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 55+ million Latinos in the U.S.
| 4 | Our members are highly-educated, technology-savvy, upwardly-mobile, and culturally-aware.
| 5 |
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 2016-2017 HNBA Partnership Brochure
to determine how we can work together.
Corporate America finds value in partnering with the HNBA to deliver co-branded mentoring, educational, leadership and other programming to our members and the communities that we serve. These strategic partnerships are delivering measurable results in meeting partners’ objectives, and highlight our strategic partners’ commitment to creating greater opportunities for Latino/a lawyers and improving the lives of Latinos in America.
Between 2012 and 2015, Latino owned businesses (includes solo, small-and medium-size law firms) grew 7.5%-fifteen times as fast as all other U.S. companies. In fact, Latinos are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the United States. Recognizing that the HNBA and its partners are uniquely positioned to provide both legal and business assistance to Latino small business owners, the HNBA, in partnership with MassMutual, launched the Su Negocio Program in 2016. This important program empowers Latino small business owners at all stages of business formation, funding and expansion, by providing targeted information and resources to help them succeed. The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE also participate in the workshops offered in different states across the nation.
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.
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.
PREFERRED MEMBER BENEFITS PROVIDERS
The HNBA partners with various companies to deliver a high quality and much-needed slate of benefits to our members, including legal vendor services, preferred rates and discounts, and other goods and services, often as the preferred “HNBA provider” for the goods or services offered. By partnering with the HNBA as a Preferred Benefits Provider, you will achieve a high-level of brand recognition and brand loyalty amongst an influential and upwardly-mobile segment of the Latino market.
Student loan refinancing now available to HNBA members, family and friends!
With the high cost of education, we understand that many of our members are burdened with large amounts of student debt. HNBA is proud to announce a new partnership with SoFi, the market leader in student loan refinancing, to help our members tackle these issues. Through this partnership our members, their friends and families are eligible for a $300 welcome bonus upon refinancing their student loans.
HNBA members, family, and friends can save up to 30% on shipping!
UPS is pleased to help HNBA members, family, and friends save time and money through special services and shipping discounts. We put the power of logistics to work for you every day by providing speed, outstanding reliability and technology tools so you can focus on your business – not your shipping.
Exclusive HNBA Member Benefit!
HNBA members are eligible for the Working Advantage discount program. Save up to 60% in travel, entertainment, shopping, and more… Become a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and begin saving today!