Cook County Assistant Public Defender Maria T. Gonzalez, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois president-elect, talks Thursday [May 7, 2015] about becoming an attorney three years ago as she congratulates and welcomes the new class of attorneys at a swearing-in ceremony at the James R. Thompson Center Assembly Hall. A total of 600 people, 403…
On April 29, 2015, PRBA co-hosted a CLE with HLAI. A 5 judge panel discussed the process of becoming a judge. The panelists included Illinois Supreme Court Hon. Mary Jane Theis, Illinois Appellate Court Hon. Jesse G. Reyes, and Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County Hon. Mauricio Araujo, Hon. Alfredo Maldonado, and Hon. Cynthia Ramirez.
On the far left, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis and PRBA President-Elect Maria Teresa Gonzalez On April 2, 2015, the PRBA presented Justice Mary Jane Theis with the Vangaurd Award. Five other bar associations each awarded a person whose efforts have made the law and legal profession more reflective of the community at-large.
On October 24, 2014, PRBA members and friends enjoyed the 20th Anniversary Scholarship Gala with traditional music, food, and dance.
Attorney and comedian Elizardi Castro performs at a PRBA Scholarship Fundraiser, honoring Rather Staton and the Legal Prep Charter Academies at Chicago-Kent College of Law on September 26, 2014.
Thank you to everyone who adopted a family in 2012 for the holidays. Together with Pastor Ramon Nieves from the Humboldt Park United Methodist Church we were able to deliver gifts to 30 families and 67 children! Thank you everyone and Happy Holidays!!!