FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2023
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) is ecstatic to congratulate longtime member Victor Afanador as he is installed as the President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, 2023-2024.
Victor was born and raised in the great City of Newark, NJ, in an under privileged socio-economic environment. Fortunately, he had the firm family foundation that guided him through his educational development. As such, he truly understands and appreciates the struggles of growing up in an inner city with little financial means. He uses his professional journey as a platform for his community services by giving back to the greater Newark Community and its law schools by serving as a mentor and committing his time and energy to local educational advancement organizations.
A 2003 graduate of the Leadership Newark Fellowship Program, Victor has served on the board of directors of African Globe Theatreworks (a professional theater company based in Newark, New Jersey), and serves as a member of the board for Aspira, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Latino youth. Throughout the years, he has remained actively involved with the HBA-NJ, attending meetings and signature events, as well as mentoring board members and students alike. A well-respected attorney, Victor makes the HBA-NJ proud of his participation and contributions to his professional career and how well he manages his work-family balance. He is liked by everyone who meets him and is well liked and respected by Judges, colleagues and contemporaries.
Albertina Webb, President of the HBA-NJ, said, “Victor always puts a smile on my face when I see him. He has respected the mission of the HBA-NJ for years and I know he will continue to serve the Federal Bar well as its President. I look forward to seeing him continue to shine in this position and hope that the HBA-NJ can participate in programs with the AFBNJ during his presidency and beyond. On behalf of the HBA-NJ, we wish Victor much success in this new endeavor.”