Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Records

About this Collection

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (H.B.A.-N.J.) was founded in 1980 (formerly The Puerto Rican Bar Association) to represent the voice of Hispanic lawyers, foster a more diverse legal landscape, and to help address issues affecting the Hispanic community and Hispanics within the legal profession. Margarita Echevarria helped to found the organization and served as the group’s first president. In cooperation with other Hispanic bar organizations nationwide, the Hispanic community, business, civic, charitable, cultural, and other legal organizations, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey was, and continues to be, engaged in outreach that offers grants for Hispanic students who attend law school, holding fundraising events, and raising awareness of Hispanics in the legal profession.

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Records consists of documents from the early organization of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, correspondence to legislators advocating for the appointment of Hispanic judges, American Bar Association plan for developing a successful minority counsel program, Hispanic National Bar Association Newsletter, scholarship dinner dance, records from the H.B.A.-N.J. board of directors meetings, outreach activities, and documents related to several task forces for minorities.

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. For more information, please visit the collection's Archival Description.

Ballots - Officers
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Blank ballot
Brochure
Brochure, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Inc.
By-Laws of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Inc.
By-laws of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
By-Laws of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Incorporated
By-laws of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
By-Laws of the PR Association of NJ and HBANJ, Annual Dinner, Talk Show
Correspondence from Margarita Echevarria to Miguel Rivera regarding scholarship award
Community Based Legal Services
Business Card, Margarita Echevarria
Community Based Legal Services
Report on legal needs of Newark's Hispanics
Constitution and By-Laws
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, President's Report
Constitution and By-Laws
Constitution and By-laws of Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Constitution and By-Laws
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey By-laws
Constitution and By-Laws
Constitution and By-laws of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of New Jersey
Constitution and By-Laws
Constitution and By-laws of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of New Jersey
Constitution and By-Laws of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of New Jersey
Constitution and By-laws of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of New Jersey
Correspondence
Correspondence from Margarita Echevarria Carrion to Hispanic Lawyers relating to organizing a statewide association of Hispanic lawyers, law students
Correspondence
Correspondence from Margarita Echevarria to Hispanic Lawyers related to membership, meetings
Correspondence - Incoming
Correspondence from Raul E. L. Comesanas, Pastor, St. Anthony's Rectory, to Grissele Camacho-Pagan related to inability to attend meeting
Correspondence - Incoming
Correspondence from Raymond R. Trombadore, to Grissele Camacho-Pagan, President, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Inc. related to meeting of General Council of the New Jersey State Bar
Correspondence - Incoming
Correspondence from Maria Velez Lopez to Raul Tous regarding resignation
Correspondence - Incoming
Correspondence from Marilyn Frankenthaler, Director, The Center for Legal Studies, Montclair State College related to awarding scholarship for minorities to attend law school
Correspondence - Incoming
Correspondence from Frank R. Lautenberg, US Senator, to Grissele Camacho-Pagan related to Presidential appointment of Hispanic to Supreme Court