We would like to thank the Hispanic National Bar Association for hosting a wonderful event yesterday, July 17, 2019, at the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago. Our very own Client Relations Specialist, Sandra Marceleno, had the opportunity to attend the HNBA Court Visit in Cook County and had an incredible time.
At this event, attendees were able to visit the Hon. Andrea Weber’s courtroom and observe her preside over a criminal trial. After the trial, attendees then had a chance to meet the Hon. Sandra Ramos and other Latinx judges and attorneys in her courtroom. The judges and attorneys shared their experiences with the attendees, discussing how their careers in the legal industry began, what motivated them to choose the careers they did, and giving advice to everyone interested in pursuing a career in law.
“Hearing from someone as successful as these judges, who share a similar background as me, has motivated me to continue my pursuit of a legal career.” – Sandra
The event wrapped up with a lunch at the Daley Center where people were able to sit and have more in-depth conversations with Latinx judges. Overall, the event was an incredible experience where Latina women planning to go to law school were given the opportunity to closely observe a day in court.
The Hispanic National Bar Association is a nonprofit organization that focuses on representing the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the U.S. Organizing and hosting events such as this court visit are only one of the ways in which the HNBA opens up doors for anyone in the Hispanic community interested in law. Here in Chicago, the HNBA hosts several events for its community each year. For more information, please visit https://hnba.com/.