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Mercedes Sellek (L ’92) Named Co-Chair of the 2011-2012 HNBA Standing Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession

October 07, 2011


Mercy Sellek (L'92)  
Mercedes (“Mercy”) Sellek (L ’92)  has been appointed Co-Chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Standing Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession. Sellek will serve alongside Carrie Ricci, an Assistant General Counsel with the Department of Defense Education Activity, for the 2011-2012 term.

HNBA National President Benny Agosto Jr. made the announcement Thursday (Oct. 6, 2011). “Carrie and Mercy are exemplars of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership, and will be exceptional Co-Chairs of this important commission,” said President Agosto. “I look forward to working with them as we continue our efforts to advance Latinas in the legal profession across the United States.”

Sellek, a Partner and the chair of the real estate section of the minority certified firm of Abadin Cook (Miami, Fla.), specializes in representing clients in commercial and residential acquisitions/sales, financing, leasing, title examination, zoning and land use and environmental matters. She is fully fluent in Spanish and English and advises foreign clients in connection with acquisitions in the United States. Sellek is a member of Fidelity National Title Company’s Commercial Real Estate Council and is a speaker for Chicago Title Insurance Company’s title seminars. In addition, she devotes many hours to community service, working with local organizations such as Centro Mater Community Center, which assists predominantly Hispanic underprivileged families with childcare and education, and Voices for Children, a non-profit organization which provides foster children with clothing and toys during the holidays and school year.

Echoing her Co-Chair’s sentiments, Sellek stated, “Carrie and I are honored to assume the mantle of leadership for the Commission and look forward to working with Benny Agosto, Peter Reyes, our Commission members, and our national leaders in order to fulfill the Commission’s role to support Latina attorneys and allow them to grow and flourish so that boardrooms and offices, both public and private, can truly reflect the diversity of our nation.”

SOURCE Hispanic National Bar Association
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