The e-Newsletter from the Hispanic National Bar Association
E-NOTICIAS
January 16, 2018 Edition


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION’S STATEMENT HONORING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND CONTEMPLATING A PATH FORWARD

Erica V. Mason, National President

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King’s legacy, and his messages of tolerance, non-violence, the dignity of all human beings, and love for the disenfranchised-- African-Americans, women, children, the poor, and even those with whom we waged war in Vietnam-- loomed large in my young life. Dr. King believed in the best that America could be, and yet, while I do not know the inner workings of his mind, I am certain that there were times that he felt discouraged, and must have worried that things were not progressing fast enough, or were even moving backwards, as many of us feel today. I offer this statement in the 50th year after Dr. King’s horrific assassination, in remembrance of his wise teachings, to celebrate a great life lived, and to honor his even greater sacrifice.

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NATIONAL OFFICE
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  • Submit an article for the upcoming Spring issue of Noticias! The theme is "Innovate!" Submissions are due February 1st to: secretary@hnba.com 
  • Join the HNBA in Washington, D.C., for Advocacy Day on Feb. 27-28! Register
  • Have you joined an HNBA division, section, committee, or task force yet? Take full advantage of being an HNBA Member and join today!  Learn how.
  • Connect with HNBA President Mason on Twitter @HNBA_Pres

     

PRESIDENT'S CORNER

HNBA President Mason-On the Move


Read President Mason's Special Travel Report to see where she and her Executive Committee have been since they took office, and how they are energetically advancing the mission of the HNBA one state and event at a time!


CALL FOR SUBSTANTIVE ARTICLES!
SPRING EDITION OF NOTICIAS

Noticias is an HNBA biannual publication which debuts at the Corporate Counsel Conference and Annual Convention, and is then distributed throughout the year to existing and potential strategic sponsors, partners, and members. Noticias is an integral part of expanding our reach and getting our voice heard; it also provides our members with the opportunity to publish and shine! Each spring we seek substantive articles that tie into the Corporate Counsel Conference theme; this year’s theme is “INNOVATE!” Your article should be approximately 1,000-1,500 words.   

The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact HNBA National Secretary, Jessica Massey, via email at: 
secretary@hnba.com or by direct dial at 617-308-3682. Please inform Jessica Massey in advance if you plan to contribute an article. 

Please send your submission via email subject line: SPRING NOTICIAS SUBSTANTIVE ARTICLE to: 
secretary@hnba.com by COB Thursday, February 1st.

HNBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
 
Román D. Hernández Appointed Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Portland Branch Board of Directors

Congratulations to HNBA Member, Román D. Hernández, Partner at K&L Gates for his recent appointment as Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Portland Branch Board of Directors! Mr. Hernández has been a partner with K&L Gates LLP since 2015, and is a member of the Labor, Employment, and Workplace safety practice group. Additionally, Mr. Hernández has an extensive commercial litigation practice representing clients in state and federal courts. He has served on the Portland Board of Directors since January 1, 2013. Mr. Hernández serves as chair of The Oregon Community Foundation's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Board Committee. He was recently named the Hispanic National Bar Association's 2017 Latino Lawyer of the Year. 



Congratulations! Katherine Culliton-González

Congratulations to Katherine Culliton-González, Chair of the HNBA Voting Rights Law Section, who will be joining the US Commission on Civil Rights as their new Director of Office of Civil Rights Enforcement. USCCR is an independent, bipartisan agency charged under the Civil Rights Act of 1957 with investigating and issuing reports on a wide range of civil rights issues. Says Katherine, "I’m honored to join them in a career position, as they have been issuing cutting-edge reports about the current civil rights challenges facing our nation. One of my first duties will be to work on a comprehensive report analyzing the state of voting rights, after the Commission hears testimony in North Carolina next month."


 Congratulations! Top Latino Lawyers 2017

Congratulations to HNBA National President, Erica V. Mason, HNBA National Secretary, Jessica Massey, HNBA Immediate Past President, Pedro J. Torres-Díaz, and many other HNBA members for being listed in Latino Leaders Magazine as a "Top Latino Lawyer" in 2017. Describing the decision process, Latino Leaders Magazine says, "After a national research of over 600 lawyers and more than 250 nominations, we’re proud to present our list of the Top Latino Lawyers 2017. These leaders are not only successful and have amazing achievements throughout their careers, they also care, are involved and give back to the Latino community. We look forward to continue following them on their successful path and inspirational lives."

View the list.


UPCOMING EVENTS

HNBA/MassMutual Su Negocio Program
January 23, 2018 ~ Atlanta, GA

When: January 23, 7:30 am – 10:30 am EST
*Doors open at 7:30 am for registration and light breakfast buffet.
Where: Latin American Association 

View agenda and register today!



2018 HNBA Advocacy Day
February 27-28, 2018 ~ Washington, DC

*Typically held in May, this year the HNBA is holding it's annual Advocacy Day in February before the currently set, early-March 2018, DACA deadline--so that as many members as possible can descend on the Capitol to express why DACA legislation is vital to the future of this Country!

View tentative agenda & register today (registration is complimentary).

UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENT

Region II-Induction of Patricia Frias-Colón

DIVISION NEWS

Attention Law Students: Read HNBA LSD President Veronica Canton's Interview!

Veronica Canton was recently interviewed on the blog Becoming a Different Kind of ProfessionalAttend Conferences! A Conversation with Veronica Canton. In the interview, Veronica talks about the benefits of attending legal conferences while in law school, the great resources/networking the HNBA has to offer, and shares some creative ideas for how to fund the trip.

2018 CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE & MOOT COURT COMPETITION


San Francisco, CA
March 15-18, 2018
  • Speed Networking & Corporate Connections Program
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  • Book Your Hotel! Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel
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  • Reserve Your Exhibit Booth Today!
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E-NOTICIAS
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MEET THE 2017-2018 BOARD!

Please take some time to acquaint yourself with our Board of Governors.

Thank you for your service as a
member of this prestigious
leadership team.



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NEXT BOARD MEETING

San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Location: TBD




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HURRICANE & EARTHQUAKE DISASTER RELIEF- 
HOW YOU CAN HELP


Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean as they work through the devastation caused by the numerous recent natural disasters that have impacted our communities.



Every effort counts during this crucial time, so please visit our website HERE to find resources to best offer assistance.




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HNBA LSD CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BOARD

Join the HNBA Law Student Division (LSD) Career Opportunities Board for access to all of the opportunities heading your way and receive new postings straight to your inbox!



Do you know of an internship, scholarship, or clerkship in your area? Submit to: studentopportunities@hnba.com





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HNBA WELCOME MEMBER PACKET


Thank you for being a valuable member of the HNBA Familia!

Download our new Member Packet to view all of your benefits, learn more about the HNBA, and discover how you can get involved TODAY!





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PARTNER WITH THE HNBA
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 IMMIGRANT LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

The HNBA Immigrant Legal Defense Fund provides grants for low-cost legal representation to assist in the defense of select immigration cases.  We  encourage all HNBA members and supporters, as well as the general public, to consider donating to this important fund.  Every single donation will make a difference!


Apply for a grant, find resources and training courses, and more!




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2018 HNBA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Philadelphia, PA
September 5-8, 2018


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