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Schnader Receives Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award

On November 6, 2007 by Schnader in Class Action

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Caroline M. Brobeil
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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2007 – Washington, D.C.: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP was honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights with the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award for work done as part of the group of attorneys, law firms, public interest organizations, and professionals in the military working to protect the rights of individuals being detained at Guantánamo Bay.  The Awards Dinner, held November 1 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., featured Bob Herbert, op-ed columnist for the The New York Times, who delivered the keynote address.

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is a nationally-recognized public interest law firm that represents people facing the death penalty and brings class action litigation to protect the civil and human rights of people in the criminal justice system. Every year at the Awards Dinner in Washington D.C., SCHR honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights. In recognizing the counsel and advocates for Guantánamo Bay detainees, SCHR applauded their leadership and dedication to protecting the rights of the accused.  Schnader has a long and proud tradition of providing pro bono service to those in need of representation, and is honored to have been recognized by the SCHR with the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award.

Gordon Woodward, Jim Eisenhower, Tim Lewis, Ben Hahn, Jon Stern, Ed Manchester, and Mollie Finnan represented the Firm at the event.