Celebrating 37 Years:
THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY CONGRATULATES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE JOSE L. LINARES ON BECOMING CHIEF FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW JERSEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) congratulates our past President and friend, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Judge Jose L. Linares on his historic achievement of becoming the first Hispanic Chief Federal Judge in New Jersey.
Judge Linares has presided over some of the highest-profile political corruption cases in the state in the U.S. Courthouse in Newark. The Havana-born judge, who fled Cuba with his family as a boy, became a State Superior Court Judge in Essex County in 2000, and was nominated to the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2002.
Prior to his tenure on the bench, Judge Linares was a Supervising Attorney in the New York City Department of Investigation from 1978 to 1980 before moving to New Jersey to became a private practice attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey from 1980 to 2000. A graduate of Jersey City State University in 1975, Judge Linares earned his law degree from Temple Law School in Philadelphia in 1978.
The HBA-NJ is proud of its past President, Honorable Jose L. Linares, United States District Judge, on his historic achievement of becoming Chief United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. HBA-NJ President Arlene Quinones Perez, on behalf of the entire HBA-NJ Board and members, wishes Judges Linares continued success. “We know you will lead the Honorable Court with grace, wisdom and understanding.”
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