Cuban American Bar Association and the Cuban American Bar Foundation Award $29,000 in Scholarships This Year

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Contact: Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz
305.373.9426

CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AND THE CUBAN AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION AWARD $29,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS THIS YEAR

MIAMI, FLORIDA (November 13, 2012) – On October 18, 2012, at Northern Trust Bank, the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) and the Cuban American Bar Foundation (CABF) awarded $29,000 in scholarships to students throughout Florida and the United States. The recipients are listed below. Please join us in congratulating them.

Winner: Giselle Gutierrez
Amount: $1,500.00
School: University of Florida Levin College of Law
Name of Scholarship: CABA Scholarship

Winner: Yanelis Zamora
Amount: $1,000.00
School: Florida International University College of Law
Name of Scholarship: Honorable Mario P. Goderich Scholarship

Winner: Gianeli Mestre
Amount: $2,000.00
School: Florida International University College of Law
Name of Scholarship: CABA Scholarship

Winner: Roberto Rodriguez
Amount: $2,000.00
School: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
Name of Scholarship: CABA Scholarship

Winner: Joseph Salzverg
Amount: $2,000.00
School: Florida State University College of Law
Name of Scholarship: Justice Raoul G. Cantero Diversity Enhancement Scholarship

Winner: Laura Muniz
Amount: $2,500.00
School: St. Thomas University School of Law
Name of Scholarship: CABA Scholarship

Winner: Luis Ramos
Amount: $5,000.00
School: University of Miami School of Law
Name of Scholarship: CABA Scholarship

Winner: Daniel Balmori
Amount: $2,500.00
School: Harvard Law School
Name of Scholarship: CABA At-Large Scholarship

Winner: Marc Hernandez
Amount: $2,500.00
School: University of Florida Levin College of Law
Name of Scholarship: CABA At-Large Scholarship

Winner: Jossie Viera
Amount: $2,500.00
School: Florida International University College of Law
Name of Scholarship: CABA At-Large Scholarship

Winner: Keith Fernandez
Amount: $500.00
School: University of Florida Levin College of Law
Name of Scholarship: Osvaldo Soto, Esq. Scholarship

Winner: Magali Sanders
Amount: $2,500.00
School: St. Thomas University School of Law
Name of Scholarship: Honorable Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship

Winner: Meliza Frias
Amount: $2,500.00
School: Florida International University College of Law
Name of Scholarship: Honorable Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship
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This year the Scholarship awards and ceremony were particularly touching since we did not have our beloved Honorable Margarita Esquiroz with us. She passed away early this year leaving a huge void in CABA and CABF. She was the first Cuban American female judge in Florida and dedicated her professional career helping others, especially through CABA. Even in her passing, she could not forget CABA and donations were made to her named scholarship. The Honorable Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship was established in 2008 in her honor, along with the Osvaldo Soto Scholarship, under the CABA Presidency of Marlene Quintana.

Founded in Miami in 1974, CABA is a voluntary bar association established to promote equality of its members; serve the public interest by increasing awareness to the study of jurisprudence; foster respect for the law; preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among its peers; provide equal access to and adequate representation of minorities before the courts; facilitate the administration of justice; build close relationships among its members; support Miami-Dade’s indigent community and increasing diversity in the judiciary and legal community. Founded a decade or so later, CABF is the scholarship arm of the CABA and has endowed or awarded close to a million dollars in scholarships. For more information, please contact Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz at (305) 373-9426.

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