HNBA Announces Recipients of Awards to be Presented at 2013 Convention

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August 26, 2013
Announcement of Awards to be Presented at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 38th Annual Convention in Denver: Dream Big in the Mile High City

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is proud to announce that several prestigious awards will be presented during its 38th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center Hotel September 4-7, 2013. The Annual Convention is the HNBA’s flagship event with a portfolio of activities and events for legal professionals and students. Co-hosted by the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, this year’s Convention promises to be the largest gathering of Latino lawyers, judges, and law students in the country. All of the awards listed below are awarded by the HNBA.  The Presidential Award, previously announced, is a discretionary award presented by the HNBA National President to a person for exceptional service.  These awards will be presented to the recipients throughout the convention.

The 2013 award winners are:

  • Major General Clyde “Butch” Tate II – Presidential Award
  • Microsoft Corporation – Corporate Partner of the Year
  • Hon. Terry Fox – Latina Judge of the Year
  • Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna – Latino Judge of the Year
  • Regina Rodriguez – Latina Lawyer of the Year
  • Juan Dominguez – Latino Lawyer of the Year
  • University of Colorado School of Law Latino Law Student Association – Law Student Organization of the Year
  • Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez – Lifetime Achievement
  • Robert Maldonado – Regional President of the Year
  • Andres W. Lopez Rodriguez – Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

“We are proud of the recipients of the awards that will be presenting at our Denver Convention for their extraordinary accomplishments, contributions and breadth of engagement.  The individuals, law firms and corporations have distinguished themselves in their endeavors and commitment to the greater community,” said HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr.  “On behalf of the HNBA Board of Governors, I congratulate them and wish them continued success,” said Mr. Reyes.


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.