Starting today we are launching Meet #LJPFamilia. In this video series we will feature a new LatinoJustice PRLDEF family member each week for the next eight weeks.
Each year MillerCoors' Líderes program honors outstanding Hispanic individuals for their vision, commitment to service and ability to inspire their communities. Drawn from different areas of our community, including business, education and community-based organizations, these líderes have had a positive impact on the communities they serve, achieved personal and professional success, and served as role-models and mentors for the next generation of Hispanic leaders.
LatinoJustice Board Member Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr. is a grant finalist. If he wins, Fernando will use the $25,000 to fund the Law Institute at LatinoJustice whose goal is to increase Latino representation in the legal profession. Currently, just 4% of lawyers are of Latino heritage.
Friends of LatinoJustice hosted a leadership reception in March of 2010 in New York City in an effort to bring together leaders in the Latino community.
The week after the historic confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court, LatinoJustice PRLDEF brings together 30 college students for an intensive week-long course on the legal profession.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF President and General Counsel Cesar Perales responds to inaccurate allegations about Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
In August of 2009, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and members of the Latino community celebrated the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the next Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Sotomayor was a member of the Board of Directors of LatinoJustice PRLDEF for 12 years.
A trio of young lawyers founded the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund to do more than just challenge existing laws and policy, but to also give young Latinos the tools to become leaders in the legal field and civic life.
Created for our 2007 Annual Gala, this video documents our long, successful history defending civil rights.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF Special Counsel Alan Levine debates Bill O'Reilly about the rights of day laborers in Mamaroneck, NY.