Student Joins ABA Business Law Section Leadership
SBA Vice President, Mauricio Benavides (3L), was recently appointed to an American Bar Association (ABA) leadership position as a national Division Liaison to the Business Law Section. In his role, he represents the interests of over 36,000 members (attorneys and law students) in the United States. Benavides provides leadership and administrative support to eight major business groups (Business Organizations, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Specialty Practices, Professional Development, and Outreach) that encompass 62 active committees. Additionally, he attends four annual (domestic and international) ABA business meetings to assist in the development, execution, and marketing of substantive CLE programs; participates in Division Assembly meetings; and lobbies the Section on resolutions presented to the ABA House of Delegates. He reports to the Section Director and Division Chair on membership outreach initiatives, and actively liaises with all national and local bar associations. He assumed his post at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, in August.