Criminal Defense Section Virtual Round Table Discussion- Led by Ana Nunez
Attorney Ana Nuñez was recently interviewed by North Carolina public radio station WUNC 91.5 in a piece called ‘From Havana To The Triangle: Meet Ana Nuñez‘.
“When nine-year-old Nuñez arrived in Florida, she did not speak any English and struggled in the classroom. Today she is a lawyer in Raleigh who practices criminal and immigration law.”
To read or listen to the entire interview, check out WUNC’s page here.Read More
Fay & Grafton is proud to announce Attorney Ana Nunez has been selected as one of the 17 members for the newly commissioned ‘Racial Equity Task Force Board’ for the city of Durham, North Carolina.
According to coverage from the website IndyWeek.com, “A 2015 report from Triangle J Council of Governments and Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments found that …one in three Latinos and one in five African Americans now live in poverty compared to one in ten whites. Latinos are more than six times as likely to be working poor as whites, and both black and Latino residents earn lower wages than whites at every education level.”
IndyWeek.com also added: “The first goal of the task force is to ensure that the public is made aware of these disparities.
The task force will also work to identify best practices for policy changes and social interventions addressing racial inequality. Members will research initiatives that had success in other cities, and look for ways those changes could be implemented in Durham. Finally, the task force will make funding and policy recommendations to government, businesses, and the community at-large.”
The entire staff at Fay & Grafton congratulate Attorney Nunez on this high-profile task force assignment and in advancing the causes of racial, income & educational equality in the city of Durham, North Carolina.
Leonard, B. Durham City Council approves appointed Racial Equity Task Force. 9th Street Journal, Oct 2nd 2018:
Mann-Wood, A. Durham’s Racial Equity Task Force Takes Shape. Indy Week. Jun 19th 2018:
Government of Durham, NC press release:
Fay & Grafton received recognition from the Inaugural Pro Bono Honor Society in 2016 when Attorney Ana Nunez was inducted into this prestigious legal society.
For more information into the inclusion criteria for this award, please visit Fay & Grafton’s profile on NCCourts.org.Read More
RALEIGH – By Denaa Griffin – The North Carolina Bar Association has recognized Ana Nuñez with its Citizen Lawyer Award. This award honors attorneys who dedicate their time and talents to serving their communities and inspire others to do the same.
Since graduating from North Carolina Central University School of Law, Nuñez has been a member of the NCBA’s Minorities in the Profession Committee. Through her work while on the Committee, Nuñez has successfully co-chaired its ¡Adelante! Program. This award winning program aims to provide minority and first-generation law students with critical advice about managing debt, networking, and maximizing their internship experiences.
Nuñez is not only dedicated to serving the next generation of lawyers, she is also a zealous immigration law advocate. In 2016, because of her dedication to the area of immigration law, Nuñez was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. Nuñez has also volunteered with the CARA Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas. This pro bono project is designed to provide women and children who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement pro bono legal representation. Nuñez, along with the other volunteers for the project, are committed to ending the practice of family detention.
In explaining why service to her community is so important, Nuñez says, “It is my opinion that as lawyers we have a social responsibility to our community. Being involved in my community makes me a better lawyer. It provides me with opportunities to learn about my community and to help folks with everyday problems. As a Latina, it is also important to me that Hispanic/Latino community members see themselves represented in the legal field.”
Nuñez’s continued work in the community and legal profession is invaluable and reminds those around her why it is ever so important to be a citizen lawyer.
Denaa Griffin is an attorney at Yates, McLamb & Weyher in Raleigh.
For more information on the inclusion criteria for this award, please visit NCbar.org. (Opens in new tab)Read More