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January 6, 2015 Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



FELIZ DIA DE LOS REYES MAGOS





Join the HNBA Board of Governors, the Hispanic Bar Association of DC, and other distinguished guests as we welcome the 2014-2015 HNBA National President, Cynthia D. Mares to Washington, DC.

 

Thursday, January 8, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alston & Bird LLP 950 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
RSVP to info@hnba.com
*SPACE IS LIMITED.


HNBA thanks Alston & Bird for their generous support!
 
The HNBA Board of Governors met in December and had a great meeting to ensure 2015 is a fabulous year for our members. 

Plan ahead and mark your calendars for other HNBA career enhancement opportunities:
HNBA Director Professionalism Program – March 18, 2015 (San Antonio, TX)

HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference – March 18-21, 2015 (San Antonio, TX)

HNBA Advocacy Day on the Hill – May 6-7, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)

HNBA Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy – June 25-27, 2015 (Minneapolis, MN)

HNBA Annual Convention – Sept. 2-4, 2015 (Boston, MA)

 
The HNBA never stops helping you help yourself, and others. 
 

HNBA NATIONAL PRESIDENT-ELECT ROBERT T. MALDONADO HOSTS APPRECIATION RECEPTION FOR 2016 CHICAGO ANNUAL CONVENTION PLANNING TEAM
 
On Saturday, December 20, 2014, HNBA Region IX President Luis Avila organized an appreciation reception for the 2016 HNBA Chicago Annual Convention Planning Team, which was hosted by HNBA National President-Elect Robert Maldonado at the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, where the convention will be held September 7-10, 2016.  In attendance were prominent members of the Chicago Hispanic Legal Community, as well as leaders of the local HNBA Affiliates Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois.

HNBA PAST VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS LIZ LOPEZ APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC POLICY TO OFN
 
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs), has appointed prominent government relations advisor Liz Lopez to the position of Executive Vice President of Public Policy.  Reporting to Nancy Santiago Negrón, OFN’s Chief External Affairs Officer, Lopez will be responsible for leading federal and state policy efforts, focusing on supporting the development and implementation of policies that benefit CDFIs.   Read more here!
 
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNCIL SEEKS APPLICANTS
The NELC Academy is open to minority attorneys with less than four years experience practicing managementside labor and employment law. The purpose of the NELC Academy is to provide advanced skills training, expose participants to NELC’s national network of experienced minority labor and employment attorneys, encourage mentoring relationships, promote NELC to attorneys who will soon be eligible for membership, and to create a pipeline for future NELC leaders.  Learn more here!

ABA NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AWARDS

Consider nominating a worthy HNBA Member by clicking here!


THE PRESIDENT'S IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION 
By Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, HNBA Immigration Law Committee

On November 20, 2014, President Obama took executive action to provide temporary fixes to some of the most intransigent problems in our broken immigration system.  This was a widely anticipated action, taken after the DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Erik Holder conducted a comprehensive review of the immigration system. It has been met with political and and legal challenges, including a lawsuit filed by seventeen states against the Obama administration.  Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, State of Texas v. United States, No. 1:14-CV-00254 (S.D. Tex. Dec. 3, 2014).  This article will explain why the executive action is lawful under both constitutional law and immigration law.

The Executive Order covered many areas in the system where reform is needed, although none of the measures adopted change the basic avenues to lawful status in the United States.  Ten areas were addressed, including:  (1) strengthened southern border security; (2) alignment of the DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] officers personnel structure with other federal law enforcement agencies; (3) increased U.S. citizenship access; (4) regulatory reform to assist highly skilled workers with approved immigrant petitions and modernize the visa process;  (5) revised “parole” rules to assist families of U.S. armed forces members and those returning to the U.S. on advance parole; (6) expanded eligibility for noncitizens eligible for lawful for permanent residence status to pre-file paperwork in the U.S.;  (7) a revised enforcement and removal policy establishing three tiers of deportation priorities with the highest priority focus on national security threats, convicted felons, gang members and unlawful entrants apprehended at the border; (8) a new cooperative program with local law enforcement to adopt the revised deportation priorities, to create greater trust between noncitizen communities and local law enforcement protection, and to eliminate the widely-criticized Secure Communities program; (9) expanded eligibility for noncitizens who entered the U.S. under the age of 16 for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program established in June 2012; and (10) extension of  deferred action to the parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who are not within the newly-established deportation priorities.

