Mirna Martinez Santiago has more than 20 years of legal experience and lectures on an array of topics – with a focus on diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias – and has published on legal, as well as non-legal subjects. Mirna created the Girls Rule the Law program and conference to introduce underprivileged and underrepresented middle and high school girls to the law, legislature and judiciary. Mirna has been featured in Latina Magazine and on NBC News speaking about the Afro-Latina experience.
State Courts of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York.
New York University, B.A., 1992; State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D.,1995; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Certificate in Magazine and Book Publishing, 2001
2019 - Present: Chair, Diversity Committee, New York State Bar Association
2017 – Present: Delegate, 2nd Department, New York State Bar Association House of Delegates
2015 – 2016:
Chair: Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
2014 – 2016: Defense Association of New York Diversity Initiative, Planning Committee 2012: New York State Bar Association: Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Award for Outstanding Chair (Diversity) 2010: New York State Bar Association: Sheldon Hurtwitz Young Lawyer Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Practice of Law in the Field of Insurance
Spanish (fluently spoken and written)
Garifuna (fluently spoken)