Zina Makar is recognized as Public Interest Lawyer of the Year

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Zina Makar, co-director of the Pretrial Justice Clinic

Zina Makar, clinical fellow and co-director of the Pretrial Justice Clinic, has been named the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year by the Bar Association of Baltimore City. (See news release here.)

In a message to UB law faculty and staff, Professor Colin Starger, Makar’s colleague in the Pretrial Justice Clinic, said Makar had played a critical role in advancing the cause of bail reform in Maryland this year.

“Her tireless and brilliant work in pursuit of pretrial justice inspires our students and energizes everyone in the community fighting for reform,” Starger said.

Makar, the 12th recipient of the award, will be honored at the Bar Association’s annual reception, to be held May 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Mitchell Courthouse (100 N. Calvert St.). Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will be the guest speaker.

To RSVP for the event, write info@baltimorebar.org or call 410-539-5936.

Learn more about Makar and the Pretrial Justice Clinic.

Read “Bail Reform Begins with the Bench,” an op-ed by Makar in The New York Times (Nov. 17, 2016).

Congratulations, Zina!

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