The e-Newsletter from the Hispanic National Bar Association
E-NOTICIAS
November 15, 2017 Edition

NATIONAL OFFICE
The HNBA National Office is giving thanks this November for our members, supporters, and strategic partners who strive every day to make a difference in the lives of Latinos/as across the United States, both professionally and in their communities.
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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

HNBA President Erica V. Mason was recently interviewed by National OnBoard in their Senior Executive Spotlight.

In light of the many natural disasters and this month of thankfulness, Erica is helping the HNBA organize disaster relief for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the earthquakes in Mexico. HNBA is also involved with helping the community with workshops around the country for small business owners in conjunction with local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; scholarships, mentoring, and educational pipeline programs; and business development, leadership training, and networking events for HNBA members.

Read Erica's full interview.

EVENT RECAPS

HNBA/MassMutual Su Negocio Program-Miami, FL

See below highlights from the most recent HNBA/MassMutual Su Negocio program held in Miami, FL, on Tuesday, November 14th. If you have recently started your own business, are looking to expand your current small business or law practice, or know of someone who is, please check our website HERE for the next Su Negocio.
  


DHBA & HNBA's 2nd Annual Latina Leadership Program
 
(Right photo: ICE Director Sara Saldana, Liz Cedillo-Pereira, & UNT Dean Royal Ferguson
*Photo credit: Scott Peek Photography)


On October 21, 2017, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and the HNBA Latina Commission sponsored the 2nd Annual Latina Leadership Program at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. The program focused on empowering and educating Latina lawyers and law students on understanding the value of mentorship and networking. The program consisted of panel discussions with Latina judges and attorneys from various practice areas sharing their story on how mentorship and networking were key to their success. In addition, the panelists shared insights on work life balance and what it means to be a Latina attorney in today's world. Jessica Massey, HNBA Secretary and Senior Associate Counsel at Walmart, was the keynote speaker and inspired the audience as she outlined her journey to success and to her current position at Walmart through her participation in HNBA. The program ended with a fireside chat with former ICE Director Sara Saldana, Liz Cedillo-Pereira, and UNT Dean Royal Ferguson focusing on how the challenges they encountered along their career path were the primary reasons for their success.  Program sponsors also included Gardere Wynne Sewell, Hunton & Williams, Jones Day, SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas A&M School of Law, and UNT Dallas College of Law. 

Region III & New Jersey Hispanic Bar Foundation Fundraising Reception

On October 17, 2017, HNBA Region III collaborated with the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey to hold the Todos Unidos Fundraiser at Pier 115 in Edgewater to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Attendees raised money for a great cause while networking and enjoying the scenic view of New York City.

Thanks to generous donors, the HNBA and HBA-NJ were able to raise over $20,000 for disaster relief. The reception was the first event in the Todos Unidos year-long campaign. To contribute, text “UNITED” to 50555 and join the Todos Unidos campaign.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
 
HNBA Member Appointed to Orange County Bench

Congrats! HNBA Member and former deputy treasurer Andre de la Cruz (formerly of Troutman Sanders) was appointed to the Orange County Bench by California Governor Jerry Brown. Andre told Law360, "I am incredibly honored that Governor Brown has appointed me to this position and look forward to serving the public in my new role." 



NEW Latina Commission Co-Chair Appointed
 
Congratulations to the Honorable Judge Celeste Villareal on her recent appointment as Co-Chair of the HNBA Latina Commission! Celeste I. Villarreal is a part-time Associate Judge for the City of Austin. Ms. Villarreal received her JD from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2005 and a BS in Radio Television Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.

Learn more about the Latina Commission!
                           

Emilia A. Quesada of SMGQ Law is Recipient
of the Peter Perlman Service Award

MIAMI, FL – SMGQ Law partner Emilia A. Quesada is a recipient of the Peter Perlman Service Award. The award was presented to Ms. Quesada by 2017 LCA President Rusty Hardin of Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP in Houston, Texas, at the 2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows held at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.






Know of an HNBA member who deserves the spotlight for an accomplishment, career highlight, or an award? Email: noticias@hnba.com for inclusion in our next edition.

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E-NOTICIAS
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HNBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING


Dec. 8-9, 2017
Jones Walker LLP
New Orleans, LA


Board reports are due Monday, Nov. 27th!
Email reports to: secretary@hnba.com

Thank you to Jones Walker LLP for graciously hosting the HNBA December Board Meeting!


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MEET THE NEW 2017-2018 BOARD!

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

Thank you again to the 2016-2017 Board for your service as a member of this prestigious leadership team.


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#HNBAPRESENTE
#HNBAFAMILIA

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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GIVE $45 FOR OUR 45TH!

Join the HNBA in celebrating 45 years as the National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community!



Together, we are a powerful force!


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HNBA LSD CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BOARD
Unveiling the NEW HNBA Law Student Division (LSD) Career Opportunities Board!

Join the 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: studentjobs@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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HNBA MEMBERSHIP

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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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SAVE THE DATE!

2018 HNBA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Philadelphia, PA
September 5-8, 2018


Submit a CLE Proposal!

Deadline for proposals will be announced in the coming months.
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