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José C. Feliciano to receive ORT America Jurisprudence Award


December 2, 2009: José C. Feliciano, a Litigation partner in Baker Hostetler’s Cleveland office, will be honored by ORT America — Cleveland Region with its highest national award bestowed on members of the legal community, the “ORT America Jurisprudence Award,” to be presented on Dec. 16, 2009.


Established in 1996, the award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose professional and personal lives have substantially improved the quality of life for their fellow human beings, created role models for others to emulate, and established new directions for the enhancement of their profession and their community.


A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Feliciano has more than 34 years of experience in complex commercial and employment litigation. He is a past President of the Cleveland Bar Association and has served on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Board of Governors, was twice elected to the ABA’s National House of Delegates, and has been appointed to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, which evaluates the professional qualifications of all nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States, circuit courts of appeals, and district courts. In 2008 he was named Chair of the Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.


Attorney Feliciano is the founder and chair of the Hispanic Roundtable. He is also the former Chairman of the Hispanic Leadership Development Program and founder of the Hispanic Community Forum, for which he also served as President.


Additionally, Feliciano was a founder of the Ohio Hispanic Bar Association. He was also honored in 2008 by the Hispanic Business Association of Ohio (HBA) with its “Legacy Award” and received the “Spirit of Excellence” award in 2005, given by the ABA ’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.


Founded in 1880, ORT consists of a global network of schools and training programs that boasts more than three million graduates to date, and educates 300,000 students and beneficiaries in 62 countries annually. The cutting-edge education acquired at ORT schools, colleges, and international programs provides marketable skills that empower students to attain successful careers, become community leaders and live with dignity.






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