"As evidenced by the Company''s continued support and active participation in the HNBA''s Corporate Advisory Board, we are pleased to recognize Wal-Mart as a leader in community involvement and diversity initiatives, and welcome Wal-Mart as an Honorary Co-Chair for this year''s convention," said Carlos Singh, HNBA President.
"The Hispanic National Bar is a vital, active organization, and we''re proud that several of our inhouse attorneys serve in leadership roles with the HNBA," said Thomas Hyde, executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs.
As a repeat sponsor, Wal-Mart supports HNBA''s mission of advancing the interests of Hispanics within the legal profession and ensuring full and equal access to the nation''s legal system. Wal-Mart''s contribution will advance the organization''s professional and educational programs.
The HNBA represents the interests of more than 25,000 Hispanic-American attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals and law students in the United States. The organization''s primary objectives are to increase the number of Hispanics in the legal profession and to address issues of concern to the Hispanic community. Since 1975 the HNBA has hosted programs offering professional and educational development and access to professional advancement opportunities.
Last year, Wal-Mart contributed more than $158 million to support communities and local non-profit organizations. Customers and associates raised an additional $70 million at Wal-Mart Stores and SAM''S Clubs. FORTUNE magazine has named Wal-Mart the number one "most admired" company in America for the past two years. Wal-Mart is the nation''s largest private employer of Hispanics. More information about Wal-Mart can be located on-line at http://www.walmartstores.com/ and http://www.walmart.com/ . The SAM''S CLUB Web site can be accessed at http://www.samsclub.com/ , and more information about Wal-Mart''s Good Works community involvement programs is available online at http://www.walmartfoundation.org/ .
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