The Wiley A. Branton Award was first bestowed by the Washington Lawyers' Committee in 1989. It takes its name from Wiley A. Branton, Sr., an extraordinary man whose life embodied civil rights advocacy of the highest order.Each year, approximately 800 to 1,000 attorneys and business leaders attend this event to honor recipients of the Branton Award. This award is presented to members of the legal and civil rights advocacy community whose lifetime efforts exemplify Branton's deep commitment to pro bono service that is at the heart of the Committee's mission
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