by Jon Olson and Joseph Rivera, UCLI’s Hinckley Institute Interns
On August 21, 2019, Holland & Hart hosted a UCLI cosponsored Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) reception. The reception was attended by prominent role models such as Ross Romero, the first Utah lawyer to ever serve as HNBA’s President; Elizabeth Kronk Warner, the new Dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney Law School; and retired Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham, whose remarks were passionate and inspirational.
HNBA’s mission is to advocate for Hispanic individuals who work within in the legal profession and to focus on issues related to the Hispanic community. From a numbers perspective, the Hispanic community is the most underrepresented racial minority in legal work. To address this reality, the programs of the HNBA provide professional, business, and leadership development to guide others to success. The HNBA also awards scholarships and financial support to Hispanic students to support them in pursuing an education in law.
HNBA has made such a difference in diversifying the legal profession, and UCLI is honored to have been a part of this important celebration!
Pictured (left to right): Ross Romero, Justice Christine Durham (Ret.), Magistrate Judge Cecilia Romero, Raj Dhaliwal, and Bryan Benard
Enjoy more photos from the HNBA/UCLI event on page 21 of our newsletter.