extraordinary career at the intersection of indigent defense and mental health. Described by her colleagues as “a fierce and compassionate advocate for the poor and defenseless,” Lisa has dedicated almost 30 years to advocating for clients in capital and non-capital cases, while be­coming a national authority on protecting procedural fairness for clients with intellectual disabilities.
Jane Perkins is recognized with the Kutak-Dodds Prize for her work as “the advocate that saved Medicaid.” Jane joined the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) in 1984 and by 1997, she had already received NLADA’s Reginald Heber Smith Award in recogni­tion of her magnificent achievements in providing direct representation on behalf of Americans in poverty. Her writing and analysis on healthcare issues garnered national recognition and even then she stood at the forefront of the fight for access to justice in the healthcare arena.