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On June 21, members of the Latino Judges Association gathered at the New York City Bar Association for their annual meeting. Founded in 1988, the association works to increase diversity on the bench, encourage judicial service among Latinos, recognize achievements of Latino judges, and educate the public about the judicial system and the role of Latino judges within it.

Front row, from left: Judge Javier E. Vargas (Treasurer, Kings County Family Court, ); Judge Dora Irizarry (Chief District Court Judge, Eastern District); Judge Fiordaliza Rodriguez (Secretary, Bronx County Family Court); Justice Joanne Quiñones (President, Kings Supreme Court); Justice Wilma Guzman (Board Director, Supreme Bronx); Judge Jenny Rivera (New York State Court of Appeals); Justice Rolando Acosta, presiding justice, Appellate Division, First Department).

Second row, from left: Justice Betsy Barros (Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Dept.); Justice Doris Gonzalez (Bronx, Supreme Court); Judge Jeanette Ruiz (Administrative Judge, New York Family Court); Judge E. Pilar Sanchez (Civil Court, Housing Part); Justice Norma Ruiz (Bronx, Supreme Court); Justice Sallie Manzanet Daniels (Board Director, Appellate Division, First Dept.); Judge Christopher Robles (Kings, Criminal Court).

Third row, from left: Justice Llinet Rosado (Director, Supreme Court, Bronx County); Justice Leslie Purificacion (Queens, Supreme Court); Justice Diccia Pineda-Kirwan (Queens, Supreme Court); Judge Walter Rivera (Board Director, Court of Claims); Justice Laura Visitacion-Lewis (New York, Supreme Court); Judge Leticia Ramirez (New York, Civil Court); Judge Linda Mejias (Nassau, Family Court). Back row (l-r): Judge Patria Frias-Colon (New York, Family Court);  Judge Lisa Headley (Bronx, Family Court); Justice Julia Rodriguez (Bronx, Supreme Court); Justice Armando Montano (Bronx, Supreme Court); Judge Mary Bejarano (Bronx, Criminal Court); Justice Joseph Zayas (Administrative Judge, Queens Supreme Court, Criminal Term); Judge Margarita Lopez Torres (Kings Surrogate’s Court).