Three Texas judges and one lawyer will perform two songs as part of the American Bar Association Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities’ Cinco de Música, a nationwide celebration to raise awareness and support for the ABA Hispanic Commission. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. CDT on May 5.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Miguel A. Torres, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and El Paso lawyer Karen Dykes will perform one song. The other will be performed by Judge Nicole Garza, of the 37th Civil District Court in Bexar County, and Judge Antonia “Toni” Arteaga, of the 57th Civil District Court in Bexar County, as part of the band Loitering at the PET (PET is short for the Paul Elizondo Tower, or the Bexar County Justice Center).
The nationwide musical celebration is intended to raise awareness and support for the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, which is chaired by Betty Balli Torres, the executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Grammy Award winner Emilio Estefan will be the honorary chair of the event, which will showcase five performances from lawyers and judges from across the nation.
The event is free but registration is required.