SU CARRERA™

SU CARERRA™:  CAREER DEVELOPMENT, LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND CAREER PLACEMENT

In fulfillment of our mission, the HNBA/VIA offers robust career advancement training and opportunities, from continuing legal education (CLE) sessions at our Annual Convention and Corporate Counsel Conference to our “boot-camp” style half- and full-day training sessions. These sessions focus on topics aimed at eliminating barriers to the advancement of Hispanic attorneys and providing them with the skillset they need to succeed in their careers.  We invite you to be part of the solution.  If you have questions or wish to get involved, contact our VP of Programs at vpprogramssc@hnba.com.

 


Each year, during the HNBA Annual Convention, the Academy offers relevant professional development and leadership training aimed at Latina lawyers. The Academy’s curriculum is specifically developed for Latina attorneys and draws from a significant body of research particular to women in the law to address areas identified as key to shattering the proverbial glass ceiling and securing the advancement and long-term success of Latina lawyers—the most underrepresented group in the legal profession. Latinas comprise <2% of all lawyers in the United States. Learn more HERE!

 


The PODER25™ initiative aims to increase the number of Hispanic General Counsels at Fortune 500 companies to 20 by the year 2025. Today, only 1.8% of Fortune 500 General Counsel are Hispanic. Not only should the General Counsels of Fortune 500 corporations drive diversity in the legal industry, they should also be diverse themselves so that corporate executive suites reflect the faces of the communities in which the corporations do business. The HNBA/VIA is committed to being a catalyst for greater diversity, including increased representation of Hispanics, in the Fortune 500 GC ranks! PODER25 is the first GC pipeline initiative that specifically targets Hispanic attorneys and tackles the unique challenges that research informs us that we face including, but not limited to: anti-Hispanic implicit bias, lack of mentorship/sponsorship, and lack of exposure to the networks required to gain entrance into the highest strata of the legal profession. Learn more HERE!

 


HNBA/VIA SPEED NETWORKING AND CORPORATE CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

The Speed Networking and Corporate Connections Program is one of the HNBA/VIA’s signature professional and business development initiatives held annually at the Corporate Counsel Conference.  To further our mission by enriching and diversifying the legal profession, the Program is designed to promote meaningful business relationships between America’s leading corporate law departments, as well as federal agencies, and Hispanic legal professionals. The Program focuses on intimate networking opportunities, allowing in-house counsel and government agencies with hiring authority to identify outside counsel in practice areas where the legal department has an identified need. Law departments also use the program as a cost-effective, recruiting tool for internal placement of highly-qualified Hispanic attorneys. Click HERE to learn about the Speed Networking & Corporate Connections Program.

Concept: The Speed Networking and Corporate Connections Program is one of the HNBA/VIA’s signature professional and business development initiatives. To advance our mission to enrich and diversify the legal profession, the Program is designed to promote meaningful business relationships between America’s leading corporate law departments, as well as federal agencies, and Hispanic legal professionals.

Description: This focused and intimate networking opportunity allows in-house counsel and government agencies with hiring authority to identify outside counsel in practice areas where the legal department has an identified need. The Program also serves as a time and cost-effective recruiting tool for internal placement opportunities.

Format: The first hour consists of one-on-one meetings (15 minutes each) between legal departments and their selected participants. The second hour consists of a networking reception that is open to all Program participants.

Disclaimer: Corporate law departments/employers are solely responsible for all selection decisions. HNBA/VIA cannot and does not guarantee that participating attorneys or firms will be selected or otherwise engaged by the participating companies and/or government agencies.

Stay up-to-date on our programs and opportunities by signing up for our mailing list HERE.

 


HNBA INTERNATIONAL ENCUENTROS SERIES

The HNBA’s “International Encuentro Series” is aimed at celebrating different cultures and shared experiences and values with different countries around the world. The Series also explores business and networking opportunities for US attorneys abroad and for foreign trained attorneys in the US and generally.

The HNBA launched the Series in 2023 with the “Argentine Rincon” and with the “Encuentro en México” in Mexico City.  The HNBA memorialized its commitment to partner with Mexico, and specifically La Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (BMA) and entered into a historic collaborative agreement to promote cooperation, development, and the implementation of initiatives for the benefit the members of both organizations.

The HNBA also celebrated its international and cross-border initiatives by entering into a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an intergovernmental organization and a specialized agency of the United Nations with its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland, whose mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective global intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to promote innovation and creativity for a better and more sustainable future. The HNBA and WIPO work to collaborate in the promotion of IP and technology and the use of ADR designed to reduce the negative impact of international disputes in the areas of IP and technology.

The Series is supported and guided by the International Law Section and Foreign Trained Lawyers Section.

 

 


COLLABORATIVE BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (CBLA)

This innovative program is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National LGBT Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Since 2013, the CBLA strengthens the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs. The CBLA benefits current and future bar leaders, the bar association community, and the legal profession overall, and lays the foundation for further collaborative efforts, while fostering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

1. Network with leaders from your organization and multiple national bar associations.
2. Learn, discuss and develop leadership skills important to your future as a lawyer and as a future bar leader.
3. Have the opportunity to absorb a wide range of leadership advice from leading experts in the field in a small, collegial, close knit setting.
4. Develop the skills necessary to organize, operate and lead local and national bar associations.
5. Build relationships with current and future like-minded bar leaders in an atmosphere aimed at promoting interaction, participation and fun.

Learn more HERE!


HNBA CAREER CENTER

In this increasingly global economy, the HNBA understands the demand for high functioning, multicultural and multi-lingual attorneys. As the only national bar association for Hispanic legal professionals, the HNBA is uniquely positioned to match our corporate and public sector partners with highly qualified Hispanic attorneys from across the country. In response to the need and fulfilling our mission of providing career advancement opportunities to our members, the HNBA offers career programs and services to assist in the hiring and retention of diverse legal professionals.

The online HNBA Career Center is a great resource for our national members to find their next career advancement opportunity. It is also an effective way for our partners and sponsors to achieve their recruiting goals from among the best and brightest diverse candidates. For more  information, contact careercenter@hnba.com.

 


HNBA FIND A LAWYER SERVICE

This important, free of charge, online platform assists Hispanic legal professionals with their career and business development goals by providing a national marketing platform for themselves and their practice. Each lawyer has an individual webpage to market services and attract new clients. The webpage includes the attorney’s picture, bio, areas of practice, licenses, awards, contact information, and more.

The Find a Lawyer service is a searchable database which allows prospective clients and employers to search for highly-qualified, diverse attorneys by areas of practice, location, states of admission, name, and more. For more information and to begin searching, click HERE.