MHBA 26th Annual Gala 2019

Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk, Maryland House of Delegates
For more information about this year’s Keynote Speaker, click here!


Ticket Cost: $85 per person (by 8/31) $100 per person (9/1); $850 per full table of 10 (by 8/31)
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For more information, contact:
Maya Zegarra at (661) 373-8394/
Daniel Renart at (301) 383-1525/


We recognize and thank the sponsors of the 26th Maryland Hispanic Bar Association Gala!
AmeriWell Chiropractic
Offit Kurman, P.A.
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll, PC
The Maryland National Park and Planning Commission

Bar Association of Montgomery County
Hispanic National Bar Association
Jezic & Moyse, LLC
Joseph Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
Maryland Association for Justice
Paley Rothman
Law Offices of Raphael J. Santini, P.A.
Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC

Friend of the MHBA
Lisette Collazo-Dingle, Esq.
Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner, District 4
Prince George’s County Council Member Deni L. Taveras, District 2
Prince George’s County Council Member Dannielle Glaros, District 3

2019 Award Recipients

The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association would like to congratulate the following individuals on being selected to receive awards. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and endorsements this year.
Public Service Award – Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State
This award recognizes attorneys and non-lawyers for unusual and significant contributions to the Hispanic/Latino Community, to the State of Maryland, and to the community in which they live or work. This award honors community organizations, businesses, civic leaders, and private citizens for their contributions to the improvement of Public Service at all levels. This award encourages all individual citizens and organizations to engage in constructive activities, as well as to pursue standards of excellence in the performance of their duties, and to go beyond and outside of their immediate day-to-day responsibilities.

Outstanding Achievement Award – Professor Elizabeth Keyes, University of Baltimore School of Law
This award recognizes contributions and substantial accomplishments in the advancement of the Profession, professional achievement, contributions to education and outreach, and mentoring. This award honors legal practitioners who foster high ethical standards, increase diversity in the legal workforce, and demonstrate substantial pro bono work. Moreover, it recognizes those who make exemplary and sustained mentoring efforts that directly enhance mentees’ education and career development and reach innovative achievements in service to their clients/students, bar associations, and legal service organizations.