Today, the Georgia Latino Law Foundation (GLLF) has announced the creation of its inaugural Advisory Board to advise and support the organization as it continues the implementation of its programs and it develops a long-term strategic plan. In addition, the Advisory Board will be tasked with helping develop a comprehensive outreach program.
The initial appointments bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from various industries, which undoubtedly will provide the GLLF with invaluable leadership and vision.
“The formation of the Advisory Board will help elevate the GLLF to new heights as we continue to serve Georgia’s Latinx community interested in the legal profession and as we work to intentionally and substantially diversify the practice of law. I could not imagine a better and more dynamic group of leaders to help us ensure the organization is providing pre-law and law students with the best guidance and support,” said Ana Maria Martinez, president at the GLLF. “We are honored they have chosen to join our team and we cannot wait to see the impact their involvement will have on the future of the organization and, most importantly, the students we serve.”
About the GLLF
The GLLF was created in 2015 to intentionally and substantively support Latinx pre-law and law students in Georgia. The GLLF’s mission is to increase diversity in the legal profession by supporting the Latinx legal community pipeline, and increase the Latinx community's access to the legal system by educating and empowering Latinx students to join the legal profession. The GLLF’s vision is to provide a pathway to success for Latinx students interested in the legal profession through pre-law education, mentoring, and substantive legal experience opportunities. By equipping them with the necessary tools, preparation and relationships, we seek to encourage our students to enter the practice of law and to guide them successfully through law school and beyond.
Now entering its fourth year, the GLLF has provided mentoring opportunities to over one hundred law students and awarded well over $50,000 in fellowships to Latinx law students who have worked at Georgia non-profits for the summer. To learn more about the GLLF, please visit us at www.galatinolawfoundation.org.