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Cuban American Bar Association hosts 50th Annual Installation Gala

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The gala raised $600,000 and benefited both the CABA Foundation and CABA Pro Bono Legal Services


Fabian Ruiz, Patrick Montoya, Isis Pacheco Velasco, Jordi Martinez-Cid, Joshua Padron, Haydee Sera, Candice Balmori, Diana Arteaga, Amanda Fernandez, Giselle Gutierrez, Emily Balter, Augusto Perera, Daniel Buigas, and Gustavo Ceballos at CABA’s 50th annual installation gala.


Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, CABA President Javier A. Ley-Soto, Judge Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez, (Ret.), and Cesar Alvarez.

More than 1,300 guests attended the Cuban American Bar Association’s recent 50th annual installation gala in Miami Beach.

The gala raised $600,000 and benefited both the CABA Foundation and CABA Pro Bono Legal Services. This year’s theme, “Oro de Ley,” underscored the importance of remembering the past to inform the future as reflected in its logo featuring downtown Miami’s skyline with the Freedom Tower mirroring El Morro, a historical landmark in Havana, Cuba.

CABA’s new president, Javier A. Ley-Soto, said he is committed to leading the association with a focus on three key priorities: enhancing diversity, embracing innovation, and strengthening the association’s ties to the community. He also plans to hold events honoring the legacy of past presidents.

“I believe that by focusing on these priorities, we can build upon the foundation laid by our past presidents and create an even stronger, more vibrant CABA for the next 50 years,” Ley-Soto said in his speech at the gala, where he was also officially sworn in as president.

The annual gala has become a cornerstone event for the legal community with attendees including prominent attorneys, judges, business, and community leaders. The festivities included dinner, a silent auction, and live entertainment by Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez.

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