Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Hinshaw's Chicago Office Host "JD Mentors Program"
Daniel A. Trevino, Partner in Chicago and member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI), arranged for Hinshaw to host a kickoff event for HLAI's JD Mentors Program. The JD Mentors Program is one of the newest and most successful initiatives of the HLAI. It was established to help maximize the number of Hispanics applying to law schools, and to cultivate the academic and professional success of those students. To accomplish this goal, the JD Mentors Program puts together three-person mentor groups, typically comprised of a college student, a law student and a practicing attorney, with similar career goals or interests. Dan said, "Hosting this event is consistent with the firm's own diversity initiatives and helps fortify the firm's position as a staunch supporter of increasing the representation of minority lawyers in the profession." The 75 attendees included attorneys, judges and students.