The Hispanic National Bar Association is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of over 78,000+ Hispanic attorneys, 18,000+ law students, and thousands of other legal professionals, including judges, law professors, and legal assistants 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.
ABOUT HNBA VIA
The HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund (VIA) is the HNBA’s 501(c)(3) charitable arm. Through a combination of strategic programmatic activities, VIA works in joint enterprise with the HNBA to support the development and advancement of Hispanic students, legal professionals, and community members.
Read the HNBA VIA’s Bylaws HERE.
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.
VIA Mission Statement:
The HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund is a national, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to support and empower Hispanic students, legal professionals, and community members, increasing their access to educational opportunities, career advancement, and leadership positions.
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.
VIA Vision Statement:
To provide Hispanic students, legal professionals, and community members with the educational and professional support and resources necessary to succeed.
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.
2023-2024 HNBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND LEADERSHIP
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Board of Governors is comprised of members of the HNBA Executive Committee, the 19 Regional Presidents, the 5 HNBA Division Chairs, the Latina Commission Chair, and the Five Council of Affiliate Delegates. For the 2023-2024 term, Daniel Mateo, has taken the helm of the Association as the 46th president, to serve in the post since the founding of the organization in 1972. The HNBA Board of Governors organizational chart can be reviewed here. The specific duties of each member of the HNBA Executive Committee are explained here.
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…
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 COUNCIL OF AFFILIATES
Affiliate Organizations comprised of attorneys, foreign attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals whose core mission is to seek to advance the interests of the Hispanic legal community are eligible to be an affiliate organization member of the Association (“Affiliate Organization”) and participate in the activities of the Association as provided in these Bylaws. 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
HNBA REPOSITORY AND HISTORIAN
The HNBA honors and values the preservation of the past. In 2023, the HNBA partnered with the University of Denver (DU) and DU Libraries, where the HNBA Collection is organized and maintained by DU’s Special Collections and Archives. 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