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# Id Submit date Region or Affiliate Name of Event: Date of Event: Location (city, state): # of Attendees: # of supporters/sponsors: Who was this event geared towards/who attended? Explain: Was there a special speaker or prominent guest? If so, please list their name, title, and role. Was $ raised? How much? Did this event benefit a specific HNBA Program? Which one and how? How much were the total expenses from the event? In your opinion, how does this event advance the HNBA’s work and mission? Name: HNBA Title/Role: E-mail:
1 24542018-08-14 19:37:51
Region III (NJ)
“Ladies Night: Style, Cocktail and Philanthropy”
06/12/2018
Newark, NJ
40
2
Law Students
N/A
NO
No
None
This event was created to provide real-world practical advise for Latinas in the workplace.  The event also had a networking component. 
Carlos Bollar
Region III President
cbollar@archerlaw.com
2 24532018-08-14 19:35:29
Region III (NJ)
Community Education Initiative
07/25/2018
Union City, NJ
40
1
Other (explain)
This event was geared towards non-lawyers in the Latino community, particularly those with need of immigration help. 
N/A
NO
No. 
None
The HNBA has always been a leading voice on issues affecting the Latino community.  This event provided direct support and guidance for individuals who have been disproportionately targeted and affected by new immigration laws. 
Carlos Bollar
Region III President
cbollar@archerlaw.com
3 24522018-08-14 19:31:35
Region III (NJ)
Annual Women’s Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference
03/24/2018
New Brunswick, NJ
200
10
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
The event was geared towards women in the legal profession. 
Keynote Speaker - Maria Cardona from CNN
NO
No - however this event was co-sponsored by the Latina Commission
None
This event provided support, education and mentorship for women in the legal profession. The goal of this program is to inspire women in their careers and provide the tools for additional success. 
Carlos Bollar
Region III President
cbollar@archerlaw.com
4 24512018-08-14 19:28:12
Region III (NJ)
Corporate Counsel Roundtable 
01/23/2018
Newark, NJ
100
7
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
This event was geared towards in-house and outside counsel, particularly NJ attorneys. 
Keynote Speaker - Horacio GutierrezGeneral Counsel and Vice Presidentof Business & Legal Affairs (Spotify)8th Annual CorporateCounsel RoundtablePanelists: • Jose Ramon Gonzalez, Chief Legal Counsel, QBE North America• John D. Rosero, Chief Legal Ocer and Secretary of PrudentialAnnuities Distributors, Inc.• Linda A. Willett, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey• Sheea T. Sybblis, Senior Counsel at Boehringer IngelheimPharmaceuticals, Inc.• Virginia A. Lazala, Vice President and Legal Head, Latin America andCanada Region and for Human Resources, Novartis Oncology• Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson, Associate General Counsel, TheChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia
NO
No
None
This event provided CLE to members.  It also provided an opportunity for members to mentor, educate and network with fellow members. 
Carlos Bollar
Region III President
cbollar@archerlaw.com
5 24502018-08-14 19:22:37
Region III (NJ)
Law Student Mentorship Panel and Networking Event
11/01/2017
Newark, NJ
50
1
Law Students
The HNBA partnered with HBA-NJ to provide a panel and mentoring workshop for Rutgers Law Students at the Newark campus. 
The panelists include Carlos Bollar, Julia Lopez and Anna Maria Tejada
NO
N/A
No
None
Support, guidance and mentorship for Latino law students; promotion for HNBA to law student community 
Carlos Bollar
Region III President
cbollar@archerlaw.com
6 24412018-08-13 15:04:22
Florida
Mentorship End of the Year Picnic
3/31/2018
Miami
49
0
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
None.
YES
300.00
Yes.  Law student mentorship program.
$934.00
This event is part of a year long mentorship program that helps strengthen the educational pipeline by creating opportunities for Latino students.
Araly Herrera
RP
araly@gambaherreralaw.com
7 24372018-08-13 01:24:57
6
Board of Governors Reception
07/12/2018
Charlotte, NC
30
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
Board of Governors
Judge Al Diaz (4th Cir)
YES
1500
n/a
1500
 The event promoted the HNBA in the Charlotte legal community.
Gonzalo Frias
Region 6 President
region6president@hnba.com
8 24362018-08-13 01:22:34
6
Law Student Social
11/07/2017
Raleigh, NC
20
1
Law Students
n/a
YES
500
n/a
500
 The event promoted the HNBA in the Charlotte legal community.
Gonzalo Frias
Region 6 President
region6president@hnba.com
9 23672018-08-07 15:56:52
Region XIV
Legal/Business Mixer Happy Hour
05/24/2018
Phoenix, AZ
65
3
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
We invited members of the business community to begin setting up the contacts for the future Su Negocio program.
No prominent speaker the focus was on networking.
NO
We are setting up the stage to work on the Su Negocio program.
480.00
By connecting the legal and business community in Phoenix we are developing an audience for our Su Negocio program
Freddy Saavedra
Region XIV President
freddy@legalbetter.com
10 23662018-08-07 15:51:34
Region XIV
Immigrant Rights Luncheon
06/27/2018
Phoenix, AZ
40
2
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
Teaming up with Los Abogados and the Florence Project we set up a training program for those interested in working with the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
Larry L. Sandigo, pro-bono coordinator for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project was the headline speaker. 
NO
No this was geared towards informing the community on immigrant rights.
250.00
By teaching interested attorneys what they can do to help the immigrant and refugee community.
