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NU LLSA LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship 2016

2016 NU LLSA LSAT Scholarship Application The Latino Law Students Association of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (NU LLSA) is pleased to announce LLSA’s first LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship, sponsored by Blueprint LSAT Preparation. This scholarship is intended to assist students with financial need, who desire to pursue a career in the legal profession. Attached…

Lisette Serrano with Prof. Guerra Pujol and Prof. Suarez

Moot Court Competition

PRBA Board Member Lisette Serrano represented PRBA Illinois during the Moot Court Competition in Florida. The Puerto Rican Bar Associations of Florida, New York, and Illinois, as well as the Puerto Rico Lawyers Association, met in Orlando, FL on October 31, 2015 for the final competition.    

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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.    

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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.    

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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.       

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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…