Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities

The Hispanic Commission finds definition within the ABA’s collective mission to defend liberty and pursue justice and continued for two years as a presidential initiative. During that period, The Hispanic Commission sought to analyze and devise solutions regarding the key legal issues affecting Latinos, the largest growing segment of the American population. The Hispanic Commission addressed key issues, such as voting rights, immigration, civil rights, and access to the courts.

Support the Hispanic Commission

Your support of the Hispanic Commission’s work is greatly appreciated and will help expand on our accomplishments and activities to date. The Commission is working on a variety of programs, including unauthorized practice of law (Notario Fraud), language access in the courts, voting rights, and much more.



CLE: May 31, 2018 - Half-Day CLE Program Jenner & Block Chicago

A half-day CLE program on timely topics pertinent to the Hispanic Legal Profession. If you are interested in additional support or recognition opportunities, please contact Commission Director Nancy Andrade at; or phone at 312.988.6277 For more information about the Commission, please visit

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Chair's Message

Chair's Message

Richard Pena from Austin

Richard Pena from Austin, Texas has been named Chair of the 2017-18 ABA Hispanic Commission. He is a long time active ABA member, former State Bar of Texas President and a proud Army veteran.

2017-2018 - Commissioners / Special Advisors

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Nancy C. Andrade, Esq. Lead Counsel ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities 321 N. Clark St., 21st Floor Chicago, Illinois 60654 Tel: (312) 988‐6277 Email: For General Inquiries, email: