Hispanic National Bar Association Leaders Attend White House Announcement on D.C. Circuit Nominees, Forum on Judicial Vacancies
Contact: Erika Lopez-Tello
Phone: (202) 223-4777
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – On June 4, 2013, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. attended the press conference in the White House Rose Garden where President Barack Obama announced his nomination of three outstanding candidates to the D.C. Circuit Court. President Obama’s previous nominee, Sri Srinivasan, who was endorsed by the HNBA, was recently confirmed by the Senate. The following day, HNBA representatives met with White House officials along with community and organizational leaders from around the country to discuss the judicial vacancy crisis that has left over 80 courts vacant and 32 judicial emergencies across the country.
“The HNBA calls upon the Senate to timely vote upon all pending judicial nominations, including the three recent nominations to the D.C. Circuit Court,” stated HNBA President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. ”in order for our country to provide timely and equal access to justice, it is imperative that these vacant positions be filled immediately, particularly those that remain judicial emergencies.”
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.