Latina law graduate rewarded for her hard work
The Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Luncheon was a place of recognition for young Latina professionals who demonstrate leadership qualities and dedication to their communities. Arlette Gomez is one such person and was chosen to be recognized this year with the “Up and Comer Award”.
Gomez graduated Magna Cum Laude from NSU College Law School and was accepted into the Bar Association, a national honorary organization. Previously, she attended Florida State University with a double major in political science and English. She also has certifications for homeland security and emergency management.
While in law school, Gomez served as president of the NSU Trial Association, where she chaired over 80 members and competed in three national competitions where she was a quarter-finalist.
In addition to that, she served as Finance Director for the Cuban American Bar Association of NSU Law and is a guest on NSU’s popular group, “President’s 64”. This hand-picked group of students serves as student ambassadors and representatives at university events and provides targeted feedback to the university president.
In 2021, Gomez planned and hosted the first live event after the COVID-19 pandemic at NSU Law. She organized this five-day event to teach the art of legal advocacy, focusing on the need for diverse instructors, connecting with the Hispanic Bar Association for assistance in promoting this message.
Additionally, she hosted a comprehensive online essay contest for NTA members and worked to develop a program that would link NSU with a local high school for mentorship and essay coaching.
Gomez cites her resilience, sense of self, and Cuban heritage for letting her focus on sharing her knowledge and making sure the places around her are better left behind than when she arrived. Following this belief, she volunteers at Citizens Drives to help residents complete their citizenship applications. She is currently aiming to grow as both a future lawyer and a lawyer who can support her community.
Other accolades for his work include being a member and recipient of the “2022 Best Overall Advocate” award for the Moot Court Honor Society, being noted on the Dean’s List for all law school semesters, and was chosen to serve as teaching and research. assistant to various teachers.
The Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Luncheon was founded in 2001 by Erwin M. Vasquez, MD, a Venezuelan-born cardiologist, philanthropist, and publisher of the Venezuelan newspaper El Heraldo de Broward. It was founded with the goal of empowering South Florida Latinas.
The annual charity luncheon recognizes prominent South Florida Latinas. Its 21st annual luncheon will take place on Friday, August 26, 2022 at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.