Judicial Endorsement Process
Representing The Voice of Latine/x in Oregon’s Legal Community
The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA)
The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (“OHBA”) was founded in 2002 to improve the conditions for lawyers of Hispanic heritage in Oregon. One of the oldest specialty bars, OHBA encourages Latine/x individuals to become attorneys; collaborates with other organizations to retain Latine/x legal professionals; raises awareness of Latine/x legal issues; supports Latine/x law students and legal professionals; promotes the advancement of Latine/x legal professionals; and celebrates the achievement of Latine/x legal professionals.
OHBA has a rich history of creating and supporting programs and scholarships to achieve its mission, including an annual $1,000 scholarship to support Oregon Latine/x high school students interested in pursuing legal careers; three scholarships to Latine/x students from Oregon’s law schools to attend the Hispanic National Bar Association ("HNBA”) Annual Convention and to compete in the HNBA’s national moot court competition; the “Evening With” series designed to profile Latine/x leaders; and its Annual Awards Dinner. OHBA also hosts numerous continuing legal education panels and networking events designed to highlight prominent Latine/x attorneys and others in the legal profession.
The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association operates in Oregon to encourage Latine/x to become attorneys, retain Latino legal professionals, raise the awareness of Latine/x legal issues, and support Latine/x law students and legal professionals.