Maryland Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council welcomed prominent members from Maryland’s legal and business communities to Camden Yards June 6 as it hosted the 21st annual Equal Justice Awards Breakfast.
Each year, the event recognizes and pays tribute to individuals, law firms and community partners who have made significant contributions to strengthening their communities and advocating for equal access to justice.
Baltimore County Public Library, Goodwill Industries of the Cheasapeake Inc., and Soles4Souls received the Partners for Justice Award; Ballard Spahr LLP received Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year and Venable LLP received the Pinnacle Partner Award; Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery and Judge Brett R. Wilson, an associate judge in the Washington County Circuit Court, received the Champion of Justice Award; and Lee Ogburn, a principal with Kramon & Graham P.A., and his wife, Marilyn, received The Executive Director’s Award.
Laura Coates, CNN legal analyst, best-selling author and host of the “Laura Coates Show,” was the keynote speaker for the event. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera gave the closing remarks and Circuit Court Judge Pamela J. White was the program’s emcee.
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