The e-Newsletter from the Hispanic National Bar Association
October 15, 2017 Edition


Where Are All the Latino Lawyers? Hispanics Scarce in the Legal Profession

Read President Mason's remarks in the NBC News article HERE.


Region III & New Jersey Hispanic Bar Foundation Fundraising Reception
October 17, 2017

Please join us for a Fundraising Reception on October 17, 2017, to help the victims of Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquake in Mexico. This event is presented together with the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Foundation and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey as part of the “Todos Unidos” year-long campaign to help disaster victims. 100% of the event proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 

The registration fee is $50. Please join us for a night of fellowship and philanthropy, with food stations, drinks, DJ, and photo booth. 
Register HERE for the Fundraising Reception, or to contribute directly to the Fundraising Campaign please click HERE.

*All contributions are tax deductible charitable donations. 
For more  information, please contact: Carlos Bollar, Esq., Regional President for Region III of the HNBA at or; Anna Maria Tejada, Esq., President of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Foundation at

Hurricane Disaster Relief: Training for Lawyers (Free)
October 24, 2017 (New York, NY)
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn More & Register
SBA Twitter Chat for Women
Thursday, October 26, 2017
3pm ET | Noon PT

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, please join us for a Twitter chat on business tips for women entrepreneurs hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov). We’ll be sharing tips and resources to help women start, grow, and succeed in business. Follow along with the hashtag #SBAchat.
Latina Equal Pay Day
November 2, 2017

Latina Equal Pay Day will be observed this year on November 2, 2017- the day that Latina workers finally catch up to what white, non-Hispanic male workers were paid in 2016.
We will observe this day by holding a national twitter storm in collaboration with the campaign partners at 2pm EDT.  In addtion, LCLAA will host a Solutions Summit in Washington, DC, at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street.
Please RSVP for this free event, if you have not already.
There are many ways to partner on this campaign: create content for the shared social media toolkit, publish a blog post or oped, share information with your members about this campaign and encourage them to get involved, provide Latina workers with critical information about their rights, or plan an event in your area.
The failure to pay Latina workers equitably impacts their lives and their families immensely. We hope that you will sign on as official campaign partner today to shine a light on how the gender pay gap affects Latina workers on a wide-range of issues, including health, education, retirement, housing, and so many other areas.

A "Must See" Documentary

Arguably most Latinos have heard of Dolores Huerta, considered "the Matriarch" of our civil rights movement. But many do not know the true story of this small but fearless champion; this happy warrior; the most respected woman of our time; and "one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century." For over 50 years Dolores Huerta has been at the forefront of every major battle for social and economic justice, and civil and human rights.

To find a screening in a city near you, please visit
HBA DC-40th Annual Equal Justice Awards
November 3, 2017
6:30 pm

For more information or to register or sponsor please visit the website HERE.
HNBA/MassMutual "Su Negocio" Program
November 14, 2017 (Miami, FL)

 If you have recently started your own business, are looking to expand your current small business, or know of someone who is, please attend the next HNBA/MassMutual "Su Negocio" program in Miami, FL, on November 14th. Please visit our website HERE for more details coming soon!
*Deadline to Submit 2018 CCC CLE Proposals:
COB Monday, October 30th

We are currently accepting CLE proposals for the 2018 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference (CCC) in San Francisco, CA. Please view the tracks here and submit your proposal today.

Please also consider submitting a CLE proposal for the 2018 HNBA Annual Convention (AC) in Philadelphia, PA. Deadline for 2018 AC proposals will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Robert T. Maldonado Receives 2017 CUP Catalyst Award

Congratulations to HNBA Past President, Robert T. Maldonado for receiving the 2017 Council of Urban Professionals Catalyst Award! Each year, the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) celebrates the accomplishments of "CUP Catalysts," diverse change agents in Finance, Law, and Media & Entertainment who are achieving extraordinary professional success while making significant and impactful contributions to their community through volunteerism, philanthropy, board service, and mentorship. Read more HERE.

(Robert pictured here with the other award recipients and Tony West, EVP, GC & Corporate Secretary of Pepsico.)

New Chair of the HNBA Puerto Rico
Task Force Appointed

Congratulations to Rogelio J. Carrasquillo for being appointed the new Chair of the HNBA Puerto Rico Task Force! As a member of Cozen O'Connor Roy provides strategic guidance to clients in a variety of complex and sophisticated legal transactions. He advises domestic and foreign companies, multinationals, and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment consideration in the United States and throughout Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including in cross-border transactions. Read full bio HERE.
Thank You to Neysa Alsina, Outgoing Chair of the Puerto Rico Task Force
The HNBA would like to express our sincere gratitude for your service as the Chair of this Task Force through such an incredibly pivotal period, and your willingness to continue to contribute as a member of the Task Force in the upcoming year. Thank you!
New Regional Presidents Appointed
Region XVII (Northern CA, HI)
Willie Hernandez
Willie is a senior executive lawyer with experience advising technology companies globally. Willie currently serves HPE as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Previously, Willie served in executive roles at Amazon Lab126 and IBM after starting his practice as a litigator with Jackson Walker, LLP.
Read Willie's full
bio HERE.
Region XVIII (Southern CA)
Sandra C. Muñoz
Sandra C. Muñoz is the owner of the Law Offices of Sandra C. Muñoz.  Sandra’s law office is dedicated to representing workers whose civil rights have been violated. For over 19 years, Sandra has worked on countless cases involving employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Sandra graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1997 and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicano/a Studies from UCLA.  At Loyola, Sandra was a member of the team that competed and won the 1996 Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court. She was also President of La Raza Law Students Association and named the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student of the Year in 1997. Read Sandra's full bio HERE.


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

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



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.




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.



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

Together, we are a powerful force!

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:



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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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.


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!




San Francisco, CA
March 15-18, 2018

Submit Your CLE Proposals!

Deadline to Submit: October 30th!

Moot Court applications opening early next week!

Conference registration opens at the end of October.



Philadelphia, PA
September 5-8, 2018

Submit a CLE Proposal!

Deadline for proposals will be announced in the coming months.

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