The Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City was founded in 1992 by area Hispanic attorneys. Throughout the years, the HBAGKC has served to preserve the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law schools and provide them with financial assistance; to provide continuing legal education for attorneys and foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members; to serve as the voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the legal community; to provide testimony before Missouri and Kansas state legislatures on issues of concern to Hispanics; to work with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to achieve greater involvement in and understanding of the American legal system.