FAQs

May I present virtually?
All moderator and panelist presentations are in person only.

May I add or remove panelists without first seeking approval?
All requests to add or remove panelists must be submitted to and approved by the HNBA.

May​ I submit more than one PowerPoint?
Only one PowerPoint per CLE is permitted.

May I update my PowerPoint after the initial submission?
Yes, it can be updated but specific details as to the deadline will be provided after your CLE is accepted.

Are panelist and moderator travel costs covered?
No, travel, lodging, and food costs are not covered or reimbursed. The HNBA will provide complimentary day pass for the day of the CLE only.

May I submit different documents than those requested?
No, there are no exceptions. All documents requested must be submitted as one PDF in accordance with the instructions.

If I do not submit my packet consistent with the requirements, will it be accepted?
No, the packet will be returned and you be asked to submit consistent with the instructions. Noncompliance could potentially result in the CLE being removed from agenda and replaced.

Do I get to pick the date and time of my panel?
Once your CLE has been selected, you will be informed of the date and time allotted for your CLE. If there are any issues with this date and time, contact the CLE coordinator immediately.

Who is responsible for providing the final PPT file on the day of your presentation?
The moderator is responsible for bringing the final PPT file on a thumb drive or otherwise be able to access it electronically.

Will my CLE presentation be taped or recorded?
No, sessions will not be recorded.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE) TRACKS

Advocacy & Litigation: This track will explore a variety of litigation and advocacy topics. Specifically, the track will focus on current trends in both court and arbitration proceedings; pre-litigation risk-assessment strategies; discovery and trial procedure and tactics; mediation and trial; and other major developments in the litigation arena, all specifically designed to impart critical, cutting-edge knowledge and skills to litigation practitioners and in-house counsel managing litigation. Whether you are working in big law, a small or solo law firm, in the public or private sector, the CLE’s will help sharpen your litigation skills with the HNBA.

Hot Button Issues for 2024 and Beyond:   This track will explore the emerging trends that are impacting and transforming the practice of law across all industries and sectors.  Topics that will be addressed include artificial intelligence, immigration; corporate law; voting rights; labor and employment; and many others.

Career Development: This track will focus on the development of young and seasoned attorneys at various stages of their career.  This will help summer law clerks, young attorneys, seasoned attorneys seeking to become a partner, go in-house, or become a successful rainmaking partner. This track will also focus on both bettering your existing career opportunities, transitioning careers and exploring new career paths, including academia, the government, judgeships and other opportunities.

Lawyering & Wellness: This track will focus on the knowledge and resources necessary to become happier, healthier, and ultimately more prosperous lawyers by improving productivity, navigating the demands of your legal practice, ethics and reducing stress. The track will examine issues related to work-life balance; maintaining physical and mental wellness; mindful lawyering; maintaining integrity in your practice; professional and personal networking; and more – all with a view towards preparing participants for achieving or maintaining the status of a successful lawyer whether you are a young or a seasoned lawyer.

Deadline to Submit a Proposal 12/15/2023

To view CLE Packets, please CLICK HERE.

Please note: The HNBA/VIA approves the final selection of topics, moderators, and speakers. The CLE Selection Committee will work with you to fill speaker slots.

Questions? Email Carla Martin, HNBA/VIA Director of Programs, at cmartin@hnba.com.

FAQs

May I present virtually?
All moderator and panelist presentations are in person only.

Can I add or remove panelists without first seeking approval?
All requests to add or remove panelists must be submitted to and approved by the HNBA.

Can I submit more than one PowerPoint?
Only one PowerPoint per CLE is permitted.

Can I update my PowerPoint after the initial submission?
Yes, it can be updated but specific details as to the deadline will be provided after your CLE is accepted.

Are panelist and moderator travel costs covered?
No, travel, lodging, and food costs are not covered or reimbursed. The HNBA will provide complimentary day pass for the day of the CLE only.

Can I submit different documents than those requested?
No, there are no exceptions. All documents requested must be submitted as one PDF in accordance with the instructions.

If I do not submit my packet consistent with the requirements, will it be accepted?
No, the packet will be returned and you be asked to submit consistent with the instructions. Noncompliance could potentially result in the CLE being removed from agenda and replaced.

Do I get to pick the date and time of my panel?
Once your CLE has been selected, you will be informed of the date and time allotted for your CLE. If there are any issues with this date and time, contact the CLE coordinator immediately.

Who is responsible for providing the final PPT file on the day of your presentation?
The moderator is responsible for bringing the final PPT file on a thumb drive or otherwise be able to access it electronically.

Will my CLE presentation be taped or recorded?
No, sessions will not be recorded.


POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

REFUND POLICY:
If you are unable to attend CCC2024, you must cancel your registration no later than 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com. Cancellations received on or before the deadline above will be reimbursed fully minus a $95 administrative fee. Cancellations received after Wednesday, February 28, 2024, will not be eligible for a refund.

  • Failure to attend CCC2024 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 elopeztello@hnba.com.

COVID-19 POLICY:
Vaccinations or Proof of Negative COVID Rapid or PCR Test Required for In-Person Attendance
Attendance at the in-person CCC2024 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.

PRIVACY POLICY:
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.

HNBA/VIA ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT
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.