2016 Annual Convention

Awards

HNBA NATIONAL AWARDS

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2016 NATIONAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS

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HNBA “Lifetime Achievement” Award
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Henry Solano, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dickler LLP 
Denver, CO
*Award will be presented on Fri., Sept. 9th during the HNBA Gala Dinner.


HNBA “Latina Judge of the Year” Award
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Hon. Esther Salas, U.S. District Court Judge, District of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.


HNBA “Latino Judge of the Year” Award
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Hon. Rubén Castillo, Chief District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Chicago, IL
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Latina Attorney of the Year” Award

Camelia M. Valdes, Prosecutor, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office
Paterson, NJ
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Latino Attorney of the Year” Award
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Frank F. Martinez, Vice President, Legal Affairs, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc.
New York, NY
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Regional President of the Year” Award
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Maria C. Dantes Sanchez, Regional General Attorney at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Miami, FL
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” Award
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Osvaldo Garcia, Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
New York, NY
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Corporate Partner of the Year” Award
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MassMutual Financial Group
Springfield, MA
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Affiliate of the Year” Award
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Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 

HNBA “Law Student Organization of the Year” Award
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The Chicano/Latino Law Students Association, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
*Award will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 8th during the HNBA  Awards Reception.

 


OVERVIEW

Every year at our Annual Convention, the HNBA recognizes a talented group of lawyers and institutions that are making a difference in the legal profession and in our communities.

The deadline for nominations is May 27, 2016.
NOTE: This deadline will NOT be extended.  

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Latino Judge of the Year
  • Latina Judge of the Year
  • Latino Attorney of the Year
  • Latina Attorney of the Year
  • Regional President of the Year
  • HNBA Affiliate Organization of the Year
  • Law Student Organization of the Year
  • Corporate Partner of the Year
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Please click here to access the nomination form and view the criteria for each award category.


HNBA LATINA COMMISSION’S PRIMERA AWARD

PRIMERA AWARD (Lifetime Recognition, 30 years or more of practice required)

The Primera Award was established to honor the legacy left by the earliest Latina lawyers, first documented in 1993 during the first Latina lawyer luncheon held at the HNBA’s San Francisco Annual Convention. That year, the HNBA premiered Las Primeras, a visual history of 21 of the first Latinas licensed in the United States. With the creation of the Latina Commission in 2008, an annual award was established to continue the tradition of recognizing and honoring trailblazing Latina lawyers, affectionately known as Primeras, for their unique and lifetime contributions to the legal profession. This award is given annually to Latina lawyer trailblazers who, licensed for 30 years or more, have achieved great distinction by opening up opportunities historically closed to Latina attorneys.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Please submit nomination form to (with subject line: 2016 Latina Commission Award Nomination) Latina Commission Co-Chairs:

Erica V. Mason:  emason@constangy.com

Carrie Ricci Smith: riccismith@yahoo.com