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Celebrating 37 Years:

1980-2017

 

THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY CONGRATULATES RICARDO SOLANO JR. FOR BEING APPOINTED TREASURER FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF THE FEDERAL BAR OF NEW JERSEY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2017

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) congratulates Ricardo Solano Jr., Esq. for being appointed Treasurer for the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.

Mr. Solano, Trustee for Region 8 for the HBA-NJ, is a member of Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman LLP, where he represents individuals and corporations in the healthcare, financial, construction, and other industries in matters involving allegations of fraud, bribery, false claims, violations of FDA regulations, tax evasion, and money laundering. Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Solano served as First Assistant Attorney General of the State of New Jersey from 2008 to 2010, where, as the State’s second highest-ranking prosecutor, he was responsible for oversight of the Division of Criminal Justice, Division of Law, Division of Consumer Affairs, and Gaming Enforcement.  He also previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2001 to 2006, where he prosecuted cases involving violations of federal anti-corruption and bribery statutes, mail fraud, tax evasion, export control law violations, pharmaceutical and other product diversion schemes, and cyberstalking.

Mr. Solano also serves as a Trustee for the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.  He has previously taught, as an adjunct professor, a seminar on criminal sentencing at Seton Hall University School of Law.  In addition, Mr. Solano has lectured on numerous topics, including healthcare fraud investigations, the use of electronic evidence in criminal cases, and criminal defense attorney ethics.  

Mr. Solano received his law degree summa cum laude in 1998 from Seton Hall University School of Law and his BA in Philosophy and Political Science from New York University in 1995.  After law school, he clerked for former New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz, and then for the Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

The HBA-NJ is proud of Mr. Solano’s many achievements and thankful for his continued involvement and support of the association. As noted by Arlene Quinones Perez, HBA-NJ President, “Ricardo is an incredible asset to any organization, and especially to the HBA-NJ. His impeccable character and tireless work ethic make him a perfect candidate for Treasurer for the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, and we wish him well in his new position.”

 

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About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

 

Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

 

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

 

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101

 

 

For press inquiries, please contact: Wendy Rubinstein, Esq., HBA-NJ Press Secretary, at wrubinstein@decotiislaw.com or (201) 928-1100.

 

For more information about the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, please visit our website at: www.njhba.org or contact Arlene Quinones Perez, Esq., HBA-NJ President, at aqperez@decotiislaw.com or (908) 625-7714.

 

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 Celebrating 37 Years:

1980-2017

THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY TOGETHER WITH THE NEW JERSEY WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTED THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JUDICIAL AND NJ STATE APPOINTMENTS PROCESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2017

New Brunswick, NJ – Over eighty attorneys attended the panel discussion on "How To Become a Judge, Commissioner or Board Member: Nuts and Bolts of the Judicial and New Jersey State Appointments Process" on Wednesday, April 12th at the Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.  Panelists included Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, RWJBarnabas Health, Susan A. Feeney, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP, Tara Dowdell, President of TDG Speakers & Tara Dowdell Group and Ivette Ramos Alvarez, Partner, Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost.  The moderators were Kirsten S. Branigan, Founder of the Law Office of Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, P.C. and Arlene Quinones Perez, Partner at DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP and President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.  The panel discussion was followed by a networking reception.

Panelists provided practical advice on best practices for potential candidates to achieve a NJ appointment and/or appointment to a NJ Board or Commission. The panelists also explained the process and underscored the need to plan for and begin engaging in the application and lengthy appointment process as early as possible.

The program was sponsored by McCarter English, LLP, RWJBarnabas Health, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, Law Office of Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, P.C. and Hudson Court Reporting. The program was co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ), the Garden State Bar Association (GSBA), New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association (NJMLA), South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and was supported by Women in the Profession Section (WIPS) and the Diversity Committee of the NJSBA.

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About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101

For press inquiries, please contact: Wendy Rubinstein, Esq., HBA-NJ Press Secretary, at wrubinstein@decotiislaw.com or (201) 928-1100.

For more information about the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, please visit our website at: www.njhba.org or contact Arlene Quinones Perez, Esq., HBA-NJ President, at aqperez@decotiislaw.com or (908) 625-7714.

