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2019 Annual Convention

LATINA LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

2019 HNBA LATINA LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Each year, during the HNBA Annual Convention, the Commission offers professional development and leadership training programs aimed at Latina lawyers. The Latina Leadership Academy and the Latina Executive Leadership Program offer curriculum specifically developed for Latina attorneys and draws from a significant body of research from both the Commission and other leading organizations. The programs 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. Currently, Latinas comprise 1.47% of all lawyers even though they represent one in four women in the United States. To help advance Latinas in the profession, this year the Commission will be presenting two leadership programs and we invite eligible women to apply.    


LATINA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Latina Leadership Academy (Academy) offers relevant professional development and leadership training aimed at Latina lawyers from all areas of the profession who have been in practice 10 years or less. The Academy’s curriculum 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, 2019 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.

Eligibility:

  • Latina Lawyers who have been in practice 10 years or less.
  • Law students are not eligible for this program.
  • Interested lawyers must apply for admission to the Academy.
  • Applicants from all areas of the profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Only completed application will be considered.
  • Information provided in the application is confidential.
  • Only those admitted to the program will be eligible to participate. 
  • There is no on-site application or registration process.
  • Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements and costs.
  • Commissioners who currently serve on the HNBA’s Latina Commission are not eligible.

Program Timeline:

  • Applications due July 1, 2019 by COB (PST).
  • Applicants admitted to the program will be notified by July 22, 2019.
  • Academy will take place September 25th & 26th in New York City during the HNBA’s Annual Meeting.

Program Schedule:

  • Sept. 25: Networking Dine-Around dinner for participants 
  • Sept. 26: All-day Leadership Academy

Questions: Please contact Norma Garcia, Co-Chair of the Latina Leadership Academy Committee (Norma203@gmail.com) or Grisel Seijo,  Co-Chair of the Latina Leadership Academy Committee (griseijo@gmail.com). 


LATINA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Latina Executive Leadership Program is a new and exciting initiative of the HNBA’s Commission on Latinas in the Profession. This two-part high-level leadership program is geared towards Latina lawyers who have been in the profession for more than 10 years and are high potential.  For year one of this program we will only be accepting applicants who are in a law firm or corporate legal department. The curriculum for this program will focus on executive legal management, soft skills leadership training and executive coaching. Through interactive presentations, attendees will leave with skills to effectively manage legal teams, capitalize on opportunities for advancement, and navigate barriers to authentic leadership.

Eligibility:

  • Interested lawyers must apply for admission on-line to the program and only those admitted to the program will be eligible to participate.
  • Latina Lawyers who have been in practice more than 10 years.
  • Currently, we are only accepting applications from women in law firms or corporate legal departments.
  • 2 E-letters of Recommendation in support of your application are required.  One of the letters must be from an organizational sponsor where you currently work.  All letters of recommendation are confidential and must be submitted on-line via: https://bit.ly/2HMlU77
  • Accepted applicants are required to participate in all segments of the program as outlined in the timeline and schedule below.
  • Only complete application packets will be considered.
  • Information provided in the application is confidential.
  • Accepted applicants will be required to pay a $150 registration fee. * 
  • There is no on-site application or registration process.
  • Commissioners who currently serve on the HNBA’s Latina Commission are not eligible.

Application: To apply go to: https://bit.ly/2W25Y4t

Letters of Recommendation: On-line only here: https://bit.ly/2HMlU77

Program Timeline:

  • Applications due July 15, 2019 by COB (PST).
  • Applicants admitted to the program will be notified by August 2, 2019.
  • Part one of the Executive Leadership Program will take place September 25 & 26, 2019 in New York City during the HNBA’s Annual Meeting. 
  • Part two of the Executive Leadership Program will take March 18 & 19, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ during the HNBA’s Corporate Counsel Conference.
  • Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements and costs.

Program Schedule:

  • Sept. 25, 2019: Networking Dine-Around dinner for participants 
  • Sept. 26, 2019: All-day Executive Leadership Program
  • March 18, 2019: Networking Dine-Around dinner for participants 
  • March 19, 2019: All-day Executive Leadership Program

Questions: Please contact Aracely Munoz (amunozcontrer@gmail.com) or latinacommission@hnba.com with any questions.

*Registration fees that are collected will be used for scholarships for future participants who are in the public interest/government sector.