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Thursday, March 1, 2018
HBA-DC Advocacy Team Mentioned by Del. Eleanor Norton »
On February 28, 2018, HBA-DC Co-sponsored the HNBA's Advocacy Day. HBA-DC members from California, New York, Florida, Virg...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Judge Puig-Lugo Featured in DC Bar Tweet of the Week »
  On January 18, 2018, the DC Bar featured HBA-DC Judicial Council member Judge Puig-Lugo in its Tweet of the We...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
El Tiempo Latino Honors HBA-DC Members »
  El Tiempo Latino, the largest Hispanic newspaper in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, released its...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Attorney General Acknowledges HBA-DC for Work on Notario Fraud Bill »
On April 29, 2016, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl A. Racine, submitted legislation to the Council...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hispanic National Bar Association Pulls 2015 Convention from Arizona in Response to SB 1062 »
The HNBA announced on February 26, 2014 that it has pulled its 40th Annual Convention previously scheduled for Phoenix, Ar...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
President Obama Nominates Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor »
On Monday, March 18th, President Obama nominated Tom Perez as the next Secretary of Labor. Since 2009, Mr. Perez has work...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hispanic Business Covered the HBA-DC Elections »
Hispanic Business covered the HBA-DC elections. The article can be found here .
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
HBA-DC Featured in Hispanic Business! » Hispanic Business News...
Sunday, November 18, 2012
35th Anniversary Equal Justice Awards Covered in Legal Media »
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBA-DC HNBA Awards Featured in Bisnow »
Bisnow recently covered HBA-DC's receipt of HNBA's Affiliate of the Year Award and VP of Membership Juan Sempertegui's rec...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hon. Ricardo Urbina joins JAMS »
The move was featured in the Blog of the Legal Times at
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
HBA-DC President Lyzka DeLaCruz on the Importance of Education for Young Latinos »
HBA-DC President Lyzka DeLaCruz Featured as Guest Blogger in La Plaza HBA-DC President Lyzka DeLaCruz was a guest bl...
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Ambassador Aponte Confirmation Featured in the BLT »
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Appointment of Kenia Seoane Lopez Featured in the BLT »
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
D.C. Domestic Violence Agency WEAVE to Close, Leaving Client Scrambling »
A Northwest Washington nonprofit group that has provided legal and counseling services to domestic violence victims since...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2011 Equal Justice Awards Recognized in Washington Lawyer Magazine »
The January 2012 issue of Washington Lawyer Magazine, which is published by the DC Bar, recognizes Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo'...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
National Law Journal Quotes Judge Vanessa Ruiz's Remarks at HBA-DC Event »
The National Law Journal highlights Judge Vanessa Ruiz's fight to improve access to the courts for non-English speakers, q...
Friday, December 2, 2011
BLT Highlights Judge Ruiz's Fight for Language Access »
BLT highlights Judge Vanessa Ruiz's fight to improve access to the courts for non-­English speakers. Cites remarks by...
Friday, November 18, 2011
HBA-DC Reception for Judge Ruiz Featured in the BLT »
The reception, held at the DC Court of Appeals, was covered by the Blog of the Legal Times:   http://legal...
Friday, November 11, 2011
BLT Covers AAG Thomas Perez Keynote at Equal Justice Awards »
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Annual Equal Justice Awards Featured in Bisnow »
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Rudolph Contreras Reported out of Senate Judiciary Committee! »
HBA-DC Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Rudolph Contreras   On November 3, 2011, the Senate Judi...
Tuesday, August 2, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Norton Appoints Sylvia Trujillo to Her Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission »
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Monday, August 1, 2011
HBA-DC Applauds Nomination of Rudolph Contreras to the U.S. District Court for D.C. »
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Monday, June 27, 2011
First Senate DREAM Act Hearing on Tuesday »
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Se...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"Bar Endorsers" from the NLJ »
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
2010 Equal Justice Awards Featured in Latina Style Magazine »
HBA-DC's Annual Equal Justice Awards were featured in the January 2011 issue of Latina Style. Please go to http://l...
Monday, March 14, 2011
HBA-DC Member Jimmie Reyna Favorably Reported Out of Senate Committee for Seat on Federal Circuit »
On March 10, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary ordered favorably reported the nomination of HBA-DC Member and f...
Monday, February 14, 2011
HBA-DC Public Forum on Housing Rights Featured in AOL Latino »
On December 10, 2010, the HBA-DC hosted a Housing Rights Forum at the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School. The presentation...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
HBA-DC Equal Justice Awards Featured in Bisnow »
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
HBA-DC in The Washington Post »
HBA-DC and President-elect William Rivera featured in Washington Post article about the affluence of Hispanics in Washingt...

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