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THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY Installs Hector D. Ruiz As Its 38th President And Swears-In Its 2017/2018 Officer And Trustees

15 Nov 2017 12:00 AM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

 Celebrating 37 Years:


THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY Installs Hector D. Ruiz As Its 38th President And Swears-In Its 2017/2018 Officer And Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2017

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) held its 38th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony of its Officers and Trustees at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, New Jersey on November 9, 2017.  The Honorable Jose L. Linares, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, swore-in the officers and trustees.  Hector D. Ruiz, a partner at Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, was sworn-in as the HBA-NJ’s 38th President. 

Carlos M. Bollar, a partner at Archer & Greiner and a Past President of the HBA-NJ, served as the master of ceremonies of the event that was well attended by federal and state court judges, attorneys, and law and high school students.  Arlene Quiñones Perez, a partner at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP and Immediate Past President of the HBA-NJ, and Pedro J. Torres-Díaz, a principal in the San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami, Florida offices of Jackson Lewis and Immediate Past President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”), made remarks.  The HBA-NJ also recognized long-time officer, Vice President of the Southern Region Albertina Webb, a partner with LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC, with the Corazon Del HBA-NJ Award for her outstanding dedication and unwavering service to the organization.  The dinner and program concluded with Hector D. Ruiz’s President’s speech, during which he announced this year’s theme for the HBA-NJ: Working Together, Making a Difference.

Also in attendance were:  Mayor Carolann Garafola, of Warren Township, Erica V. Mason, a partner at Constancy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and HNBA President, and many past presidents of the HBA-NJ.

Union City High School students that regularly participate in the HBA-NJ’s American Dream Pipeline Program also attended the event with their chaperone.

During the event, guests were encouraged to contribute to the Todos Unidos Fundraising Campaign to aid in disaster relief of those who are still suffering in the wake of natural disasters that occurred earlier this year.  This Fundraising Campaign will continue throughout the year for distribution to Puerto Rico, Mexico and other areas in need of disaster relief.

The HBA-NJ again thanks its sponsors and Installation attendees for their generosity and support.  In particular, we would like to thank our Amigo and Gold sponsors: (i) Day Pitney LLP; (ii) Hudson Court Reporting & Digital Media; (iii) Lowenstein Sandler LLP; (iv) Reed Smith LLP; (v) Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP; and, (vi) Prudential.


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

For press inquiries, please contact: Rachel A. Gonzalez, Esq., HBA-NJ Press Secretary, at or (973) 966-8201.

For more information about the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, please visit our website at: or contact Hector D. Ruiz, Esq., HBA-NJ President, at or (973) 757-1100.    

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