Hispanic National Bar Association and Legal Education Fund to Support Latino Law Students Through Second Annual Tennis & Golf Classic and New Regional Scholarship Initiative

                                                                            Contact: Zuraya Tapia-Hadley
E-mail: ztapia@hnba.com
Phone: (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2012

Hispanic National Bar Association and Legal Education Fund to Support Latino Law Students Through Second Annual Tennis & Golf Classic and New Regional Scholarship Initiative

Washington D.C. – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) would like to extend its sincere gratitude to its sponsors for their support of Latino students as part of the upcoming Second Annual Tennis & Golf Tournaments in Miami, Florida. This event, which will take place on February 4th, is not only an entertaining day of activities, networking, and socializing for tournament players and non-players alike, but also the largest fundraiser for The HNBA Legal Education Fund (“The Fund”).

The HNBA Legal Education Fund (“The Fund”) is the HNBA’s only IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, and the only non-profit foundation that supports the HNBA’s educational and charitable missions, including identifying and providing financial assistance to worthy programs that address education and the law within the U.S. Hispanic community and legal profession.

This year, the HNBA and The Fund will launch a brand-new and unprecedented scholarship initiative to provide a total of $57,000 to Latino law students in each of the HNBA’s 19 regions nationwide. This effort, in turn, is part of the HNBA’s goal of providing $100,000 in scholarships in 2012.

“The HNBA has a strong membership of accomplished legal professionals, and it is our mission to give back to our community and foster the next generations of Hispanic lawyers,” said Benny Agosto, Jr., HNBA National President. “This year, we will go even further in expanding our culture of giving to our members and to students.”

“The HNBA Legal Education Fund is very grateful for and excited about the HNBA’s commitment to providing for these scholarships for Latino law students,” said Román Hernández, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund. “We believe that the HNBA and The Fund working together on all of this year’s initiatives will create an enormously beneficial impact for students and the community at large.”

To learn more about The Fund or to make an online donation, please visit www.hnbafund.com. To register for the HNBA Tennis & Golf Tournaments or to attend as a non-tournament guest, please visit www.hnba.com/news-events/tennis-golf-tournament/. For additional questions, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, at bagosto@abrahamwatkins.com or (713) 222-7211, or through the HNBA National Office at clandry@hnba.com or (202) 223-4777.


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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