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Hispanic Heritage Month - Celebrating our Connections with Hispanic/Latinx Members of the Legal Profession

At DePaul's Rinn Law Library we want to highlight DEI issues through the creation of Guides that will highlight the representation of notable members of the legal profession rom various backgrounds

Biographical Information

Ms. Jessica K. Velez is co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Diversity Committee.  She also is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and was recently appointed as a Commissioner of the HNBA’s 2019-2020 Latina Commission.  The Commission explores ways to attract more Latinas to the practice of law. She also was a featured speaker at The Latinos in the Law Symposium hosted by Chief Judge Ruben Castillo. Ms. Velez also has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2019 and 2020.

Ms. Velez is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.