EJA Nominations Form

EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FORM

DEADLINE EXTENDED:  September 25, 2020

The Equal Justice Awards Reception is HBA-DC's annual gala where we recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to achieving equal justice in the District of Columbia. It also offers an opportunity to honor the exceptional accomplishments of Hispanic lawyers in our community.

 

Nominate an individual or organization today to be honored at this year's HBA-DC's Equal Justice Awards!

 

A Nomination Form must be completed for each individual or organization being nominated. If you have questions, please contact the nominations committee at nomintations@hbadc.org

 

Awards Criteria & Info

 

Judge Ricardo M. Urbina Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. Member of the legal profession;
  2. Lifetime 20 or more years of principled service in the legal profession or a related field; and
  3. Outstanding contributions to the Hispanic community in the areas of equality, fairness, and social justice.

Past Recipients Include:

2012

John D. Trasviña

2013

Robert Raben

2014

Judge Jimmie V. Reyna

2015

Alfred Baltazar Baca

2016

María E. Holleran Rivera

2017

Julio A. Castillo

2018

Poli A. Marmolejos

2019

Ramona E. Romero

 

Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Awards (2 Awards - organization and individual):

  1. Individual and/or community organization with visible ties to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, especially its Hispanic community;
  2. Unwavering commitment and achievement in public service; and
  3. Dedication to the principles of equality, cultural respect and social justice.

Past Recipients Include:

Individual Recipient

Organization Recipient

2012

James A. Ferg-Cadima

New Futures, Inc.

2013

Sonia Gutierrez

CAIR Coalition

2014

M. Gabriela "Gaby" Pacheco

D.C. Office on Latino Affairs

2015

Monica Palacio

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

2016

James J. Sandman

Tahirih Justice Center

2017

Abel Enrique Núñez

Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services Program

2018

Sulma D. Arias

The Abramson Scholarship Foundation

2019

Maria S. Gomez

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

 

Hispanic Attorney of the Year Award

  1. Active Hispanic member of the legal profession with more than 10 and less than 20 years of experience;
  2. Principled service in the legal profession;
  3. Outstanding contributions to the legal profession; and
  4. Preference will be given to leadership service in local or Hispanic affinity bar associations.

Past Recipients Include:

2019

Juan M. Sempertegui

 

Rising Star Award

  1. Active Hispanic member of the legal profession for 10 years or less;
  2. Principled service in the legal profession;
  3. Outstanding contributions to the legal profession; and
  4. Preference will be given to leadership service in local or Hispanic affinity bar associations.

Past Recipients Include:

2012

Benjamin Hernandez-Stern

2013

Eissa Villaseñor

2014

Mara Giorgio

2015

Marina A. Torres

2016

Roman Martinez

2017

Adrian Alvarez

2018

Catherine Cone & Wandaly Fernández

2019

Paulina N. Vera & Lillian A. Cardona

 

2020 EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FORM

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Additional Info

In the box below please provide the reasons why you believe an award should be made for your nominee. The Awards Committee will consider this statement in recommending award recipients for approval by the HBA-DC Board of Directors. Attach additional sheets and documentation if necessary (<250 words):

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