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  • November 17, 2015 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    PRESIDENT: Queenie Paniagua

    PRESIDENT - ELECT: Vianny Pichardo


    TREASURER: Edda Santiago



    Maria Felix
    Renton Persaud
    Jaclyn Quiles
    Edda Santiago

     — at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP.

  • October 09, 2015 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    October 27th through the 29th in return for pro bono service in the Court’s Access to Justice Program.

    Program will be held at 111 Centre Street, Room 107.

    For more information, visit for more information 

  • August 18, 2015 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Join us on September 28th, 2015 as we award scholarships and honor: Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava (New York State Deputy Secretary for Labor), Milady Baez (Deputy Chancellor of the Dept. of English Language Learners and Student Support of the NYC Dept. of Education) & Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm for its unwavering support of the DBA. Buy your tickets here:

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  • July 09, 2015 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    HNBA Latina Commission is now accepting nominations for its Annual Award.

    Purpose of the award

    The HNBA Latina Commission is accepting nominations for its Annual Award in honor of Latina trailblazers who, licensed a minimum of 20 years, have achieved great distinction by opening up opportunities historically closed to Latina lawyers. The purpose of the Latina Commission Award is to honor the legacy left by the earliest Latina lawyers, first documented in 1996 at the HNBA’s Annual Convention in San Francisco. That year, the HNBA premiered Las Primeras, a visual history of 21 of the first Latinas licensed in the United States. With the creation of the Latina Commission in 2008, an annual award was established to continue the tradition of recognizing and honoring trailblazing Latina lawyers, affectionately known as Primeras, for their unique contributions to the legal profession.

    Each year, this award will honor outstanding Latina lawyers nominated by the membership.


    The Latina has been in practice for a minimum of twenty (20) years, and
    The Latina is a pioneer in her field, or
    The Latina achieved professional excellence in her field; or
    The Latina has a demonstrable record of contributing to or assisting members of her community; and (at least one of the following):

    The Latina has influenced other Latinas to pursue legal careers.
    The Latina has opened doors for Latina lawyers in a variety of job settings historically closed to them. The Latina has advanced opportunities for Latinas within a practice area or segment of the profession. The Latina has made significant contributions to the legal profession.
    The Latina has made significant contributions to the Latino community as a direct result of her legal work. Nominees may be HNBA members or nonmembers.

    Nomination requirements

    1. Nomination Form– Complete and submit the online nomination form.
    2. Nominee’s Resume– Include the nominee’s resume or biography, describing her background and contributions.
    3. Award Criteria Narrative– In no more than two typed pages, double spaced in 12 pt font, provide specific, concrete

    examples for one of the two mandatory criterion and at least one of the additional criteria detailed above.
    4. Articles/Letters– In addition, you may submit up to 10 news or magazine articles written by or about the candidate and no

    more than five letters of support from individuals or organizations. If more than five letters are submitted, Commission staff will determine which letters will be included with the final nomination packet under consideration by Commission members.

    Submission procedures

    1. The nomination form and your supporting materials constitute the sole basis for the nomination. Materials will not be returned.

    2. The limitation on letters of support will be observed. If more than five letters are submitted, Commission staff will determine which letters will be included with the final nomination packet under consideration by Commission members.

    3. Nominations can be submitted via email to Maria Gonzalez Knavel at or to Erica Mason at Include in subject line “2015 LATINA COMMISSION AWARD NOMINATION.” Articles can be submitted via live URL links or PDF files.

    4. Current Commission members or liaisons are not eligible for the Award for the duration of their terms and for three years following service.

    DEADLINE is August 8, 2015

  • June 23, 2015 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Each year, the DBA awards individual scholarships to eligible law students who demonstrate community involvement, academic promise and financial need.

    Rising 1L's, 2L's, 3L's and 4LE's matriculated in an ABA accredited law school may apply to receive a $3,000 scholarship. Scholarships to be awarded at our 12th Annual Scholarship Gala on 9/28/2015.

