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.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” | A Discussion on Racial Justice in America

A discussion about racial justice in America in light of the events since the murder of George Floyd. Perspectives provided by panelists from African American, Muslim, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native America communities.

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How the ABA is Serving Detained Immigrants During COVID-19 and How You Can Help

Learn more about the work of the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project ("ProBAR"), which provides free legal information and services to detained adult migrants and unaccompanied children; the Immigration Justice Project ("IJP"), which provides pro bono information and services to adult migrants and asylum seekers appearing before the San Diego and Otay Mesa immigration courts; and the Children's Immigration Law Academy ("CILA") in Houston, Texas, which serves as a legal resource center for attorneys representing migrant children.

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Crisis Management for Families – The Impact of COVID-19

This webinar discusses the Coronavirus and its impact on domestic relations, worker's compensation, workers' rights, guardianship and powers of attorney. Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Civil Rights & Social Justice, and the ABA Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibility Commission.

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"Together, we will get through this crisis."

"As our country, and the world suffer from the COVID-19 crisis, lawyers are needed now more than ever. We are trained to deal with crisis and to help those in need. Our time is now. Stay strong. Be not afraid.”

Richard Pena, Chair

Brief informative video about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Leadership and Staff 2019-2020

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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