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Los Abogados honors 2014 award recipients

Ashley Villaverde, Los Abogados’ Gala Co-Chair

Ashley Villaverde, Los Abogados Gala Co-Chair

Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic bar association, will be hosting their Third Annual Gala, benefitting the Hon. Valdemar A. Cordova Scholarship for Hispanic law students, and honoring those who have contributed to the organization and the community. The 2014 honorees are Virginia Herrera-Gonzales, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Martín Quezada, who will receive the Emerging Leader Award; and Tony Moya, who will receive the Community Service Award. The 2014 Gala will consist of dinner, cocktails, and dancing, beginning at 6pm at the Renaissance Hotel in Phoenix on October 25, 2014. The event is open to all and registration is available on the Los Abogados website.

“We are proud to honor those who have contributed to Los Abogados and the community. We strive to enhance the quality of legal information and services provided to the community, to raise law school scholarship funds for the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession, and to promote business growth within the Hispanic and greater community in Arizona. It is with the dedicated hard work of our honorees, and the support of our members and donors that we are able to implement these goals. I look forward to honoring this year’s award recipients and look forward to seeing many of our friends on October 25th,” said Ashley Villaverde, Los Abogados’ Gala Co-Chair.

Alejandro Pérez, Los Abogados Gala Co-Chair

Alejandro Pérez, Los Abogados Gala Co-Chair

Los Abogados is currently looking for sponsors for this year’s event. There are three different sponsorship packages available, which include dinner and beverage tickets, advertisements in the dinner program, and recognition on the Los Abogados website. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please visit Los Abogados.

Founded in 1976, Los Abogados serves the Hispanic community of Arizona by educating the community regarding its legal rights and remedies, as well as by providing access to quality legal services. Los Abogados is composed of both public and private attorneys, businesspeople, judges, paralegals and law students. You can learn more about Los Abogados by visiting their website at www.losabogados.org.



Posinelli attorney earns 2nd term on State Bar Board

Melissa Ho, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the national law firm Polsinelli, has been elected for a second term to the State Bar Association Board of Governors. The members of the State Bar of Arizona elected 10 Board of Governor members. Melissa will serve a three-year term.

“The State Bar of Arizona is an outstanding organization in large part due to its members and the governance of its Board” said Melissa Ho. “I am honored to have been selected by the Bar’s membership to serve for a second time as their representative to this important governing body.”

Earlier this year, Melissa was the recipient of the AJC’s Emerging Leadership Award, a prestigious honor bestowed on an attorney practicing twelve years or less who has demonstrated a commitment to the values of public and community service. Melissa is a past recipient of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association “Best Lawyers Under 40”, a distinction achieved by only a select few attorneys in the United States. Melissa has also been named to the “Lawyers of Color Hot List” and was recently selected by AZ Business Magazine as a “Generation Next Forty Under Forty.” Southwest Super Lawyers named her as a Rising Star in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the category of Criminal Defense – White Collar.