The HNBA Board of Governors and The Board of Directors of The HNBA Legal Education Fund Jointly Announce The Release of The Third Edition of The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2011

The HNBA Board of Governors and The Board of Directors of The HNBA Legal Education Fund Jointly Announce The Release of The Third Edition of The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy

Washington, D.C. –The Hispanic National Bar Association and Board of Governors (“HNBA”) and The Board of Directors of The HNBA Legal Education Fund (“The Fund”) are pleased to announce the release of the Third Edition of The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy.

“The HNBA Board of Governors is excited to announce the release of our highly-awaited Third Edition of The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy. This edition contains articles of relevant and compelling analysis of legal issues in the law and of the legal profession. I want to thank our sister organization, The HNBA Legal Education Fund, for raising the money necessary to publish the Journal,” said Mr. Benny Agosto, Jr., HNBA National President and Senior Co-Editor of The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy. “I encourage our membership and legal scholars to delve into the subject matter presented in the various articles contained within this edition,” continued Mr. Agosto.

“The HNBA Legal Education Fund’s Board of Directors joins me in recognizing the release of this important scholarly undertaking, which is one of the HNBA charitable and educational programs financially supported by The Fund,” said Mr. Román D. Hernández, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Fund.  “We are proud to be the HNBA’s partner in this endeavor,” said Mr. Hernández.

The Third Edition of The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy contains a thought-provoking article written by Professor Sarah E. Redfield, Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, titled, “Hispanics and the Pipeline to the Legal Profession: a.k.a. Lawyers Don’t Do Math” which highlights significant issues affecting the number of Hispanics in the legal profession despite much attention to given to “diversity efforts” within the profession.  In addition, articles describing border policy issues affecting the Hispanic community and an analysis of proposed federal legislation regarding employer verification are also featured.

The HNBA Journal of Law and Policy provides a forum for the examination, investigation, and review of legal issues and law-related policy pertaining to the Hispanic legal profession and impacting the U.S. Hispanic community. Special editions of the Journal are periodically published to provide information on a specific issue of importance to the Hispanic legal community. In the coming weeks, every HNBA member will receive a complimentary copy of the journal as a benefit of membership.  Individuals, organizations and educational institutions interested in purchasing a copy of the journal should contact the HNBA.

 

About The HNBA Legal Education Fund:

The HNBA Legal Education Fund (“The Fund”), incorporated in April 2010, is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating educational programs, exposing underrepresented students and professional to the benefits and opportunities in the legal profession, providing scholarship and financial support to individuals from underrepresented communities to pursue legal careers, and supporting the charitable and education mission of the Hispanic National Bar Association. The Fund is based in Washington, DC, and is the only foundation affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association. For information about The Fund, please visit its website:  http://www.hnbafund.com.

 

About the HNBA:

The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, and law students of Hispanic descent in the United States, and its territories. For more information about the HNBA, please visit http://www.hnba.com.