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Contact: Alta Levat
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- Pace Law School’s Women’s Justice Center will honor Colleen McGrath, former director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Richard L. Ottinger, former congressman and dean emeritus of Pace Law School, at the Center’s third annual benefit dinner, A Celebration of Justice for Women, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Tarrytown House.
Ms. McGrath will receive the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award for her inspirational leadership and advocacy on behalf of battered women. Dean Ottinger will receive the Creative Vision for Women’s Justice Award for his dedication to the advancement of women’s legal rights and for his role in the establishment and growth of the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Pace University alumna Rossana Rosado, publisher and CEO of El Diario/La Prensa, will deliver the keynote address and attorney Michael G. Dowd, founder of the Women’s Justice Center, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The Annual Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program, “Ethics, Women and the Law.” Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Silent auction items include weekend stays at five-star New York City hotels, tickets to the U.S. Open, the Knicks and Mets, shopping sprees in Westchester villages and memberships to fitness clubs. Individual dinner tickets are $150 and sponsorship tables are available for $10,000, 5,000 3,000 and 1,500. For more information on journal ads, tickets and donations call, Lillian Fanelli at (914) 422-4062.
The Pace Women’s Justice Center is a not-for-profit organization that relies on public and private contributions to support its mission and to sustain the many programs that provide domestic violence intervention and legal representation to battered women.
Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time and part-time day and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Environmental Law and the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs and its Clinical Education Program also is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, poverty law, environmental litigation, securities arbitration and disability law. Pace Law School is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.