Celebrating 39 Years
THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY CONGRATULATES EVELYN PADIN, ESQ. AS THE FIRST LATINA TO SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE
NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2019
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (“HBA-NJ”) congratulates Evelyn Padin, Esq. on her installation as the first Latina President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”). Ms. Padin was installed on May 16, 2019, at the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City. The NJSBA has existed for 120 years and supports more than 18,000 members statewide. The last and only time the NJSBA had a Latinx President was more than 40 years ago when the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez served as its President. The HBA-NJ commends the NJSBA for electing Ms. Padin.
Ms. Padin is a former trustee of the HBA-NJ; she also served as a trustee for the Hudson County Bar Association and on various committees for the NJSBA. Ms. Padin has served in many roles and worn many hats. She is an attorney, business owner, mother, and advocate. Ms. Padin works tirelessly for those who do not have a voice, often organizing and running programs to educate communities on their legal rights. As President of the NJSBA, her goal is to ensure that the residents of the State of New Jersey have equal rights and access to New Jersey’s courts.
Noting how history was made by Ms. Padin’s recent installment as the NJSBA President, HBA-NJ President Julia A. López said, “Evelyn is a seasoned attorney and succeeded in a time when only a few Latinas were a part of the bar. Her determination and passion are readily apparent, so it is no surprise that she was elected and installed as the first Latina President of the NJSBA. During her speech, Evelyn’s message was loud and clear – she intends to embrace her culture and roots, and continue to promote diversity, equal rights and growth throughout the bar, the judiciary, the government, and the entire State of New Jersey. Evelyn’s goals are inspiring, and the HBA-NJ looks forward to working with her and the NJSBA.”
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