On Thursday, March 25, 2021, our Executive Director Brenda Marrero will be honored with the 20th Annual La Justicia award from the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBA-PA), the organization’s highest honor. The award is given annually to recognize broad-based continuing commitment to community service, as reflected in a variety of programs and initiatives that respond to social needs and exemplify a true partnership with the Hispanic community.
“The Board of the HBA-PA is proud to recognize and celebrate Brenda Marrero for her unwavering commitment to service and her tireless efforts to meet the social and legal needs of the Philadelphia community,” the association wrote in its award announcement. “Brenda continues to be a trail-blazer, dear friend, mentor, and model for our members.”
The La Justicia Award ceremony will be held will be held via zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Register and learn more here.
Prior to joining the Law Center in March 2021, Brenda has spent her career as a public interest attorney, serving as the Deputy Director of Operations, and the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). In these roles, she was responsible for all agency operations and human resource management at CLS, and gained extensive experience managing effective teams, planning budgets, and executing cultural change and organizational vision around diversity, equity, and belonging. She began her work at CLS as a staff attorney in the SSI Unit and the Aging and Disabilities Unit, representing low-income seniors in a cases involving Medicaid long-term care, nursing home discharge, obtaining public benefits, and other related issues. Prior to joining CLS, Ms. Marrero served as a staff attorney with the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and as a team leader for MAXIMUS.
Congratulations Brenda on this well-deserved honor!