HNBA President Benny Agosto, Jr. Speaks at Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference

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April 17, 2012

Hispanic National Bar Association President Benny Agosto, Jr. Speaks at Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference

Washington D.C. – On April 14th, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) National President Benny Agosto, Jr. spoke at the 2012 Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference as part of a panel titled “Latinos in the Legal Profession”. The Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference is jointly hosted by students from the Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Business School, and features Latino leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss issues of importance to the Latino community.

Mr. Agosto joined numerous other distinguished speakers who exemplify dedication and commitment to improving the status of Latinos in American society, including former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; Felicia Escobar, Senior Adviser to the President on Immigration Policy; Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; and many more.

This year’s conference theme was The Rising Latino: Latinos in the United States, and Latin America on the World Stage. The conference brought together national and international Latino leaders and academic experts to provide diverse perspectives on the rise of Latinos (economically, demographically, and politically), and the new opportunities and new challenges this growth brings.

“I was honored to be invited as a speaker to the Harvard Latino Conference, and extremely proud to represent the HNBA as its President,” said President Agosto. “As the national voice of the Hispanic legal community, we have the privilege and the responsibility to educate and motivate young Latinas and Latinos as they face challenges and pursue their goals. I congratulate the organizers of this event on a successful and rewarding conference, and look forward to the HNBA’s continuing involvement in other important initiatives to foster the future of our profession and our community.”


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 three 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.