ATTORNEY ROBINSON IGLESIAS IS ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF THE PRESTIGIOUS PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Brooklyn, NY APRIL 27, 2013: The Puerto Rican Bar Association, Inc. (PRBA) was founded in 1957 by a group of Puerto Rican and Latino attorneys who began gathering socially to offer one another both personal and professional support in an era when it was difficult for attorneys of color to be accepted as members in established bar associations. The PRBA at that time focused its efforts on addressing the concerns of a rapidly growing Latino community and the legal services it required. Today, the PRBA has grown from a handful of attorney to over 500 members representing the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and students of Latino descent who share a common interest in fostering professional development in the legal community and addressing issues that are important to other Latino communities as a whole. (http://www.prba.net/main.cfm?s=prba)
Robinson Iglesias is deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve on the oldest ethnic bar association in the State of New York. He accredits the PRBA for bridging the gap and providing essential services to law students who otherwise would not have access to a career in law. The PRBA Scholarship Fund has been able to award over Two Hundred Thousand Dollars in scholarships. Since its inception, the PRBA has been in the forefront; standing up for the Puerto Rican, Latino and under represented communities.
To join or the support the PRBA go to the following link: https://www.prba.net/main.cfm?actionId=globalShowStaticContent&screenKey=userMembership&s=prba
The current PRBA Officers and Board Members are:
Directors: Elena Goldberg Velazquez, Esq. president, Javier Vargas, Esq. president-elect, Elba Galvan vice president, Tara Zurheide treasurer, Carlos Perez-Hall, Esq. recording secretary, Kim Ramos, Esq. corresponding secretary,
Board Members; Ruth Noemi Colon, Neysa Alsina, Esq., Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Esq., Roberto Ramirez, Esq., Nilda Rivera, Esq., Carmen Torrent, Esq., Catherine Torres, Esq., Frank Torres, Esq.