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.

Leadership and Staff 2018 - 2019

Chair's Message

Chair's Message

Richard Pena Statement to the American Jewish Community

To our Jewish friends and to all of the American Jewish Community I would like to express my sorrow, and that of the ABA Commission on Hispanic Rights and Responsibilities, for the recent violence and killings committed at the Pittsburgh Synagogue. The CLE Program which we hosted earlier this year at the AJC Global Headquarters in New York City which dealt with the lessons of Nuremberg, anti-immigration sentiment, the current political climate and attacks on specifics groups seems more relevant now than ever. Because we feel that discrimination against one is discrimination against all we join in your sorrow and mourn for the eleven (11) who died and their families. To the panelists and those involved in the CLE program we particularly thank you for speaking out and please know that your voice is needed now more than ever. We stand with you.

2018-2019 - Commissioners / Special Advisors

Support the Hispanic Commission

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.

Past Event

Past Event

CLE: May 31, 2018 - Half-Day CLE Program Jenner & Block Chicago

We conducted a half-day CLE program on timely topics pertinent to the Hispanic Legal Profession. For more information about the Commission, and to learn about future events please visit or contact Skip Harsh at

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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: for inquiries