PROGRAMS

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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 VP of Programs at vpprograms@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.

 


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 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 2022 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.

INVITE OTHERS!

Speed Networking Invitation (Attorneys)

Corporate Speed Networking Invitation (Employer)


ATTORNEYS & LAW FIRMS

ELIGIBILITY
ATTORNEYS SEEKING IN-HOUSE OR OUTSIDE COUNSEL WORK

  1. Be active HNBA members with 6 or more years of legal experience practicing law;
  2. Be registered participants of the 2022 HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference;
  3. Timely complete and submit required forms & questionnaires, and
  4. The applicant’s law firm’s level of support must be at the Amigo level or higher* (unless applicant is seeking employment as in-house counsel or with a government agency).

*Solo practitioners and law firms with 1-5 attorneys please contact speednetworking@hnba.com regarding alternative sponsorship eligibility and requirements.

Outside Counsel/Law Firms: Confirm Eligibility HERE

Attorneys’ In-House Positions: Confirm Eligibility HERE

Please complete the questionnaire no later than Friday, February 25, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. ET.


EMPLOYERS (CORPORATE/GOVERNMENT)

Please complete the applicable questionnaire (for either corporate law department or government agency). HNBA/VIA will grant you access to a user-friendly electronic file containing applicants’ employment information and individual resumes for your review. At that time, HNBA/VIA will also provide you with a form to identify up to four applicants for your one-on-one meetings

Please complete the questionnaire no later than Friday, February 25, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

 


COLLABORATIVE BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (CBLA)

cblapicture1This 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.

 


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 LAW STUDENT DIVISION CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BOARD

The HNBA Law Student Division Career Opportunities Board is a free resource for employers to post internships, clerkships, and scholarship opportunities exclusively for HNBA law students. Students can join the board and receive new opportunities directly to their inbox. Join the board HERE.

 


HNBA NATIONAL LAWYER REFERRAL 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 NLRS 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, visit: www.hnba.com/members