Associated Black Charities to Honor Senior Murthy Law Firm Attorney01 May 2012
We are delighted to announce that a senior attorney at the Murthy Law Firm, Jonelle Ocloo, will be honored as an Emerging Leader at the Associated Black Charities 2012 Annual Gala, to be held at Martin’s West on June 9th. Ms. Ocloo was selected for the Emerging Leader Award on the basis of several criteria:
- a proven track record of excellence in the professional sphere
- the ability to rally diverse forces to advance the wealth and health of the AfricanAmerican community
- leadership in creating positive changes for her company, including encouraging community outreach
- a commitment to improving the community at large through philanthropy and volunteer service
An immigration lawyer who is herself an immigrant success story, Ocloo is a graduate of Yale Law School and the College of William and Mary, a native of Ghana who has traveled extensively throughout the world, and worked in Japan for three years. In addition to her outstanding work as an immigration attorney, Ms. Ocloo spends a great deal of her free time giving back to the community, whether it’s mentoring up-and-coming immigration lawyers at the University of Baltimore Law School, providing healthy snacks to economically-disadvantaged children through her church’s Snacks-in-a-Backpack program, or marshaling a small army of her fellow immigration lawyers to provide pro bono legal advice to aspiring citizens at the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Citizenship Day.
The ABC award comes on the heels of an honor Ocloo received last month, when the Maryland Daily Record named her one of the Top 100 Women of Maryland of 2012. (See Senior Attorney at Murthy Law Firm Named One of Maryland’s Top 100 Women! MurthyBlog, 13.Mar.2012.) From all of your friends and colleagues here at the Murthy Law Firm, congratulations again, Jonelle!
[Further information on the 2012 Associated Black Charities Gala is online.]