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LatinoJustice PRLDEF


LatinoJustice PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities. 


 1972 three young attorneys decided to establish an organization that could provide Latinos with the legal resources to overcome the obstacles that frustrated their dreams and limited their lives.


LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s work for the last 40 years would not have been accomplished were it not for the extensive support we have received from our community, and the institutional and private sector partners that have donated to our cause. Chief among these is the Ford Foundation which enabled us to open our doors in 1972 and supports us unwaveringly through today.

More than 7,000 pre-law students have come through LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s doors to take preparatory courses and receive mentoring, counseling and support. A growing list of alumni includes prominent Latino judges, attorneys, deputy mayors, business leaders, elected officials, and union leaders.