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Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities

The Hispanic Commission focuses on developing and supporting initiatives and research to educate lawyers on how best to serve, promote civic responsibility within, and address the key legal challenges facing Latino community in the United States.

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Your support of the Hispanic Commission’s work is greatly appreciated and will help expand on our accomplishments and activities to date. The Commission is working on a variety of programs, including unauthorized practice of law (Notario Fraud), language access in the courts, voting rights, and much more.

Leadership & Staff | 2023-2024

Latinos in the United States: Overcoming Legal Obstacles, Engaging in Civic Life | Report

Presents preliminary information for the ABA's consideration, with the goal of providing a foundation upon which to expand on the work that has been started during the past years. The witnesses and stakeholders who provided valuable information to the Commission expect that their hopes were not misplaced that the ABA would take the lead in addressing these difficult issues. These individuals and organizations candidly described the challenges facing Latino lawyers, clients, and members of the broader Latino Community.

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities

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About Us

The Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities is comprised of one Chair and nine members appointed by the ABA President. The mission of the Commission is to address the challenges and responsibilities facing Hispanics in and within the legal system of the United States.

Hispanics in Public Service - Pathways to Leadership | Video posted

As the largest growing minority group in America, Hispanics have been entering the labor force at substantial rates, often with marketable skills, hands-on experience, and bilingual abilities. Yet for decades Hispanics have remained underrepresented in the federal workforce. This program identifies some of the largest obstacles and share personal and professional tips on how to overcome them and excel to senior leadership roles. Click below for materials, information and webinar video.

Presented March 30, 2022

Webinar program page - Video, materials & more

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ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities: 321 N. Clark St., Suite 1700 Chicago, Illinois 60654 | Tel: (312) 988‐5137 | Email: [email protected] for inquiries