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The Hispanic National Bar Association - Legal Education Fund launches The HNBA-LEF Legal Education Action Program ("LEAP"): The Legal Education Action Program will host its inaugural summer education session in Los Angeles, CA.

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WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association - Legal Education Fund (HNBA-LEF) is launching the HNBA-LEF Legal Education Action Program ("LEAP") to introduce Hispanic high school students to the United States legal system. LEAP will enroll and provide scholarships to selected high school students from diverse backgrounds across the United States. LEAP applications will be available on March 1, 2013, online at The 2013 LEAP summer program will be hosted in Los Angeles, California, on June 23-30, 2013. The underwriting of this ambitious education program is made possible by the generous contributions of our supporting sponsors including private donors, corporations, law firms, and law schools.

HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. said, "Hispanic students stand to benefit greatly from yet another example of a successful partnership between the HNBA and The HNBA-LEF. LEAP will be a strong addition to our legal education pipeline programs aimed at elevating Hispanic youth from grade school through graduate school." This HNBA-LEF LEAP summer education opportunity will be an annual legal education introduction program and will rotate to various metropolitan areas across the United States each year. LEAP will provide students the opportunity to meet in person with national and international business leaders, lawyers in private practice, government lawyers, government agency officials, state and federal judges, and law professors. "The HNBA-LEF LEAP is established to develop and assure advancement through education. The LEAP program guides students to understand that our nation's elected officials are to be governed by the rule of law," said Omar Vargas, President of The HNBA-LEF. "The HNBA-LEF is honored to work with our supporters and sponsors, as well as leaders from our nation's legal community to achieve our goals for LEAP," added Mr. Vargas. For further information please visit:

About the Hispanic National Bar AssociationThe Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.

About The Hispanic National Bar Association- Legal Education FundThe Hispanic National Bar Association - Legal Education Fund is a tax-exempt non-profit Washington, DC corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes. It is a pivotal force aiding the education of Hispanic attorneys and law students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.HNBA Legal Education Fund

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