Hon. Wala

MS. WALA BLEGAY, ESQ

PANELIST

Wala Blegay is an attorney and advocate on various issues including health care, immigration, international affairs, employment and labor, education and more. She has passion for the issues she believes in and her natural talent for organizing and advocacy has led to successful results. Ms. Blegay has written several articles on civil rights, health care and education issues. She has worked with the DC Nurses Association, AFL-CIO, SEIU, CASA, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Official, Our Revolution, Atikal Foundation, World Conference of Mayors and more. Ms. Blegay is also an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law.Ms. Blegay served on the Maryland Governor’s Task Force for the Study of Economic Development and Apprenticeship Programs and the Prince George’s County Human Relations. She has served on the following Boards: The Training Source, ACLU of Maryland, Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women, Emerge Maryland and Maryland Coalition of Consumer Rights.

Ms. Blegay has received awards from 40 under 40 in Prince George’s County, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Presidential Service Award and the Daily Record. She has appeared on Fox News, Voices of America, WPFW, NBC, Washington Post, NPR, Business Journal, The Afro, The Informer and many independent publications. She is host on the Chat With A Lawyer public access TV show and In the Know with Wala Blegay on the G.U.M. Network.Born and raised in Washington DC, Ms. Blegay is a first generation Liberian and Nigerian American. She is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Government and Politics and earned a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.