Volunteer lawyers' magical evening


February 20, 2000|By Sloane Brown

It was a magical evening for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. First, there was a benefit performance by magicians Penn and Teller at the Lyric Opera House. Then, about 150 folks levitated (OK, so maybe they just walked) to the mezzanine for a dessert reception.

Conjured up in the crowd: Kai Jackson, event chair; Steve Mandell, corporate sales chair; Winnie Borden, MVLS executive director; Bonnie Butler, MVLS board president; Jerald Luxie, Joan Salim, Lou Hargrave, Walter Burford, MVLS board members; Steve Manekin, partner at Ellin & Tucker; Nancy Alquist, partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll; Richard Williams Jr., National Institutes of Health administrator; Ken Hornstein, Allfirst Bank vice president; and Anne Russell, vice president at Pell Rudman Trust Co.

The evening's finest feat? Collecting about $34,000 for MVLS programs providing free and low-cost civil legal assistance to low-income Marylanders.

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