NEW YORK, NY - June 26, 2013 - Lawyers Without Borders, an international not-for-profit focused on promoting rule of law, announced today the appointment of Anne B. Rudman as chair of the organization's board of directors.

Over the past six years Ms. Rudman has worked with Lawyers Without Borders to implement trial advocacy programs in Liberia, Kenya and Uganda. In addition, Ms. Rudman has conducted legal training with the organization, emphasizing trial advocacy skills for criminal practitioners, judges and magistrates in Liberia and Ghana.

"I am honored to be chosen as the new chair of the Lawyers Without Borders board of directors," said Ms. Rudman. "I hope to become an integral assistant in the expansion of the organization as it continues its commitment to programming around the globe and promoting the rule of law."

"Anne possesses critical and practical skills that are of tremendous value to the Lawyers Without Borders mission," said Christina Storm, Executive Director of Lawyers Without Borders. "Her history of volunteer service both in and outside of the organization, and as a generous supporter of Lawyers Without Borders, makes her an ideal leader for our board. I look forward to working more closely with her in this new role."

Ms. Rudman brings a personal understanding of Lawyers Without Borders and its mission along with 25 years of experience prosecuting and defending major criminal matters. She recently joined the John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Foundation Board of Trustees in 2011 and previously held a position on John Jay's Advisory Board of the Pre Law Institute. Ms. Rudman is also on the Board of the New York Road Runners Club, responsible for the New York City Marathons as well as providing youth fitness programs for more than 115,000 children in public schools.

About Lawyers Without Borders

Founded in 2000, Lawyers Without Borders is a U.S.-based international nonprofit dedicated to preserving the integrity of the legal process and access to justice through training, community outreach, capacity building, neutral observation and other mechanisms that support rule of law in national contexts consistent with international norms.

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