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Brooklyn DA’s office holds third annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

October 26, 2016 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn DA’s Office continued its tradition of honoring Hispanic members of the New York City legal community during its recent third annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Pictured from left: Maritza Mejia-Ming, Oninda Mayers, Hon. Wilma Guzman, Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Hon. Evelyn Laporte and Queenie Paniagua. Photos courtesy of the Brooklyn DA’s Office
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The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office held its third annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at St. Ann and The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights on Monday. The event was held in collaboration with the Dominican Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Queenie Paniagua, president of the Dominican Bar Association, served as the emcee for the event. Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, who has taken over the office since the death of Ken Thompson, gave a speech and Maritza Ming made the closing remarks.

This year’s honorees included Onida Mayers, the director of Voter Assistance, NYC Votes, who was the community honoree. Rosevelie Marquez Morales, East Coast diversity director at Sidley Austin, LLP, was given the Community Legal Award. Hon. Wilma Guzman and Hon. Evelyn Laporte received the Community Judicial Awards.

The event was started by Thompson in 2014. Gonzalez stated that he is committed to continuing the tradition.

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