Celebrating 32 Years:
The Hispanic Bar Association Of New Jersey Installs
Louis Acevedo As Its 33rd President And Swears-In Its
2012-2013 Officers And Trustees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2012
On Monday November 26, 2012, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey held its 33rd Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony. The gala event was hosted at Seasons, in Washington Township, and was attended by a sold-out crowd of attorneys, judges, elected officials and community and business leaders. The Officers and Trustees of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey were sworn into office by The Honorable Joseph A. Rodriguez, U.S.D.J. During the well-attended event, Juan Cartagena, Esq., President and General Counsel of Latino Justice/PRLDEF, and Joseph E. Krakora, Esq., New Jersey State Public Defender, made remarks.
The 2012-2013 Officers and Trustees include: President Louis Acevedo, Deputy Public Defender in charge of Bergen County Criminal Trial Region; President-Elect Anna Maria Tejada, of counsel at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo LLP; Regional Vice President for the Northern Region Monica E. de los Rios, In-house Counsel J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Regional Vice President for the Southern Region Carmen Garcia, Associate Board Member of the New Jersey Parole Board; Treasurer Michael J. Plata, Esq., Partner at Plata, Ferrer & Gutiérrez LLC; Recording Secretary J. Andres Mayor, Senior Associate at Day Pitney; Membership Secretary Julia A. López, Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Esther Salas, U.S.D.J.; Trustee Anneris Hernandez, Esq., Assistant Prosecutor at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office; Trustee Reynold Lambert, Associate at Lowenstein Sandler PC; Trustee Jaclyn V. Medina, Assistant Deputy Public Defender in the Bergen Criminal Trial Section of The Office of the Public Defender for the State of New Jersey; Trustee Zoila Cassanova, Associate Court Attorney for the New York State Unified Court System; Trustee Adalgiza A. Nuñez, Associate at Arseneault, Whipple, Fassett & Azzarello, LLP; Trustee Cindy J. Alvarado, Associate at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.; Trustee Daniel A. Matos, Assistant Prosecutor with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office; Trustee Arlene Quiñones Perez, Associate at Kroll Heineman Carton, LLC; Trustee Emilia Perez, Assistant Corporation Counsel with the City of Newark Law Department; Trustee Albertina (Abby) Webb, Associate at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA; Trustee Carlos M. Bollar, Partner at Archer & Greiner, P.C.; Trustee at Large Matthew Fernandez Konigsberg, Associate at Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC; Trustee at Large William Ferreira, Partner at Ferreira & Herbert Law Group; Trustee at Large Geida D. Sanlate, Associate at Littler Mendelson, P.C.; Trustee at Large Felipe Chavana, Executive Director of the Essex-Newark Legal Services; Trustee at Large Melinda Colón Cox, Associate at Parker, Ibrahim & Berg LLC; General Counsel Marco A. Gonzalez, Jr., Partner at Duane Morris LLP; Press Secretary Hector D. Ruiz, Associate at Connell Foley LLP.
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit statewide Association that represents attorneys, judges, law professors and law students 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.
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey cooperates with other bar organizations, legal organizations, and Hispanic community, business, civic, charitable and cultural organizations in furtherance of the aforementioned purposes.