Nov. 30th - Thank you to Holland & Knight for hosting the Hispanic National Bar Association, and for the opportunity to speak with law student leaders from the Houston area. We are committed to the success of law students!
Nov. 30th - Thank you Cynthia Sutherland and Hunton & Williams for hosting a wonderful reception, as we continue to spread the word about the Hispanic National Bar Association!
Nov. 25th – Dinner with Immediate Past President Robert T. Maldonado, VP of Regions & Affiliates Maria Dantes-Sanchez, and National Finance Director Irene Oria in Miami, FL.
Dec. 14th -President Pedro J. Torres-Díaz held his first town hall meeting. The title was: "El President Informa: A conversation with HNBA National President Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz," and he was able to give a general report on what the HNBA is doing for you and your community.
Stay tuned for regularly scheduled Town Hall Meetings!
Recorded Call-In Regarding Deportation
On Thursday, December 1, the LGBT Bar hosted a call-in, co-sponsored by HNBA and NAPABA, addressing the increased risk of deportation as a result of the change in administration. The most vulnerable among us are the most frequent targets of attacks, especially following the nationalistic and hateful rhetoric of this campaign season. The United States currently hosts more than eleven million undocumented workers, who provide an irreplaceable work force.
Let’s stop agonizing and start organizing; make an immediate difference in the lives of detainees today. The LGBT Bar is searching for volunteers, both Spanish speaking and non-Spanish speaking, willing to provide assistance to women and children fleeing from persecution that are now being detained at the family detention center in Dilley, TX.
Hear from expert speakers including Scott Titshaw, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor, Mercer University School of Law; Elaine Cintron, Associate Attorney, Lichter Immigration; and Noemi Masliah, Partner, The Masliah Firm.
BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
The HNBA Board of Governors held a very productive meeting in Austin, TX from December 1st-3rd. A highlight was the guest speaker-Justice Eva Guzman, from the Texas Supreme Court. We also wanted to give a big THANK YOU to Judge Celeste Villarreal for her hospitality and to McGinnis Lochridge for their generosity in hosting the board meeting.
(Right Photo- L to R: Cynthia Sutherland, HNBA Region XII(Right Photo, President, Pedro J. Torres-Díaz, Justice Eva Guzman, Texas Supreme Court)
MHBA’s Holiday Party
Please join the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association for our 2016 Holiday party TODAY, on December 15, 2016 at 7 pm at La Tasca in Rockville. There is a suggested $15 donation at the door, and proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Any individuals or firms interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Jessica Quincosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please RSVP to Sandra Guzman at Sandra@GuzmanSalvadoLaw.com, or Jamie L. Alvarado-Taylor at email@example.com.
Join Region X on Jan. 3 Kings Day for a joint Networking Reception and Kick-off of the Mentoring Program in 2017.
Wednesday, January 25, 2016- Region V and the HBA-DC will welcome HNBA President Pedro Torres-Diaz at a welcome reception the evening of at the Washington, DC office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
CALL FOR ARTICLES SPRING 2017 EDITION OF NOTICIAS
You are cordially invited to contribute an article for the Spring 2017 Edition of Noticias.
The theme for the 2017 CCC is "Gateway To Your Global Network," and the Spring Edition of Noticias will highlight the international practice and aspects of the practice of law. Cross-border law practice is growing to serve the increasingly global business of its client. Expansion takes several forms, including the physical – law firms opening offices in other countries to serve new and existing clients as well as the virtual expansion that supports the economics of cross boarder activity by enabling the practice of law apart from a physical presence. Issues we face include barriers to practicing abroad, ethical considerations, and many others. We hope that the articles submitted for consideration will help our members identify and strengthen global network.
Half page: 300-500 words
One page is 600-800 words.
Feature article: 1500-1800 words
Articles must be submitted by close of business on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Please submit your article in word format to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a headshot and three sentence bio via email subject line SPRING 2016 NOTICAS ARTICLE SUBMISSION. For more information, please feel free to contact Elia Diaz-Yaeger, Editor of Noticias at email@example.com or direct dial: 504-310-917 cell: 504-975-7677
REGIONS & AFFILIATES CALL FOR ARTICLES firstname.lastname@example.org SPRING 2017 EDITION OF NOTICIAS
The HNBA is proud to have the active support, involvement, and service of our members. An integral part of expanding our reach is the publications of Noticias. Did you know that Noticias has a section devoted to Regions and Affiliates? This is a great opportunity to showcase the great work that you are doing on behalf of the HNBA. Please submit a short 1-2 paragraph article that highlights the accomplishments or events going on in your Region or your Affiliate. Feel free to include 1 or 2 photos (identifying those in the photos) as well.
Please send your submission via email subject line: SPRING 2016 NOTICIAS R&A ARTICLE to: Secretary@hnba.com by Tuesday, February, 7, 2017. Please submit your article in word format.