Las Vegas Latino Bar Association
The purpose of Las Vegas Latino Bar Association (LBA) is to serve the public interest by cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reform in the law, facilitating the administration of justice, advancing the standing of Latinos in the legal profession, preserving the high standards of professionalism among Latino attorneys, and cooperating with other professional and community organizations in furthering the aforementioned purposes.
Our growing membership comprises a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds who are enthusiastic about serving the needs of the Las Vegas community and beyond. LBA members include attorneys in every type of legal practice, including attorneys at large and small firms, solo practitioners, in-house counsel, public defenders, government attorneys, legislators, and state and federal judges. Since its inception, the LBA has been active in community service through the collective action of its members and strategic partnerships with other organizations. LBA members participate in an award-winning mentorship program in partnership with La Voz, the Hispanic Law Students Association at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Additionally, our members are actively involved in local, state, and national bar associations and other civic organizations, including serving in leadership positions. The LBA is also an active affiliate member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Recently, LBA members successfully pushed for a representative of the Latino community to be appointed to the Coroner-Medical Examiner Inquest Review Panel. The panel examined ways to improve the inquest process, a fact-finding procedure that takes place any time an individual dies at the hands of law enforcement, and made recommendations directly to the Clark County Commission to amendment inquest rules.
On September 30th, the LBA and several other local organizations co-sponsored the first annual Public Interest Film Festival at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The festival was followed by a reception and remarks from the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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