Veronica Renta Irwin has been a practicing attorney for nineteen years, having graduated from Hofstra Law School in 1999. Her parents were both born in Puerto Rico and instilled in her an excellent work ethic and strong sense of social responsibility. Eleven years ago, she opened her own firm and was able to devote considerable time to social issues and pro bono work. Of particular importance to her are matters affecting minorities, women and children. While developing her practice, she has made it a priority to assist lower income women through Nassau Suffolk Legal Services and victims of domestic violence through the Safe Center. She also participates in community outreach programs through her affiliation as the Secretary of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Board member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Nassau County Bar Association, and Puerto Rican Bar Association. Her work with the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York allows her to review and have input on legislation that directly affects the rights and lives of women throughout the State of New York. Recently, after years of judging mock trial competitions at the high school, college and law school levels, she has had the opportunity to coach a High School Mock Trial team, allowing her to encourage and nurture the aspirations of future attorneys. She takes every opportunity to mentor young female attorneys, in an attempt to encourage them to excel not only in the legal profession, but also to seek elected and judicial positions. She considers herself very fortunate to be able to devote time to her family, her work and her passions.