BGL recognized by Bazelon Center for supporting Americans with mental disabilities at annual awards ceremony.

Eve Hill, partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, spoke at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law’s 2021 awards ceremony, which honors extraordinary advocates for Americans with mental disabilities. For close to five decades, the Bazelon Center has worked to protect and advance the civil rights of adults and children with mental illness across the United States through legal advocacy. Eve is chair of the Center’s Board of Trustees, where she has served since 2017.

Yamiche Alcindor, host of Washington Week and White House Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, was the emcee; the awardees included Bryan Stevenson (Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative) and Judy Woodruff (from PBS NewsHour). John Legend introduced Bryan Stevenson and Mandy Harvey (seen on America’s Got Talent) provided the entertainment.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy was also recognized as a founding sponsor of the Center’s 50th anniversary celebration scheduled for 2022. As a founding sponsor, BGL will help people with mental disabilities live with dignity by providing the Bazelon Center with the resources needed to advocate in the courts and in federal, state and local legislatures across the country.

“Brown, Goldstein & Levy’s mission of creating a more inclusive, just society works hand-in-hand with the Bazelon Center,” said Eve Hill, partner at BGL and Bazelon Board of Trustees chair. “It has been a privilege to give back to this worthy cause over the past four years, and we are excited for BGL to partner with the Center in this new capacity.”

Brown, Goldstein & Levy has been recognized as Maryland’s leading private law firm for high-impact, public-interest cases for years — including being awarded the Pro Bono Firm of the Year by the State Bar Association. BGL attorneys have handled these challenges in the Supreme Court and most federal appellate circuits, as well as in state courts throughout Maryland and across the country. The firm’s partners and associates have also staffed pro bono legal clinics in and around Baltimore, provided pro bono counsel to civil rights organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and served as election poll monitors.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 20-lawyer law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, DC. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, disability rights, health care, family law and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm and has decades of experience bringing passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.