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New Lawyer Admission Ceremony

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…

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Path to the Bench, Road to the Robe

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.    


PRBA Vanguard Award Recipient Justice Theis

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.    


Unique Puerto Rico with Hon. Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí

On May 7, 2014, PRBA co-sponsored “Unique Puerto Rico” with the Federal Bar Association and Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. The Honorable Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí, United States District Court of Puerto Rico, delivered an in-depth presentation on the legal relationship between the United States and its territories.       


Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Standard Club

We are pleased to announce that our recent event co-sponsored by the CBA and HLAI was a great success! Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor came to Chicago to the Standard Club for a book signing event. Her new book “My Beloved World” is now a New York Times Best seller!  The book is an intimate…


Adopt a Family

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!!!


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