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Saul Ewing sponsors Justice in Action Awards Luncheon

Event Dates: February 26, 2016

Firm associate Jessica Meller to speak at event benefitting Mazzoni Center Legal Services

Saul Ewing LLP is a proud sponsor of the 7th annual Justice in Action Awards Luncheon, which  brings together legal professionals, law students and others to raise funds for Mazzoni Center Legal Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mazzoni provides legal assistance to people of limited financial means who face discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Saul Ewing associate Jessica L. Meller is co-chairing the event with Michael Soileau of Comcast and she will speak at the opening and closing of the awards ceremony. This year’s event celebrates Mazzoni’s 20 years of work championing LGBT rights and will honor attorneys Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal for more than 20 years, and Michael Williams, who drafted legislation that added gender identity protection to antidiscrimination laws in Philadelphia and New Hope, Pennsylvania.

“Each year this event provides an opportunity to hear from people on the forefront of the LGBT legal rights and advocacy movements,” Jessica said. “We are excited to hear from both Kevin and Michael about their legacies, challenges, and achievements, as well as their vision of where the LGBT rights movement is headed in the years to come.”

The luncheon will take place from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market  Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A two-hour CLE session, “Developments in Transgender Rights: How They Fit with Poverty and Discrimination Laws,” will begin at 9:30 a.m., prior to the awards luncheon.

Click here for more information, to purchase tickets and to register for the CLE.