February 12, 2016

20th Anniversary Reception

20th Anniversary Reception

Saturday, August 1, 2015 ­
7:00 – 8:30 pm
ABA Annual Meeting
Headquarters Hotel
Chicago, IL 


In honor of the important work accomplished by the passage of the Violence Against Women Act and the creation of the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence 20 years ago, the Commission will celebrate 20 trailblazers who played an instrumental role in mobilizing the legal profession against domestic and sexual violence by either creating, supporting, advancing, or advocating for the CDSV or VAWA over the past two decades.

Reserve tickets HERE 

Tickets are free; however, pre-registration is required to attend. 

COUNSEL: $1,000

  • Half-page black-and-white tribute ad in commemorative program book;
    • Ads cannot be competitive in nature or promote the company in any way.
  • Acknowledgement as a Counsel supporter on Commission website for one year;
  • Acknowledgement as a Counsel supporter on sign at event listing names of all supporters;
  • Invitation to a private reception for ABA leadership and award recipients;
  • 2 reserved tickets

Quarter-page tribute ad: 3.5" wide x 4.75" high - $150

Vice President Joseph Biden, United States of America, Washington, DC
ABA President's 20th Anniversary Vision Award Recipient

The Honorable Patrick Leahy, Senator, State of Vermont, Washington, DC
ABA President's 20th Anniversary Vision Award Recipient


Jacqueline Agtuca, Director of Policy, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT

Cherri N. Allison, Executive Director, Alameda County Family Justice Center, Oakland, CA

Allen M. Bailey, Owner, Law Offices of Allen M. Bailey, Anchorage, AK

Mike Bedke, Partner, DLA Piper, Tampa, FL

Hon. Jerry J. Bowles, Circuit Judge, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Louisville, KY

Sarah Buel, Clinical Law Professor, ASU College of Law , Tempe, AZ

Hon. Matthew J. D'Emic, Judge, New York State Supreme Court, Brooklyn, NY

Margaret B. Drew, Director of Clinics and Experiential Learning, University of Massachusetts School of Law, Dartmouth, MA

Terry L. Fromson, Managing Attorney, Women's Law Project, Philadelphia, PA

Sally F. Goldfarb, Professor, Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ

Julie Goldscheid, Professor, CUNY Law School, Long Island City, NY

Grace Huang, Public Policy Coordinator, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Seattle, WA

Lisalyn R. Jacobs, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Legal Momentum. Arlington, VA

Mark Schickman, Attorney at Law, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP, San Francisco, CA

Michael R. Smalz, Senior Attorney, Ohio Poverty Law Center, Columbus, OH

Sharon Stapel, Executive Director, New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, New York, NY

Joan Zorza, J.D., Domestic Violence Report, Mitchellville, MD


Wanda Lucibello, Chief of the Special Victims Division, The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, NY
Sharon L. Corbitt Award Winner

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