Two Jewish lawyers are among four to be honored by the Anti-Defamation League April 13 at the 24th Annual ADL Jurisprudence Awards. The ceremony recognizes lawyers who have dedicated their careers to fighting for justice and fair treatment. The virtual ceremony will honor Walter Jospin and Scott Zweigel along with two others, including Justice Leah Ward Sears.
Jospin will be the recipient of The Elbert P. Tuttle Award, given to a lawyer who best exemplifies the ADL’s mission to “secure justice and fair treatment for all.” Jospin is a partner at Finch McCranie, LLP, where he focuses on securities regulatory matters, corporate governance, internal investigations and SEC whistleblowers claims.
The ADL’s Emerging Leader Award, given to those who “go above and beyond in their legal practice or civic contributions to uphold the spirit of the ADL’s mission,” will be given to Zweigel and another lawyer, Ana María Martinez.
Zweigel, a partner with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP, was instrumental in the most recent passage of the Georgia hate crimes legislation into law.
The 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Sears, who served 17 years on the Georgia Supreme Court and is touted as the first woman to do so. The previous year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded posthumously to Congressman John Lewis.
“ADL is thrilled to bestow awards upon such admirable figures in our legal community in such a critical year,” said Allison Padilla-Goodman, vice president of the ADL’s Southern division.