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.

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

This 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.

Read - Report

Crisis Management for Businesses 2.0 – The Impact of COVID-19 6+ Months In | October 19

Who would have predicted in March the coronavirus crisis impact on businesses—health and safety, financial, employment and so much more. These problems have been exacerbated for small business owners, especially immigrant business owners. This webinar features panelists from 5 legal experts in the areas of: Labor Issues, Workers’ Compensation, Real Estate/Finance Issues, and Immigration.

Read - More about

Leadership and Staff 2020 - 2021

Read bios and view headshots of current Commissioners.

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.

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

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.

Read more - View Webinar

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.

Join. Connect. Learn.

ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities: 321 N. Clark St., Suite 1700 Chicago, Illinois 60654 | Tel: (312) 988‐5137 | Email: skip.harsch@americanbar.org for inquiries