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NFCJ Virtual Gala 2020

On September 17, 2020 the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice held its annual gala  -  but this year it was virtual!

Justice for All. Justice Now. was more than a fundraiser - it was a call to action to examine our current environment and promote justice reform for all. 

Tickets and Sponsorships

Tickets are no longer available for the Gala, but you can still support the work of the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice. Please donate today.

Please check out the "This is NACDL" video which launched the evening and set the tone for an incredible event. 

Enjoy the many faces shared through the Gala photo booth!

Listen to these incredibly moving remarks from Alice Marie Johnson who was presented with the Champion of Justice Award - Community Advocacy!


Download a copy of the Gala Journal to learn more about the evening, our guests and sponsors!

The Gala Featured Special Guest

  • Special Guest Bryan Stevenson
    Bryan Stevenson
    •  Bryan Stevenson founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative received the NACDL Lifetime Achievement Award and shared his views on the current state of criminal justice in America.

Additional Guests and Appearances by

  • Alice Johnson
    Alice Marie Johnson
    • Criminal justice reform advocate and former federal prisoner received the NACDL Champion of Justice, Community Advocacy Award.
  • Lil Baby
    Lil Baby
    • Grammy-nominated rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia engaged in an intriguing and honest dialog about race, justice and his personal experiences.
  • Steven Page
    Steven Page
    • Award winning performing artist, co-founder and former lead singer of Barenaked Ladies entertained guest with an incredible performance.

Tickets and Sponsorships

Tickets are no longer available for the Gala, but you can still support the work of the NACDL Foundation.


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Thank you to our sponsors

Champions of Liberty

Jason Flom
Nina J. Ginsberg

Sentinels of Truth

  • Andrew S. Birrell

  • Erin and Todd Farha

  • Goldstein and Orr

  • Leonard C. Goodman

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

  • Barry C. Scheck

  • Sidley Austin LLP

  • Lisa M. Wayne, Rick Jones and Vicki Young

  • Winston &Strawn

Protectors of Civil Rights

  • Breen & Pugh
  • Stephen Ross Johnson - Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.
  • Tin Fulton Walker and Owen in honor of Luke Largess

Advocates of Change

  • Daniel N. Arshack, Managing Partner - Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman, PLLC
  • Cramer & Cramer, LLC
  • Louise and Mark Holden
  • Howard S. Jonas
  • Timothy F. McCarthy - McCarthy & Hamrock
  • Linda and Norman Reimer
  • Sean J. Reimer
  • The Law Office of Justin Rosas
  • Law Offices of Theodore Simon

Patrons of Freedom

  • Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff, LLC
  • Findling Law Firm P.C.
  • GrayRobinson
  • The Haverford Trust Company
  • KaiserDillon
  • Stimson Stancil LaBranche Hubbard, LLC
  • Susan Walsh and Vladeck, Raskin and Clark PC


  • Blair Berk, Tarlow & Berk PC. 
  • J. W. Carney Jr. - Boston
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein
  • Greenspan Partners LLP
  • Hochglaube & DeBorde, PC
  • Richard Jaffe
  • Tom Jaronski, President & Founder – The Golf Connection LLC
  • Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A.
  • Jim Lavine - Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
  • Gerald B. Lefcourt
  • Deborah Leff
  • Huda Ajlani Macri
  • The Law Offices of Lisa A. Mathewson, LLC
  • Law Offices of Catharine D. O'Daniel
  • PNC
  • Prusak Law Group
  • Shertler & Onorato
  • Robert Toale
  • Martin Weinberg
  • Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A.
  • Christopher Wellborn

In-Kind Sponsors Include:

  • Digital Deception
  • The U Booth
  • Powered by Professionals
  • DJ Chill
  • The Golf Connection LLC

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