The Georgia Latino Law Foundation (“GLLF”) announced today that Thompson Hine LLP has signed on as its newest Bronze Level sponsor. Thompson Hine’s support enables the GLLF to continue providing mentoring, leadership training, and academic and career development support to Latino law students in Georgia. Thompson Hine’s sponsorship is also instrumental in funding the GLLF’s Summer Fellowship Program.
“Thompson Hine is proud to support this important foundation in our community,” said Z. Ileana Martinez, Thompson Hine partner and current GLLF mentor. “We are pleased to serve as a sponsor of the GLLF and, individually, to actively participate as mentors for these talented students who are eager to learn about the practice of law and eager to develop contacts who can help maximize their potential GLLF.”
GLLF’s mission is to increase diversity in the legal profession by supporting the Latino legal community pipeline. In addition, GLLF seeks to increase the Latino community’s access to the legal system by educating and empowering Latinos to join the legal profession. GLLF’s vision is to provide a pathway to success for Latinos interested in the legal profession. It does so through pre-law education, mentoring, and substantive legal experience opportunities which aim to provide Latino law students with the necessary tools, preparation and relationships they need to effectively enter the practice of law, and to guide them to success in law school and beyond. To learn more about GLLF, please visit www.galatinolawfoundation.org.
A full-service law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in seven offices, Thompson Hine LLP takes pride in being a leader in the legal community in advancing diversity and inclusion. Partnering with the GLLF is directly in line with the firm’s commitment to help fuel the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the profession, achieve a workforce that reflects the diversity of our clients and communities, and support regional and national initiatives aimed at furthering inclusion in society as a whole. To learn more about Thompson Hine, please visit www.thompsonhine.com.