The Sawaya Law Firm was proud to sponsor the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association annual Banquet and Membership Meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The theme of the evening was “Power to the Pipeline.”
The CHBA was incorporated on February 23, 1977 as an organization with the mission of expanding the number of Hispanics in the legal profession. The projects developed over the years range from mentor/mentee programs to assist law students, legal education seminars, and members contributing numerous hours to pro bono projects.
CHBA’s active participation in a number of efforts has resulted in expanded opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and aspiring lawyers. Over 350 attendees joined in celebrating the organizations success. The event featured remarks by Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, an awards ceremony, and a lively after-party.
The award recipients included:
- Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer Award – Sal Quintana.
- Chris Miranda Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer – Roberto Ramirez.
- Outstanding Corporate Commitment Award – the Denver City Attorney’s Office.
- Lifetime Achievement Award – long-time CHBA member Manuel Martinez.
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For more information on the CHBA, future events and a full list of sponsors please visit www.chba.net.