The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) congratulates our very own Evelyn Padin on her historic confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Padin was nominated by President Joe Biden and was confirmed on May 25, 2022 to New Jersey’s federal bench, where she will fill a spot that has been vacant for seven years. Evelyn was an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey where she recently served as a Trustee-at-Large. She is also the first Puerto Rican and first Latina President of the New Jersey Bar Association.
Padin has practiced in New Jersey for three decades, focusing mainly on family law and civil personal litigation out of her Jersey City office. She received her law degree from Seton Hall Law School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College. She also obtained her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. After graduating law school, Padin clerked for the Honorable Lorraine Parker in Sussex County, and was previously employed by the firm of Linares & Coviello in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
She is a founding member of the Justice Virginia Long Family Inn's of Court in Hudson County and is designated a Trial Master. She served as Vice President and Founder of the Caravel Foundation, whose mission is to educate and empower underrepresented members in the community. Ms. Padin was appointed as a court family mediator, served on the Board of New Jersey Women Lawyers, and also sat on the Board of Governors to the New Jersey Association for Justice. Padin also sat on the New Jersey State Bar Association, Judicial and Prosecutorial Advisory Committee and Nominating Committee, as well as the recently formed Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She also served on the Meeting, Arrangement Planning, Finance, and Long-Term Planning Committees for the New Jersey State Bar Association and served on the National Council of State Bar Presidents Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Padin served as co-chair of the Diverse Attorneys of Seton Hall (DASH). She was also appointed by New Jersey General Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to serve on an advisory committee regarding campus sexual assault.
The President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Tabatha L. Castro, had this to say about this momentous confirmation: “On behalf of the HBA-NJ, we are thrilled to congratulate Judge Padin on her remarkable nomination. Judge Padin’s extensive background demonstrates her commitment to serving the public and the justice system as a whole. We applaud her and thank her for being an inspiration to Latinos. Although she will be coming off of our Board, we are immensely proud to have Judge Padin continue to fulfill her life’s mission of serving others.”
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