PARTNERS & SPONSORS
If you are already a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (‘HNBA’) family, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for your invaluable support. Without your help, the pursuit of our noble and vital mission would not be possible. If you are new to our family, we welcome you!
The HNBA is a vibrant Association that represents the national interests of Latino legal professionals and the rapidly growing Latino community. For over forty years, we have added our voices to the voices of our partners, which include Fortune 100 corporations, branches of the U.S. military, governmental agencies, law firms of all of sizes, including the AM LAW 200, educational institutions, foundations, and vendors.
Through a combination of advocacy, programs, networking events, and educational pipeline initiatives, the HNBA has helped generations of Latino students and legal professionals succeed. We have also provided our partners with unique opportunities to showcase their products and services to larger audiences. Together, we have changed the face of the legal profession, and in the process, have improved the communities in which we live and work.
5 REASONS TO PARTNER WITH THE HNBA
| 1 | Our membership is comprised of thousands of Latino lawyers, law professors, students, legal professionals, state and federal judges, legislators, and bar affiliates operating across the country.
| 2 | Our members work in the public and non-profit sectors, small, medium, and large law firms, and the corporate law departments and C-Suites of Fortune 500 companies.
| 3 | More than just a bar group, as a national association of Latino lawyers, the HNBA is uniquely positioned to influence and impact the lives of the 54+ million Latinos in the U.S.
| 4 | Our members are highly-educated, technology-savvy, upwardly-mobile, and culturally-aware.
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By partnering with the HNBA, sponsors expand their reach to thousands of Latino lawyers, increase brand recognition in the Latino community, and influence a vibrant demographic that today has an estimated buying power in excess of $1.5 trillion dollars. View the 2015-2016 HNBA Partnership Brochure
to determine how we can work together.
As set forth in the HNBA Strategic Plan, we have established strategic partnerships with corporate America around co-branded programs. These innovative programs allow the HNBA to deliver information, pro bono assistance, and other services to the Hispanic community. In addition, it assists our strategic partners to advance their commitment of working to fulfill their established public responsibilities. Strategic partnerships is yet another way that the HNBA fulfills its mission “to be the national voice on issues affecting the Hispanic community and Hispanic legal professionals.”
This year the HNBA announced a new strategic partnership with financial services company Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to support HNBA’s Su Negocio program, which empowers Latino small business owners at all stages of business formation, funding and expansion. In partnership with financial institutions, local Hispanic chambers of commerce and community organizations, the objectives are: Provide prospective and current Latino small business owners with pro bono access to legal in-formation; Provide written materials, including forms and educational pamphlets in English and Spanish, to be used for educational purposes, including “How To” seminars; For those qualified, provide the opportunity to apply for funds to start or expand their businesses; and Provide metrics, including tracking the number of those assisted, the scope of said assistance, and the overall impact of the program.
In its continued tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement, MetLife has strategically partnered with our Association in the HNBA/MetLife Mentorship Program. A part of the HNBA “Su Futuro”™ programs and initiatives since 2012, this mentorship program pairs HNBA lawyer members and affiliate bar organizations with Latino law students throughout the country, in order to share guidance, practical knowledge, and career advice. From coast to coast, mentorship receptions and events have already been conducted in 10 different states, with an additional 10 more states planned for the year 2014.
The Microsoft Corporation has been a long-standing partner of the HNBA, and in 2013, this commitment was extended through the ground breaking and innovative HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute
(IPLI). Part of the HNBA “Su Futuro”™ programs and initiatives, IPLI is a 7-day intensive, immersion program conducted in Washington, D.C. The program is aimed at Latino law students interested in intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks. Microsoft has “an enduring commitment to work to fulfill [their] public responsibilities and to serving the needs of people in communities worldwide… This commitment has extended far beyond [their] products and services and has been amplified many times over through a network of partners, including governments, nonprofits and other organizations.”
In 2008, the HNBA launched the HNBA Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession (now officially the HNBA Latina Commission). The Latina Commission
was created with the goal of bridging the achievement gap for Latinas in the legal profession. The Latina Commission is dedicated to promoting the advancement and development of Latina women through a series of educational, leadership, mentoring, and training programs that implement the recommendations of the national studies commissioned by the HNBA: “Few and Far Between: The Reality of Latina Lawyers” and “La Voz de la Abogada Latina: Challenges and Rewards in Serving the Public Interest.” In 2013, the HNBA Latina Commission entered into an exclusive partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to further the work and initiatives of the HNBA Latina Commission.