Join us for the 2019 Breakfast for Justice!
May 22, 2019
7:00 am – 8:30am
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Join fellow ELAP supporters at the 9th Annual Breakfast for Justice! This annual event raises funds that are critical to support legal services for low-income families and survivors of domestic violence in King County. This year is special because we will be celebrating 30 years of ELAP’s dedication to the eastside community! Registration is now open!
Featured Speaker: Monika Kalra Varma, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Monika has dedicated her career to human rights and social justice work. Before relocating to California, Monika spent five years serving as the Executive Director of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, the largest provider of pro bono legal services in the District of Columbia serving 20,000 individuals, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. During Monika’s tenure, the Pro Bono Center received several awards including, the American Bar Association’s Harrison Tweed Award for long term excellence in increasing access to justice. Monika was also one of four members of the D.C. Bar’s executive team, setting the strategic direction and policies for the organization with 100,000 members.
Monika previously served as the Director of the Center for Human Rights at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights which partnered with social movement leaders domestically and internationally, providing long-term advocacy, legal and direct programming support. Her work at the RFK Center included ensuring a right to health in Haiti, ending untouchability in India, rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Katrina, increasing access to justice in Chad, and stopping modern-day slave labor conditions faced by migrant farm workers in Florida. Prior to the RFK Center, Monika worked as an associate legal officer with the Office of the Prosecutor at the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where her trial team secured the Tribunal’s first conviction of the crime of terror against General Stanislav Galić, the Serb military commander in Sarajevo from 1992-1994.
Monika is married to attorney Anurag Varma. They have an eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old twin boys. Monika enjoys writing children’s books that inspire the next generation of social movement leaders and change agents.
Our deepest appreciation goes out to our sponsors! Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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2019 Table Sponsors
Association of Corporate Counsel- Washington Chapter
Foster Pepper PLLC
Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller
Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder
McKinley Irvin Family Law
Oseran Hahn PS
Washington State Bar Corporate Counsel Section