2019 Virtual Gala

Don’t save the date. Save human rights.

Welcome to The Next Twenty Years: A CJA Virtual Gala. Reserve your formal wear for another occasion. This unique celebration of human rights takes place right from the comfort of your own home—or anywhere you choose! #JusticeMatters

March 28, 2019

We know #JusticeMatters. Every dollar donated to CJA counts and puts us another step closer to a world where justice thrives.

With technology right at our fingertips, we want to connect with our global network of human rights supporters. By eliminating thousands of dollars of event costs needed to host a physical event, more of your donation goes directly to holding human rights abusers accountable.

Several easy ways to participate

Buy Tickets

$300 Premium Package
$100 Premium Entry
$35 Global Entry


Levels ranging from 

CJA Briefing

March 28, 5pm-7pm PST
Google Community Space
188 The Embarcadero
San Francisco

Choose a Table

Choose a virtual table then recruit friends to join you.

Get Social

Tell us why #JusticeMatters to you and tag CJA.
#[yourcity] #CJA

Sponsorships Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor! After deciding upon your sponsorship level, please fill out our sponsorship form and get in touch with Blake Johnson by email bjohnson@cja.org or by phone at (415) 529-7786.

$25,000 Counselor Level

All benefits listed below, plus:

  • Invitation for one (1) to join donor delegation site visit, tbd
  • One (1) Pro Bono Week email highlighting your support
  • Exclusive Sponsor (your firm logo) on one 2019 CJA Professional Network event


$10,000 Guardian Level 

All benefits listed below, plus:

  • Premier feature in legal publication ad, event materials, online & social media
  • Brown bag lunch with CJA attorney (or summer assoc. program)
  • One (1) social media posts to CJA list exclusively recognizing your support


$6,000 Defender Level

All benefits listed below, plus:

  • Membership in Justice Circle & benefits, one (1) hassle-free virtual table
  • Listing of your firm in legal publication ad*, event materials, online & social media
  • Sponsor (your logo) on one 2019 CJA Professional Network event

*Ad in legal publication requires completed sponsor paperwork by 3/5/19.


$3,000 Justice Sponsor

  • Justice Circle membership, recognition at virtual event, online & media


$1,000 Associate Justice Sponsor

  • Justice Circle membership, recognition at virtual event, online & media


$300 Premium Package  /  $100 Premium Entry  /  $35 Global Entry

Purchase a ticket to join us in the Global Ballroom and choose a CJA country or topic that is meaningful to you.


$300 Premium Package

  • Honorary Chair
  • 3 Drawing Entry
  • Swag Bag

$100 Premium Entry

  • 1 Drawing Entry
  • Swag Bag

$35 Global Entry

  • Swag Bag

Virtual Swag Bag

With ticket and sponsor packages, you will receive online ‘supplies’ to showcase your philanthropy to CJA and join in recognizing the importance of human rights in our current political climate.

You will receive links to items to show such as movies. You will have an insider’s look at what accountability and justice can mean for survivors.

Global Ballroom

Welcome to our Global Ballroom

Where do you want to sit?

Click on a table to learn more about the country or issue. Choose a table that is meaningful to you and join your table members.

To join a table or become an honorary chair please visit our tickets page.

