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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.

JUNE 6, 2024 - CLE | Protecting the Latino Right to Vote in 2024

The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities presents a distinguished panel of the Secretaries of State of Arizona and Nevada discussing the impact of the rapidly rising electoral power of the Hispanic community in shaping election protections, advancing legal challenges to defend voting rights, and protecting against misinformation eroding our U.S. Democracy.

June 5, 2024 | Webinar: Fireside Chat with Law School Admission Council Official: Post Affirmative Action Ruling

Program Date: June 5, 2024 | The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities is hosting a fireside chat with Angela Winfield from the Law School Admissions Council to answer questions students interested in pursuing a career in law may have regarding the admissions process post-affirmative action ruling.

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Hispanic Commission Webinar Page

Visit the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities' webinar page to access videos and materials of past webinars, which include: Hispanics in Public Service - Pathways to Leadership, and Helping Dreamers Realize Their Dreams - the Nuts and Bolts of DACA.

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The Hispanic National Bar Association's National Lawyer Referral Service (NLRS)

Whether you are a solo practitioner, or practice in a small, medium, or large law firm or corporate legal department, visit the Hispanic National Bar's searchable database which allows prospective clients and employers to search for an attorney by areas of practice, location, states of admission, name, and more.

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Support the Hispanic Commission

Your support helps the Hispanic Commission to continue addressing crucial legal issues, including voting rights, immigration, civil rights, and access to the courts. Donations are greatly appreciated and will help expand our accomplishments, educational programs, and activities.

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

Watch Video of Cinco de Música 2023

The 2023 program was a great success, showcasing the diversity and talent of the Hispanic legal community. performances Thank you to our generous sponsors, performers, and all supporters and all who came out to join us! | Click to watch the video and more.

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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.

Legal Summit of the Americas | Resource Page

The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities developed the concept of a historic gathering of lawyers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States in 2018. This page includes links to program information and materials from the Legal Summit of the Americas from 2019, 2020, and 2023.

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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.

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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