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THE RELIGION CORNER: 30th Anniversary of the Annual Olender Awards

For the past thirty years, Jack H. Olender, Esq. has hosted his annual Olender Foundation Awards; what a marvelous occasion!  The Jack and Lovell Olender Foundation aims to counter poverty and violence and to promote opportunity and equal justice. The foundation supports a wide array of local and national organizations that serve the public. Each year the foundation honors public figures and ordinary citizens who make extraordinary contributions to society.  If you would love to attend this year’s Olender Foundation Awards to be held at the Kennedy Center,Saturday, December 5, 2015, call the office at 202-879-7777, for your free ticket.

Honorees for 2016, includes Advocate for Justice, Wil Haygood, author of “Showdown…Thurgood Marshal; Generous Heart Honoree is Robert A. Shuker, (Posthumous); accepted by his wife Nan R. Shuker; and the Peacemaker Award will go to Rev. George C. Gilber, Sr.; Rev. George C. Gilber, Jr; and Xavier D. Gilber, grandson.

Previous honorees of the Generous Heart Award, the website shows the first honoree back in 1986 was Dr. Calvin Rolark; 1989 to Paul Berry; 1990 Dr. Dorothy I. Height; 1992, Dr. Ben Carson; 2000 Tom Joyner; 2010 J.C. Hayward; 2012 Denise Rolark Barnes and 2013.

Peacemaker Honorees have ranged from President Ronald Reagan & President Mikhail Gorbachev; Governor L. Douglas Wilder; Dr. Robert Schuller; Prime Minister Yithat Rabin; Chairman Yasser Arafat, Ralph Nader, Esq. Muhammad Ali, to Senator John Edwards.

America’s Role Model Honorees have included Denyce Graves, Dominique Dawes; Kate Shindle, Miss America; Christopher Reeve; to Hon. Walter E. Washington;

Advocates for Justice have included Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Esq.; Hon. David A. Clarke, Hon. Joe Brown, John Walsh; to Congressman John Lewis and Congressman John Conyers.

Jack H. Olender is president of the malpractice law firm Jack H. Olender and Associates, PC. He has served as president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C., the American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C., and the George Washington American Inn of Court. Mr. Olender was the first lawyer in the District of Columbia certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Since winning the nation’s first multi-million dollar obstetric malpractice verdict in 1976, he has won or settled more than 200 cases upwards of $1 million each.

Jack Olender has been featured on numerous network, cable, and local television and radio programs, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and, Larry King Live.  D.C. area media have repeatedly called Jack Olender the “King of Malpractice” and his firm has been described as “the local heavyweight malpractice law firm” by the Washington Business Journal. In a December 2004 profile of Washington’s top 30 lawyers, Washingtonian magazine said, “of all the medical-malpractice lawyers in the country, none is more feared or recognized than Jack Olender…”The four senior trial attorneys are all named in Best Lawyers in America and in Super Lawyers, published by Law and Politics again in 2014.  He is the chief trial counsel in the first multi-million dollar obstetric malpractice verdict in the country; he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to 100 of the very best personal injury and malpractice lawyers in the country)

The scripture that is so fitting for The Jack and Lovell Foundation is Acts 20:35, which says “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Thank you Mr. Olender for supporting The Lyndia Grant Show!  Your support has made all of the difference, and I’m so very thankful.

Lyndia Grant is a radio talk show host on 1340, WYCB AM, Fridays at 6 p.m. Visit her website a www.lyndiagrant.com, call her at 202-558-2107 and send emails to lyndiagrant@gmail.com.

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