Honorary Chair

Professional Network
for Human Rights
Beth van Schaack
Brent Lang

Victoria Hartanto

Anya Eckbo

Val Myers

Helaine Schweitzer

Nga Mai

Quyen Ta

Tim Lane

Bill Schulz

Leah Paisner

Honorary Chair

C. Dixon Osburn
Mintz Group

JR Hodder

Alon Shalev

Gayle Donsky

Steve Nam

Michael Hissey

Audrey Oh

Ann O'Reagan

Michael Chan

Allie Freiwald

Honorary Chair

Mina Titi Liu
Eric Rosenblum
Donal P Sullivan
Steven Taylor

Becca Minkoff

Artem Kolesov

Michelle Galloway

Christine Rasmussen

Michael Beadenkopf

Christine Stoneman

Joshua Douglas

Art Gary

Ann Murdock

Barry Johnson

MP Nunan

Jordan Roberts

Honorary Chair

Ramajana Hidic Demirovic
Cristina Yim

Betsy Nachbaur

Bill Nachbaur

Adonica Wada

Susie Hwang

Chris Ingraham

Erin Wyatt

Jess Whisnand

Emily Edwards

Michele La Berge

Honorary Chair

Carina Bentata
Robert Flynn
Chivy Sok

Linda Graham

Rebecca Geraldi

Sophany Bay

Brian Bartels

John Keker

Ralph Steinhardt

Itay Ravid

Tovi Bachar

Honorary Chair

Ajay Krishnan
Annie Reding

Jeron Donalds

Marjorie Donalds

Alon Shalev

Maya Karwande

Gabrielle Parris

Gerri Miller

Aaron Loeb

Honorary Chair

Daniel McLaughlin
Jane Rocamora

David Walker

Dugan Moore

Barbara Harper

Jessica Ellis

Alden Conner

Sergio Maceda

Barbara Jones

Max Gakh

Lydia Nussbaum

Honorary Chair

Susana Solis

Betsy Minkoff

Martin Minkoff

Mark Fishman

Shirley Traynor

Jessica Johnson

Helaine Schweitzer

Honorary Chair

Joan Haratani
Ralph Steinhardt

Rebecca Geraldi

Kelly Diggins

Cora Tellez

David Balabanian

Emily Rosendahl

Kurt Norton

Alexandra Bachan

Honorary Chair

Carmen Cheung

Bonnie Lau

Sandy Bulman

Linda Wong

Holly Draginis

Don Sullivan

Jerry Gray

Janisha Sabnani

Honorary Chair

Blake Johnson
Mintz Group

Philip Althouse

Jim Mintz

Staci Dresher

David Emanuel

Jennifer Barnette

Morgan Blum Schneider

Sarah Abraham

Colleen Higa

Honorary Chair

Nushin Sarkarati
Seema Mathur

Christine Brady

Catherine Amirfar

Elizabeth Nielsen

Elizabeth Cabraser

Erich Snow

Tyler Giannini

Leo Cunningham

Morty Stein

Honorary Chair

Rochelle & Warren King

Mark Eshoo

Caroline Scullin

Kelly Dermody

Michael Traynor

Wilma Wallace

Dianne Sampson

Dale Minami

Jon Nakamura

Honorary Chair

Gilat Bachar

Caitlin Zittkowski

Esther Sprague

Jean Podrasky

Mark Fishman

Joey Neugart

Shannon Raj

Luke Stone

Honorary Chair

Jennifer Rasmussen

Erica Embree

Jean Podrasky

Theresa Ann Amato

Daria Anichkova

Benjamin Cohen

Saralyn Cohen

Michael Daly

Omar Mohamed Ahmed El Sada

Alia El Sadda

Marc Elzweig

Sahand Farahati

Kimberly Ferguson

Rita Ghanem

Tammam Kaissi

Kristina Killick

Dennis Kitt

Naffie Lamin

Mark Lanpher

Daniel Lewis

Carlton Mosley

Danforth Newcomb

Donna Parisi

Cole Pritchett

Josanne Rickard

Matthew Rogier

Abdallah Nawaf Salam

Edmund Saw

Chaymaa Shady

Anna Shepard

Rebecca Shieh

Esha Tandon

Nathan Tasso

Samuel Vitello

Henry Weisburg

Ashley Hammett

Keisha James

Carter Nelson

Daniel Purisch

Honorary Chair

Ela Matthews
Farah Brelvi
Keala Carter

Kara Slack

Paul Wozniak

Jane Wang

Kassie Stone

Lara Kline

Molly Forstall

William Aceves

Host An Event

Host a live event at your home with your friends
the week of March 22-28, 2019.

When you purchase your virtual ticket or sponsorship, CJA will email you a virtual (online) kit of materials, a CJA celebration kit, for you to use.

Post your participation on social media by using the hashtag #CJA, #JusticeMatters, and #[YourCity].

Post a Selfie

Take a selfie or group selfie with a sign saying #CJA, #JusticeMatters, and #[YourCity].  We want to see and share photos from across the globe.

Tell Us Why

Tell us why #JusticeMatters to you. Follow @cja_news on twitter, instagram and facebook#CJA #JusticeMatters #[YourCity]

Check in at CJA on social media!


Watch and share the content we email you on social media the week of the Virtual Gala March 22-28, 2019.

Friday, March 22

Look for your virtual swag bag to arrive in your email. Virtual swag bag contains thought provoking documentaries and interviews with today’s human rights leaders. Learn about past and current rights issues and get involved!

Monday, March 25

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Award

Awarded to an NGO partner leading efforts for justice and accountability in-country. Past honorees have included

  • Hassan Bility, director of Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP)
  • Youk Chhang, executive director of the Documentation Center in Cambodia
  • Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR)

Tuesday, March 26

2019 Partner in Justice Award

Awarded to a law firm or corporation that has provided pro bono support to advance justice and accountability. Past honorees have included

  • Mintz Group
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • DLA Piper and Tara Lee

Wednesday, March 27

2019 Champion of Justice Award

Awarded to a leading human rights advocate. Past honorees have included

  • Ambassador David Scheffer, the first United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Navi Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Thursday, March 28

Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable: Current Challenges and Legal Strategies

CJA discussion hosted by CJA’s Professional Network for Human Rights

5:00pm – 7:00pm PST
Google Community Space
188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco


We look forward to our future auctions. Please contact Blake Johnson with questions or to donate.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

$25,000 Counselor Level

Robert Flynn

Rochelle &
Warren King

$15,000 Super Guardian Level

Wilson Sonsini
Goodrich & Rosati

$10,000 Guardian Level

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Jack Londen

Morrison & Foerster LLP

$6,000 Defender Level

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP

Joan M Haratani

Mina Titi Liu &
Eric Rosenblum

Gerald Gray &
Coleen Higa

$3,000 Justice Sponsor

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Beth van Schaack
& Brent Lang

Kassie & Luke Stone

Billy ‘Bo’ Boughton

Jim Mintz

Mintz Group


Lee and Peggy Zeigler

$1,000 Associate Justice Sponsor

Lee FitzGerald and
George Kohn

Jeron & Marjorie Donalds

C. Dixon Osburn
& JR Hodder

Kathy Roberts
& Aaron Loeb

Ajay Krishnan
& Annie Reding

Donald P Sullivan

Ralph Steinhardt

David Balabanian

Michael & Shirley Traynor

David Walker

Lucy and Joey Neugart Charitable Giving Fund

David Fischer

Susie Hwang

In-Kind Sponsor

MP Nunan,
Journalist Filmmaker

Gayle Donsky &
Morton Stein
Seema Mathur