On November 10, 2011, the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) held its thirty-fourth annual Equal Justice Awards at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. Over three hundred of the most influential Hispanic attorneys and policy makers from the Washington Metropolitan area attended the event.
The Equal Justice Awards were established to celebrate the HBA-DC’s past, present, and future.
Each year, the HBA-DC presents four awards that recognize some of the most devoted and inspiring members of the D.C. community, whose historical accomplishments and future promise embody the principles underlying the mission of the HBA-DC.
Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award
An award given to a community organization and/or individual with visible ties to the DC Metropolitan area, especially its Hispanic community, who demonstrates unwavering commitment and achievement to public service and dedication to the principles of equality, cultural respect and social justice.
Judge Ricardo M. Urbina Lifetime Achievement Award
An award given to a member of DC legal profession, with 15+ years of principled service in the legal profession or a related field, and outstanding contributions to the Hispanic community in the areas of equality, fairness, and social justice.
Rising Star Award
Awarded to an active member of the legal profession with 10 years or less experience, principled service in the legal profession, and outstanding contributions to the legal profession.
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas E. Perez delivered keynote remarks.
A program for the 2011 Equal Justice Awards is available here.
Photos from the 2011 Equal Justice Awards are available on the HBA-DC's Facebook Page.