Freddy Saavedra
Region XIV President
freddy@legalbetter.com
11 23652018-08-07 15:47:09
Region XIV
Flagstafff Happy Hour
07/21/2018
Flagstaff, Arizona
25
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
This was our first event in Northern Arizona. In conjunction with Los Abogados we reached out to the Hispanic Legal Community in Flagstaff, which is two hours north of Phoenix to get this happy hour done.
Los Abogados current and past presidents attended the event. 
NO
Not specifically, this was more for networking and reaching out to our community to the north.
250.00
It helps us connect to our members in Northern Arizona
Freddy Saavedra
Region XIV President
freddy@legalbetter.com
12 23482018-08-05 20:18:32
Region VII
GLLF Law Day
08/03/2018
Atlanta
100
10
Law Students
BJay Pak, U.S. Attorney Northern District of Georgia
NO
karissablyth@eversheds-sutherland.com
This was a sponsorship of one of our potential local affiliates, and their substantive programming targeted at improving the success of local Latino law students. 
$800
This works to further foster our ties with local organizations, and to strengthen the next generation of Latino lawyers. 
Karissa Blyth
Region VII President
karissablyth@eversheds-sutherland.com
13 23472018-08-05 20:14:13
Region VII
Mass Mutual Su Negocio
01/23/2018
Atlanta, GA
10
1
Other (explain)
Latino small business owners, including lawyers and non-lawyers. 
Speakers included representatives from MassMutual and local Latina attorneys. 
NO
This was part ouf the HNBA's strategic partnership with MassMutual
n/a
This helped to further foster our relationship with Mass Mutual, one of the HNBA's strategic partners. 
Karissa Blyth
Region VII President
karissablyth@eversheds-sutherland.com
14 23122018-08-02 00:40:07
Region 1
Latina Leadership
02/01/2018
Boston, MA
150
3
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Sonia Chang Diaz and Carmen Ortiz 
NO
jflores@mgmlaw.com
NO
1500
Providing support for Latina leaders in the community.  
Javier Flores
Region 1 President 
jflores@mgmlaw.com 
15 23112018-08-02 00:38:02
Region 1 
Connecticut Mixer
03/27/2018
Watertown, Connecticut
40
1
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
All past presidents of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association 
NO
jflores@mgmlaw.com
NO 
500
Promotes membership and collaboration within the region. 
Javier Flores
Region 1 President 
jflores@mgmlaw.com 
16 22812018-08-01 17:11:06
Region XVI
Judical CLE and Networking Reception
10/13/2016
Seattle, WA
60
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
CLE panel with Judges on what they look for from layers that practice in their court and then a networking reception 
No
NO
NA
NA
$2000
Provided CLE credits for members and insight into local judges thoughts on trial presentation.
Michael Konowal
Regional President
Mkonowal@microsoft.com
17 22802018-08-01 17:07:56
MHBA
Juvenile Justice Associates 5 Year Anniversary
10/17/2018
Saint Paul
75?
2?
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
No
NO
Outreach
?
Outreach within Latinx legal community
Joe Nunez
Regional President
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
18 22792018-08-01 17:07:04
Region XVI
HNBA/LBAW Networking Reception at Amazon
07/21/2017
Seattle, WA
55
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Networking reception to introduce local corporate attorneys to the HNBA and local affiliate and have their lawyers interact with membership
Pedro Torres-Diaz, President of the HNBA
NO
N/A
NO
$3000
It introduced local company attorneys to the HNBA and its members to see the benefits of working with the membership
Michael Konowal
Regional President
Mkonowal@microsoft.com
19 22782018-08-01 17:05:58
Region XI
Immigration CLE
07/19/2018
Minneapolis, MN
20
5
HNBA Attorneys
Free CLE for non-immigration lawyers to assist with representation of ICE detainees
no
NO
Community invovlement
?
Provide legal resources to Hispanic community
Joe Nunez
Regional President
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
20 22772018-08-01 17:01:51
Region XI
Immigration CLE
08/17/2018
Minneapolis, MN
25
5
HNBA Attorneys
CLE to train non-immigration lawyers to assist with ICE detainees
no
NO
Community involvement
?
Yes - providing legal resources to the Hispanic community
Joe Nunez
Regional President
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
21 22762018-08-01 16:59:52
Region XVI
Joint Networking Happy Hour
April 27, 2018
Seattle
50
3
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Happy Hour event with members of different bars of color in the Seattle area.
Pedro Torres-Diaz, Immediate Past President of the HNBA
NO
No
$2000
It brought out local lawyers and law students to meet HNBA leadership and find out more about what the organization does.
Michael Konowal
Regional President
Mkonowal@microsoft.com
22 22752018-08-01 16:59:39
Region XI
Cuban Music at Lake Harriet Band Shell
08/19/2018
Minneapolis, MN
50
0
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
All MHBA (affiliate) members
No
NO
Outreach
$250
Yes, outreach and networking
Joe Nunez
President, Region XI
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
23 22742018-08-01 16:57:34
MHBA
MHBA Gala
03/02/2018
Minneapolis, MN
200+
10+
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
MHBA Annual Gala
Kim Rivera, Chief Legal Officer & Corp Secretary of HP, Inc. (Keynote)Tamra Caban-Ramirez and Senator Melisa Lopez Franzen honored with 2018 Miguel Guerrero Courage in Leadership Award
YES
$50000
Outreach
$57000
Provides high visibililty, networking and support of Latinx lawyers
Joe Nunez
President, Region XI
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
24 22022018-07-11 23:30:00
Region XV/New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
NMHBA Summer Law Camp
07/09/2018
Albuquerque, NM
24
10
Other (explain)
The NMHBA Law Camp is a pipeline program for diverse middle school students from across New Mexico.  The purpose of the program is to encourage diverse students to pursue higher education and careers in the legal profession.  
