Mariela C. D'Alessio

Non-profit work:

- Law Day, Annual Participant

- Wills for Heroes, Participant

- Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer

- Maryland Food Bank, Volunteer

Church-based community outreach:

- Participated with a group of other attorneys in adopting a family for Christmas, providing much needed gifts for an underprivileged family during the holiday season.  

Political campaigns:

- Sitting Judges Campaign, 2014 District Coordinator

Commitment to Community Spotlight:
Law Day

On May 1 the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.

History

Before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1 to be Law Day, U.S.A., the first day of May was known in some parts of the world as May Day: a day to remember the struggles of workers in their fight for better wages and working conditions. Law Day was originally the idea of Charles S. Rhyne, Eisenhower's legal counsel for a time, who was serving in 1957–1958 as president of the American Bar Association. 

The American Bar Association designates a theme to highlight an important issue relating to the law or legal system. The 2014 theme is American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. The theme reflects the importance of voting rights, ballot box accessibility and voter engagement. The ABA provides resources on its Law Day website, www.lawday.org, to mark the occasion, and also holds several national Law Day programs in Washington, D.C., on April 30 and May 1.