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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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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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."
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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
Attention Law Students: Read HNBA LSD President Veronica Canton's Interview!
Veronica Canton was recently interviewed on the blog Becoming a Different Kind of Professional: Attend 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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- Reserve Your Exhibit Booth Today!