HBA Legal Education Fund Board of Directors
is pleased to announce our selection for 2019 LEF Keynote And Honoree

This year, we have selected Second Lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman as Keynote Speaker, and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Vice President of Civic Affairs Yvette Nuñez as Honoree for the 2019 HBA-LEF Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Ms. Fetterman and Ms. Nuñez are demonstrated advocates for the Latino community, committed activists within their respective fields, and deserving role models for our scholarship recipients. We are honored to host them on October 17, 2019 and celebrate their many accomplishments.



Attention Law Students

Our LEF Scholarship Application is linked below. Please submit all application materials to PAHBANEWS@GMAIL.COM by Sunday, September 15, 2019 on or before 11:59 PM.


About the LEF

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund (“HBALEF”), a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Latinos in the legal profession, awards scholarships each year to qualified law students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. Each scholarship is traditionally for two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), however that amount may vary. The HBALEF hopes these funds will not only promote the success of Latino law students, but also attract more Latino lawyers to practice in Pennsylvania.


2019 LEF Executive Board

President - James Faunes
Vice President-Melissa Martinez
Secretary - Elisa C. Advani
Treasurer - Tiffany Nicholson
Law Student Outreach Committee Chair - Will Gonzalez

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!


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Interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s 30th Annual LEF scholarship dinner, email Melissa Martinez at melissa.martinez@saul.com.

Mailing Address: Hispanic Bar Association of PA Legal Education Fund, PO Box 58399, Philadelphia, PA 19102-9106