Hispanic National Bar Association Applauds U.S. Senate for Confirmation of the Honorable Adalberto Jordan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Feb 15, 2012, 18:33 ET from Hispanic National Bar Association

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a long delay on the confirmation of Judge Adalberto Jordan, the United States Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm him to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by an overwhelming 94-5 vote. Judge Jordan received strong bipartisan support throughout his nomination, and he will fill a judicial emergency vacancy. He will be the first Cuban-American judge on the 11th Circuit.

"The HNBA commends the U.S. Senate for fulfilling its duty to confirm such qualified and diverse candidates as Judge Jordan," said Benny Agosto, HNBA National President. "He has served with distinction for over a decade on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and it is clear that he is an exceptionally well-qualified judge to fill this new position. We thank all of our members and friends who reached out to their U.S. Senators in support of Judge Jordan's confirmation throughout this long-pending process."

The HNBA endorsed Judge Jordan having conducted due diligence and concluded that he was superbly qualified to join the bench of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Jordan has led an extremely impressive career as a public servant and is highly respected for his experience and integrity. The HNBA congratulates Judge Jordan and the U.S. Senate on this well-deserved confirmation.

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.

SOURCE Hispanic National Bar Association