ABOUT HNBA

The Hispanic National Bar Association is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of over 78,000+ Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed.

 


HNBA Mission Statement:

HNBA is a national association of attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals whose mission is to educate, engage, and empower practicing and aspiring members of the Hispanic legal community and advocate on issues that impact the broader Hispanic community.

 


HNBA Vision Statement:

To serve the interests of the Hispanic legal community and to advance the representation and influence of Hispanic lawyers, judges, legal professionals, academics, and law students, and to advocate on issues affecting the broader Hispanic community.

 


HNBA and VIA Value Statement:

Our shared values guide how we pursue our vision and execute our mission.

  • We value our members, their growth, success, education, and elevation.
  • We value differences, freedom of thought, and individuality.
  • We value the strength of our voice, the power of the collective, and our ability to advocate for issues that impact our community.
  • We value the health and wellbeing of our members, volunteers, and community.
  • We value justice, integrity, respect, and intentionality.
  • We value service, diversity, equity, inclusion, fairness, honesty, and lifting as we climb.

2022-2023 HNBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND LEADERSHIP

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Board of Governors is comprised of members of the HNBA Executive Committee, 5 division chairs, 1 commission chair, 19 regional presidents and the representatives of affiliate organizations across the country. For the 2022-2023 term, Mariana D. Bravo, has taken the helm of the Association as the 44th president, to serve in the post since the founding of the HNBA in 1972.  Read More…
The specific duties of each member of the executive committee are explained 
here.

HNBA REGIONS

In order to better serve our members and to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the HNBA is divided into nineteen (19) regions encompassing the United States, Puerto Rico, and its territories.  Read More…

LATINA COMMISSION

The Latina Commission serves the community and the legal profession by addressing barriers to the professional development and advancement of Latina lawyers.   Read More…

DIVISIONS, SECTIONS & COMMITTEES

The Divisions, Sections and Committees of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) serve to advance, advocate, educate and empower our communities and our legal groups on a local, regional and national level.   Read More…

HNBA AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

HNBA Affiliates are local bar organizations and/or an affiliated associations that have been in existence for more than two years and have at least ten individual members.   Read More…

WHO WE ARE...WHAT WE DO

WHAT IS THE HNBA?

Click Here for an overview of the HNBA’s Programs, Partnerships, and Initiatives.

The HNBA is much more than a bar organization, as our scope and reach goes beyond the legal profession and into the communities in which we live and work.

HISTORY OF THE HNBA

Like most noteworthy organizations and group efforts, the Hispanic National Bar Association was founded in times of adversity. It was a conscientious response to the increasing struggles and questionable burdens facing the Hispanic community in the United States.  Read More

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE HNBA?

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Read More

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Part of HNBA’s mission is to increase the number of future Hispanic legal professionals. To this aim, the HNBA offers multiple educational pipeline programs and initiatives to assist…
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