Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Member Professor Jenny Rivera Confirmed to New York State Court of Appeals
HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ENDORSED MEMBER PROFESSOR JENNY RIVERA CONFIRMED TO NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2013
Washington, DC – On Monday, February 11, 2013, the New York Senate confirmed the nomination by Governor Andrew Cuomo of Professor Jenny Rivera, a long-time member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), to serve as an Associate Judge on the New York Court of Appeals. The HNBA endorsed Rivera, a professor at the City University of New York Law, for the position on the state’s highest court. Professor Rivera is only the second Hispanic to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals. Professor Rivera will fill the seat vacated by retired Associate Judge Carmen Ciparick.
“The HNBA has been a strong supporter and endorser of Professor Rivera for a seat on the State of New York’s highest court,” said HNBA President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. “She will not only make a highly qualified jurist but she is an inspiration to all – Hispanic and non-Hispanic alike.” HNBA President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. further added “Professor Rivera brings to the bench her rich experience as a practicing attorney, legal scholar, and a career focused on public interest and civil rights.”
To read the press release and related media issued by the Governor’s Office, please follow this link: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/02112013Jenny-Rivera. To view a video of the Governor’s Press Conference, please follow this link: http://livestre.am/4kXDm.
About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.