The final three elements of executive action have generated the most controversy.  Critics question whether the President has the constitutional authority to use prosecutorial discretion and establish deportation priorities that bind federal enforcement employees.  They also challenge the President’s authority to provide temporary relief from deportation (deferred action) for a large group of noncitizens.  Both are forms of prosecutorial discretion and are interconnected because some of the noncitizens who fit within the lowest deportation priority are eligible for deferred action which is an explicit recognition of that low priority.


Some preliminary issues must be addressed before evaluating the constitutionality of the President’s action.  None of these measures permanently change the immigration status of individuals who are unlawfully present in this country.  Nor does the executive action alter the avenues to lawful status.  The Immigration and Nationality Act [INA] creates an extraordinarily complex system for determining who is eligible for lawful status in the U.S. either on a temporary or permanent basis.  The “deferred action” merely acknowledges the low deportation priority status of some noncitizens and creates no other permanent immigration status or benefit.  This deferred action status also provides employment authorization.  The concept of deferred action and the accompanying employment authorization have been explicitly recognized by Congress in the INA, agency regulations, and federal judicial opinions.  See, e.g., INA § 237(d)(2), 8 USC § 1227(d)(2); INA § 204(a)(1)(D)(i)(II,V), 8 USC § 1154(a)(1)(D)(i)(II,V); 8 C.F.R. § 274a.12(c)(14)  (describing deferred action “an act of administrative convenience to the government which gives some cases lower priority” including employment authorization); Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 525 U.S. 471 (1999).

 
Prosecutorial discretion is a long-accepted legal practice in practically every law enforcement context, including immigration enforcement, as well as in administrative agency action.  See Doris Meissner, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Commissioner, Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion 1 (Nov. 17, 2000) [hereinafter Meissner Memo]; Sam Bernsen, INS General Counsel, Legal Opinion Regarding Service Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion (July 15, 1976). Early immigration policy documents describing prosecutorial discretion relied on the long-recognized practice in criminal law.  See e.g., Allen v. Wright, 468 U.S. 737 (1984) (denying standing to parents challenging an IRS failure to fulfill its obligation to deny tax exempt status to racially discriminatory schools and relying, in part, on constitutional separation of powers concerns to protect the executive branch’s wide-ranging discretionary authority to implement the IRS code).
 
The President’s constitutional authority for the executive action stems from two sources.  First, the President’s authority to take care to faithfully execute the laws includes the broad discretion to interpret and implement.  Both Congress and the President share plenary power over immigration law in part because of the foreign policy and sovereignty issues inherent in immigration decisions.  We could expect that any judicial challenge would give Chevron deference to the President’s interpretation of the INA.  Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984) (requiring deference to agency interpretations when the agency statute is silent or ambiguous on the precise issue). The statute is silent on prosecutorial discretion per se, however the under the plenary power doctrine the broad authority of the executive branch regarding deportation and removal has been recognized. The Supreme Court confirmed the broad executive discretion over when and how to prosecute immigration cases as recently as 2012 in Arizona v. U.S. The Supreme Court granted an injunction to bar enforcement in all but one section of Arizona law SB 1070 based on preemption by INA.

Second, prior presidents have relied on various INA provisions to provide deportation relief to groups of individuals.  Deferred deportation relief was adopted by the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.  These prior executive actions represent a long-standing practice to which Congress has acquiesced and involve decisions in which foreign policy, sovereignty and international law issues are implicated. Any reviewing court would have to consider the “gloss on executive power” that has emerged from these and earlier examples of inherent presidential authority in the field of immigration law. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952) (J. Frankfurther concurring); Dames & Moore v. Regan, 453 U.S. 654 (1981).

                                               
 

HNBA REGIONAL EVENTS
 
HNBA Region II hosted its Holiday Party December 10, 2014.  Members of the Bar Affiliates, including the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association attended. 



View More Photos here!

HNBA Region VIII hosted its Holiday Party and Mentoring Event December 18, 2014




HNBA Region XII hosted President Cynthia Mares during her Corporate Counsel Conference planning meetings.  Ameriprise Financial, Oakstone Human Capital LLC, Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP hosted lunch for HNBA sponsors.




Region X President Andre Hewitt turned on the lights. Click here to learn more about 2014 in Region X!

HNBA AFFILIATE
 
The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Calls For a Just Response to the Child Refugee Humanitarian Crisis

In October The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) called for our national leaders to take a measured and just approach to the humanitarian crisis that is the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States. Read more here!


Get to Know Perkins Coie LLP

Please join attorneys from the Los Angeles office of Perkins Coie on Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for their Law Student Reception. The event will be sponsored by Perkins Coie's local Hiring and Diversity Committees. Students will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with our lawyers, ask questions about the summer program, the 1L Diversity Fellowship and the 1L Patent Fellowship, and learn about life in general at Perkins Coie.


