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2014 Annual Convention



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Unidos in Washington: Our Struggle, Our Progress

Welcome to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and to the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 39th Annual Convention! For optimal viewing experience, please use either Google Chrome or Firefox

Please join us at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown DC for the 39th Annual Convention September 10-13, 2014. The Convention will gather hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students for a valuable and enjoyable three-day program featuring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels on cutting edge topics with leading practitioners, national policy makers, and experts from across the country; networking events and workshops; the nation’s largest Hispanic Career Fair with exhibitors from prominent law firms, corporations, and government agencies; and various social activities showcasing the best of DC.

Watch the 2014 HNBA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. video by clicking the picture below:

This year’s theme is “Unidos en Washington: Our Struggle, Our Progress,” celebrates an important milestone in the nation’s history – the 50thanniversary of the Civil Right Act of 1964. During this historic convention, the HNBA will reflect on our achievements as a bar association and as a nation and we will chart new directions to help us meet the challenges ahead.

In 2014, against the backdrop of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the HNBA is proud of our Association’s more than four decades of accomplishments; yet we remain mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was the day of the HNBA founding in 1972.

The HNBA is proud to host its 39th Annual Convention in collaboration with its Affiliate the Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC).



Registration for the 2014 HNBA Annual Convention is open!

The Early Bird Rate has been extended toJune 1, 2014.

If you prefer to download the registration and sendviae-mail, mail, or FAX, please click here.


Business attire during convention activities and Black tie attire for Gala.

Requests for registration refunds must be received in writing byAugust 25, 2014 (full refund minus a $25 administration fee). Any requests received after this date will be subject to a 50% refund. Refunds will be processed in late-September AFTER the convention.

All requests for substitutions must be submitted in writing to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at e-mail

HNBA is committed to safeguarding your non-public personal information (“Personal Information”). The Personal Information you disclose on this registration form will be kept confidential and will only be used by HNBA to provide you with relevant information on our products and services.


Don’t miss out this year’s historic Convention in our Nation’s Capital!
Convention Honorary Host Committee
Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)
Senator Ben Cardin (MD)

Senator Al Franken (MN)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)

Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Senator Harry Reid (NV)

Senator Mark Warner (VA)

Congressman Joe Garcia (FL)

Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ)

Congressman John Lewis (GA)

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM)


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. Below is a list of the awards that the HNBA will present. Please click on the link below to access the nomination form and view the criteria for each award category. The deadline for nominations is July 7, 2014.

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

Award nomination form and criteria


Career Fair Schedule:

  • Friday, September 12, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Exhibit Hall will be located prominently in the HNBA Annual Convention where hundreds of attorneys, judges, and students will gather for a valuable and enjoyable three-day program.

Career Fair Travel Stipend


Law Student Career Fair Participants may apply for a Career Fair Travel Stipend, geared towards reimbursing expenses for travel and lodging for out-of-state students.

Please submit your Career Fair Travel Stipend Application by Thursday, July 31st at 11:59 EST.

Exhibits Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, September 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

To participate in the HNBA Career Fair and/or Exhibit Hall, please click here.


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. As we plan for the future, the HNBA will expand to offer new and improved programs to address pipeline issues pertaining to access to legal education, in addition to continuing to host conventions and programs where hundreds of the country’s most influential Hispanic leaders, elected officials, members of the Administration, and lawyers attend and participate. In partnership with our sponsors, the HNBA actively works to advance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Hispanics, particularly in the legal profession and in the administration of justice. Your sponsorship and participation in these events presents a perfect opportunity to showcase your organization’s support for the HNBA and its mission.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities!


The Annual Convention Volunteer Program is now CLOSED. Thank you to all the students that submitted their Volunteer Agreement for the 2014 Annual Convention. We look forward to seeing you in DC.

The HNBA is looking for reliable, dependable, and resourceful students!

We ask for a commitment of 10 hours minimum, in exchange for the ability to attend all Convention activities. CLEs and events at no charge. A mandatory volunteer orientation will take place on Tuesday, September 9 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The HNBA will waive the registration fee for all law students who fulfill their commitment. These student volunteers will have the opportunity to attend Convention programs and events when they are not scheduled to work. All student volunteers must sign and adhere to the Volunteer Agreement.