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Hon. Linda Kelly Mejias-Glover ’97

Judge Mejias ’97 made history in 2017 when she was elected to the position of Nassau County Family Court Judge – becoming the first person of Latin American descent elected to that Court And the first person of Latino descent elected to any countywide judgeship.

Judge Mejias is active in her local community and church as a mentor and leader.  She is passionate about helping young members of the Latino community, especially young women, understand and appreciate their full potential. She encourages her mentees to take the time to develop and take care of themselves in the various areas of their lives – education, professional development, health, spirituality, and relationships.  She has also worked within the minority communities on Long Island through various organizations such as the Long Island Latino Teacher’s Association, Girl’s, Inc., and the Latina Moms of Long Island to teach students and parents about the value and necessity of higher learning and education, as well as the importance of working hard in school and in any employment in order to achieve the “American Dream”.

Judge Mejias is the immediate past President of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and has previously served as vice-President, Secretary, and President of the Nassau County Chapter of the LIHBA.  She is a Director for the Nassau County Bar Association – the first person of Latin American descent to be elected to the Board of the NCBA. In 2017, Judge Mejias founded the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the NCBA and served as Chair of the Committee until June of 2019.  Judge Mejias is also a Past President of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She has also proudly served as Chairwoman of the Board of Herstory Writers Workshop, Inc., an organization whose mission is to bring unheard voices into the public arena, transforming lived experiences into written memoir powerful enough to change hearts, minds, and policy.

She has received numerous awards and citations for her achievements and activities in the legal community and the local community.  In 2019, she was honored for her leadership at the first Cuban American Heritage Celebration of Nassau County. In 2018, she was honored at the Nassau County Court’s Hispanic heritage month celebration. She has also received the “Latina in the Law” Award from CoPay, Inc., and has been recognized by the Long Island Hispanic Counseling Center for her work in helping families and children. She was also given the “Virginia C. Duncombe, Esq.” Award by the NCWBA for her work and commitment to fostering and enhancing legal education. She has also been named a “Rising Star” by the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, was named “Attorney of the Year” by the Cuban Civic Association, and was honored by the LIHBA for her service and empowerment of the Hispanic Community. She was named one of the “Women of Distinction of 2015” in the 17th Assembly District and one of the “Top Women in the Law” by Hofstra University School of Law.

Prior to being elected to the position of Family Court Judge, she served as the Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward A. Maron, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County, and later in that same capacity to the Hon. Edmund M. Dane.

She is a graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City, where she later served on the Board of Trustees.  She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and later received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.  She currently serves as the President of Wellesley on Long Island Alumnae Club.

Judge Mejias, is a First Generation American, whose mother immigrated to the United States from Ecuador in 1963, and whose father was exiled from Cuba in 1962 as an anti-communist leader.  She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in German and Italian.  Judge Mejias is also a devoted mother to her treasured son, Davey, and wife to her wonderful husband, Dorian R. Glover, Esq., President of the Nassau County Bar Association.

 

Hon. Linda Kelly Mejias-Glover ’97

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Hon. Linda Kelly Mejias-Glover ’97

Law, Politics, & GovernmentSymposium Panelist 2021

Judge Mejias ’97 made history in 2017 when she was elected to the position of Nassau County Family Court Judge – becoming the first person of Latin American descent elected to that Court And the first person of Latino descent elected to any countywide judgeship.

Judge Mejias is active in her local community and church as a mentor and leader.  She is passionate about helping young members of the Latino community, especially young women, understand and appreciate their full potential. She encourages her mentees to take the time to develop and take care of themselves in the various areas of their lives – education, professional development, health, spirituality, and relationships.  She has also worked within the minority communities on Long Island through various organizations such as the Long Island Latino Teacher’s Association, Girl’s, Inc., and the Latina Moms of Long Island to teach students and parents about the value and necessity of higher learning and education, as well as the importance of working hard in school and in any employment in order to achieve the “American Dream”.

Judge Mejias is the immediate past President of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and has previously served as vice-President, Secretary, and President of the Nassau County Chapter of the LIHBA.  She is a Director for the Nassau County Bar Association – the first person of Latin American descent to be elected to the Board of the NCBA. In 2017, Judge Mejias founded the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the NCBA and served as Chair of the Committee until June of 2019.  Judge Mejias is also a Past President of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She has also proudly served as Chairwoman of the Board of Herstory Writers Workshop, Inc., an organization whose mission is to bring unheard voices into the public arena, transforming lived experiences into written memoir powerful enough to change hearts, minds, and policy.

She has received numerous awards and citations for her achievements and activities in the legal community and the local community.  In 2019, she was honored for her leadership at the first Cuban American Heritage Celebration of Nassau County. In 2018, she was honored at the Nassau County Court’s Hispanic heritage month celebration. She has also received the “Latina in the Law” Award from CoPay, Inc., and has been recognized by the Long Island Hispanic Counseling Center for her work in helping families and children. She was also given the “Virginia C. Duncombe, Esq.” Award by the NCWBA for her work and commitment to fostering and enhancing legal education. She has also been named a “Rising Star” by the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, was named “Attorney of the Year” by the Cuban Civic Association, and was honored by the LIHBA for her service and empowerment of the Hispanic Community. She was named one of the “Women of Distinction of 2015” in the 17th Assembly District and one of the “Top Women in the Law” by Hofstra University School of Law.

Prior to being elected to the position of Family Court Judge, she served as the Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward A. Maron, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County, and later in that same capacity to the Hon. Edmund M. Dane.

She is a graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City, where she later served on the Board of Trustees.  She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and later received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.  She currently serves as the President of Wellesley on Long Island Alumnae Club.

Judge Mejias, is a First Generation American, whose mother immigrated to the United States from Ecuador in 1963, and whose father was exiled from Cuba in 1962 as an anti-communist leader.  She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in German and Italian.  Judge Mejias is also a devoted mother to her treasured son, Davey, and wife to her wonderful husband, Dorian R. Glover, Esq., President of the Nassau County Bar Association.