Celebrating 37 Years:
THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY CONGRATULATES JUDGE ALBERTO RIVAS ON BEING NAMED ASSIGNMENT JUDGE OF MIDDLESEX VICINAGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) congratulates Judge Alberto Rivas on being named the Assignment Judge of the Middlesex Vicinage, effective July 1, 2017.
Judge Rivas, appointed to the bench by Governor Jon Corzine, took the oath of judicial office on January 25, 2010. In more than seven years at the Middlesex Vicinage, Judge Rivas has served on the bench in civil, family and criminal divisions. Judge Rivas was named Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division in February 2015.
Prior to his judicial career, Judge Rivas worked for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark. Three of those years Judge Rivas worked as the Deputy Chief of the office’s Criminal Division. He also worked as the Director of Law for the City of Perth Amboy and as a named partner in the law firm of Lite, DePalma, Greenberg, LLC. During that time, Judge Rivas was actively involved in the community and served as a member of the New Jersey State Sentencing Commission and as a court-appointed independent monitor reviewing the New Jersey State Police. Judge Rivas continues to give back to the community and is an active participant and supporter of the HBA-NJ’s American Dream Pipeline Program. A graduate of Princeton University, Judge Rivas earned his law degree at the Rutgers University School of Law.
The HBA-NJ is proud of Judge Rivas’s many achievements and wishes him continued success in his new role. As noted by Arlene Quinones Perez, HBA-NJ President, “Judge Rivas is a trailblazer in the Latino community and a wonderful mentor. We thank Chief Justice Stuart Rabner for recognizing Judge Rivas’s strong record as a jurist and for entrusting him with this new role and opportunity to continue to serve the community.”
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