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Mark D. Agrast, D.C. Life Fellow, to Receive Two Awards at ABA Midyear Meeting

November 15, 2018, Fellows in the news

Mark D. Agrast, D.C. Life Fellow and House of Delegates member, will receive the 2019 Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service at the upcoming ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas. The award, named in honor of the late Father Robert F. Drinan, a former member of Congress who chaired the Section in 1990-91, recognizes individuals whose sustained and extraordinary commitment to the Section has advanced its mission of providing leadership to the legal profession in protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. Mr. Agrast  will receive the ABA Stonewall Award too. The award will be presented by the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The purpose of the Stonewall Award is to recognize those lawyers, members of the judiciary and legal academia who have effected real change to remove barriers on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the legal profession and the world, nation, state and/or locale, and to recognize those who have championed diversity for the LGBT community, both within the legal profession and impacting the greater human universe.

Mr. Agrast is the Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the American Society of International Law. Before joining the Society, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he had responsibility for legislative initiatives and oversight in the areas of national security, immigration, and criminal justice. He is also a leader of the World Justice Project and is currently the Vice President. 

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