50th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony

May 19, 2022 · 6:00 pm

Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Justice

Each year, Women’s Law Center of Maryland recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in advancing justice and improving the lives of women and their families in Maryland. These awards will be presented at our 50th Anniversary Celebration.

50th Anniversary Legacy of Leadership Award:

The Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge (Ret.), Court of Appeals of Maryland

50th Anniversary Power of the Present Award:

The Honorable Adrienne A. Jones, Speaker, The Maryland House of Delegates

50th Anniversary Foundation of the Future Award:

Susan Francis, Executive Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors:

Celebrating Justice Sponsors

Bowie & Jensen

Kramon & Graham

Photography Sponsor

Petruzzo Photography

Purchase a sponsorship or advertisement HERE.

Purchase Tickets HERE.

(Please note that the fair market value of each ticket is $100. The Women’s Law Center of Maryland is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request.)

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

50th Anniversary Year Sponsorship

Please contact or 410.321.8761 with questions.

Proof of vaccination will be required for guests, and other health and safety measures may be announced closer to the date. We care about you and your health, as well as the health of our entire community. We are very much looking forward to hosting you in the safest way possible, but of course, WLC will ultimately follow the guidance and requirements of public safety experts and officials in making any decisions about the event.


2021 Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Help us celebrate another successful year and honor Maryland’s exceptional leaders.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
7-8:15 pm via Zoom

Join us as we honor three exceptional leaders who have made lasting impacts in the areas of family law, women’s rights, and access to justice in Maryland:

Rosalyn B. Bell Award:

Sheila K. Sachs

In Memoriam for Lifetime Achievement

Access to Justice Award:

Sherrilyn Ifill

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award:

Nicole Hanson-Mundell

Out for Justice

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors:

Advancing Justice Sponsors

Susan Carol Elgin, Esq. and Kaufman, Ries & Elgin

Partnership Wealth Management

MurthyNAYAK Foundation

Celebrating Justice Sponsor

Gallagher, Evelius & Jones

Friend of Justice Sponsor

Bowie & Jensen

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders

Wine & Chocolate Sponsors

King Hall LLC

Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC

Sandy Daniels

Berger Cookies

Otterbein’s Cookies

Mary Sue Candy

Raffle Sponsors

Meghan Marek

Olivia Holcombe-Volke

Sandy Daniels

Gina Snee

Event Sponsors

Maryland Association for Justice · Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company · NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland · Planned Parenthood of Maryland ·Frederick County Commission for Women

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

For more information or to sponsor:

Award Descriptions

Event Program