Senior Legal Services, a joint program of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Bar Foundation, held the fifth annual Cabaret & Cabernet fundraiser and volunteer recognition event Oct. 18 at Westminster Hall.
More than 100 people enjoyed the entertainment of the evening, which featured a “Songs from the Good ’ol Days” theme, as it raised close to $8,000 for the organization’s Law Day for Seniors event, scheduled to happen in April.
The cabaret, which featured performances by members and friends of the bench and bar of Baltimore, also honored Elva E. Tillman, Esq. and Richard L. Adams, Esq. as Volunteers of the Year.
Tillman has had a diverse professional career spanning more than 40 years, serving as an administrator, urban planner, applied researcher, university professor and lawyer. She retired as Principal Counsel of Condemnation for Baltimore in 2016 and volunteers regularly with SLS. She has also been a member of the SLS Committee since 2002.
Adams, an associate with Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP, joined the SLS Committee as a paralegal, working full-time while attending classes at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Upon being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Adams has mostly taken complex estate planning cases, pro bono. He is invested in helping SLS reach some of the most vulnerable groups, specifically assisting LGBTQ seniors who often face a unique set of challenges in the aging community.
Jason Hessler, Esq., president of the Baltimore Bar Foundation Inc., served as emcee for the evening and was directed by Jennifer Blades with Aaron Thacker providing piano accompaniment.