College of Law alumna Ana María Martinez (J.D. ’09) is the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region.
She will be honored alongside exemplary leaders Justice Leah Ward Sears, Walter Jospin, and Scott Zweigel at the 24th Annual ADL Jurisprudence Awards.
ADL’s Jurisprudence Awards event pays tribute to lawyers who have dedicated themselves to securing justice and fair treatment for all people. Specifically, the Emerging Leader Award is presented to an attorney practicing in Metro Atlanta who, through pro bono and/or community service, has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment above and beyond their legal practice.
“I really admire the work of the ADL, and I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” Martinez said. “I’ve always been passionate about solving problems and bridging gaps, and that’s where I’ve focused my efforts. I am very grateful for the mentors I met while at the College of Law, because they modeled for me a true love for making a difference, and to the team I now have at the Georgia Latino Law Foundation. This award is really theirs. It is amazing to have this incredible organization take note of our work.”
The virtual event will take place from 12 – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 and feature a panel discussion with the 2021 honorees moderated by Retired Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane.
College of Law students are welcome to attend the event and can get 50 percent off tickets using the code GSULAW2021.