FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2022.
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) congratulates former HBA-NJ Member and friend, Jose R. Almonte, on his appointment as a Magistrate Judge to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to becoming a Magistrate Judge, Judge Almonte worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he served was Chief Counsel for the Criminal Division. Judge Almonte also worked as senior investigations counsel for Stryker, and was also an associate at the international firm of Dechert, LLP. Judge Almonte is a graduate of Rutgers Law School, and thereafter served as a Judicial Clerk on the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Tabatha L. Castro, current President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, commented, “the Federal Court in New Jersey continues to elevate the court with judges of diverse background to further strengthen their resolve to have the federal bench appear like the citizens that come before it. Having Magistrate Judge Almonte in this role further strengthens that resolve.” We congratulate Judge Almonte on his prestigious appointment, and look forward to his continued success.
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