HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION PRAISES OBAMA JUDICIAL NOMINATION OF TORRES & GONZALES

HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION PRAISES OBAMA JUDICIAL NOMINATION OF TORRES & GONZALES

Contact: Antonio “Tony” Arocho, Esq.
E-mail: aaocho@hnba.com
Phone: (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2012

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. praises President Obama on the diversity of his nominations, including that of Judge Analisa Torres to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Kenneth John Gonzales to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The Honorable Analisa Torres, born in Manhattan, New York City, serves as a Justice on the Supreme Court of New York and began her career as an attorney in major New York City law firms. Judge Torres serves on the boards of several local community organizations and served as a Board member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association. Kenneth John Gonzales, a native of New Mexico, is the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico and has served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. Gonzales also serves in the U.S. Army Reserves and presently holds the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp.

“The HNBA is pleased that President Obama recently nominated two highly qualified Hispanics to the federal bench. We praise the president in promoting diversity on the bench that better reflects our society” stated National President Reyes. “Judge Torres and Kenneth John Gonzales are strong candidates who will serve on the federal bench with distinction, and I urge the U.S. Senate to support the timely confirmation of these two highly qualified candidates. Also we support the timely confirmation of several pending judicial nominees at the U.S. Senate: Jesus G. Bernal to the U.S. District Court for Central District of California, Rosemary Marquez to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin to the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, and Honorable Nelson Stephen Roman to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.”

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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