U.S. District Court Judge James Browning and state district court Judge Cindy Leos presided over the two mock trials that the students put on.
NO
The event did not benefit a specific HNBA program.  However, it is an important educational pipeline program aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.
The total cost of Law Camp varies but is typically between $10,000 and $15,000.  The HNBA provided a meal sponsorship for the students in the amount of $350.
The New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association's Summer Law Camp is specifically designed to encourage and inspire diverse students, and specifically Hispanic students, to pursue higher education and legal careers.  The long-term goal is to help improve the diversity of the legal profession.
Denise Chanez
Deputy Regional President for Region XV
dchanez@rodey.com
25 21382018-06-14 20:38:24
Region II
MetroLalsa Annual Conference
04/14/2018
New York, NY
200
10+
Law Students
We sponsored the MetroLalsa (congolemorate of all of the 13 LALSAs in the NYC area) annual legal conference.  We sponsored at the Bronze level ($500), and we presented a CLE panel of HNBA leaders on the topic of legal writing and persuasion.
HNBA Leaders and members.
NO
matthewfk@gmail.com
We support the LALSAs every year with this important endeavor.  It helps the students, and gives our members a chance to be on a CLE panel.
n/a
It helps the law students and our attorneys. It connects them in a professional setting.  Our attorneys presented a CLE panel of all HNBA leaders/members.
Matthew Konigsberg
Regional President
matthewfk@gmail.com
26 20642018-05-18 19:08:36
Region VII
A VER PR Project Introduction and FEMA 101 Training
05/16/2018
Atlanta, GA
42
4
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
This event was geared towards both law students and attorneys, as well as Spanish-speaking staff. 
We had HNBA speakers Maria Rivera-Diaz (deputy regional president for region VII) and Karissa Blyth (region VII president), as well as other law firm speakers and speakers from the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, the non-profit which organized the legal assistance hotline following hurricane Maria. 
NO
No
$0
This event provided an opportunity for networking among our local HNBA members, and helped us further the HNBA's mission this year to help our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. 
Karissa Blyth
Region VII President
region7president@hnba.com
27 20622018-05-18 03:48:50
Region XVIII
UCLA LA RAZA LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION ALUMNI DINNER
04/14/2018
WESTWOOD, CA
130
3
Law Students
Judges
Other (explain)
LAW STUDENTS FROM LOYOLA USC AND PEPPERDINE ALSO ATTENDED THE EVENT
Luis A. Perez - CHIRLA’s Legal Services DepartmentDaniel P. Garcia - CEO of Veteran Advocacy, an LA based nonprofit organization
YES
$3000
It helped create a network amongst the local law school latina/o students. It helped the HNBA Law Student Division. The networking amongst Latina/o law students in Southern California is not strongly developed so this helped develop a new opportunity to network.
$11,000
I believe this event helped me develop an opportunity to speak to the student leaders of other law schools. It also helped me plan new ways for the Latina/os to network for the following academic year. We are planning on new events for the upcoming year.
Roberto  Rodriguez Orozco
Region XVIII President  HNBA - Law Student Division
rodriguezr2019@lawnet.ucla.edu
28 20612018-05-18 03:30:52
Region V
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour
05/03/2018
Washington
Approx. 45
6
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
Event was intended for members of sponsoring organizations and general public.
A spokesperson of sponsor GregoryEdwards, LLC, made remarks about the recruitment of Latino professionals.
YES
Over $2,000
The event benefited the HNBA Legal Education Fund.
HNBA contributed $100.
The event advanced the HNBA mission by raising funds for the LEF, the charitable arm of HNBA, to support the programs of the LEF such as scholarships and moot court program.  Besides HBA-DC and HNBA Region V, the event sponsors were: the South Asian Bar Association (SABA-DC), GregoryEdwards, LLC, the Washington Bar Association, and the Korean American Bar Association (KABA-DC).
Fernando Rivero
Region V President
F.J.Rivero@outlook.com
29 19912018-05-02 01:35:37
Region I 
Red Sox Game
04/27/2018
Boston, MA 
14
1
HNBA Attorneys
No
NO
Developing a stronger latino legal community in Boston. 
$0
Strengthens our region and increases activity amongst our future leaders.  
Javier Flores
Region I President
jflores@mgmlaw.com
30 19902018-05-02 01:32:54
Region I
Diversity in the Judiciary
04/30/2018
Boston 
40
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
There were numerous judges, as well as the Governor's Chief of Staff and the Chief Legal Counsel to the Judicial Nominating Committee
NO
Promoting increased diversity in the judiciary.  
$600
We provided our membership a roadmap to pursuing a judgeship.  
Javaier Flores
Region I President 
jflores@mgmlaw.com 
31 19852018-04-29 18:10:16
Region V
Hispanic Law Conference
04/19/2018
Washington
Approx. 60
4
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
John Amaya, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, formerly with ICE during the Obama Administration and with Senator Leahy as Senior Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
NO
N/A
N/A
N/A
HNBA co-sponsorship (name and logo only) is in line with HNBA's mission of supporting a forum for Latino attorneys to discuss issues of importance to the Latino community. Conference participants heard from John Amaya, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, whose experience at ICE during the Obama Administration and as Senior Counsel to Senator Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee intersected with the interests of many Hispanic attorneys. 
