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HBA-DC Members Attend MALDEF Gala

Thursday, May 7, 2015  

 On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) held its Annual Washington, D.C. Awards Gala at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.  As part of the gala, MALDEF honored the work and achievements of Judith L. Lichtman, who is Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families and who received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Service; the Honorable Rubén E. Hinojosa, who is a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives (Texas),  received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Government Service; and the Honorable Jenny Rivera, who is an Associate Judge in the New York State Court of Appeals, received the Excellence in Legal Service Award.  The Honorable María Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration offered the keynote address. 

The event was well-attended, including by the following HBA-DC members:  the Honorable Judge Marisa Demeo, José Arvelo, Holli Feichko, Claudia Hartleben, Ben Hernández-Stern, Chris Kyle, Zinelle October, Ruben Reyna, Richard Rodriguez, Marina Torres, and Daniel Zazueta.

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