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2018 Annual Convention



Walmart is the exclusive sponsor of the HNBA Latina Commission

Each year, during the HNBA Annual Convention, the Academy offers relevant professional development and leadership training aimed at Latina lawyers. The Academy’s curriculum is specifically developed for Latina attorneys and draws from a significant body of research particular to women in the law to address areas identified as key to shattering glass ceilings and securing the advancement and long-term success of Latina lawyers—the most underrepresented group in the legal profession, since Latinas comprise 1.47% of all lawyers in the United States. 

The Latina Commission invites you to the launch of the 2018 Latina Leadership Academy.

The 2018 Leadership Academy builds off the successful programs on Grit and Growth Mindset and delves into concepts of executive presence, cultivating leadership skills, and what it means to be authentic in organizations where Latinas remain underrepresented at all levels. In addition, 2018 Leadership Academy attendees will gain insights into the importance of mindfulness and resilience in their daily lives and how mindful practice will increase opportunities for advancement in the workplace. Through interactive presentations, attendees will leave with skills to manage difficult conversations, create opportunities for growth and development, and to effectively navigate stereotypes that create barriers for advancement.

Applicants will be notified regarding their participation in the program by Monday, July 9, 2018

Direct any questions to Latina Commissioner Courtney Chavez at


The Primera Abogada Award, given by the Commission on Latinas in the Profession, recognizes and honors trailblazing Latina lawyers for their unique and lifetime contributions to the legal profession.

*The deadline for nominations has passed.

The 2018 HNBA Annual Convention is a joint enterprise
with the HNBA VIA Fund.