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Lambda Legal Hosts West
Coast Liberty Awards
Jaunt to LA for Lambda Legal's West Coast Liberty Awards on Thursday, October 27, 6:30 pm to honor award recipient Jennifer C. Pizer, former Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director. Join Lambda Legal for our annual West Coast Liberty Awards and enjoy a hosted cocktail reception and buffet with Lambda Legal staff, board members, donors and special guests, in a trip organized by Charlie Spiegel at the Petersen Automotive Museum .
In a new location for 2011 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles , California , this year's gala event will honor longtime LGBT advocate and former Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Jenny Pizer as well as retired Justice Carlos Moreno, now a partner at Irell & Manella.
Jenny began her private practice of law for many years in SF at Khourie Crew & Jaeger and later Townsend and Townsend and Crew. She is the current Legal Director and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, a national think tank advancing sexual orientation law and public policy. She joined Williams after fifteen years at Lambda Legal in Los Angeles , where she was Senior Counsel and Marriage Project Director. While in private practice, Jenny was on Lambda Legal's board of directors, and other volunteer positions. She represented September 11the survivors, parents deprived of their children, targets of discrimination at work or school, and same-sex couples seeking equal family rights, including health insurance and the freedom to marry. She co-drafted California 's broad domestic partnership law and advised many policymakers about LGBT issues. Jenny also initiated Lambda Legal's focus on Health Care Fairness, and litigated Benitez v. North Coast Women's Care, which protects against health professionals' religious objections to treating LGBT patients equally.
What: Cocktails, Buffet Reception and Awards Presentation
When: Thursday, October 27 at 6:30pm
Where: 6060 Wilshire Boulevard , Los Angeles , CA
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