SeniorLAW Center 2021 Gala (Virtual Event)
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: SeniorLAW Center
- Special Events
This year’s Gala will honor remarkable women who helped pave the way in elder justice and women’s leadership:
- U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon
U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) has been a partner of SeniorLAW Center in pursuing access to justice for vulnerable populations since long before she was sworn in as a U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District in November 2018. Congresswoman Scanlon previously served as national pro bono counsel at a major U.S. law firm, where she directed and supervised over 600 lawyers in 15 offices in providing more than 50,000 hours of pro bono legal services annually to low-income clients and non-profit organizations, including SeniorLAW Center.
- Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym
Helen Gym is a longtime organizer and the first Asian American woman elected to Philadelphia’s City Council. Seated in 2016, Councilmember Gym leads a human rights agenda rooted in housing, education, and racial and economic justice. In her Council tenure, she partnered with SeniorLAW and a coalition of housing advocates to establish a legal defense fund, right to counsel law, and a mandatory pre-filing diversion program for renters facing eviction. In her Council tenure, she partnered with SeniorLAW and a coalition of housing advocates to establish a legal defense fund, right to counsel law, and a mandatory pre-filing diversion program for renters facing eviction.
- Cherri Gregg, Esq.
Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio, is an attorney, journalist, and community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio. She reports on a variety of public affairs and social justice related issues, including groundbreaking coverage of elder abuse, guardianship exploitation and other elder justice issues. Cherri puts her law degree to work, providing analysis and extensive coverage on many highly publicized community legal issues, has emceed the SeniorLAW Center Gala for the past several years and featured SLC work on her show. She is an advocate for older people and a voice for human rights across the region.
- Kathy E. Ochroch, Esq.
Kathy E. Ochroch, Esq. is a champion of pro bono and access to justice. As a Partner and Director of Pro Bono Services at Blank Rome, LLP, she supervises and coordinates all aspects of the firm’s award-winning national pro bono program for its over 600 attorneys. Kathy also maintains a substantive pro bono practice herself, handling pro bono guardianship cases, trusts and estates matters, child advocacy, social security disability cases, veterans’ discharge cases, immigration and asylum matters, transgender name change cases, and death penalty cases.
- .Hall of Fame inductee Teresa N. Cavenagh, Esq.
Teresa N. Cavenagh, Esq. joined SeniorLAW Center’s Board of Directors in 2009, serving as Board Chair, Officer, ambassador, champion and volunteer attorney. Teresa has been with Duane Morris LLP since 1976, initially as Duane Morris’ law librarian and since 1985 as an attorney. Teresa leads by example through pro bono service. She is an outstanding volunteer attorney for SeniorLAW Center, providing legal services to hundreds of older adults through the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine for the past several years. Her leadership skills and talents have been instrumental to SeniorLAW Center’s enormous growth and achievements throughout the last decade.
The Gala will include compelling stories, celebration, and more.
For more information about sponsorships or tickets contact Kristen Wilson at 215.701.3209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristen WilsonSeniorLAW Center215-701-3209