On January 3, 2018, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. lawyer, Vincent J. Ward gave a thoughtful lecture to members and guests at the Albuquerque Lawyers Club monthly meeting. His topic was his representation of Ms. Chelsea Manning in her appeal to the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Ward also represented Ms. Manning in her successful petition for clemency granted by President Obama. Ward discussed the issues relating to whistleblowers in general and the need for increased protection for military members who take the steps to expose government wrongdoing.