REGION & AFFILIATE NEWS
On November 18, 2016, the HNBA Region II and the HNBA Latina Commission, among other sponsors, held an opening reception for the Luminarias de la Ley Exhibit at Brooklyn Law School, NY. The opening reception was widely attended by prominent law professionals in NY.
Luminarias de la Ley is an original research project by visiting Scholar Dolores S. Atencio, former HNBA President in 1992. The exhibit was showcased at the HNBA National Convention this past September in Chicago.
(Visiting Scholar Dolores Atencio with law students from Region II and another with sponsors, including the HNBA Region II President and the HNBA Latina Commission) View more photos from the event here.
For more information about the research, please visit Dolores' website.
The Luminarias Exhibit was also featured in a local NY newspaper, the Brooklyn Eagle.
REGION XV & NEW MEXICO HBA
On Tuesday, November 29, the MetLife Mentorship event was put on by the local chapter of MALSA at the UNM Law School, the HNBA, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, and the NM State Bar Young Lawyers Division. There were more than 70 people that attended. The students, and their mentees had an opportunity to further develop the relationships that were made earlier this year by the NMHBA’s mentorship program.
On November 29, 2016, Region V, with MetLife, held a kickoff dinner for a new mentorship initiative that will pair ten law student mentees with ten practicing attorney mentors.
REGION & AFFILIATE UPCOMING EVENTS
HNBA Region XVII
Join Us For A Holiday Party On Dec. 15th!
December 8, 2016: The HBA-NJ's 8th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
Please join the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey at its 8th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive at Pier 115, in Edgewater, New Jersey from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Celebrate the holidays at one of the HBA-NJ Young Lawyers Committee's most anticipated networking events while donating a toy to underprivileged children and teens in New Jersey. Early bird registration is $35.00 with a toy donation and $40.00 without a toy donation until December 4, 2016. Thereafter, registration is $40.00 with a toy donation and $50.00 without a toy donation. Admission includes standard open bar and appetizers.
For event inquiries or to provide a monetary donation for the purchase of donated toys, please contact Javier Diaz and Alyra Liriano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HBA-NJ Young Lawyers Committee's 8th Annual Volunteer Day
December 10, 2016: The HBA-NJ's Young Lawyers Committee will be hosting their 8th Annual Volunteer Day at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, New Jersey from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. During this event, volunteers will assist with the packaging and organization of donated goods, which will then be distributed to families in need throughout New Jersey. Want to make it a family activity? Children age 12 and older (accompanied by a parent) can also volunteer! Please join us in the spirit of giving thanks and pay it forward this holiday season! Volunteer spots are limited.
By December 8, 2016.
Join Region X on Jan. 3 Kings Day for a joint Networking Reception and Kick-off of the Mentoring Program in 2017.
Region V & HBA-DC
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.
RIHBA is partnering up with the RI chapter of Dominicanos USA and Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island in coordinating a citizenship drive scheduled for February to assist eligible individuals to apply for US Citizenship. Training for volunteers will be February 4th, pre-screening will be on February 18th, and the applications will be finalized on February 25th for all those eligible.
On February 27th, RIHBA is hosting a fundraiser at Ale House Cigar Bar on 52 Pine Street, Providence, RI from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome, and it is $45 per ticket. RIHBA welcomes you with a complimentary cigar and drink. Tickets to be sold online soon.
RIHBA is partnering up with PAIR to host a Know Your Rights presentation at a location to be determined on January 2nd. PAIR, in partnership with AILA New England, have been coordinating "Know Your Rights" (KYR) presentations throughout New England in an effort to do community outreach to immigrant communities that may be impacted by the recent presidential election. The KYR sessions will be presented by a trained, experienced immigration attorney. Our presentation will be done by Ondine Galvez Sniffin, an immigration attorney and RIHBA Vice President.
First Presidential Town Hall Meeting
When: December, 14th, 2016
Title: "El Presidente Informa: A conversation with HNBA National President Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz"
Topics: A general report on what the HNBA is doing for you and your community
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 21, 2017. Please submit your article in word format to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or direct dial: 504-310-917 cell: 504-975-7677
REGIONS & AFFILIATES CALL FOR ARTICLES 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, 21, 2017. Please submit your article in word format.
2017 CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE & MOOT COURT COMPETITION
"Gateway to Your Global Network"
March 30-April 01, 2017
You Still Have Time to Submit a CLE Panel Proposal
Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016
The HNBA thanks you for taking the time to consider submitting a CLE proposal for the 2017 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference!
View more details and information HERE.
HNBA "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award
View details, and download nomination forms HERE.
Deadline: Friday, January 06, 2017
Speed Networking & Corporate Connections Program
Speed Networking & Corporate Connections Program
Deadline: Monday, February 21, 2017
**Please send materials to email@example.com no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST).
All selected applicants will be notified on or about Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
It's Moot Court Time!
The 2017 HNBA Moot Court Competition registration is now open.
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
Early Bird Registration Is Open!
View Details and Registration Fees HERE
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016 by 11:59 PM