The HBACF advocates for the rights of the Hispanic community and helps Hispanics learn and understand their rights and gain greater access to the courts and legal system. The HBACF is committed to promoting a greater representation of Hispanics in leadership positions and supports Hispanics in becoming judges, lawyers, law professors, law students, civic leaders, and business owners.
The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Inc. (the “HBACF”) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated on September 3, 1991. The founding members of the HBACF were Norberto S. Katz, Esq. as Executive Director, Raul Alvarez, Esq. Angel Bello-Bellini, Esq., Wilfredo Martinez, Esq., Armando Payas, Jr., Esq., Jose Rodriguez, Esq., and Ana Tangel-Rodriguez, Esq. This group of Hispanic attorneys recognized the immense need for support and representation of the Hispanic community in the legal field.
Over three decades later, it is indisputable that the HBACF’s mission remains as meaningful and important today as it was when it was formed. Today, the over 200 members are made up of judges, magistrates, attorneys, legal assistants, law students, and other members of the community.