Law Student Volunteers

We need law student volunteers for our 2023 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention (AC2023).  Part of HNBA/VIA’s mission is to increase the number of future Hispanic lawyers. To this aim, we offer multiple educational pipeline programs and initiatives to assist in the training and upward mobility of the U.S. Hispanic population. Volunteering at HNBA/VIA signature conferences provides educational and career development and advancement opportunities for our law student members. As a student volunteer, you will have access to hundreds of Hispanic lawyers, law professors, state and federal judges, legislators, and other legal professionals able and willing to help you in the pursuit of your educational and professional goals.

We need law student volunteers who want to have access to:

  • Hundreds of Hispanic lawyers, law professors, state and federal judges, legislators, and other legal professionals;
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels and plenaries on cutting edge topics presented by leading practitioners from across the country;
  • A variety of workshops; and
  • Networking opportunities at the AC2023 in Minneapolis, MN

HNBA/VIA is extending a complimentary AC2023 full registration ($1,400 value) to volunteers who attend the required virtual orientation* PRIOR to AC2023 AND fulfill at least 10 hours of volunteer service. A full AC2023 registration allows the volunteer to attend all conference activities, except those requiring pre-registration or designated as “By Invitation-Only”, at no charge.

*Failure to attend the virtual orientation will result in revocation of your AC2023 registration.

Please note: The HNBA/VIA will ultimately select volunteers from among all the applicants. This is a competitive process and not all who submit applications will be selected as volunteers.

Volunteer Time Commitment:

  • Virtual Orientation (30 minutes) – Week of August 21, 2023
  • Walk-Through & Setup – Tuesday, September 5, 2023
  • AC2023 Event Dates – September 6 – 8, 2023
  • AC2023 Wrap-Up – Saturday, September 9, 2023



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 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

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 501(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.

To access the Inappropriate Conduct Complaint Form, please CLICK HERE.

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