Location:  SmithHouse Tap and Grill, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025


RSVP here!
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The Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program application deadline is January 12, 2015.

The Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program (“the Program”) was founded by in 2010 to offer law students with a strong commitment to diversity an opportunity to enhance and complement their legal education as summer judicial interns in New York metropolitan area courthouses.  Judicial internships are exceptional learning opportunities that offer tremendous insight into the process of judicial decision-making, as well as an opportunity to strengthen analytic and legal writing skills.  Each year, JMB JIP partners with various bar associations to offer the program, which has historically included a stipend for a judicial internships – a traditionally unpaid position.

Apply
here!
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El Cafe Del Futoro Scholarship Essay Contest 

El Café Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest stems from the desire to support the communities that have used Café Bustelo coffee as a staple in their homes for decades.  Eligible students nationwide can apply for a chance to win one of nine $5,000 college scholarships.  This application is open for undergraduate and graduate students.  To see eligibility requirements 
Are you eligible?
  • 18 years of age or older and of Latino descent
  • Currently enrolled full-time at a college or university
  • Permanent legal resident of the United States

How to apply:

  • Read the Official Rules for complete details
  • Fill out online application
  • Attach the following items to your application:
    • A letter of recommendation from a school advisor, community leader or mentor
    • Proof of current enrollment and registration
    • In 800 words or less, write an essay (in Spanish or English) responding to the following topic: 
    • Describe how your Latino heritage, family, and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community.
The contest ends on January 15, 2015 at 11:59:59 a.m. ET. 

MALDEF 2015 Scholarship Application

Since MALDEF’s founding, the civil rights organization has furthered its mission to advance Latino civil rights by awarding scholarships to law students who similarly seek to advance Latino civil rights through their careers. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded five to ten scholarship awards of $5,000 each. 

MALDEF’s 2015 Law School Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled at an accredited United States law school in school year 2014-2015. Applicants are evaluated based on three main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; and 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through record of service to the Latino community and future plans for service.

Please click here to download the application and apply.  Applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 15, 2015. 

For more information about MALDEF, please visit their website here.  


Credit Suisse 2015 PALS Summer Associate Program

The Credit Suisse General Counsel Division offers a paid 10-week Summer Associate program geared toward law students who have completed their first year of law school and are interested in gaining "in-house" exposure within the Financial Services Industry.
 
This program is being offered through the Credit Suisse General Counsel Americas Diversity Committee, which seeks to promote diversity among legal and compliance professionals. Credit Suisse seeks to hire applicants with a diverse range of geographic, socio-economic, experience backgrounds, and is interested in recruiting students from the PALS community.


The application period for the Credit Suisse 2015 PALS Summer Associate Program begins December 4, 2014 and will conclude on Friday, January 9, 2015
 
To apply, please fill out the application here and provide the additional requested supporting documents.  All applications must be sent to Priya Velji at coordinator@palsprogram.org by January 9, 2015. Applications submitted after this date, or formatted incorrectly, will not be considered.
 
To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

Two Opportunities with Facebook

Facebook Public Policy Externship
Location: Washington, D.C.
Duration: Full time; Summer 2015
 
Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detailā€oriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as full-time contracted externs. The Facebook DC office helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook's products and business. Working with policymakers at the international, federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development.

For more information on the position, click here
 
Email your cover letter and resume to DC-Externships@fb.com with the subject headline "Public Policy Externship."  Deadline to submit application is January 31, 2015

Facebook Privacy Policy Externship
Location: Washington, D.C.
Duration: Full time; Summer 2015 Term
 
Facebook is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented law student to join our Public Policy and Privacy team in Washington, DC as a full-time contracted extern. The extern will assist other members of the team by evaluating proposed privacy laws and regulations in the United States and globally, and will work with other team members on engaging with groups both within and outside the company to develop sustainable, effective initiatives to protect people's privacy and promote technological innovation around the world. Candidates should have familiarity with privacy law and administrative law through coursework or prior experience and should have a demonstrated interest in privacy and data security.  

For more information on the position, click here


Email your cover letter and resume to DC-Externships@fb.com  with the subject headline "Privacy Policy Externship."  Deadline to submit application is January 31, 2015

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2015

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2015. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of our ongoing firm initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.
 
Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices during the summer of 2015; mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and a $10,000 scholarship.  Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer clerkship with the firm; and offer an additional $5,000 to those who receive and accept an associate offer with the firm after the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.
 
Eligibility:
Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the firm and legal community, and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson's practice.
 
Applications for the 2015 Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2014, through January 9, 2015.

