Jorge A. Mestre Elected New Hispanic National Bar Foundation President

Jorge A. Mestre Elected New Hispanic National Bar Foundation President The Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) is proud to announce that Jorge A. Mestre of Rivero Mestre LLP has been elected as its new President. He will serve for a term ending July 1, 2020. “I am deeply honored to serve as the HNBF’s next President,” said Mestre. “Empowering Hispanic youth and creating a pipeline of future Hispanic leaders is critically important to our democracy and I’m proud to lead a foundation committed to those goals.” “We are thrilled to have Jorge as our new HNBF President,” said Denise Moreno, the HNBF’s Executive Director. “His clear vision coupled with his passion for advancing the interests of the Hispanic community will...

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HNBF Names Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar as its 2018 Judicial Leadership Awards Recipient

HNBF Names Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as its 2018 Judicial Leadership Award Recipient The HNBF is proud to announce California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as this year's recipient of its Judicial Leadership Award.  Born in Mexico, Justice Cuéllar graduated from high school in California before beginning a distinguished academic, legal, and public service career that would ultimately bring him to the California Supreme Court in 2015. Prior to his tenure on California's High Court, Justice Cuéllar was a faculty member at Stanford Law School and director of the university’s institute for international studies, and earlier, he served as Special Assistant to the President during the Obama Administration. During his time in this role, his purview included civil and criminal justice, public health, immigration,...

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John Arrastia Joins HNBF’s Board of Directors

John Arrastia Joins HNBF's Board of Directors The Hispanic National Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that John Arrastia has joined HNBF's Board of Directors. John is a Partner at Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. in Miami, Florida. His focus is Domestic and International Litigation, Arbitration, and Appeals.  John has played a prominent role advocating for diversity in the legal profession and spoken and written on the topic of Hispanics and Latinos in the legal world.  Learn more about John Arrastia and his practice by visiting his official bio.

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HNBF partners with the Cuban American Bar Association “CABA” for their Desayuno con CABA series, graciously hosted by Hogan Lovells, LLP

HNBF partners with the Cuban American Bar Association "CABA" for their Desayuno con CABA series, graciously hosted by Hogan Lovells, LLP HNBF and CABA co-hosted a panel that included a conversation on diversity in the legal profession in the United States and Latin America. The discussion, titled, "Desayuno con CABA: International Arbitration In Latin America: On Cultural and Diversity Considerations" was hosted at Hogan Lovells, LLP in Miami, Florida. Speakers included Oscar Arroyo (Vice President of Legal Affairs at CBC Corporation), Yara Lorenzo (Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells), and Javier Peral (Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells). The panel was moderated by Gabriella Morello (Associate at Hogan Lovells).  The panelists discussed their International Arbitration experience in Latin America and the importance of gender...

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HNBF Celebrates Its 2017 Sponsors with Cocktail Reception

HNBF Celebrates Its 2017 Sponsors with Cocktail Reception HNBF celebrated its 2017 sponsors with a its annual cocktail reception last night, December 6th. The event was hosted at the law office of Rivero Mestre in Miami, Florida. Photos from the event can be viewed in the photo gallery below. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Gallery"][/siteorigin_widget]

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HNBF Welcomes Three New Board Members

HNBF Welcomes Three New Board Members WASHINGTON - The Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) is proud to announce that three leaders in the American Hispanic legal community have joined its Board of Directors. Raul Cosio, J. Alberto Gonzalez-Pita, and Jose Fernandez join the other members of the HNBF Board of Directors in their mission to increase diversity in the legal profession through education. J. Raul Cosio is a Partner at Holland & Knight’s Miami office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and International Litigation and Arbitration Practice Groups. In addition to his long-standing and noteworthy career at Holland & Knight as a litigator, Mr. Cosio is a member of various minority bar associations, including The Cuban...

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Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Statement on Labor Secretary Nominee: R. Alexander Acosta.

Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Statement on Labor Secretary Nominee: R. Alexander Acosta. ?(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The HNBF congratulates R. Alexander Acosta, Dean of Florida International University College of Law and past United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, on his nomination to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Labor.? ?In 2011, the HNBF proudly presented Dean Acosta with its Academic Leadership Award for his outstanding commitment to education and service within the legal community.? Dean Acosta is an exemplary role model for Latino and Latinas throughout the United States.? We have witnessed first-hand Dean Acostas ability to lead an institution and are confident that his commitment to excellence will drive positive results for our government...

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The HNBF Congratulates Florida International University College of Law as Bar Passage Leader for the 3rd Year in a Row.

The HNBF Congratulates Florida International University College of Law as Bar Passage Leader for the 3rd Year in a Row. Washington, D.C. On September 19, 2016 Florida International University College of Law Bar Passage Leader. The Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to empower Latinos to achieve their full potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession, would like to recognize and congratulate South Floridas public university, Florida International University (FIU) College of Law for its 3rd consecutive year with the states highest bar passage rate. 87.5% of FIU law graduates that tested in both A and B of the Florida Bar passed the exam. This statistic is particularly...

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