Fernando Rivero
Region V President
F.J.Rivero@outlook.com
32 19832018-04-24 19:15:05
Region VI
General Counsel Forum
04/18/2018
Charlotte, NC
100
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Marcy Hingst  |  Bank of AmericaDeputy General CounselStacy Gray  |  BelkSVP & General CounselJason Idilbi  |  PassportGeneral CounselRichard Thigpen  |  Carolina PanthersGeneral Counsel
YES
Approx. $5,000 (including in kind)
N/A
$1,000
The event promoted the HNBA in the Charlotte legal community.
Gonzalo Frias
Regional President
gonzalo.frias@duke-energy.com
33 19822018-04-23 14:55:27
Region V
Hispanic Law Conference
04/19/2018
Washington, DC
approx. 60
4
Law Students
Other (explain)
The Hispanic Law Conference was open to the public.
John Amaya, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, who had high-level posts at ICE during Obama Administration and in Congress under Leahy in the Judiciary Committee.
NO
N/A
N/A
N/A
HNBA's co-sponsorship of the annual Washington College of Law Hispanic Law Conference is in line with HNBA's mission of supporting a forum for Latino attorneys to discuss issues of importance to the Latino community. Conference participants heard from John Amaya, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, whose experience at ICE during the Obama Administration and as Senior Counsel to Senator Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee intersected with the interests of many Hispanic attorneys. 
Fernando Rivero
Region V President
F.J.Rivero@outlook.com
34 19202018-04-08 18:41:30
Region V
HBA-DC & HNBA Region V Happy Hour
03/16/2018
San Francisco
approx. 19
HBA-DC
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
N/A
YES
148.50
See below.
297.00
As part of an ongoing tradition of reunions of HBA-DC members at HNBA conferences, Region V annually supports these gatherings to endorse and encourage continued attendance by the Region's main affiliate. This joint Happy Hour took place at the Corporate Counsel Conference in San Francisco. I was able to speak to many attendees about the benefits of the conference and to encourage some law students to continue involvement in HNBA.
Fernando Rivero
Region V President
F.J.Rivero@outlook.com
35 19192018-04-08 18:34:21
Region V
HNBA Advocacy Day
02/28/2018
Washington, DC
approx. 60
McDermott, Will & Emery
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
N/A
NO
N/A
See below.
N/A
As Region V President, I participated as a leader of a team of advocates consisting of HNBA and HBA-DC members.  I facilitated the resumption of the historic partnership between HNBA and HBA-DC for Advocacy Day by drafting an MOA through which HBA-DC agreed to sponsor a reception and recruit advocates (a firm was identified for a reception but the reception was canceled). Advocacy Day was coordinated by The Raben Group with a session on 02/27/18 (followed by reception at McDermott) and the congressional visits the next day.  I lead a team to advocate before mostly Democratic congressional offices.
Fernando Rivero
Region V President
F.J.Rivero@outlook.com
36 19182018-04-08 18:26:06
Region V
CBAC Annual Meeting
02/27/2018
Washington, DC
approx. 30
N/A
Other (explain)
As the event was held in my Region, I participated as leader of a team of advocates from other bar associations of color who were typically the president or president-elect of the national bar association of color (NBA, NAPABA, and NNABA). Some played the role of "legislative directors" in their associations.  The event was coordinated by The Raben Group.  I led a team to advocate mostly before Republican congressional offices on the mutual advocacy goals of CBAC (which included mostly HNBA resolutions).  I also reviewed resolution drafts prior to approval and provided edits to HNBA VP of External Affairs Mariana Bravo.
See above.
NO
N/A
The event benefited HNBA generally as it advanced HNBA's advocacy goals. 
N/A
See above.
Fernando Rivero
Region V President
F.J.Rivero@outlook.com
37 19172018-04-07 03:28:18
Region IX
Latino Policy Fourm Illinois Attorney General 
03/06/2018
Chicago, IL 
110
5
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
This was an event focused on educating our Latino community regarding the Illinois Attorney General Candidates and current policy issues 
Democratic candidates for Illinois Attorney General 
NO
Latino Policy Education; pipeline program
$4,500
This program was designed to have our lawyers act as the voice of the Latino community and provide an opportunity to educate our community 
sulema  medrano
Region IX President 
smedrano@salawus.com 
38 19112018-04-03 03:51:38
VIII (Florida) YLD
Pearls of Wisdom 
02/27/2018
Miami, FL
28
0
Other (explain)
The program was geared towards students at Rockway Middle School with an interest in legal careers.
YLD members, Ela Hernandez and Maria Piva, spoke to the students about careers in the legal field and how to achieve a law degree
NO
0
Su futuro which intercepts with the Latina Commission's mission
0
It furthers the mission as it relates to promoting Hispanic youth interested in pursuing legal careers and ensuring they are aware of the HNBA presence in the region.  
Ela Hernandez
YLD President-elect 
Ehernandez@woodlawyers.com 
39 18592018-03-12 17:36:51
Region X
Trauma-informed Care CLE
04/27/2018
Columbus, Ohio
25 - 45
HNBA, LSAC and APABA-CO
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
Open to all attorneys. 
Mary Vicario from Finding Hope Consulting LLC
NO
This event does not benefit a specific National program. 
