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Summer Associates Research Project Begins

Nearly 30 summer associates from ten law firms began the Summer Associates Research Project (SARP) with a kickoff breakfast headlined by Jean and Jerry Moore Southwest Civil Rights Counsel Cheryl Drazin.   Cheryl spoke about the history of ADL, the importance of its work in general, and the significance of the work the summer associates would be doing. “I wanted them

Hundreds Applaud Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro at ADL’s 2015 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award Luncheon

Nearly 600  members of Houston’s legal community and their guests helped the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) give the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award to Melanie Gray of Winston & Strawn, LLP and Mark Wawro of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. April 22. Attorney John McArthur heaped praise on Wawro and Gray, both of whom he’s known for thirty-plus years.   He spoke glowingly about

ADL National Civil Rights Director Discusses “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

The title of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter’s speeches to ADL’s Women’s Initiative and Board captures in five words what ADL is up against every single day: the fierce urgency of now. Hatred, bigotry and bias wax and wane, but almost every day, ADL works to proactively stop hate before it starts, or ADL has to

ADL National Civil Rights Director to Speak to Women’s Initiative

With terrorists targeting journalists and police, the traditional champions of our constitutional freedoms, and grand jury decisions on allegations of police brutality prompting protests, civil rights are on top of everyone’s mind these days. That’s why the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Women’s Initiative brings National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter to Houston February 18 to discuss:  “The Fierce Urgency of Now:

David Berg Receives 2014 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award

More than 500 people streamed into a downtown Houston hotel ballroom to help the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honor attorney David Berg with ADL’s Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award. The Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award is given annually to an outstanding member of the legal community who exhibits an exceptional commitment to equality, justice, fairness, and community service, and David Berg