    Scholarship application can be requested by emailing Please allow 2-3 business days for the application be emailed.

    All applications to be considered must be received by Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

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  • May 08, 2015 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    If you are graduating this June, and going to a CUNY Community College, you can qualify for a scholarship offering you $850 cash!

    The scholarship offers you three things:

    1. Payments of $400 as you complete the requirements for a 5-week summer prep program and join first semester activities at a CUNY college.

    2. A Grace Outreach college counselor will guide/support you in your first year at a CUNY college, and you will obtain membership in a great peer program.

    3. Training will be provided this summer (prep program) to improve your Math, Reading and Writing skills in order to master the CUNY Skills ACT/COMPASS Placement Tests.


    You must be a HSE graduate of Grace Outreach or a high school graduate by June 2015

    You must be a female within the age range of 16- 24 and a resident of New York State

    You must apply to a CUNY College or will apply within the first week of the program.

    Entry Requirements

    Fill out a GO scholarship application

    Attend an interview

    Participate in the GO Summer Program and a fall college support/study group

    (The deadline for the application is June 1, 2015; pick up an application form from Lisa DeMun, Grace

    Outreach Office Manager, call 718-328-0580 or contact Lauren Calderon, Senior Program Assistant, at to receive a copy via e-mail.)

    Award of your Scholarship:

    Grace Outreach is awarding a total of $850 in cash to 18 students and 20 hours a week of college prep with a total payment of $400 by the end of the summer.

    Additional payments when you meet your first semester college goals.

    A monthly Metro card for the summer program is provided.

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  • April 13, 2015 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    DON'T FORGET: your admission ticket will automatically enter you into our raffle where you could win an item valued at over $2,000! Get your tickets now - on eventbrite.

    Sponsored by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Roxana McKinney & Vidal Peoples of Strategies For Wealth.

    Get your tickets here:

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  • March 25, 2015 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    R2L NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for high school students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. CHCI will bring 40 Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the federal government works.

    The program, which will take place July 26 –31, 2015, is completely FREE of charge to all selected student participants.

    Student must reside in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island. in order to be eligible to apply (detailed eligibility requirements can be found here). CHCI has identified only a small number of geographic regions where we are recruiting students; as such, we have reserved spaces for students from the greater New York area.

    Applications are now available online and must be submitted by Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

    In addition, there will be a series of informational webinars to answer questions about the program for both students and adults, provide application assistance, and share information about how you can partner with CHCI to ensure a student from your program is selected.

    For more information, go to:

  • March 24, 2015 11:50 AM | Anonymous


    The Dominican Bar Association celebrates this new appointment by Governor Cuomo.

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  • March 24, 2015 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Today LatinoJustice PRLDEF honors the Mirabal sisters. The Mirabal Sisters were four Dominican sisters who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, three of whom were assassinated on 25 November 1960.

    Patria, Dedé, Minerva and María Teresa all became involved in the political movement against Trujillo, who ruled as dictator from 1930 to 1961. Minerva studied law and became a lawyer, but because she declined Trujillo's romantic advances, she was only allowed to earn a degree, but not have a license to practice law.

    They eventually formed a group called the Movement of the Fourteenth of June (named after the date of a massacre Patria witnessed), to oppose the Trujillo regime. They distributed pamphlets about the many people whom Trujillo had killed, and obtained materials for guns and bombs to use when they finally openly revolted. Within the group, the Mirabals called themselves Las Mariposas ("The Butterflies"), after Minerva's underground name.
    On 25 November 1960, Patria, Minerva, María Teresa, and their driver, Rufino de la Cruz, were killed on their way home. Since their deaths, the Mirabals have been recognized as national martyrs.

    On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the annual date of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in commemoration of the sisters. The day also marked the beginning of a 16-day period of Activism against Gender Violence. The end of the 16 days, on 10 December, is noted as International Human Rights Day.

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