Jana Edmondson-Cooper, bilingual staff attorney with GLSP’s Macon office has been named to the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia State Bar. She will be Director of Membership Outreach. To read more CLICK HERE
JANA J. EDMONDSON-COOPER NAMED TO LAWYERS OF COLOR’S 2014 HOT LIST
Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Southern Region
Jana J. Edmondson-Cooper, Bilingual Staff Attorney with Georgia Legal Services Program, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys excelling in the legal profession working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.
Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color’s forthcoming Hot List 2014 Issue. The Southern Region honorees were also feted at a reception hosted by Greenberg Traurig on July 24th. A full list of this year’s Southern Region honorees can be found here http://onbeingalawyerofcolor.com/southern-region-hot-list-2014 .
Jana provides bilingual legal counsel and representation to low-income individuals in various civil litigation matters with a focus on language access as an access to justice issue. Previously recognized as a “Trailblazing Lawyer for Justice,” Jana was one of six attorneys, nationally, recognized as an emerging leader and awarded a scholarship to attend the 2012 National Legal Aid and Defender Association Litigation and Advocacy Directors’ Conference. A former legal interpreter, in 2013 Jana was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia Commission on Interpreters and contributed to the Georgia Fatality Review Project, an annual publication jointly issued by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as a subject-matter expert on the dynamics of domestic violence as experienced by immigrant victims. Most recently, she had the privilege of co-chairing Georgia’s first comprehensive statewide CLE on language access for attorneys and judges.
The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.
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