For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here.  Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program can be found
here.

"If you stand out, you'll fit in."  

To learn more about Fish, please visit
www.fr.com.
Fellowship and Internships with the NAACP Legal Defense 

Fellowship:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund announced the launch of the John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy Fellowship, which provides a mid-level lawyer with the opportunity to spend a year as a staff attorney at  LDF litigating cutting-edge civil rights cases.  Please send a completed application—which includes a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample—to
paytonfellowship@naacpldf.org by January 15, 2015.  For more information about the fellowship, please visit the website here.  

Internships:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is currently accepting law student internship applications for Summer 2015. Summer interns will be responsible for legal and policy research, legal writing, policy analysis, monitoring federal legislation and administrative activity, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach material, discovery review, and/or other needs that may arise during the summer. Intern assignments depend on the needs of LDF’s legal and policy staff during the summer months. Summer interns will be exposed to a variety of activity within the largest national civil rights coalition, including a series of brown bag luncheons featuring prominent civil rights and public interest attorneys, attended by interns from numerous non-profit legal organizations.

Internships are unpaid and limited in number.  Although we prefer second-year law students, exceptional first-year law students will also be considered. Interns are expected to work for at least eight weeks during the summer, but split summers may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, 5-10 page writing sample, and list of three references to the appropriate office below:

Washington DC Office:
Debra Finley
NAACP LDF
1444 Eye Street, N.W., 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
email:
dfinley@naacpldf.org

New York Office:
Director of Human Resources
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10006
email:
interns@naacpldf.org

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible. For more information about the internships, please visit the website here.  
National Women's Law Center: Spring and Summer 2015 Law Student Internships

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) seeks law student interns for the spring and summer semesters. The Center conducts internship programs with law schools for each academic semester. Law students who are available to commit 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the academic year, and full-time in the summer are eligible to apply.  

Students selected will be assigned to one attorney mentor, but may work with several attorneys during the course of the semester. The program attempts to match student preferences to substantive areas and provide students with varied work assignments which may include writing briefs, drafting complaints, writing articles and fact sheets, commenting on proposed federal agency regulations, preparing Congressional testimony, researching legislative history, and attending court, executive branch and Congressional proceedings.  It is not possible, however, to guarantee that each student will participate in litigation or other specific activities undertaken by the Center.  The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections.  NWLC offers brown-bag lunches on a variety of timely topics and encourages interns to make the most of their time with the organization.  

Please submit a cover letter indicating which program area(s) you are interested in (Education & Employment, Family Economic Security, Health & Reproductive Rights, Judges & the Courts and/or Cross-Cutting Issues), when you are available to intern, and how many hours per week you can intern. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. 

Please submit your complete application to
humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.

For more information about the organization, please visit the website
here
2015 Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program during the summer of 2015.  In New Jersey, this has long been the premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved.
           
The application form and brochure describing the program may be viewed and downloaded from LSNJ’s
website. We expect that there will be approximately 9 positions available at locations statewide.  Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis. 
LatinoJustice PRLDEF Term & Summer Legal Internships in New York City and Orlando, FL 

LatinoJustice is seeking energetic, motivated law students with a record of commitment to social justice work who have excellent legal, written, research, and communication skills for Term Internships and the Summer Program. Term interns work 12-15 hours a week during the semester subject to class schedule availability. Summer interns work full time for 10-12 weeks.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying your geographic office of interest and resume to Deputy General Counsel Jose Perez at: 
jperez@latinojustice.org. For questions concerning LatinoJustice's Southeast Regional Office Internship positions, please email Associate Counsel Martha Pardo at: mpardo@latinojustice.org

LatinoJustice PRLDEF is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, serving a pan-Latino constituency. LatinoJustice's area of focus include immigrants' rights, voting rights, redistricting, housing, education, employment, job discrimination, the treatment of day laborers, freedom of movement, and all forms of bias that affect Latinos. 

LatinoJustice interns conduct fact investigations and legal research, draft sections of legal briefs and memos of law, participate in client & witness interview and trial preparation, and accompany staff lawyers to court proceedings and legislative hearings. Recent work includes First Amendment rights of day laborers, the Fourth Amendment rights of individuals involved in immigration home raids, and the Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection.  

To see the complete job posting, please click
here. For more information about LatinoJustice, please visit the website here

Franczek Radelet's Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship (LEADS) Program

The LEADS eight-week summer program is designed for diverse law students with an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters. The goal of the program is to provide concentrated labor and employment legal experience while developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for future employment in the legal profession. To apply, click 
here.

The application deadline for 1L students is January 9, 2015. 

