Celebrating 50 Years of Justice, Fairness and Dignity for All

Description

We are excited to welcome members of our community to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Office of the Public Defender and support public defense in Maryland.

Guests will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues, judges, and legal professionals from a variety of practice sectors and jurisdictions throughout the evening while celebrating OPD. For the last 50 years, OPD attorneys and staff have worked tirelessly to provide superior representation for all their clients while also tackling systemic obstacles that impact clients’ lives and working toward meaningful criminal justice reform. The Maryland Office of the Public Defender gives life to the constitutional right to an attorney. With its premier training program, specialized divisions, and multidisciplinary expertise, OPD provides superior representation to its clients and promotes justice for all of us.

Speakers, Honored Guests and VIPS will include: 

  • Rep. Jamie Raskin 
  • Hon. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera (Ret.)
  • Hon. Gary E. Bair (Ret.)
  • Donald P. Salzman, Pro Bono Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Kristin Henning, The Blume Professor of Law & Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic, Georgetown Law
  • Paul H. DeWolfe, Former Public Defender
  • Lori James-Townes, Executive Director, National Association for Public Defense
  • Roger Fairfax, Dean, American University Washington College of Law
  • Josh C. Toll, Partner & Head of Pro Bono, King & Spalding
  • Timothy F. Maloney, Principal, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA
  • Kirsten Gettys Downs, Executive Director, Homeless Persons Representation Project
  • Sharon E. Goldsmith, Executive Director, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
  • Susan Francis, Executive Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Ronald Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Renée Hutchins, Dean, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Victoria Schultz, Executive Director, Maryland Legal Aid
  • Erica Suter, Assistant Public Defender and Director of the Innocence Project Clinic
  • Kisha Petticolas, Assistant Public Defender

 

Ticket Prices
$25 OPD Staff (non-attorney)
$50 Law Students
$75 OPD Attorneys
$150 All other attendees (firms, private attorneys, ASA attorneys, Judges)

 

Sponsor the Gala! 

We would be honored to have you or your organization sponsor the OPD 50th Anniversary Gala. In addition to making a valuable contribution to assist with the OPD, you or your organization will receive the following sponsorship benefits.

* The deadline has passed for new sponsors to be included in printed materials – however your support is still welcomed and we would be happy to recognize you among the other benefits. Any questions, please contact Angela Munro at angela@msba.org or Johanna Leshner at johanna.leshner@maryland.gov 

 

Beacon of Justice (Limit 1) – $30,000

  • Exclusive sponsorship privileges and recognition throughout the event as the main sponsor.
  • Front/Center table(s) placement with signage.
  • Prominent verbal recognition and signage as main sponsor. 
  • Opportunity for a brief verbal message during the program (2mins max).  
  • Tiered Acknowledgment in marketing materials prior to the event. 
  • Two (2) page article in MSBA Bar Journal about the Sponsor and recognizing their sponsorship 
  • Valuable table space for company literature at key locations during the event.
  • Name and logo posted on the MSBA/OPD website with recognition as the Main Sponsor.
  • Program recognition – full page message in program. 
  • Special acknowledgment in post-event advertising and coverage.
  • Prominent pre-event promotion on social media by MSBA/OPD. 
  • Ten (10) tickets to the event.

Champion of Justice (Limit 2) – $12,500

  • Acknowledgment during the event by organizers. 
  • Prominent table (s) placement and signage. 
  • Table space for company literature during the event.
  • Acknowledgment in post-event advertising and coverage.
  • Program recognition – half page message in program. 
  • Name and logo posted on the MSBA/OPD website with recognition as a sponsor. 
  • Pre-event promotion on social media by MSBA/OPD. 
  • Eight (8) tickets to the event. 

Advocate of Justice (Limit 4) – $7,500

  • Program recognition – quarter page message in program.
  • Pre-event promotion on social media by MSBA/OPD.
  • Acknowledgment in post-event advertising and coverage.
  • Six (6) tickets to the event.

Supporter of Justice (Unlimited) – $2,000 

  • Pre-event promotion on social media by MSBA/OPD.
  • Tiered Program recognition – shared space with other sponsors.
  • Acknowledgment in post-event advertising and coverage.
  • Four (4) tickets to the event.

Believer of Justice (Unlimited) – $500 

  • Tiered Program recognition – shared space with other sponsors.
  • Acknowledgment in post-event advertising and coverage.
  • Two (2) tickets to the event.

 

*Business or cocktail attire 

This event is sold out! 

Location
 
Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042 US
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Thank you to our Beacon of Justice and Champion of Justice Sponsors
Event Information
When
Nov 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Location
Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042 US
Format
In-Person