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October 05, 2021

Hispanic judges to discuss their career paths at Oct. 8 ABA program

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2021 – Four Hispanic federal judges will discuss their paths to the bench at an American Bar Association program Oct. 8 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The program, titled, “Hispanic Trailblazers on the Federal Bench,” will be hosted by the ABA Judicial Division and co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Public Education. The judges will discuss their backgrounds and offer career advice for lawyers.

Panelists will include:

  • Judge Albert Diaz of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Charlotte, North Carolina. Diaz was the first Hispanic judge to serve on the Fourth Circuit.
  • Judge Diana Saldaña of the U.S. District Court in Laredo, Texas. Saldaña is a child of migrant farm workers and was the first in her immediate family to earn a college degree.
  • Magistrate Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes of the U.S. District Court in Miami.

The program, which starts at noon ET, will be moderated by U.S Magistrate Judge Miguel A. Torres of El Paso, Texas.

Reporters who would like to cover the program should contact Marc Davis at [email protected]. Others can register online here.

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