Luis J. Rodriguez to Become First Latino to Head State Bar of California

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Luis J. Rodriguez will become part of history when he is sworn in as the 89th president of the California State Bar in October “which regulates more than 237,000 attorneys in the state” according to dailynews.com.  “I’m the first Latino and that’s something to celebrate, especially in the state of California but at the same time, it’s a stark reminder of how long it takes for certain groups to move up and become part of the leadership of the community,” Rodriguez stated.

Rodriguez was born in Los Angeles and also lived in Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua with his parents for about 10 years, he was also the first in his family to attend college.

Read more about Rodriguez here:  Los Angeles resident to become first Latino to head State Bar of California

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