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The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Congratulates current Board Member, the Honorable Carmen Garcia, for being recognized for her work as a founder of Alianza at Rutgers Law School in Camden! 




Rutgers Law in Camden Honors Founders of Student Cultural Groups

By Jeanne Leong

In recognition of the work of three Rutgers Law alums in founding student cultural organizations, the Minority Student Program is paying tribute to the Honorable Ronald Freeman, the Honorable Carmen Garcia, and David Oh.

Freeman RLAW’72,  a retired New Jersey Superior Court judge; Garcia RLAW’85,  formerly Trenton Municipal Court’s chief judge; and Oh RLAW’85, a member of Philadelphia City Council will be honored at the MSP spring reception at Rutgers Law School’s Camden location on Wednesday, April 12.

“There was only a few of us so, consequently, we did not have a lot of conversations with other members of our classes,” says Freeman, a founder of the Black Law Student Union, now called the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).   “We were somewhat isolated, so it motivated us to start an organization to have social and intellectual involvement with other people who are minorities and have an opportunity to join together and discuss cases and classes.”

Oh says he founded the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association in 1985 after seeing that other universities had a similar organizations to supports studentas well as people in the community.  “We were interested in helping the community by providing some free legal services and help break through language barriers,” says Oh.

Student cultural groups help to enrich all students,” says Garcia, the founder of Alianza, the Latino law students association. “What is unique about the law school experience is the strong and powerful legacy of achievement attained by BLSA, Alianza, and APALA. It’s a legacy grounded in a genuine commitment of mutual respect, collaboration and cooperation,” says Garcia. “These affinity organizations – along with other student groups – have created a true sense of symbiotic community on campus. Their existence is not about accentuating differences but rather about validating and celebrating commonalities.”

The student organizations help to foster a diverse and inclusive culture at the school.  Freeman says he’s pleased to see that there are more opportunities for people of color in the legal profession.

Garcia says despite the strides made creating a more diverse legal community, much more needs to be done.

“The biggest challenge faced by attorneys of color is the disturbing and pervasive political climate of intolerance existing in the United States today,” says Garcia. “Our calling as lawyers is about being in service to others, and in doing so, promoting justice. The world is undergoing unprecedented change and transition and the legal profession needs to not only keep up with the technological advancements, we need to be leading the charge. That requires strongly embracing diversity and inclusion at all levels, in all areas of the law.”

http://news.camden.rutgers.edu/2017/04/rutgers-law-in-camden-honors-founders-of-student-cultural-groups/



The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Congratulates Perth Amboy's newest Municipal Court Judge, the Honorable Michelle Roman.








The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Congratulates Yolonda Rodriguez on Her Confirmation to the New Jersey Superior Court Bench, January 19, 2017 



Joint Letter from New Jersey Affinity Bar Associations to Governor Christie and Senator Sweeney, April 28, 2016 

 

 

Defining Nationality in the Dominican Republic

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MetLife Law Student Reception

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Safe Passage Project

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The Penn for Immigrant Rights Scholarship

Link to The Penn for Immigrant Rights Scholarship Application

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ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTORS ANNOUNCE (4) SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the County Prosecutor’s Association of New Jersey will be offering four $2,500 scholarships to deserving students.

1. The Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to law school who has an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.

2. The Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey resident accepted to a graduate school or law school who exhibits an interest in advancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.

3. The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded to a New Jersey resident accepted to law school who has an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with emphasis in Domestic Violence or Hate Crime prosecutions.

4. The John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey resident who is a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.

Applicants for all four scholarships must demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2014. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in September 2014. Anyone interested in applying can download an application at www.cpanj.info.

New Date for Small Law Firm Summit

The Small Law Firm Summit will be held on September 20, 2014.

HBA-NJ Wine Tasting Event at TPC Jasna Polana

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HBA-NJ African Diaspora Event – Feb. 26, 2014 NJPAC, Newark

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Nuts and Bolts of Trial Skills Seminar – Feb 22, 2014 Rutgers Newark

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32nd Annual NJ Child Support Training, March 12 – March 14, 2014

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

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P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101

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