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2017 Annual Convention

Get Involved


Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) 2016 Annual Convention, September 7-10, 2016, Chicago, Illinois (Rodney Choice/Choice Photography/

Part of HNBA’s mission is to increase the number of future Latino/a lawyers. To this aim, the HNBA offers multiple educational pipeline programs and initiatives to assist in the upward mobility of the U.S. Latino population; to positively impact the quality and quantity of legal services available to Latinos; and to provide the diverse perspective and ideas that Latino/a attorneys can contribute to the legal profession and to the U.S. society as a whole.

As the sole national membership organization for Latino/a attorneys, the HNBA is uniquely positioned to address the numerous and complex barriers to entry, promotion and advancement challenging current and future Latino/a attorneys. As a student volunteer, you will have access to thousands of Latino lawyers, law professors, state and federal judges, legislators, and other legal professionals able and willing to help you in the pursuit of your educational and professional goals.

You can be part of the HNBA mission by volunteering your time and energy during the HNBA 42nd Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO. We ask for a minimum commitment of 10 hours in exchange for the ability to attend the continuing legal education (CLE) sessions and the convention events at no charge.

**Please note: You must be available as a volunteer beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm until Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm. The HNBA will ultimately select volunteers from among all the applicants, not all who submit applications will be selected as volunteers.
Steps to Volunteering:

Step 1. Ensure you are COMPLETELY available and can commit to being at the conference Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm until Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Step 2. Download and complete the Volunteer Agreement found here. By signing this agreement, you are agreeing to the terms, so please read carefully all of the requirements of being a volunteer. After completion please email it to Michelle Avelino at

Step 3. You will be informed once your application is received and if you are chosen to join the volunteer team.

To download volunteer agreement, please click here