Anticipate Region X expenses to be $100
Region X is again looking to team up with regional legal aid society and APABA-CO (similar to the Gavel Gap we did in the fall) to offer an in-depth training for lawyers on providing trauma-informed care to clients on Friday, April 27, 2018. Many people in poverty experience trauma as the result of violence, human trafficking, family instability, unanticipated health problems, homelessness, and other crises. Advocates—including LASC lawyers helping low-income individuals and pro bono attorneys helping with visa cases—will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective and informed representation. Though we are still working on the official agenda , we are anticipating that this will be a full day CLE/training. 
christian Gonzalez
Regional President
christian.gonzalez@dinsmore.com
40 18582018-03-12 17:29:32
Region X
2018 Speed Networking & Mentoring Reception
02/22/2018
Columbus, Ohio
30
HNBA
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
The event is the start of the 2018 Region X mentoring program.  The primary goal of the mentoring program is to initiate mentoring relationships between current law students and practitioners. The mentoring program will strive to provide students with a means to obtain advice and guidance on a wide range of topics including law school, legal practice areas, and professional development as well as providing networking opportunities. 
Not applicable. 
NO
Region X's mentoring program.
0 (due to in-kind donations from Bricker & Eckler LLP)
Continues to facilitate the growth of Region X while advancing mentoring objectives of the HNBA at large. 
Christian  Gonzalez
Regional President
christian.gonzalez@dinsmore.com
41 18252018-03-09 16:10:19
Region II
Region II Post-Holiday Reception and Puerto Rico Fundraiser
02/08/2018
New York, NY
130
3
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Roger Juan Maldonado, first Latino president of the NYC Bar Association
YES
$3000 for Puerto Rico Relief
No, the program benefited Puerto Rico relief.
$4000
It was an excellent networking event that showcased the YLD, gave a spotlight to the new Latino president of the NYC Bar Association, and raised funds for Puerto Rico Relief.  We also took the time to push national fundraising.
Matthew Konigsberg
Regional President
matthewfk@gmail.com
42 17682018-03-07 03:57:55
LSD
HNBA-CCC
03/14/2018
San Francisco,CA  
n/a
n/a
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
I am attending the HNBA-CCC Conference representing the LSD team. 
n/a
NO
Law Student Division. Having LSD Board leadership presence at the conference. 
$1,712.60
Having LSD Board leadership attend these events helps connect with other groups within the HNBA, strengthen knowledge of opportunities to law students, and establish long-term connections within the legal community. 
Veronica Canton
LSD President 
vcanton@nd.edu
43 17262018-03-03 17:15:31
Region XI
Salsa Social
04/06/2018
Kansas City, MO
50-60
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
There will not be a speaker but we invite the HNBA regional members. 
YES
$200: Selling Shirts
It will benefit the law student division by increasing membership as well as general membership within the HNBA
It is estimated around $1850
With Diversity and inclusion in mind, It benefits the HNBA and furthers our goal by showcasing unity. This would be our first time having an event at the school and our students are excited about it. It will also connect more hispanic law students in the area. 
GEnesis Mercado
Region XI President-Law Student Division
gmz7c@mail.umkc.edu
44 17162018-03-02 18:23:01
Region II
“Maintaining a Diverse Legal World: The Importance of Minority Law Students”
03/26/2018
Albany, NY
50-75
HBNBA, in addition to local school organizations
Law Students
This event is aimed at law school students, undergraduate students, and high school students that are interested in judicial clerkships, public policy positions, or legislative advocacy. 
We are discussing the possibility of having a NY Court of Appeals judge for opening remarks. I will be in contact with Veronica Canton as updates arise.  
NO
HNBA-LSD
expected expenses of $1,000
The purpose of this event is to educate African American and Latino students about pathways towards elected office and the legal field in general. Historically, minorities are greatly underrepresented in the legal and political arena, and that needs to change. Through a panel of judges, legislators, and practitioners, this event will provide insight, tools, and tips for students who are interested in legislative advocacy, policy analysis, and judicial placements. Furthermore, this event aims to connect students with mentors, in order to enrich their network and support system as well as reinvigorate them by giving tangible exposure to successful African American and Latino professionals.
Gabriella Romero
Co-President of Region II (NY), HNBA-LSD 2017-2018
gromero@albanylaw.edu
45 15792018-02-19 17:36:42
Affiliate
Advocacy Day 
02/28/2018
Washington, DC. 
n/a
n/a
Law Students
We had three LSD board members participate in the HNBA Advocacy Day.  Since we have members who are affected by immigration policies, we found our participation in policy discussions key in sharing our law student’s experiences and concerns with our legislators.
n/a
NO
n/a
Yes, Advocacy Day.  
711.88
Since we have members who are affected by immigration policies, we found our participation in policy discussions key in sharing our law student’s experiences and concerns with our legislators.  Given the fact that many of our students have DACA or another immigration status that could be in jeopardy, it is important to have law student presence at this event to share our personal experiences on how the immigration system has benefited some of us.  It is also important to personally share how the government policies can negatively affect positive contributors in our society. 
Veronica  Canton
President of the Law Student Division 
vcanton@nd.edu 
46 15772018-02-18 21:03:07
Law Student Division 
LSAT Scholarship 
03/15/2018
Chicago, Illinois 
15
0
Law Students
Other (explain)
This is a scholarship for students who are going to take the LSAT.  The scholarship is for payment of the LSAT registration fee and the purchase of two books to help prepare for the test.  
None. 
NO
0
This is in support of the HNBA's effort to create a pipeline for undergraduate students to connect with law school students for support in the application process and law school in general.  
300.
This advances the HNBA's mission by empowering our future law school students with information regarding the application process and connecting them with current law students to help them with law school in general. 
