Equal Justice Council

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 25th Annual Equal Justice Awards Breakfast! Special thanks to all of our honorees, sponsors, and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin for helping to present this special event. It was truly inspiring to see so many people working together to improve access to justice for all Marylanders.

The Equal Justice Council (EJC) is a group of influential leaders in Maryland’s legal and business communities who lend their time, expertise, and counsel to Maryland Legal Aid in a variety of ways. Established in 1997, its primary goal is to promote equal access to justice by increasing and diversifying MLA’s resources, financial and otherwise, and serving as advocates and ambassadors on behalf of MLA. EJC members raise funds from the private bar and business community through the annual Campaign for Equal Justice, as well as promoting pro bono involvement, providing expertise for MLA’s training programs, and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders. In 2023, Lee Ogburn stepped down from his role as EJC Co-Chair after successfully leading the group alongside Marty Himeles since 2015, and Michelle McGeogh was announced as the new Co-Chair.

Equal Justice Council Leadership:


Martin S. Himeles, Jr. Lee H. Ogburn (Immediate Past Co-Chair)

Michelle M. McGeogh (New Co-Chair)

Equal Justice Council Awards Breakfast