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Date: 11/30/2016
Subject: Press Release: 2017 Board of Directors
From: Los Abogados

Contact: Jason Barraza, President-Elect

 November 30, 2016

 Los Abogados Announces 2017 Leadership

 PHOENIX – Beginning the 41st year of the Hispanic Bar Association, Los Abogados is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2017 calendar year:

2017 Los Abogados Executive Officers
Jason Barraza, President
Ashley Villaverde Halvorson, Vice President
Phil Ortega, Recording Secretary
Fernando Anzaldua, Treasurer
Michael Valenzuela, Communications Director 
Jessica Sanchez, Immediate Past President

2017 Los Abogados Board of Directors
Antonio Bustamante
Judith Davila
Shayna Fernandez
Erica Gonzalez-Melendez
Brandon Kavanagh
William Knight
Ed Maldonado
Marcos Tapia
Cindy Villanueva
Ray Ybarra Maldonado
Marian Zapata-Rossa

“It is an honor to be chosen to lead such a distinguished group of Arizona Hispanic attorneys,” said President-Elect Jason Barraza. “This Board is committed to our bar’s ideals of Diversity, Education, and Advocacy. As we march into our 41st year, we plan to increase our voice in Arizona in the pursuit of a more diversified judiciary and legal profession, and as we have done in the past, we will remain vigilant in our defense of civil rights for all people.”

 Los Abogados is Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, an affiliate of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and a non-mandatory Partner Bar of the State Bar of Arizona. Los Abogados is committed to enhancing the legal profession by promoting diversity, improving the quality and administration of legal services, encouraging education in the Latino community, supporting the just application of Civil Rights, and advocating for the Latino community.


2009 & 2010 Hispanic National Bar Association
Affiliate Organization of the Year