Veronica Canton
LSD President 
vcanton@nd.edu 
47 15722018-02-16 20:41:14
8
Lo Nuestro en La Ley
02/15/2018
Coral Gables, FL
21
0
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Yes, Jorge Martinez, Senior Director of Legal of Virgin Voyages
YES
$576
Yes, provide business development and networking opportunities for members through access to in-house counsel
$576.
The event provides business development and networking opportunities for members through access to in-house counsel.
Araly Herrera
RP
aherrera@glhlawyers.com
48 15562018-02-13 21:36:09
Region 14
Student & Attorney Networking Lunch
02/08/2018
Phoenix, AZ
45
2
Law Students
HNBA and Los Abogados attorneys met for lunch networking with students from Arizona Summit Law School. We learned that Summit Students were under so much stress due to the Law School's present standing(ABA probation) as the students are not going into the community to network, we decided to take the networking to them. around 18 lawyers from corporate/public/private practice all met with a group of about 25 law students at Arizona Summit. 
Phil Ortega, attorney with Udall Shumway. Marcos  Tapia Region 14 Deputy, Los Abogados Board of Directors and attorney with Renaud Cook Drury and Messaros and Freddy Saavedra all planned the event. 
NO
Only the pipeline in general
250
This was completely altruistic, an attempt to connect with Latino Law Students from acrross the country who are at Arizona Summit
Freddy Saavedra
Region XIV President
freddy@legalbetter.com
49 15552018-02-13 21:21:56
Region III
Law Student Mentorship Panel
02/01/2018
Camden, NJ
60
1
Law Students
The HNBA partnered with HBA-NJ to provide a panel and mentoring workshop for Rutgers Law Students at the Camden campus. 
The panelists included Judge Yolanda Rodriguez, Jacqueline Romero, Phil Espinosa and Jorge Coombs
NO
No - but this event supports law student mentorship
Zero
Support, guidance and mentorship for Latino law students; promotion for HNBA to law student community 
Carlos Bollar
Region III President
cbollar@archerlaw.com
50 15532018-02-13 20:21:22
The John Marshall Law School
Fiesta
04/06/2018
Chicago, IL
100+
1+
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
HLAI Attorneys
Possibly Justice Jesse Reyes
YES
Community Outreach
$2,700+
This event will help create a cohesive networking community between prominent Latino attorneys and law students in the Chicagoland area.
Jessica Ocampo
President-Elect of the Law Student Division
jocampo01@law.jmls.edu
51 15372018-02-09 20:33:22
Region IV
17th Annual La Justicia Award
01/30/2018
Philadelphia
100
3
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
Supporters of Taller Puertorriquenos, whose CEP was honored at the event.
The Mayor of the City of Philadelphia delivered the welcome remarks.
YES
$4000
No. The money was raised to assist with relief efforts in Puerto Rico, "Unidos Pa' PR."
$3000
As a co-host of this event, the HNBA logo was prominently displayed on all marketing materials and the organization was recognized during the event. This event therefore increased our visibility and will help in attracting interest in the Annual Convention.
Lorena Ahumada
Region IV President
LAhumada@kleinbard.com
52 14962018-01-31 02:04:08
Region VII
Happy Hour
01/22/2018
Atlanta, GA
16
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
Brian Trzinski and David Hufnagel from Massmutual attended this event, along with local HNBA attorneys and law students. 
Erica Mason, President, and Irene Oria, VP of Programs, both attended this happy hour. 
NO
kalolo329@gmail.com
n/a
367.72
This event provided the first opportunity in several years for local HNBA attorneys and law students to meet each other. It has already allowed several local law students the opportunity to get in touch with local attorneys about other career/networking opportunities. I think that events like this further the HNBA's mission to improve representation in the legal profession.
Karissa Blyth
Region VII President
karissablyth@eversheds-sutherland.com
53 13992018-01-09 22:15:25
Region I 
Toy Drive
12/20/2017
Boston, MA 
40
15
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
This event was co-sponsored with LCLD. We invited all HNBA and LCLD members and individuals form their organizations that were donating presents to attend the cocktail reception 
No
NO
javier.f.flores@gmail.com
This was a community driven event, intended to increase our profile. 
$1300
We obtained 100+ gifts for for Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion’s Three Kings Day Celebration, which was held on January 8, 2018.  
Javier Flores
Region I President
JFlores@mgmlaw.com
54 13392017-12-12 02:29:21
Region I 
Holiday Mixer 
12/07/2017
Cambridge, MA
300
3
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
We co-hosted with ALPFA Boston. 
No
NO
Yes, the event helped drive membership.  
$0 
This event helped advance our relationship with ALPFA in Massachusetts, as well as provide our membership an opportunity to network with other Latino professionals in our region.  
Javier Flores
Region I President
JFlores@mgmlaw.com
55 13372017-12-08 23:28:23
Law Student Division 
Attendance at the NLLSA Conference in Atlanta 
09/28/2017
Atlanta, Georgia 
1
n/a
Law Students
Good Evening Team, I attended the NLLSA conference at the request of President Mason.  I attended to represent and establish a working relationship with NLLSA leadership to be able to work together toward increasing law student membership, and working toward increasing law school Hispanic organization student association membership.  Please let me know if I may provide additional information to assist in our work.  Have a fantastic day. Best regards, /s/Veronica Canton LSD President
Erica Mason, National President of the HNBA. 
NO
N/A 
Law Student Division - membership outreach. 
671.30
The event has advanced the HNBA's work and mission by allowing me to create a great working relationship with numerous members of the NLLSA National Board, including a close relationship with the NLLSA National President.  She and I are working together on increasing HNBA membership, affiliate memberships, and increasing the distribution of opportunities for law school students.  
