HIS Immediate Past Chair Benny Agosto, Jr. Participates in Voter Turnout Event

HIS Immediate Past Chair Benny Agosto, Jr. participated in an event today hosted by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce encouraging professionals to help get out the vote.  In the last presidential election, only 31% of eligible Hispanic voters cast their votes - 6.6 million votes out of 21 million eligible voters. According to a story by the Houston Chronicle on the event, fewer than 10% of eligible Hispanic voters have participated in Houston's last three municipal elections.  

Photos from the event are below.  Be sure to cast your votes in your local elections, and encourage our community to do so as well!


Posted October 30, 2015


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Our Local Bar Associations!

Hispanic Heritage Month typically is the launching point for significant events for local Hispanic bar associations throughout the state, and this year is no different!  The Hispanic Issues Section encourages everyone to consider supporting and attending the following events, both during Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond!  

  • October 17, 2015 - Hidalgo County Bar Association HCBF Golf Tournament - Palm View Golf Course, McAllen, Texas - Info/Register - Contact
  • October 20, 2015 - Hispanic Bar Association of Houston Judicial and Legislative Reception - Harris County Civil Courthouse, Houston, Texas - Info
  • October 23, 2015 - Hispanic Bar Association of Austin Hispanic Heritage Luncheon - Omni Hotel Downtown, Austin, Texas - Info
  • October 30, 2015 - MABA San Antonio Dia de los Muertos Halloween Party - La Villita Plaza Juarez, San Antonio, Texas - Info
  • November 13-14, 2015 - National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair - University of Houston, Houston, Texas - Info - Flyer
  • November 14, 2015 - Cameron County Bar Association Annual Golf Tournament - Rancho Viejo County Club, Rancho Viejo, Texas - Flyer
  • December 4, 2015 - MABA San Antonio Pachanga - San Antonio, Texas - Info

Want your event on the list?  Email us!

Updated October 8, 2015


HIS is on Facebook!

The Hispanic Issues Section now has a Facebook page!  Please visit us and like the page, and send us your notes, accomplishments and stories so that we can share them with all of our wonderful friends!

Posted August 9, 2015


Updates from the Hispanic Issues Section

We have plenty of recent updates for our members and friends!

  • The Hispanic Issues Section has just named the winners of its annual awards. Please click here for the full list and announcement! These awards were presented at a ceremony at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. See our News page for details and pictures!
  • The Hispanic Issues Section approved new bylaws last year, which can be seen here.  Law students and recent graduates (licensed two years or less) can now join the section for FREE!  We have updated our membership form--download it here!  Or visit our Join Us page to join the section!
  • We now have our second Member Spotlight - Judge J. Manuel Bañales!  Please visit the Member Spotlight page to see Judge Bañales' excellent Q&A regarding the formation of the section and being an elected judge in Texas!
  • We frequently highlight when our members are in the news.  Be sure to visit the Members in the News page for updates, including recent honors given to Hispanic Issues Section members such as Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and Angelica M. Hernandez!

Would you like to advertise your event with us?  Have a news item regarding a Hispanic Issues Section member?  Please email us!


Welcome to the New Hispanic Issues Section Website!

Welcome to the new website!  We are looking forward to bringing members a variety of news items from Hispanic Issues Section members around Texas, as well as news on important legal issues impacting the Hispanic community.  As we launch the new website, we want to hear from section members!  

We are particularly interested in receiving the following information from members:

  • Members in the News Items - Tell us about a recent accomplishment.  Recently make partner?  Receive an appointment to a board or committee?  Has your organization recently held a noteworthy event or activity?  Tell us!  
  • Events - Let us tell our members about your upcoming events, and put them on our calendar! 
  • News and Articles - Have a news item or summary, or a scholarly article you would like to share?  Send it to us!
  • Feedback - What else would you like to see on this site? 
Please email us!

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Hispanic Issues Section is to study and report on laws, judicial decisions and governmental regulations as they may affect the particular needs of the Hispanic community of Texas, to provide a common meeting ground and forum for members of the profession for consideration of special issues with respect to the recognition and enjoyment of constitutional rights of the Hispanic Community, both individually and collectively, and to take such action with respect thereto, all subject to our Bylaws and the laws, rules and regulations of the State Bar of Texas.

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