Margarita Martinez

Hispanic Legal Services & Community Clinics Coordinator

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

Provide legal assistance and information, client intake, coordinate and conduct community legal education workshops and staff SeniorLAW Center’s seven community-based legal clinics in Philadelphia, including program assessment, program development, and record keeping

WHY DO YOU WORK AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

As a child I always felt a special affection and a lot of compassion for seniors. In the course of my career I had the opportunity to work for the private sector but I discovered that I have a greater inclination for serving vulnerable populations.

HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR WORK AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

My commitment to making SeniorLAW Center more responsive and more accessible to the Spanish-speaking senior community, who often face crises of housing, family violence, abuse and financial exploitation.

OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND WAYS YOU GIVE BACK?

PCA Latino Advisory Committee, The Latino Golden Age Committee, graduated from the ten month Latino Partnership Initiative Leadership Institute program.

AFFILIATIONS

Active member of MIRA USA

AWARDS

Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphia’s Bright Starts of Aging award-2015

 

JOINED STAFF

2004

BEFORE SENIORLAW CENTER

Assistant attorney in the legal department of KPMG, Barcelona Spain

Assistant attorney in the legal department of KPMG, Barcelona Spain

HAILS FROM

Bogotá, Colombia

EDUCATION

Masters of Law from the University of Barcelona, School of Business Administration- 2002

Law degree from the University of Santo Tomas de Aquino, Bogotá- 2000