• Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Spotlight On! Solo Practitioner Christina Alvarez

    This is another installment of the series, Spotlight On! A series where we showcases Latina lawyers and learn about the early successes in their careers. Today we hear from Christina Alvarez, a solo practitioner in Florida! She paints a great picture of career progression through all the legal ranks–from paralegal to attorney/business owner (a path many Latinas opt to take before starting law school)!   When did you start practicing? I started practicing law in September of 2014. I have also served as support staff in the roles of file clerk, receptionist, legal assistant, paralegal, and law clerk at various law firms in the Orlando area since 2007. What made…

  • Issues,  Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Spotlight On! Family Law Attorney Jennifer Alfonso

    This is another installment of the series, Spotlight On! A series where we showcases Latina lawyers and learn about the early successes in their careers. Today we meet Jennifer Alfonso, a dynamic Latina lawyer. If you follow her on Instagram, then you know how refreshing it is to see that she really enjoys practicing law! Today she shows us what it means to trust your instinct even if it takes you to a place you didn’t at first envision for yourself! When did you start practicing? About a year and a half ago. What made you want to pursue a career in law? Being a journalism major and never wanting…

  • Issues,  Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Spotlight On! Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney Cynthia Santiago

    This is another installment of the series, Spotlight On! A series where we showcases Latina lawyers and learn about the early successes in their careers. Today I’m excited to share a little bit about Cynthia Santiago, an immigration and criminal defense attorney.  I “met” Cynthia through Instagram and was impressed by her hustle through her solo practice and her community engagement, see Cynthia’s decision to give her answers in English and Spanish, which highlights her desire to ensure everyone in the community is informed and aware.  Once I learned that she had previously ran for political office I knew it was necessary to share her journey with everyone! When did you start…

  • Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Spotlight On! Solo Practitioner Daissy Dominguez

    Today is the first of a very exciting series entitled: Spotlight On! The idea is to showcase new Latina attorneys and learn about the early successes in their careers. To start this series we’re interviewing Daissy Dominguez, a solo practitioner based in Chicago, Illinois.  Daissy joined the bar on October 31, 2013, and opened her own practice, which focuses on criminal defense, immigration, and landlord/tenant law.  I’m super excited to tell you all about her because I’ve also had the pleasure to work with her on some cases and know that her dedication to the community is the real deal! How did you decide to start your own solo practice?

  • Issues,  Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    The Mission Statement

    Latinas Uprising was born from the frustration of visiting mainstream internet communities that discussed being a lawyer or a women professional or even a female lawyer, but never seemed to take into account the experiences we have as Latinas.  We often hear that women make around 70 cents to the man’s dollar, but that’s actually the statistic for white women.  Latinas make 55 cents to the man’s dollar.  That type of disparity will create an entirely different experience that is just not being discussed in mainstream communities. Why aren’t we included? We consist of the largest growing minority group in the U.S. and are a huge consumer group.  We are…