Thank you to all who joined us on May 16th for a celebration of our remarkable clients, staff and volunteers!
We are particularly grateful to all event sponsors. See the full list of sponsors here
See photos and videos by Gustavo Garcia of Colibri Workshop in our Event Gallery
. Learn more about the awards presented during the event below.
2023 Hero of Justice Award
This year's Hero of Justice Award is being presented to Rebecca Brown, Director of Policy at the Innocence Project in New York. Rebecca leads a national coordinated effort to implement federal and state policy changes aimed at preventing wrongful convictions, increasing access to the courts, and assuring compensation for those who have been wrongfully convicted. Click here
to read more about Rebecca and the importance of her work with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. See the video shared during the presentation of the 2023 Hero of Justice Award at this link
2023 Maureen Rowley Award
This year's Maureen Rowley Award is being presented to Leigh Skipper, a partner in the Trial Group at Duane Morris LLP, where he practices in the White Collar, Investigations, and Regulatory areas. Leigh is the former Chief Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He succeeded Maureen Rowley in that role in 2009 and held it until 2022. Leigh has devoted his career tor fighting for all defendants, particularly those who don't have access to private counsel, and is committed to training the next generation of lawyers. Click here
to read more about Leigh. See the video shared during the presentation of the 2023 Maureen Rowley Award at this link