2023 Encuentro with the GC

We need YOU! Calling all General Counsel and senior in-house counsel, please sign up for our Encuentro with the GC

This initiative aims to provide access and networking opportunities to diverse legal talent from across the country while raising funds for law student scholarships. We need you to donate your time to meet (virtually or in-person) with diverse legal talent, providing access and helping them boost their professional profile. The highest donation will get a meeting and the winners will be announced during the Gala at the 2023 Annual Convention in Minneapolis. You don’t have to attend the convention to participate.

All donations will directly benefit underserved students pursuing careers in the law, alleviating the financial burdens they face during school.  Our goal is $50,000 and we need your support to achieve it!


Encuentro with the GC is a career advancement and scholarships fundraising initiative driven by our mission to enrich and diversify the legal profession. The objective of this program is to cultivate significant business connections between prominent corporate law departments and HNBA attorney members, while simultaneously raising funds to sustain our invaluable scholarship programs.


The event provides a flexible format, allowing the GC/In-House Counsel and the winning donation to schedule a meeting at a mutually convenient date, time, and location. This ensures a personalized experience that suits the availability and preferences of both parties.  Members will be able to view the participants in advance of (and during) the Annual Convention this September and will have the chance to make a donation to secure the meeting before the announcement of the winning matches at the AC2023 Gala.  Link to the program https://one.bidpal.net/encuentro2023/browse/2

What We Need: 

GC/Senior In-House Counsel signing up to participate, and during the Annual Convention in September, the HNBA Familia to view the profiles of our participating GC/Senior In-House Counsel and donate to win the meeting!


While participation in this event presents an excellent networking opportunity, it does not guarantee engagement or immediate business partnerships with participating companies and government agencies. However, it is an ideal occasion to connect and explore potential collaborations.

This is a perfect opportunity to support your legal community and contribute to the vision to support and empower underserved students, legal professionals, and community members, increasing their access to educational and career advancement opportunities. By participating in Encuentro with the GC, you help raise funds to enhance our scholarships and develop new initiatives that benefit the communities we serve.

To join us in this important program, please contact Aida Rodriguez at arodriguez@ascensionsearch.com to arrange your participation. We eagerly anticipate your response and working together for this worthy cause. Let’s make a difference together!

* In addition to GC’s, we welcome senior corporate counsel (Assistant General Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel, Director, Head of Legal) with hiring/referral authority to participate. Donors should read descriptions thoroughly before placing the donation.




Please note that you are not considered registered until registration payment is received. Payment must be sent no later than 2 weeks from submitting this registration. If we do not receive payment in 2 weeks, your registration will be removed and you will no longer be considered as “registered” at that specific rate.

If you are unable to attend AC2023, you must cancel your registration no later than 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, August 17, 2023. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com. Cancellations received on or before the deadline above will be reimbursed fully minus a $95 administrative fee. Cancellations received after Thursday, August 17, 2023, will not be eligible for a refund.

  • Failure to attend AC2023 shall not entitle you to receive any refund or credit.
  • Your notice of cancellation of registration does not otherwise affect or alter your hotel and travel arrangements and you remain solely responsible for the costs of your hotel and travel reservations, including applicable cancellation charges.

All substitutions must be submitted in writing to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com.

Attendance at the in-person AC2023 shall be at your own risk. All attendees understand that vaccination against the COVID-19 virus will be left to individual attendees. HNBA/VIA makes no representations or warranties with respect to the vaccination status of those in attendance. HNBA/VIA will use best efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations. Please refer to the HNBA/VIA COVID-19 Participation Policy & Waiver HERE.

HNBA/VIA 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/VIA to provide you with relevant information on our products and services, unless you consent otherwise.

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national organization that values fairness, equality, respect for the law, and high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among its members and within the legal community. The HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund is the HNBA’s 503(c)(3) charitable and programmatic arm. The HNBA/VIA joint enterprise strives to create a professional environment for all, and to build a community free of harassment and discrimination. HNBA/VIA seeks to have its members, volunteers, guests, and employees treat all individuals with dignity by upholding the values of fairness, equality, and respect for the rights of others. These values are expressed in the way HNBA/VIA members, volunteers, guests, and employees conduct themselves. Click here to read HNBA/VIA’s Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct in its entirety.

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The 2023 HNBA Annual Convention is a joint enterprise with
the HNBA VIA Fund.