MLSC honors the award recipients at an Annual Awards Reception in December, which includes guests from the bench, bar, financial and legal services community.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, MLSC did not hold an awards event for 2020.

2019 Reception

Photo of 6 award winners and Chief Judge Barbera

The 2019 honorees. Seated: Hon. Cathy Hollenberg Serrette, associate judge with the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County (Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award); Nina Shore, chief attorney of Maryland Legal Aid’s Midwestern Maryland office (Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award). Standing: Amy Hennen, managing attorney for housing and consumer law at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (Rising Star Award); Hans Löfgren, accepting on behalf of Ingrid Löfgren (Rising Star Award); Kaori Hirakawa, director of the Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center (Herbert S. Garten Public Citizen Award); Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera; Nora Eidelman, deputy director of Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County (William L. Marbury Outstanding Advocate Award).

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Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors


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