2020 Annual Convention

LATINA LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

2020-2021 HNBA/VIA LATINA LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Each year, during the HNBA/VIA Annual Convention, the Latina 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 is geared towards Latina lawyers from all areas of the profession who have been practicing less than 10 years. 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, 2020 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.

To be eligible for this program, prospective participants must complete and submit an online application for admission to this program. Only those admitted will be allowed to participate in the program. There is no fee for this program. This year’s program will take place virtually on September 15, 2020.

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.

Deadline: Friday, July 24, 2020 by 5 p.m. (PT).
To Apply: https://tinyurl.com/hnba-latina-leadership-academy

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


LATINA EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Latina Executive Leadership Program is a new and exciting initiative of the HNBA’s Commission on Latinas in the Profession. This seven month high-level leadership program is geared towards Latina lawyers who have been in the profession for more than 10 years and are high-potential. The curriculum for this program will focus on executive legal management, soft skills leadership training and executive coaching. The Program includes monthly virtual group training sessions and individual executive group coaching. For this year’s program, we will only be accepting applicants who are in a law firm or corporate legal department.

Participants must complete and submit an online application and have two e-letters of support in order to be considered for admission into this program. Only those admitted will be allowed to participate in the program. Accepted applicants will have a $450 program fee that will be used to invest back into the program for future participants. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs to the HNBA/VIA 2021 Corporate Counsel Conference for the in-person closing session and graduation ceremony. The remainder of the program will proceed virtually.

Eligibility:

  • Interested lawyers must apply for admission online 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 online. 
  • 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 $450 registration fee.* 
  • There is no on-site application or registration process.
  • Commissioners who currently serve on the HNBA’s Latina Commission are not eligible.

Deadline: Friday, July 24, 2020 by 5 p.m. (PT). 
To Apply: https://tinyurl.com/hnba-latina-exec-leadership

E-Letters of Recommendation must be submitted directly to the Latina Commission Email:  latinacommission@hnba.com

Questions: Please contact Sulema Medrano Novak and Sonia Zeledon at latinacommission@hnba.com with any questions.

*Registration fees that are collected will be used for scholarships for future participants.