2019 Annual Awards Reception

April 4, 2019

6PM – 8PM

Washington, D.C.



Join the Judge David L. Bazelon Center’s Board of Trustees and staff at our 2019 Annual Awards Reception on Thursday, April 4 2019, from 6 PM – 8 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

It will be an inspiring evening where we’ll celebrate leaders whose legal and policy advocacy has made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC

Format: Cocktail Reception, Business Attire

Tickets: Early Bird $135
Regular Price $185

Award Recipients:

Featured SpeakerVanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Corporation of the Year AwardErnst & Young, LLP

Outstanding Pro-Bono Lawyer AwardAaron M. Panner, Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC

Outstanding Pro-Bono Law Firm AwardSteptoe & Johnson LLP

Advocate of the Year: Kathy Flaherty, Executive Director, Connecticut Legal Rights Project

Emerging Young Advocate: Nyamuon Nguany Machar,  Cultural Strategist and Advocate, Disability Rights Maine



Sponsors- Become a Sponsor

Please be a sponsor for the event at one of the four designated levels, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, April 4, 2019. By making a contribution, you will become part of the Bazelon Center’s movement to advance the rights of people with mental disabilities.

Sponsoring the Annual Awards can be very beneficial to the companies and law firms that join us. From brand promotion, to employee benefits that create a culture of giving back, your partnership with the Bazelon Center will extend beyond a single night while creating a lasting impact on the lives people with mental disabilities.

Last year’s event sponsors included Law Offices of Peter Angelos, Estee Lauder Companies, General Motors, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Schulte, Roth & Zabel, LLP, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll, The Law Offices of Kenneth Feinberg, PC, GlaxoSmithKline, Wells Fargo, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, Strook Strook & Lavan, and Vanguard Communications.