Linda Kelly Mejias, Esq. to Receive NCWBA Virgina C. Duncombe, Esq. Award

We are pleased to announce that Linda Kelly Mejias, Esq. will receive the Virginia C. Duncombe, Esq. Scholarship Award at our Annual Installation Dinner

Linda Kelly Mejias, Esq. is a Past President of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association (NCWBA), and has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, and has held the officer positions of Vice President of Membership, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary. She presently serves as the NCWBA web mistress and Communications Chair.  In addition to her service to the Nassau Women’s Bar, Linda has previously served as President of the Nassau County Chapter of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association (LIHBA)m and is the current Secretary of the LIHBA.  She is active in the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), and is a past member of the Association Membership Committee, where she i worked to develop strategies and programs to increase the diversity of the NCBA.

Linda is active in her local community and church as a mentor and leader.  Linda is passionate about helping young women understand and appreciate their full potential and guiding them in achieving that full potential through a unique approach to learning and growth in all aspects of their life.  Her philosophy is one of balance.  She teaches her mentees to take the time to develop and take care of themselves in the various areas of their lives – education, professional, health, spirituality, and relationships.  She also works within the minority communities on Long Island through various organizations such as the Long Island Latino Teacher’s Association, Girls, Inc., and the Latina Moms of Long Island to teach students and parents about the value and necessity of higher learning and education, as well the importance of working hard in school and in any employment in order to achieve the “American Dream”.  Most recently, Linda was elected to the Board of Herstory Writers Workshop, whose mission is to bring unheard voices into the public arena, transforming lived experiences into written memoirs powerful enough to change hearts, minds and policy.

She is presently the Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward A. Maron, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County.  Prior to being a Law Clerk, Linda was an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of North Hempstead, and prior to that she was a Litigation Associate at Carter Ledyard and Milburn, LLP on Wall Street, focusing on white collar criminal defense litigation.  

Linda is a graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City, where she later served on the Board of Trustees.  She graduated magna cum laude in the accelerated program from Wellesley College, with a double major in Psychology and Latin American Studies.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.  

On a personal note, Linda is a First Generation American, whose Mother immigrated to the United States from Ecuador in 1963, and whose Father was exiled from Cuba in 1962 as an anti-communist leader.  She is fluent in Spanish, and proficient in German and Italian.  

Linda is also a devoted mother to her treasured son, Davey.