Going the Extra Mile
A benefit reception for Whitman-Walker Health's Legal Services Program.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW


GTEM 2014

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile is a cocktail reception where leaders from the Washington area legal community gather to support this important work. This year, Whitman-Walker will present the annual Joel A. Toubin Memorial Award to the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University, which for more than two decades has pioneered collaborations between medical and legal professionals to enhance the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Please join us at the beautiful House of Sweden to celebrate Whitman-Walker's Legal Services Program.

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In the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Whitman-Walker Clinic (now Whitman-Walker Health) recognized the importance of competent, compassionate legal assistance to holistic health care, and established one of the oldest medical-legal partnerships in the Nation. For almost 30 years, Whitman-Walker has helped tens of thousands of persons with HIV/AIDS in the Washington, DC area obtain access to affordable and nondiscriminatory health care; understand and enforce their rights in the workplace; protect their medical privacy; obtain much-needed disability income if they were too sick to work; navigate U.S. immigration laws; and safeguard their own and their families' futures with wills, advance healthcare directives and powers of attorney.

In recent years we have expanded our services to help gay men, lesbians and transgender persons combat discrimination, secure adequate health care, protect themselves and their families in the event of future incapacity or death, and obtain asylum in the U.S. if they faced persecution in their countries of origin. We also help transgender men and women to change their identity documents and other legal records to reflect their new names and actual gender.

In the most recent 12 months, Whitman-Walker staff lawyers and volunteer lawyers and paralegals assisted more than 2,300 new clients on more than 3,700 new legal matters. Long recognized as a national and international model, the Legal Services Program has been recognized as a “Human Rights Hero” by the American Bar Association’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities.  Read more about Whitman-Walker Legal Services' recent accomplishments here.

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Thank you to our sponsors of Going the Extra Mile 2013!


Going the Extra Mile 2014 Sponsors

Headliners ($12,500+)

Hogan Lovells

Marathoners ($10,000 +)

Arnold & Porter

Wiley Rein

Sprinters ($7,500 +)

Akin Gump 2013

Beveridge&Diamond LLP 180 x 63

Runners ($5,000 +)

Alston & Bird NEW

Fried Frank

Latham 330 x 51

Mayer Brown


Sidley Austin

Steptoe 2013

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (250 x 85)

Jurists ($2,500 +)

DLA Piper logo 175 x 107 px

Crowell & Moring 200 x 36

Gibson Dunn

Hunton & Williams 150 x 74

Jenner & Block logo

Morgan Lewis 220 x 40

James J. Sandman


White & Case LLP (200 x 16)

Solicitors ($1,000 +)

Cecily E. Baskir & John A. Freedman

Chip D. Cannon, Jr. & Jaime M. Crowe

Alan Grimaldi

Harold L. Segall

Robert N. & Cheryl Toubin Weiner

Going the Extra Mile 2014 Documents
Name Owner Date  
GTEM 2014 Sponsorship Commitment Form   David Mallory 4/9/2014 12:13:45 PM    

GTEM 2014 Sponsorship Levels & Benefits   David Mallory 3/28/2014 10:39:50 AM    

Legal Services Program Description   David Mallory 3/10/2014 5:12:00 PM    
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Inside This Section

Steering Committee

Patrick McGlone, Co-Chair
peter d. shields, Co-Chair
George (Chip) D. Cannon, Jr.
James gallatin
Alan M. Grimaldi
mark herzog
jared w. johnson
areta l. kupchyk
corey w. roush
harold l. segall
Cheryl Toubin Weiner
Robert N. Weiner


Host Committee

Erika h. Arner
cecily f. baskir & john a. freedman
Patricia a. Brannan
chip d. cannon, jr. & jaime m. crow
eva marie carney
daryl a. (sandy) chamblee
jeffrey  s. crowley
ruth eisenberg
adam j. falcone
jonathan m. fee
jonathan c. fritts
jacqueline i. grise
karen t. grisez
christopher j. herrling
paul c. hurdle iii
ellen m. jakovic
barbara k. kagan
peter m. kazon & paul cunningham
carolyn b. lamm & peter edward halle
marcia tavares maack
william a. mcgrath
paul j. murphy
barry m. parsons
robert raben
roberta a. (bert) ritvo
seth a. rosenthal
james j. sandman
paul m. smith
brett a. snyder
robert j. spagnoletti
joan h. strand
rebecca k. troth
marsha tucker
erich veitenheimer & drew Cariaso
kelly d. voss
t. clark weymouth
melvin white
christopher wolf 


The Joel A. Toubin Award

The Toubin Award is presented annually to a person or organization that has made a distinguished contribution to the rights and well-being of those affected by HIV/AIDS. This award is named in honor of Joel Toubin, brother of long-time Whitman-Walker supporter and former Board member Cheryl Weiner, and brother-in-law of Past D.C. Bar President Rob Weiner.

In 2014, we will present the Joel A. Toubin Award to the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University which is leading a movement to bring medical providers and legal professionals together to advance the health and well-being of low-income and disadvantaged communi
ties - a partnership at the heart of Whitman-Walker's mission.

Our Venue 

House of Sweden

House of Sweden in Washington D.C. houses the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Iceland and office suites as well as an Event Center that features conference and exhibition halls. Situated on the Potomac River, House of Sweden has become the perfect place to meet and work in the heart of Georgetown.