HNBA Announces Recipients Of Awards To Be Presented At 2012 Convention

Aug 13, 2012, 08:36 ET from Hispanic National Bar Association

Announcement of Awards to be Presented at Hispanic National Bar Association's 37th Annual Convention in Seattle: The Voice of the Future ~ La Voz De Nuestro Futuro

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is proud to announce that several prestigious awards will be presented during its 37th Annual Convention at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The Annual Convention is the HNBA's flagship event with a portfolio of activities and events for legal professionals and students. Hosted by the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, this year's Convention promises to be the largest gathering of Latino lawyers, judges, and law students in the United States. All of the awards listed below are awarded by the HNBA with the exception of the prestigious Ohtli Award. The Ohtli Award is presented by the government of Mexico to an attorney who has made a significant impact on the Latino community in the United States.

 The 2012 award winners are:

Roman Hernandez (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt) - Ohtli Award (Award of Mexican Government)

Microsoft Corporation - Corporate Partner of the Year

Hon. M. Teresa Sarmina (Common Pleas Court Judge for Philadelphia County, PA) - Latina Judge of the Year

Hon. Adalberto Jordan (US CT of Appeals for the 11th Circ.) - Latino Judge of the Year

Marianela Peralta (Walmart) - Latina Lawyer of the Year

Richard Negrin (Managing Dir, City of Phila, PA) - Latino Lawyer of the Year

Hispanic Law Students Association at FIU College of Law - Law Student Organization of the Year

Hon. Patricio Serna (Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court) - Lifetime Achievement

Juan Sempertegui (Carr Maloney) - Regional President of the Year

Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) – Affiliate Organization of the Year

Hispanic Bar Association of the New Jersey (HBA-NJ) – Affiliate Organization of the Year

Christina Guerola Sarchio (Patton Boggs) - Pro Bono Award - Individual Category

Lowenstein Sandler PC - Pro Bono Award - Large Law Firm Category

Schroeter, Goldmark, and Bender - Pro Bono Award - Small Law Firm Category

ExxonMobil Corporation - Pro Bono Award - Corporate Law Dept. Category

"We are proud of the recipients of the awards that will be presenting at our Seattle Convention for their extraordinary accomplishments, contributions and breadth of engagement.  The individuals, law firms and corporations have distinguished themselves in their endeavors and commitments to the community at large," said HNBA National President Benny Agosto.  "On behalf of the HNBA Board of Governors, I congratulate them and wish them continued success," said Mr. Agosto.

About the 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. For three decades 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 promoting 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. Our organization is stronger today than at any point in its history and is as committed as ever to its mission

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