Friday Oct, 14, 2022
NEWS BRIEF: Victims rights advocate wins Marsy’s Law Champion Award
David Marchman awarded
Champion Award Presentation to Derek Marchman With Melvin Hewitt
Derek Marchman Receives Marsy’s Law Champion Award During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr. and Hilary Hunter Hammer Out a Settlement to End the Suit Over a Fatal Brawl at Underground’s Latino Fest – Read full article via Daily Report
Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr. appointed to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc.
Isenberg & Hewitt’s Melvin L. Hewitt, Jr. has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc., organized in 2002, has advocated for the rights of victims and witnesses of crime and those impacted by crime.
On June 23rd, Atlanta Victim Assistance is hosting the Barney L. Simms Violence Is Preventable (VIP) Awards to celebrate recent accomplishments in the field of violence prevention and to raise funds to support the continuation of AVA’s services for the families of victims of homicide. It will be a grand evening honoring the memory of Mr. Simms, celebrating the achievements of Honorary Co-Chairs, Congressman John Lewis and Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner, as well as recognizing the efforts of several persons committed to violence prevention and victims’ rights. There will be food, entertainment, and an auction of a special item from Mr. Simms’ personal art collection. Individual tickets for this event are $100 and sponsorships are $1,000. More information can be found through the AVA website: www.atlantava.org/vipawards.
Harriet Isenberg Re-Appointed as Co-Chair of Credit Rights Section of State Bar
Harriet Isenberg was recently re-appointed as Co-Chair of the Credit Rights Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Harriet has served as Co-Chair of the section for the last 10 years. The Credit Rights Section of the State Bar seeks to provide learning opportunities for its members and to serve the needs of attorneys practicing in the area of collections and commercial litigation. She is also a charter member of the Georgia Creditors Council, which is a legislative group supporting creditors rights in Georgia.
Melvin L. Hewitt Re-elected to Crime Victim Advocacy Council Board of Directors
On January 28, 2013, Melvin L. Hewitt Jr. was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Georgia’s ‘Crime Victim Advocacy Council’ (CVAC) and appointed to serve a second term as its Vice President. CVAC is a nonprofit organization organized in 1989 under the guidance of an urban ministry program of the United Methodist Church, to respond to the unmet needs of crime victims in our society. While CVAC is a Christian-based organization, it is nondenominational in its membership and support and responds to crime victims regardless of the victim’s race, sex, national origin or religious beliefs.
Melvin L. Hewitt Re-elected to Crime Victim Advocacy Council Advisory Board
Melvin L. Hewitt Jr. was re-appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. The National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA) is a nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Founded in April of 1999, NCVBA is the nation’s first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims of crime seek justice through the civil justice system.
Melvin L. Hewitt Re-elected to National Center for Victims of Crime Board of Directors
Melvin L. Hewitt Jr. was re-elected to serve a second term on the board of directors of the National Center for Victims of Crime headquartered in Washington, D.C. The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues.