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Lesley Stahl, CBS correspondent, moderates sold-out benefit for Protect Our Defenders

A heartfelt thanks to Emmy award winning news correspondent Lesley Stahl for moderating our panel discussion on the military sexual assault crisis at Protect Our Defenders’ August 4th benefit on Martha’s Vineyard. The event benefited Protect Our Defenders Pro Bono Legal Program, which celebrated its one year anniversary this summer.

Nancy and Panel benefit

We’d also like to give special thanks to our panelists —  Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley (ret), who led the 1996 Aberdeen Sexual Assault Scandal Investigation; Paula Coughlin, former Navy Lieutenant and helicopter pilot who risked her career as a whistleblower to expose the military sexual assault scandal known as Tailhook; and attorney Susan Burke, who, with her clients, are featured in the Academy Award nominated documentary The Invisible War — for their candor and courage in sharing their personal experiences.