The HBA-NJ Congratulates Juan Cartagena for being Honored with the American Bar Association’s 2018 John Marshall Award

11 Jun 2018 10:03 AM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

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The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Congratulates Juan Cartagena for being Honored with the American Bar Association’s 2018 John Marshall Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) congratulates long-time member and former HBA-NJ General Counsel Juan Cartagena for being selected by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) to receive the prestigious John Marshall Award for 2018.  The ABA established the John Marshall Award to recognize individuals who have made a positive impact on the justice system.  It chose Mr. Cartagena to receive this distinguished award because of his years of dedication and hard work, which led to extraordinary improvements in the administration of justice and justice reform, and for bringing public awareness to the justice system.  The ABA will honor Mr. Cartagena at its annual meeting being held in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 2018.

Mr. Cartagena is currently the President and General Counsel of Latino Justice PRLDEF, a national civil rights public interest law office.  He has worked nationally on voters rights and voter registration initiatives on behalf of Latino and African American communities.  He is known to use “the law to effectuate systems change for the benefit of marginalized communities.” 

Mr. Cartagena is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University School of Law.  He has received numerous other prestigious awards including:  the Freedom Fighter Award, Jersey City NAACP; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award, Dartmouth College; the Cesar Chavez Community Service Award, U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute; and the Don Pedro Albizu Campos Award, Jersey City Borinquen Lions Club.

“On behalf of the HBA-NJ, I am delighted by the ABA’s selection of Juan as the recipient of the distinguished John Marshall Award for 2018.  Juan has been instrumental in bringing about change through the law for Latino, African American, and other under-represented communities.  It is a true testament to all that Juan has accomplished for him to receive national recognition before the ABA for his work."

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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

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

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


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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.

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P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101

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