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2016 Protect Our Defenders Justice Award Photos

Photos from Protect Our Defenders’ First Annual Justice Awards!

On January 28, 2016, Protect Our Defenders awarded the first two annual Protect Our Defenders Justice Awards. The inaugural annual awards were given to two attorneys from the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), Cacilia Kim, Special Counsel, and Elizabeth Kristen, Director of their Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program, for their remarkable efforts on behalf military sexual assault survivors through our Pro Bono Network. For too long, survivors of military sexual assault have been silenced, and left to face a hostile military system on their own. Thanks to the generous efforts of attorneys like Cacilia and Elizabeth, these survivors now have someone in their corner, fighting for their rights.

Read more about this award and the awardees here.

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The winners of the inaugural Justice Award. From left to right: Cacilia Kim, Elizabeth Kristen, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier

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Thank you to the POD Squad for coordinating this event! From left to right: Lia Turk, Lilli Rey and Sibylle Whittam

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POD Founder & CEO Nancy Parrish

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Survivor and POD Advisory Board member Heath Phillips

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POD President Col Don Christensen (ret.)

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier presenting the Justice Award to Cacilia Kim

Cacilia Kim, Special Counsel at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC)

Congresswoman Jackie Speier presenting the Justice Award to Elizabeth Kristen

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Elizabeth Kristen, Director of the Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC)

 

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