The American Bar Association (ABA), the largest professional association in the world with 400,000 attorney members, wants to look into how Hispanics are treated and involved in the U.S. judicial system. To that end it announced the establishment of the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights.
The Commission will be lead by Cuban-American; Cesar Alvarez while the ABA is being lead by the first Hispanic American, Stephen N. Zack of Miami, Florida. The Commission will hold public hearings throughout the U.S. to determine if Hispanic’s legal needs are being met and if they are being treated equally under the law.
When the Commission completes its research it will render a report with its findings and suggestions on how to make necessary changes within the judicial system.