50th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony

50th Anniversary Video

“Celebrating 50 Years of Herstory” Commemorative Book

Event Photos (Petruzzo Photography)

May 19, 2022 · 6:00 pm

Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland (Event Center)

Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Justice

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 50th Anniversary Honorary Committee:

Co-Chairs: Hon. Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman (Ret.) · Sally B. Gold, Esq. · Ginger Robinson, JD

Deborah Bacharach · Linda Barclay · Dean Rebecca Bainum · L. Tracy Brown · Hon. Pamila Brown · Bonnie Butler · Kathleen Cahill · Hon. Ben Cardin · Toi Carter · John Condliffe · Judith Shub-Condliffe · Sandy Daniels · Hon. Kathleen Dumais · Lynne Durbin · Susan Carol Elgin, Esq. · Phyllis Erlich · Hon. Deborah S. Eyler (Ret.) · Hon. James Eyler (Ret.) · Dorothy Fait · Jo Benson Fogel · Hon. Brian Frosh · Professor Michele Gilman · Sharon Goldsmith · Professor Leigh Goodmark · Hon. Ellen M. Heller (Ret.) · Hon. Shelly Hettleman · Ann Hoffman · Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. · Marla Hollandsworth · Hon. Barbara Kerr Howe · Professor Margaret Johnson · Lisae C. Jordan · Barrett King · Steven M. Klepper · Francine Krumholz · Deepti Kulkarni · Cheri Wyron Levin · Professor Susan Leviton · Cynthia Lifson · Meghan Marek · Michele McDonald · Sayra Wells Meyerhoff · Hon. Barbara A. Mikulski · Hon. M. Brooke Murdock (Ret.) · Professor Jane Murphy · Sheela Murthy · Hon. John Olszewski, Jr. · Jo-Ann Mayer Orlinsky · Kelly Powers · Hon. Mary Ellen T. Rinehardt (Ret.) · Elisabeth A. Sachs · Rebecca Salsbury · Lynn B. Sassin · Kathleen Shemer · Joan H. Sills · Claire A. Smearman, Esq. · Hon. Carol Smith (Ret.) · Gina Snee · Kelly T. Spencer · Gwen B. Tromley · Hon. Chris Van Hollen · Marla Zide, Esq.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors:

Advancing Justice Sponsors

Gallagher, Evelius & Jones · Open Society Foundations · Partnership Wealth Management · Transamerica Foundation Baltimore

Cocktail Hour Sponsor

Partnership Wealth Management

Celebrating Justice Sponsors

Bowie & Jensen · Brown, Goldstein & Levy · Gwen B. Tromley · King Hall · Kramon & Graham · Linda C. Barclay · Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Photography Sponsor

Petruzzo Photography

Friend of Justice Sponsors

American Cedar & Millwork · Jo Benson Fogel · Law Office of Marla Zide · Meghan and Charles Marek · Maryland Association for Justice · Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company · Murthy Law Firm · Diana Philip · Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Media Sponsors

WYPR · The Daily Record Maryland · I95 Business

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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: tstjohn@wlcmd.org.

Award Descriptions

Event Program