Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Nitza Quiñones Alejandro Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2013

 

Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Nitza Quiñones Alejandro Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court

Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate voted today to confirm the Honorable Nitza Quiñones Alejandro to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Judge Quiñones received the endorsement of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) after a thorough vetting process.  She received the joint recommendation from U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), followed by the nomination by President Barack Obama and the unanimous approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee in March.  Judge  Quiñones will be the first Latina to serve on this court.

“The HNBA commends the U.S. Senate for fulfilling its duty in confirming Judge Nitza Quiñones Alejandro,” said Peter M. Reyes, Jr., HNBA National President. “She is an exceptional jurist who has served with distinction for over twenty years on the bench and will be an outstanding addition to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. We are encouraged that the Senate moved forward in a bipartisan manner, and call upon them to continue to do so to fill all the remaining judicial vacancies across the country, including those where judicial emergencies remain.”

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.

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