Every year the HNBA/VIA recognizes a talented group of lawyers and institutions that are making a difference in the legal profession and in our communities.

  • Latina Judge of the Year
  • Latino Judge of the Year
  • Latina Attorney of the Year
  • Latino Attorney of the Year
  • Regional President of the Year
  • HNBA Affiliate Organization of the Year
  • Law Student Organization of the Year
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year



Please click HERE to access the nomination form and view the criteria for each award category.

The Nomination Form and other documents must be submitted as ONE PDF file via e-mail to by July 12, 2024. Please indicate “HNBA/VIA Awards” in the subject line of the e-mail. Any application received after the July 12th deadline will not be included for consideration by HNBA/VIA.


The HNBA National Awards Committee will review all nominations and will make recommendation of the award recipients to the HNBA Executive Committee. Award recipients will be announced in late July. Awards will be presented during the HNBA/VIA Annual Convention this September. Award recipients will be profiled on the HNBA/VIA website and in other HNBA/VIA publications.

If you have any questions about the HNBA/VIA National Awards, please contact Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at



REGISTRATION POLICY: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 AC2024, you must cancel your registration no later than 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2024, will not be eligible for a refund.

  • Failure to attend AC2024 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.
SUBSTITUTION POLICY:All substitutions must be submitted in writing to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at
COVID-19 POLICY & WAIVER:Attendance at the in-person AC2024 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.
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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.

To access the Inappropriate Conduct Complaint Form, please click here.