Hispanic National Bar Foundation to Celebrate the Contributions of Leaders in the Legal Community at Annual Awards Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2015

WASHINGTON –The Hispanic National Bar Foundation will host its Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration on July 16, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC.  Each year, the HNBF recognizes and celebrates the contributions of exemplary leaders in the legal profession at the Awards Dinner.

At this year’s Awards Dinner, the HNBF will be presenting the inaugural Diversity Leadership award to Dr. Walter Sutton, Associate General Counsel at Walmart.  The HNBF will also be presenting the Judicial Leadership Award to Hon. Migna Sanchez-Llorens, Circuit Judge in the Eleventh Judicial District of Florida, and the Academic Leadership Award to Professor Luz Herrera, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, and Public Service at UCLA Law.

“We are proud to honor a distinguished group of leaders for their many achievements and commitment to improving the quality of life in our communities,” said Paul Zavala, HNBF President. “When selecting candidates to honor, we seek leaders whose contributions exemplify the HNBF’s values, including the advancement of education, diversity, equality, empowerment and access.”

The Awards Dinner, part of the HNBF’s keystone Future Latino Leaders Law Camp Program, will also profile members of the 2015 Law Camp class.  The Law Camp Program selects 40 high school students from across the country to the nation’s capital for nine days of law related activities and instruction.  Students have the opportunity to learn about the legal profession and meet influential Latino lawyers and judges through classroom instruction, a mock trial competition experience and behind the scenes tours of historic U.S. landmarks and government agencies. The students often describe their experience at the camp “life-changing”.  Dinner guests will have the opportunity to meet the students and experience first-hand how our programs impact the lives of Latino students.

About the Hispanic National Bar Foundation

Established in 1985, the mission of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (“HNBF”) is to help Hispanics achieve their potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession.  As a national organization, the HNBF provides programs, scholarships, fellowships, and other resources and tools to support and inspire educational achievement within Latino communities. We are guided in our efforts by our strong values of education, diversity, equality, empowerment and access. Our programs provide Latino students from high school through law school with the tools and resources necessary to ensure full and equal opportunity. For more information, please visit www.hnbf.org.