[caption id="attachment_203926" align="alignright" width="336"] Alex Fajardo | Photo Courtesy of Stark & Stark[/caption]
WILMINGTON - Stark & Stark announced it has received the 2020 Law Firm of the Year Award from the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ). Wilmington resident and Stark & Stark Associate Alex Fajardo, Esq., accepted the award on behalf of the firm during the HBA-NJ’s 39th Annual Scholarship Gala & Awards Dinner, which was held virtually.
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s Law Firm of the Year Award recognizes a law firm for showing a genuine commitment to both diversity and the mission of the HBA-NJ. Recipients of this award are proven advocates of diversity and inclusion, and promoters of a more inclusive legal community.
Mr. Fajardo noted in a statement, “I couldn’t be more honored or grateful to accept this award from the Hispanic Bar Association on behalf of Stark & Stark. I consider it a privilege to work with amazing individuals from both organizations and take immense pride in being part of the continued efforts to further our shared goals. The work of these institutions helps advance equality in access to our courts as well as enhance the quality of New Jersey’s bench and bar. I look forward to many years of continued collaboration and congratulate all of this year’s recipients.”
As described by the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, “Stark & Stark has been an Amigo Annual Sponsor of the HBA-NJ for several years and has consistently supported its mission and goals. Due to the generosity and support of Stark & Stark, the HBA-NJ has been able to continue to hold important programs and initiatives that advance and foster the development and growth of Latinxs in the legal profession consistent with our mission and this year’s theme, Rise Up – Engage, Empower, Educate.”
“The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey is a vital part of the fabric of New Jersey’s legal community,” said Stark & Stark Managing Shareholder Michael Donahue, Esq in a statement. “The HBA-NJ’s dedication to building our community through educational scholarships is extremely commendable. We applaud their hard work and look forward to more opportunities to support one another. We at Stark & Stark are honored and humbled to receive this award and recognition.”
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey is a statewide organization that represents the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and law students who share a common interest in resolving the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community. Stark & Stark is extremely proud to be an advocate for the community and an HBA-NJ supporter.
HBA-NJ concluded that Stark & Stark’s generosity further helps to support and fund the HBA-NJ’s law school student and high school student annual scholarships, as well as the Scholarship Endowment Fund. By volunteering countless hours as a dedicated Board Trustee and serving on the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and JPAC Committee, Stark & Stark has played an integral role in the HBA-NJ’s success, elevating it to new heights.