Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr. stopped by to express his support and pride in the Latino judges, especially those of the Bronx.
Many judges were in attendance and gave quick 2-3 minutes thank you speeches.
Judge Robert Torres accepted his recognition humbly and said:
I am blessed to have this job because I can have a positive impact on the community.
Here is the list of judges honored:
Hon. Rita Mella, Surrogate, New York County
Hon. Nelida Malave-Gonzalez, Surrogate, Bronx County
Hon. Joseph Zayas, Administrative Judge for Queens County - Criminal Matters
Hon. Manuel Mendez, Supreme Court, New York County
Hon. Fernando Tapia, Supreme Court, Bronx County
Hon. Llinet Rosado, Civil Court, Bronx County
Hon. Lizbeth Gonzalez, Acting Supreme Court, Bronx County
Hon. Robert Torres, Deputy Adminstrative Judge Civil and Criminal Matters, Bronx County
Hon. Leslie Purificacion, Supreme Court, Queens County
Hon. Jeannette Ruiz, Supervising Family Court Judge, Queens County
Hon. Julio Rodriguez, III, Civil Court, Bronx County
Hon. Ruben Martino, Family Court, Bronx County
Hon. Jeannette Rodriguez Morrick, Civil Court, Bronx County