HARTFORD — State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) and the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) will be honoring Judge Maria Araujo Kahn and the Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut during the annual Day of Portugal ceremony at the State Capitol Thursday.
“I’m proud we’re able to recognize Judge Kahn and the Portuguese Bar Association for their commitment to the legal profession in the State of Connecticut and for their advocacy,” Rebimbas said in a press release. “Through dedication and hard work, including their work to protect every citizens’ legal rights and access to the legal system, these honorees have made Connecticut a better place to live, work and raise a family and are very deserving of this recognition.”
Kahn is currently assigned to the Fairfield Judicial District in Bridgeport where she hears criminal matters. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court in 2006, she was an assistant U.S. attorney in New Haven. As a federal prosecutor, Judge Kahn was responsible for complex white collar investigations and prosecutions, both civil and criminal, in the areas of health care fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and trade secrets.
The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States was founded in 1991 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a mission of addressing domestic and international concerns of the Portuguese-American community.
This year’s event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the North Lobby of the State Capitol building located at 300 Capitol Ave. in Hartford. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Portuguese food and dance performances by the Rancho Folclorico do Clube Portugues de Hartford.