Interview with Veronica Cope, Candidate for Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge

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Veronica Cope

The Gwinnett County contest for Superior Court Judge on May 22nd ended in a runoff for one of the seats. Veronica Cope will face Tracey Mason in the runoff scheduled for July 24. Cope had 29 percent, while Mason had 30 percent of the vote.

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VOTE EARLY IN PERSON: Vote early Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 20 at the following locations and times. No voting on July 4 or on weekends.  Residents of Gwinnett County: Gwinnett Board of Voter Registrations and Elections Office from 7:00am – 7:00pm.

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Veronica Cope’s Biography

Veronica Cope is an attorney at the Cope Law Firm, P.C., in Snellville and is currently a Candidate for Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge in a runoff election on July 24, 2018.   A native of Tarboro, NC, Veronica has practiced law in Gwinnett County and the Metropolitan Atlanta area for over 16 years.  Veronica is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned dual Batchelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and African and African-American Studies.  She also graduated from the University of North Carolina’s School of Law where she served as the Symposium Editor as a member of the North Carolina Law Review. Veronica is an active member of the community and is a public servant in every sense of the word.  She is a member of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is actively involved in a number of community service initiatives.  Veronica was previously a board member for Cool Girls, a nonprofit organization for the empowerment of underprivileged girls.

Veronica Cope

Veronica is currently a board member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers  (GAWL) and  served as the President of the GAWL Foundation from 2012-2013.  As President of the GAWL Foundation, Veronica along with her board, worked tirelessly to award grants for nonprofit organizations with a focus on assisting women and children in the legal system, providing meals and services to the Nicholas House, a shelter for families in transition, and awarding scholarships for young women with a desire to work in the public interest sector.  She has also participated in the GAWL Foundation’s Girl Scouts Project for several years as a coach for the girls as they litigate a case from start to finish to earn their Law and Order Badge.

Veronica is passionate about equipping our youth with the skills needed to be successful.  She  has served as a volunteer for the Junior Achievement Discovery Center at Gwinnett which provides real life skills to middle school students throughout Gwinnett County to prepare them to thrive in a global economy.  She has also served as an evaluator for the State Bar of Georgia’s High School Mock Trial Competition and the Empire Atlanta Mock Trial Competition.  Each year, Veronica also participates in the Atlanta Bar Association’s Genesis Project, which brings Christmas cheer to children at the Genesis Shelter, a shelter for families with infants up to six-months of age.

Veronica also gives back to the community by often handling criminal and juvenile matters on a pro bono or reduced fee basis to ensure that citizens have equal access to justice.  Veronica is a general litigator with diverse practice experience and has taken both civil and criminal matters to trial.  She has practiced in a number of areas including complex commercial litigation, insurance defense, auto warranty litigation defense, juvenile law, plaintiff’s personal injury, and criminal law.  Veronica is a graduate of  GLANCE Gwinnett (a Leadership Gwinnett program), Leadership DeKalb, GAWL’s Leadership Academy, and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia’s Leadership Academy.

Veronica is also a Certified Contract Advisor through the National Football League Players Association where she works tirelessly to help football players achieve their dreams of playing professional football.

When Veronica is not practicing law or serving the community, she enjoys spending quality time with her sons Robin, Jr., Dawson, and Dustin and playing and watching sports.

 

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