Veronica  Canton 
LSD President 
vcanton@nd.edu 
56 13342017-12-05 20:45:44
Region II
Young Lawyers Division Reception and Fundraiser in Brooklyn
11/29/2017
Brooklyn, NY
60
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
This event was geared at reaching younger attorneys in the Brooklyn area.  It was the first event HNBA has done in Brooklyn in memory.  To obtain a ticket, you needed to donate to 1 of 4 disaster relief organizations (we didn't handle the money, they just had to affirm they donated at least $25).  The orgs supported relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas, USVI and Caribbean, and Mexico.  We wanted to give options so people could donate to the cause that they cared about most.  We estimate we raised $1500 this way for the disaster relief organizations.
No.
YES
Yes, but not for HNBA and we didn't handle the money - it was donated directly through online links to the four disaster relief organizations
Young Lawyers Division.
$200
This event advanced threeaspects of HNBA's work - first, we wanted to do a YLD event, second, we wanted to raise money for disaster relief, and third, we wanted to do an event in Brooklyn and try to increase participation and membership there.  We did get at least 1-2 people to sign up for HNBA membership.
Matthew Konigsberg
Regional President
region2president@hnba.com
57 13332017-12-05 20:40:11
Region II
Pathways to the Bench
11/28/2017
New York, NY
75
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
This was an event with the Latino Judges Association - we had five Latino judges from all levels of NYS courts for a panel about preparing yourself to become a judge.  Loeb and Loeb hosted and sponsored.
The panelists were: Court of Appeals Associate Judge Rivera, Appellate Division Judge Reinaldo Rivera, Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos, Criminal Court Judge Joanne Quinones, and Court of Claims Judge Faviola Soto.  
NO
our mission to increase Latinos on the bench
$250
We brought in the best and brightest Latino judges in NYS - from the state's top court (Court of Appeals), to the mid-level court (Appellate Division), to the trial level (Supreme and Criminal Court of NY), and the specialized courts (Court of Claims).  They spoke candidly about the process, both the appointment process and the elective process.
Matthew Konigsberg
Regional President
region2president@hnba.com
58 13142017-11-28 15:26:58
8
Lo Nuestro en La Ley Lunch Series
11/17/2017
Miami, FL
11
0
HNBA Attorneys
Yes, Judge Gloria Gonzalez-Meyer
YES
469.37
No.
469.37
This event provides professional development, business development and networking opportunities to HNBA members.
Araly Herrera
RP
aherrera@glhlawyers.com
59 12952017-11-16 19:04:06
Region 8
Bras for Cause
10/5/2017
Coral Gables, FL
28
4
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
UN for Women
No.
YES
500.00
No.
473.03
This was a networking event for HNBA members and provided our members the opportunity to be a part of a community service event along with UN for Women and we collected new bras to provide to victims of human trafficking in the South Florida area.
Araly Herrera
Regional President
aherrera@glhlawyers.com
60 12942017-11-16 18:53:46
Region 8
HNBA Mentoring Program Kick Off
10/19/2017
Coral Gables, FL
60
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
N/A.
NO
N/A
Yes.  The HNBA South Florida Minority Mentoring Program
0.00
The event is the kick-off event to one academic year long mentoring program designed to pair lawyers and/or judges from the community with law students of minority descent from Florida.  Six law schools are participating and this program has year after year proven results to assist us with the HNBA mission of "moving the needle" so that more latinos can enter and succeed in the legal profession
Araly Herrera
Regional President
aherrera@glhlawyers.com
61 12932017-11-16 18:22:36
Region 8
Mentoring Program - Match Reveal
10/30/2017
Miami, FL
72
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Yes, Alan Kluger, who is a prominent commercial trial attorney and he provided his firm as the venue for the event and provided guests an art tour.
YES
$500.00
Yes the HNBA Minority Mentority Program
$376.65
This is the second event of a series of events that are part of the HNBA South Florida Mentoring Program. The purpose of the event is to introduce the participants to the mentee/mentor they have been paired with and to promote networking and mentoring.
Araly Herrera
Regional President
aherrera@glhlawyers.com
62 12922017-11-15 17:14:30
Region I 
Young Lawyer & Law Student Mixer
11/08/2017
Boston, MA 
75
1
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
No
NO
Membership Development and Mentoring Program 
$600
We successfully connected with a number of young lawyers and law students, obtained 8 HNBA membership applications, and entered numerous mentees into our membership program. 
Javier Flores
Region I President
JFlores@mgmlaw.com
63 11732017-10-27 18:58:29
Region III (NJ)
Todos Unidos Fundraiser
10/17/2017
Edgewater, NJ
96 paid; 72-75 in attendance
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Other (explain)
The event was geared towards HNBA and HBA-NJ attorneys, judges, law students and other legal professionals. 
No.  I spoke on behalf of HNBA Region III
YES
19,827.25
Those proceeds are to be donated to Puerto Rico and other Latin American disaster relief
1890.61
The event demonstrates the commitment of the HNBA towards critical philanthropic work.  HNBA has taken a leadership role in addressing the crisis in Puerto Rico.     
Carlos Bollar
Regional President - Region III
cbollar@archerlaw.com
64 11352017-10-06 20:45:58
La Voz UNLV Law Student
Huellas Mentoring Program Kick Off
09/29/2017
Las Vegas, NV
45
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
This was an event opening the mentoring season at UNLV. 
NO
This is the opening reception for the 4-tier HNBA Mentoring program which they call Huellas
600.00
By allowing latino law students to meet and network with practitioners. 
