[email protected], Jr., a partner with the law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, was recently sworn in as the National President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) at the 2010 HNBA Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As National President-Elect, Mr. Agosto will help the HNBA collaborate with other national bar associations, governmental leaders, and community groups to achieve greater involvement and prominence in the legal profession by Hispanics.
Last week, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association honored me with their first TTLA Member Spotlight. The TTLA Member Spotlight is designed to highlight lawyers in the community that have given something back. I have always felt that it is our duty as lawyers to give back to the community--whether it be donating our time, providing our services pro bono, or contributing to scholarships and charities.
For 25 years, The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas (MABATx) has had the mission to provide a forum and a means for lawyers to promote the social, economic, and educational advancement of the people of Texas. In addition, MABATx has strived to serve the Mexican-American populous and all Hispanics, by providing services, assistance, and advice on matters of legal concern to the community; all the while encouraging respect, fairness, justice and equality.