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STILL TOO FEW AND FAR BETWEEN: THE STATUS OF LATINA ATTORNEYS FIFTEEN YEARS LATER

By Jill Lynch Cruz
In 2008, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Latina Commission launched a national research project to investigate the professional status of Latina attorneys within the legal profession and to identify the barriers preventing them from fully accessing, advancing, and succeeding in their legal careers. Read More…

DIVERSITY PIPELINE PROGRAMS EMPOWER AND ENGAGE HISPANIC STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LAW

By Christian Parham
According to the American Bar Association, a 2022 survey revealed that out of a total of 1.3 million lawyers across the country, only 5.8% are Hispanic. Read More…

FIGHTING STIGMA: LAWYERING WITH DYSLEXIA

By Salomon Chiquiar-Rabinovich, Esq.
Standing next to my parents in the office of the principal of the Colegio Israelita de Mexico, I realized as a third-grader that my chances of moving on from third to fourth grade were not the only matter to be discussed, but that the school felt that I was holding back the class since I couldn’t read at the minimum level expected. More. Read More…

THE ENERGY TRANSITION’S NEED FOR DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION

By Marco Santamaria
The electrification of the world, often referred to as the energy transition, is one of the most critical undertakings in the history of civilization. Fossil fuels were responsible for transitioning nations from agrarian societies to industrial powerhouses, however, modern achievements such as refrigeration and automobiles have also resulted in a dependency on non-renewable fuels.. Read More…

¡ S Í SE PUEDE!

By Judge Marilyn Zayas
In 2016, when I first joined the bench and became the first person of Latino heritage to be elected to any Ohio Court of Appeals, I
reflected on my life. Thinking back to young Marilyn in New York City, en el barrio de Washington Heights, I realized, I had never
dared to dream this big. Read More…

CORPORATE COUNSEL AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT: THE TIME IS NOW

By Jose Almanzar
In-house attorneys are uniquely positioned to influence decisionmakers within their companies. For this reason, I believe the
opportunity is ripe for these frontline lawyers to advance environmental justice (EJ). Read More…