Saul Ewing sponsors Justice in Action Awards Luncheon
Saul Ewing LLP and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee was a proud sponsor of the Justice in Action 2017 Awards Luncheon on February 10, 2017 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The event brought together more than 160 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 co-chaired the event with Michael Soileau of Comcast and spoke at the opening and closing of the awards ceremony. Mara Keisling, founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, was honored for creating an organization to advocate for life-saving change for transgender people and her dedication to the cause for nearly two decades.
“We were excited to hear from Mara at a time when LGBTQ people, more than ever, need an experienced advocate to help them advance and defend their rights in this uncertain political climate,” Jessica said. “She is truly at the forefront of fighting discrimination and inequality.”
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