The "Lawyer Community Legacy Award" is awarded to recognize and honor those lawyers and judges who have excelled and made a positive change in the service given to their communities and customers.
This is the first time this entity rewards a Latina for her services and actions carried out on behalf of the community. The office of the General Inspector said about the lawyer: "Her contribution was invaluable to execute justice and to protect the Hispanic community," referring to the case of Wendy Espinoza, the biggest scam uncovered in the state of Arkansas.
The person who nominated her also cited her efforts in bringing the first organized complaint about how Hispanics face discrimination in housing.
Angela Galvis Schnuerle, born in Colombia, obtained her law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, and Masters of Law (LLM) at the University of Fayetteville.
Since her arrival at the United States Galvis Schnuerle, has being characterized as a defender of the rights of the Latino community. In 2012, she was appointed by the Government of Mexico, Consulting Attorney for the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, in order to support the work of the representation provided to its nationals. She is a member of the National Immigration Committee, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Board of Directors of North Little Rock Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and Just Communities.
"I am very grateful that the Bar Association has recognized the immigrant population and the needs of this population," said the lawyer when she was awarded the prize.