HBA-DC Celebrates Judge Urbina, Launches Judicial Council
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
On Thursday, June 9, over 150 people, including Associate Justice
Sonia Sotomayor, attended the HBA-DC's celebration of U.S. District
Court Judge Ricardo Urbina's distinguished 30 years on the bench. Judge
Urbina was joined by his current and former law clerks, who recalled
not only Judge Urbina's keen understanding of the law but also his
generosity, humanity, and sense of justice. The HBA-DC presented Judge
Urbina with an autographed seal from the organization as well as a
framed photo of the view of Pennsylvania Avenue from his chambers.
occasion also marked the formal convocation of the new HBA-DC Judicial
Council, which provides a forum for consideration of matters of
importance to Hispanic members of the Judiciary.