Miami lawyer Stephen N. Zack, is a partner in the national law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP. He will serve from August 2009 – August 2010 as president-elect of the American Bar Association – the first Hispanic American to achieve that distinction.
The son of a Cuban mother and American father, Zack is focused on promoting the work of the ABA’s Commission on Immigration and other programs that advance access to justice for everyone in the United States. In the coming year, Zack, who grew up in Cuba and has practiced law for more than 35 years, will focus on several issues, including Hispanic legal rights, civil rights, immigration and civics education.
Zack previously served (2004-2006) as chair of the ABA’s House of Delegates, the 555-member body that debates and votes on issues that become official ABA policy. The chair of the House is the second highest elected office within the association. He joined the ABA more than 30 years ago, after he completed his law degree at the University of Florida. His recent ABA activities include having been a member-at-large of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Board of Governors, member of the Advisory Committee to the chair of the House of Delegates, member of the Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, member-at-large of the Section of International Law and secretary of the American Bar Endowment.
Zack has served as a member of the ABA’s House of Delegates since 1988, and was a Florida State delegate from 1997-2000. He is a former member of the ABA Board of Governors (1992-1995) and was a former chair of the ABA Latin American Council. He is a founding member of the Cuban American Bar Association and a life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which promotes justice through research on the law and its impact on society.
Here is Stephen Zack's interview with the Legal Broadcast Network