The e-Newsletter from the Hispanic National Bar Association
Special Edition

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

Submit articles to  along with a head shot 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 or direct dial: 504-310-917 cell: 504-975-7677

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: WORD format.

DEADLINE: COB on Tuesday, February, 7, 2017
2016:  A Look Back

HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference & Moot Court Competition in Las Vegas, NV

What stays in Vegas...well, actually it was too good of a conference not to recap.  Located at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the theme "Embracing Technology," showed through in the special Technology Reception that was held one evening and in the various plenaries and CLEs.  There was also a plenary on the Puerto Rican debt crisis, and The University of Oakland College of Law emerged as the victor in the Moot Court Competition.

Advocacy Day in Washington, DC

For two days in May the HNBA took to the Hill and the White House and focused on these four priorities during meetings with Congressional leaders, staff members, and White House officials:

1. Timely confirmation hearings on the US Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland;
2. Voting Rights Advancement Act;
3. Criminal Justice Reform; and
4. Puerto Rico Debt Crisis.

IPLI in Washington, DC

During a one week intensive in June, the HNBA, in partnership with Microsoft, held its annual Intellectual Property Law Institute.  Taking place in Washington, DC, twenty-five law students were chosen to participate, with all expenses paid, to learn about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.

41st HNBA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL

Celebrating leaders across the board, this annual convention at the Intercontinental Magnificent Mile had Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez as the keynote speaker at the gala dinner, the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, at the Welcome Reception, and celebrated the close of a successful year under Immediate Past President Robert T. Maldonado and the 2015-2016 Board of Governors.

"Gateway to Your Global Network"
March 30-April 01, 2017
Miami, FL

HNBA "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award

View details, and download nomination forms HERE.
Friday, January 13, 2017 by 11:59 PM EST

Register Your Team For Moot Court!

Submit a completed registration form as soon as you can before all 32 team slots are filled.

Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017, by 11:59 PM EST

Speed Networking & Corporate Connections Program

Deadline: Monday, February 21, 2017 EST
**Please send materials to
All selected applicants will be notified on or about Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Register for the Conference

View Details and Registration Fees HERE.

Book Your Room
Intercontinental Miami Hotel

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View More Travel & Lodging Details HERE.


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Make sure we have the most up-to-date information on file for you including your full name, current company, and contact information.

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As both our ambassador to the legal community in your region and the HNBA’s eyes and ears there, we thank you for everything you do to get our members involved and excited about the HNBA.  We are hoping for a more active year than ever with all of our regions planning and hosting events, fundraising, and expanding their reach.

Read the Guidelines for Regional Presidents

This year, as always, we are asking each Regional President to commit to planning two or three events. These events can be in collaboration with their local affiliates or HNBA Sections and Committees. (View full list of sections & committees)

Want to Host An Event?
Read this guide for successful execution of an event. 

Have One to Advertise?
*Make sure to have the HNBA logo on your flyer like this template:

If you need funding from the HNBA for your event please follow the procedures listed here.
For any questions, assistance, comments or concerns please contact VP of Regions & Affiliates Maria Dantes Sanchez.

View the full list of resources for HNBA Regional Presidents.

Welcome Reception Co-Hosted by Region V and the HBA-DC

6:30-8:30 pm at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, 700 6th St. NW, #700, Washington, DC

Region II Post-Holiday Party


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

National E-Noticias
Submission Deadline: 10th of the month
Publication: 15th of the month

Region and Affiliate E-Noticias
Submission Deadline: 25th of the month
Publication: 1st of each month



March 29, 2017
Miami, Florida

May 17-18, 2017
Washington, DC

July 14-16, 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico


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.


March 30-April 02

Miami, FL
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Register HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for the Conference, you must be an active, dues paid HNBA member.

September 6-9, 2017
Kansas City, MO

Registration will open in late March.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for the Convention, you must be an active, dues paid HNBA member.

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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.




This service aims to assist our members with their business development needs. HNBA MEMBERS please update your extended member profile today and see your business grow.

The NLRS also aims to help our sponsors and the general public with their hiring/recruiting needs. Take advantage of this great platform and search for an attorney by areas of practice, location, states of admission, name, and more.

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HNBA en VIVO brings you live updates, exclusive interviews, sneak peeks inside our events, testimonials, and more all through videos.  Once a month HNBA en Vivo will host “Asked & Answered” to answer your questions, respond to your ideas, and interact with YOU!  

Starting in January, HNBA en VIVO will be hosting contests and more! Learn more, and watch past episodes here.




The HNBA Career Center is the exclusive resource to provide professional services to our national members who seek assistance with their own professional advancement. It is also a way for our partners and sponsors to achieve their recruiting needs from among the best and brightest diverse candidates.
Take a look today!


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The Formation of the HNBA

Like most noteworthy organizations and group efforts, the Hispanic National Bar Association was founded in times of adversity. It was a conscientious response to the increasing struggles and questionable burdens facing the Hispanic community in the United States. The year was 1971, and the landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was still leading civil rights litigation across the United States. (…) 

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