NLADA to Recognize Equal Justice Honorees at Examplar Dinner

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Release Date: 
Monday, June 10, 2019


Monday, June 10, 2019

For Immediate Release


Honorees include Corporate Leaders from Raytheon Company and The Coca-Cola Company; Inaugural Art Action Features Artists Justyne Fischer and Frank Wu, Among Others

(Washington, DC) The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) will recognize individuals from the equal justice community – the corporate, private bar, civil legal aid, public defense and policy sectors – helping to bring legal access to those who are otherwise are unable to afford such counsel – at its 2019 Exemplar Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on the evening of Wednesday, June 12.

The 2019 Exemplar Awardees are Monica Howard Douglas, General Counsel, Coca-Cola North America, and Frank R. Jimenez, Vice President, General Counsel and the Corporate Secretary, Raytheon Company.

This year’s dinner co-chairs include: Clint Lyons, president & CEO, NLADA Insurance Program; Max W. Laun, Vice President and General Counsel, Arconic; John F. Schultz, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Ernest LaMont Greer, Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; and David Higbee, Co-Head of the Global Antitrust Group and Clare O’Brien, Partner, both from Shearman & Sterling.

NLADA will also present the Kutak-Dodds Prizes to Frank P. Cervone, Executive Director, the Support Center for Child Advocates and John Schoeffel, Staff Attorney, the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice.

In addition, NLADA will hold its inaugural art auction of justice-themed art. Art from around the country including correctional facilities, have been donated for this unique event. Some of the artists featured include Justyne Fischer and Frank Wu. The full catalogue of donated art can be found here.



What: NLADA’s 2019 Exemplar Awards Dinner: Innovative Justice: Celebrating Transformational Leadership.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: Cocktail Reception and Art Auction at 6:00 p.m.; Dinner & Program at 7:30 p.m.

Where: InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf; 801 Wharf Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Who: NLADA’s Exemplar Awardees: Monica Howard Douglas & Frank R. Jimenez; Kutak-Dodds winners: Frank P. Cervone & John Schoeffel

Visual/Photo Opportunities: Yes

Contact: Twitter@NLADA | Sharon Singh at [email protected] | Tiara Wood at [email protected]


The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. NLADA has pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local levels through the creation of our public defender systems and other important institutions from The Sentencing Project to the Legal Services Corporation. A leader in the development of national standards for civil legal aid and public defense, NLADA also provides advocacy, training and technical assistance for equal justice advocates across the country.