To learn more, click
here
 


IMPORTANT DATES

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2014-2015 HNBA National Events


HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference

 

HNBA Legislative Day
  • May 7, 2015
    Washington, DC

HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute
  • May 31 - June 6, 2015
    Washington, DC



HNBA Board of Governors Meeting
  • July 17-18, 2015
    Denver, Colorado
     

2015 HNBA Annual Convention
  • September 2-5, 2015
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • View video!


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2015 CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

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Don't forget to register early!

Click here to register.

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2015 MOOT COURT COMPETITION

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The Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition brings together over 30 teams of Latino law students from the nation's top law schools to argue a case currently currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Registration now!

Click
here to register.
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HNBA DEPUTY NATIONAL SECRETARY

Elia Diaz-Yaeger,
New Orleans, LA



 
Mrs. Diaz-Yaeger is a Shareholder in the law firm of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin and Hubbard, where her primary areas of practice are industrial employment/long-latency lung disease litigation, insurance defense and coverage, environmental law and commercial litigation.  In the last eighteen years, Ms. Diaz-Yaeger has successfully defended thousands of occupational exposure claims, including exposure to asbestos and silica-containing products. Mrs. Diaz-Yaeger focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation and counseling and has significant experience representing insurers as “direct action” defendants in litigation in Louisiana. Mrs. Diaz-Yaeger’s extensive experience defending mass tort claims enables her to provide clients with an early strategic plan, vigorous defense and efficient litigation.

Read more here!
 
LAW STUDENT MEMBER

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Steven Nunez
Indianapolis, IN
 
This week's law student member spotlight is Steven Nunez, National Secretary to the Law Student Division of the HNBA.  
 
Steven is a third-year evening student at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  He was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Colombian-born parents.  Steven was the first in his family to attend college when he enrolled in Bernard M. Baruch College – CUNY, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Corporate Communication.

Before attending law school, Steven worked several years as a market developer for a start-up car sharing company.  He also worked as a market researcher for a leading real estate research company.  His personal interest in immigration issues and employment law led him toward pursuing a law degree.  To read more, click here

 
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THE ATLANTA BRAVES BASEBALL ORGANIZATION is seeking a Human Resources Coordinator to oversee the management of all employees in the baseball club organization.  Click here for more information.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS is looking for an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark, New Jersey. Please click here for more information.  

MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK is seeking a bilingual Legal Director in New York to start in winter of 2015. The candidate will be leading the Department of Legal & Support Services to help provide top-notch legal services to immigrant and working class families in New York.  For more information, please click here.         

TOWARDS JUSTICE is looking for a Staff Attorney to work closely with the Director of Litigation to litigate complex employment law cases.  It is preferred that the candidate is bilingual (English and Spanish).  Click here to learn more. 

THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN'S RIGHTS is looking for a Staff Attorney to work as a child advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in Washington, D.C.  For more information, click here. 
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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Keep up to date with HNBA events across the country! Click here to view online calendar.

HNBA REGION EVENTS

Region II
January 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - The Puerto Rican Bar Association honors newly elected and appointed Latino judges at a Three Kings Day celebration. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY.  Click here to learn more.

January 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - The Dominican Bar Association's Swearing-In Ceremony of the new Board of Directors.  SDNY, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY. 

January 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - The HNBA invites you to a reception hosted byAXA Financial Advisors.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP by email at nyhnba@gmail.com.

January 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - Public Hearing to discuss the proposed adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam in New York.  CUNY Law School, 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY.  

January 22, 2015 - The Long Island Hispanic Bar Association's Holiday Party at Havana Central Roosevelt Field.  $25.00.  To RSVP, please email Frank Torres at ftorres@duffyduffylaw.com.  Please RSVP by January 16th.


HNBA AFFILIATE EVENTS

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
January 24, 2015: CHBA Annual Banquet at Ritz-Carlton Denver, 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202. After Party at Elway's Restaurant.

 


HNBA MEMBERSHIP
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Recommend that your friends and colleagues join the HNBA.

If you are a member, please take a few minutes to review your existing record and make sure everything is up-to-date.

Thank you for your commitment and for making a difference!

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PARTNER WITH THE HNBA

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The work of the HNBA remains critical to the continued growth and development of our members and the Hispanic community, and we ask that you partner with us in these efforts. To view sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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HNBA E-NEWSLETTER

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To submit articles, announcements, and upcoming events for publication in the HNBA's E-Noticias, please e-mail noticias@hnba.com.   
 

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HOW CAN WE ASSIST?

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Please contact the HNBA National Office today.

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