We recognize and thank the sponsors of the 26th Maryland Hispanic Bar Association Gala!
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
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
Congratulations to the 2019 Maryland Hispanic Bar Awards Recipients!
Public Service Award
Luis E. Borunda
Deputy Secretary of State
Outstanding Achievement Award
Professor Elizabeth Keyes
University of Baltimore School of Law
Hon. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk
Maryland House of Delegates
Maryland Hispanic Bar Announces 2019 Award Recipients
The Leadership Award recognizes an individual attorney’s distinct and extraordinary accomplishments with identifiable impacts that have provided a significant advance in enabling, understanding or communicating key legal issues during the past five-year period. This award is designed to recognize one or more instances of extraordinary work, of outstanding quality or of unusual importance performed by an attorney, displayed commitment to activities that advance the profession and improve society or demonstrated outstanding skill or effort above and beyond his or her prescribed professional duties and workload.
The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes contributions and substantial accomplishments in the Advancement of the Profession, Professional Achievement, Contributions to Education and Outreach, and Mentoring. These awards honor legal practitioners who maximize attorney potential; foster high ethical standards; increase diversity in the legal workforce; reach innovative achievements in service to their clients, Bar Associations, legal service organizations and demonstrated substantial pro bono work; engage in efforts having a significant impact on, and leading to improvements in, legal education and in expanding the public’s understanding of the law and the legal profession; and, make exemplary and sustained mentoring efforts that directly enhance one or more persons’ education and career development.
The Public Service 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, encouraging 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.