Freddy  Saavedra
Region XIV President
freddy@legalbetter.com
65 11242017-10-04 14:22:40
Region IX
Chicago Latino Gala
09/29/2017
Chicago, IL 
420
8
Other (explain)
All Latino professionals including attorneys and students. 
Keynote Speaker, Senior White House Correspondence at CNN, Jim Acosta
NO
This program benefited out regional outreach and membership initiatives  
1,000.00
The purpose of the event was to identify Latino leaders within the Chicagoland community and to bring different Latino Professionals together to network and collaborate on community efforts. This program advanced our regional efforts towards outreach and building membership
Sulema  Medrano Novak 
Regional IX President 
smedrano@salawus.com 
66 11172017-09-27 17:47:27
Law Student Division
National Latino Law Student Association's Annual Conference
09/29/2017
Atlanta, GA
200
25
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Erica V. Mason, Alex Ponce de Leon (Google), and the Honorable Luis A. Aguilar 
NO
N/A
The primary purpose of the HNBA-LSD is to create opportunities for students to thrive in law school and subsequently become successful members of the legal profession. By attending NLLSA's conference and addressing their members, we are strengthening our Division's relationships with other national student organizations in order to better position ourselves to serve our members.  
N/A
The primary purpose of the HNBA-LSD is to create opportunities for students to thrive in law school and subsequently become successful members of the legal profession. By attending NLLSA's conference and addressing their members, we are strengthening our Division's relationships with other national student organizations in order to better position ourselves to serve our members.  
Alyra Liriano
Immediate Past President of the Law Student Division
alyraliriano@gmail.com
67 11122017-09-22 20:05:39
Region XV
HNBA/NMHBA Mixer
9/15/17
Albuquerque
40
4
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
NO
NO
Promoting HNBA especially  among law students and engaging the affiliate 
$1,700.00
Allows HNBA to promote it mission to law students, lawyers and judges and increase engagement 
Michelle Hernandez
Regional President
michelle.hernandez@modrall.com
68 11112017-09-18 20:34:52
Region IV
Reception in Honor of Sharon Lopez, First Latina to Serve as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Assoc.
09/14/2017
Philadelphia
65
2
HNBA Attorneys
Judges
Co-Sponsors: Kleinbard LLC and HNBA
ProgramDavid L. Hyman, Managing Partner of Co-Host, Kleinbard LLC;Lorena E. Ahumada, HNBA Region IV President; Jacqueline Romero, President-Elect, Hispanic Bar Assoc. of Pennsylvania; Deborah Gross, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Assoc.; Sharon Lopez, President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
NO
N/A
$2,800
Visibility for HNBA and membership drive
Lorena Ahumada
Region IV President
LAhumada@kleinbard.com
69 10252017-08-29 15:34:05
XI
Mentorship Reception
09/28/2017
Minneapolis, MN
50
0
Law Students
Judges
The MHBA is committed to encourage the participation of Latino/a students in developing and remaining responsive to the social, political, and academic promotion of the Latino/a community and to encourage and promote the recruitment, academic achievement, and retention of Latino/a law students in Minnesota and elsewhere. The MHBA Mentorship Program matches attorneys with law students to provide guidance and an introduction into the legal community in Minnesota. By matching law students and attorneys by area of interest, the Mentorship Program provides students with the resources to succeed as law students and future attorneys in the Minnesota legal community. First, the MHBA Mentorship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the Latino/a legal community in Minnesota. Second, the valuable relationships that are formed will help students in their present and future job searches. Third, students are afforded the opportunity to have their resumes and writing samples reviewed by their mentors. Lastly, students have the option of having mock interviews in preparation for job interviews.
No
NO
Like-Kind Contribution from Maslon Law Firm
Professional Development
$300
The MHBA Mentorship Reception will be Thursday, September 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Maslon, LLP. The purpose of the Mentorship Reception is to introduce students to attorney mentors. The mentoring process can last well beyond the student’s law school career, and some mentor/mentees find themselves serving on the MHBA board together.
Joe Nunez
Regional President
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
70 10202017-08-29 00:46:34
Region I 
In House Counsel Roundtable & Reception
10/10/2017
Boston, Massachusetts
40-60
2
Law Students
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
Other diverse attorneys in New England
Sen. William "Mo" Cowan (Ret.) Vice-President, Global Litigation & Legal Policy General ElectricLizette Pérez-DeisboeckGeneral Counsel Battery VenturesCristina GonzalezVice President, Deputy General Counsel StaplesDamian WilmotVice President, Litigation and ComplianceVertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
NO
N/A
This event benefited Region I, by promoting the organization within our Region and helping drive activity and membership.  
1,000
Providing quality programming for its membership, including exposure to extremely successful diverse in-house attorneys whose stories may guide attendees in reaching greater professional heights.  
Javier Flores
Region I President 
jflores@mgmlaw.com
71 6342017-07-06 20:52:34
N/A
Su Negocio
4/20/2017
New Jersey
75
2
HNBA Attorneys
Other (explain)
The Su Negocio Program is geared towards providing education and resources to Small Business owners, the primary attendees.  
The program included a 3-person panel of Latino small business owners, including a chef, an accountant and a financial expert.  An HNBA attorney and MassMutual representative presented on issues relevant to the start-up and growth of small business owners.   
NO
The HNBA Program is Su Negocio
$5,000
The program empowers the Latino community and Latino small business owners with resources, education and networking opportunities.  
Bravo Mariana
VP of Programs
vpprograms@hnba.com