January 2016 Bar Bulletin
Morris Dees to Keynote Breakfast with Champions
By Scott Pinkston
The King County Bar Foundation is proud to feature internationally acclaimed civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its 16th Annual Breakfast With Champions on Tuesday, March 29.
After launching a private law practice in 1960 and winning a series of groundbreaking civil rights cases, Dees co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1971, along with his law partner, Joseph J. Levin, Jr., and the late civil rights leader, Julian Bond.
Known for some of his innovative lawsuits that crippled the Ku Klux Klan and other notorious, white-supremacist hate groups, Dees has been the recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including Trial Lawyer of the Year from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award from the National Education Association, and the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest award for exceptionally distinguished service.
All members of the bar are encouraged to attend the Breakfast to recognize and applaud the work of hundreds of your colleagues who have dedicated their time and talents in providing access to justice and diversity. As KCBF’s largest annual fundraiser, the Breakfast With Champions raises money that supports KCBA’s Pro Bono Services programs, delivered to more than 10,000 King County residents who are in the greatest need and among the least served.
For more information about the Breakfast and sponsorship opportunities, visit our webpage at www.kcbf.org/bwc. You may also contact Scott Pinkston, development manager, at 206-267-7005. We look forward to seeing you there!
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