HNBA Founding Member the Honorable Lorenzo Arredondo to Receive the Prestigious Ohtli Award

HNBA Founding Member the Honorable Lorenzo Arredondo to Receive the Prestigious Ohtli Award

Contact: Alba Cruz-Hacker
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August 29, 2013

HNBA founding member and past president the Honorable Lorenzo Arredondo will receive the prestigious Ohtli award from the Mexican Government during the HNBA’s Annual Convention in Denver CO.  The convention will take place September 4-7, 2013, with the Ohtli award presentation taking place at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater on Thursday, September 5th.  The Ohtli award is presented by Mexico’s Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (“Program for Mexican Communities Abroad”), and is the highest award bestowed by the Mexican government to a non-Mexican citizen.
“The HNBA is honored to have Judge Arredondo, a founding member of the HNBA over 40 years ago, a past HNBA president and founding member of The HNBA Legal Education Fund, receive this award,” stated HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr.  “Judge Arredondo has given back to the Hispanic legal community and greater community, and is the longest serving Latino elected state trial court judge in the United States, having served with honor and distinction for 34 years.  We are proud to have him receive this award.”

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.