The HBACF advocates for the rights of the Hispanic community and helps Hispanics learn and understand their rights and gain greater access to the courts and legal system. The HBACF is committed to promoting a greater representation of Hispanics in leadership positions and supports Hispanics in becoming judges, lawyer, law professors, law students, civic leaders, and business owners.
Queridos amigos y colegas,
I am honored to be afforded the privilege to serve as your 2019 Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida President. Thank you to the members for giving me this incredible opportunity to serve an organization that has changed my life for the better in so many ways. HBACF has a team of all-star board members and I am so excited about what the future holds! I look forward to serving HBACF and leading the board with my whole heart.
What is HBACF? What makes us different? HBACF is an inclusive organization that breaks barriers for Hispanics in the legal profession and in the Central Florida community. We are a family that comes together in good times and in times of crisis. Our organization is comprised of talented hard-working lawyers, judges, law students, politicians, and community leaders whose mission is to enrich the lives of others through voluntary service. Our members are resilient warriors in the face of adversity. They are thoughtful, they are compassionate, and they are not afraid to seek justice. These are just a few examples of what makes HBACF incredible and why we are different.
As we look at our plans for this year, we will continue to hold our signature events which will include Domino Tournament, Scholarship Night, Holiday/Installation, Judicial Reception, and Path to the Bench. We will also be hosting a few new events in conjunction with the HBACF Foundation which will include Intern for a Day and the Fortaleza Project. Lastly, we will be holding our general membership lunch meetings more regularly. We aspire this year to start an official mentorship program and collaborate more with the Hispanic National Bar Association. The 2019 board will be planning the programming for the lunches and events soon so please stay connected with us via the e-bulletin, Facebook, and Instagram.
We look forward to another amazing and inspiring year! I encourage you all to take this journey with the 2019 board, to step into the heart and spirit of HBACF, and to live out our mission fully.
Christina C. Alvarez