This June, CWLC honored US Senator Barbara Boxer and UC Berkeley School of Law Professor Nancy Lemon at the 2014 Pursuit of Justice Awards. Thank you again to all of our guests and our sponsors who made the event such a success and our work possible.
Senator Boxer was recognized for her work supporting female veterans and their families. In 2013, CWLC was honored to host Senator Boxer at our office to highlight the unacceptable existence of sexual assault in the military, call for change regarding the way the military addresses sexual assault and to share her plan to better protect survivors and prevent future abuse. In 2010, Senator Boxer founded the Senate Military Family Caucus to help address the challenges faced by families of U.S. service members who sacrifice so much for our country. She is a tireless advocate for female veterans and a co-author of the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA).
Professor Nancy Lemon was honored for her decades of work as a leading authority on domestic violence matters. Professor Lemon pioneered the study of Domestic Violence in law schools and is the author of Domestic Violence Law, the premiere textbook on the subject. Since 1988, Lemon has been teaching the Domestic Violence Seminar at Boalt, and also directs the Domestic Violence Practicum.
We are grateful to Ana Garcia for her energy as she very ably emceed the event and to our Board Secretary, Cathy Kim, for sharing why she is so dedicated to our mission and work.
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