WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends the U.S. Senate for confirming The Honorable Edward Davila to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by unanimous vote on Monday evening. With this confirmation, Judge Davila will be the only Latino judge in the Northern District of California, which is based in San Francisco. He was also one of 11 judicial nominees unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month.
Diana S. Sen, HNBA President, noted, "The HNBA is extremely proud of Judge Davila and we are confident that he will serve with distinction in the Northern District of California. With Judge Davila currently the only Latino judge in the Northern District of California, and with such an ample pool of qualified Hispanic attorneys in California, the HNBA looks forward to additional Latino judges being nominated and eventually confirmed for that region."
Judge Davila began his career at the Santa Clara County public defender's office followed by 13 years in private law practice before he was appointed to the Superior Court in San Jose in 2001 by former Governor Gray Davis.
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, its territories and Puerto Rico. For more information about the HNBA, please visit www.hnba.com.
SOURCE Hispanic National Bar Association