Lugenbuhl shareholder Elia Diaz-Yaeger has been appointed to serve on the advisory committee of the United States Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs.
Elia joins a prominent group of leaders from companies and organizations from across the country who come together to analyze issues and policies affecting the Hispanic community, including those in the areas of education, economic development, employment and health. The function of the task force is to evaluate some of the most critical issues affecting the Hispanic community and share insights on those issues with other lawmakers. In her role on the Task Force’s advisory committee, Elia will identify issues affecting the Hispanic community, present the issues to the Task Force with verifying and qualifying documentation, and advise the Task Force on how policies and legislation regarding the issues may affect the Hispanic community.
Established in 1987 by the late Sen. John Chafee and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the task force, with the help of its advisory committee, has helped provide guidance to Congress that has led to advances in addressing the needs of the nation’s Latino community.
As the current National Secretary for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and a recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Human Rights Award in 2015, Elia has a passion for nurturing diversity. Her extensive efforts advocating for the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession led to her selection as a 2017 Women in Law Future Leader in the area of Gender Diversity by Chambers USA. Elia was most recently sworn in as the HNBA Vice President of Divisions, Sections, and Committees at the HNBA Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo. held Sept. 6-9.
To learn more about Elia’s accolades and areas of practice, view her profile.