LAS VEGAS — Numerous attorneys, judges, law professors and law students flocked to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino, as the Armenian Bar Association (ArmenBar) presented an outstanding group of legal experts on January 15. Vartkes Yeghiayan, who has gained prominence as a Genocide reparations pioneer, and Arda Yemenidjian, a community leader and philanthropist, received special recognition at a luncheon in their honor.
“The quality of the speakers and the content of the lectures equaled or exceeded any program offered in the legal community,” said Edvin Minassian, chairman of ArmenBar. “We were extremely proud to have been able to present such a distinguished group of legal scholars to our members, and honor two of the finest members of our community,” said Minassian.
The event was held in the all new Tropicana Conference Center. The Tropicana is undergoing a $180-million renovation under the direction of new owner Alex Yemenidjian, and is on its way to re-establishing its reputation as a premiere Vegas destination.
Yeghiayan was introduced at the luncheon by US Army Brigadier General and accomplished trial lawyer Mark MacCarley. He received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award, the group’s highest honor.
Arda Yemenidjian was introduced by Vicken Simonian, past chairman of ArmenBar, and received a Public Service Award. Both honorees were given a standing ovation.