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HBA-DC Applauds Appointment of Kenia Seoane Lopez as Magistrate Judge in D.C. Superior Court

Thursday, June 14, 2012  


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(Washington, DC – June 14, 2012) – The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) applauds Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield's appointment of HBA-DC Past President Kenia Seoane López as a Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The appointment of Ms. Seoane López, currently the Bilingual Attorney Negotiator for the Domestic Violence Unit of the D.C. Superior Court, is both well-deserved and of great importance to the people of the District. The HBA-DC gave Ms. Seoane López its highest endorsement for the position.



Ms. Seoane López, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, began her legal career as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Superior Court. She then served as a law clerk to ten senior D.C. Superior Court Judges. After her clerkships, she served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia where she represented the District in child support cases before the Superior Court and served on the Superior Court Domestic Violence Task Force. Her current duties as Bilingual Attorney Negotiator for the Domestic Violence Unit include serving as legal counsel to the Unit Director and Judges. Ms. Seoane López is a past Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow, where she worked in the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. House of Representatives.



"The HBA-DC is proud to count Ms. Seoane López among our leaders and pillars," stated HBA-DC President Lyzka DeLaCruz. "Her personal story, track record of mentorship, and tireless service on behalf of the most vulnerable communities show that she will make a significant contribution to the Superior Court and the residents of the District. We offer our warmest congratulations to our dear friend and Past President as she fulfills her calling to judicial service.”



Ms. Seoane López will take the bench at the end of July as a Family Court Magistrate Judge and will preside over paternity and child support cases.

About the HBA-DC

The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, voluntary legal association representing the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and legal professionals within the greater Washington, D.C. area. Its mission is promoting the professional development of Hispanic lawyers and law students; promoting equal justice and opportunities for all Hispanics; and promoting the appointment of Hispanics to leadership positions in federal, state, and local governments, in the judiciary, and in other leadership positions. For more information, please visit 


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