Fernando J. Rivero Public Sector Service Fund
Public Sector Attorneys
The Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) and the HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund have established the Fernando J. Rivero Public Sector Service Fund (the “Fund”) in recognition of Fernando J. Rivero, who we lost on August 9, 2021. Fernando was most recently the Chief Compliance Officer of the HNBA and was the President Hispanic Bar Association of DC in 2014. The Fund was established to honor Fernando’s leadership, dedication, and service to the HNBA and the Hispanic community at large. He was an outstanding public servant and respected member of our HNBA Familia. He left behind a life of service and had a long, broad, and deep legacy of selflessness, dedication, and making a difference in people’s lives. For more information, please click HERE.
27th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition
The Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition brings together ~32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court that will effectively challenge students and allow them the opportunity to argue and brief either position creatively and persuasively.
$50,000 for Moot Court Winners
Awards Ceremony on March 18, 2022
Intellectual Property Law Institute™ (IPLI™)
The IPLI is a trailblazing intellectual property and tech law immersion program, now in its tenth year. The IPLI’s main goal remains increasing the number of U.S. Hispanic lawyers practicing intellectual property law (currently at <2%) and tech law. In 2022, past IPLI Scholars are eligible to apply for a total of $50,000 in scholarships for the bar and patent bar top prep courses.
$50,000 for IPLI Scholars
Awarded in Summer 2022
General VIA Law Student Scholarships
The General VIA Law Student Scholarships are awarded to benefit Hispanic law students in the United States and its territories. The Scholarships are open to eligible Hispanic law students, regardless of immigration status, for educational purposes, including tuition, books and fees, or living expenses.
The HNBA VIA Fund has committed $50K in 2022 and we need your help to raise $100K more to reach our goal of $150,000 in Law Student Scholarships.
Awarded at 2022 Annual Convention in Washington DC.