Hispanic National Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association The Hispanic National Bar Association is a 501 organization representing Hispanics in the legal profession, including attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistant and paralegals, and law students in the United States and its territories.HistoryThe organization was founded in California on March 20, 1972, as La Raza National Lawyers Association; its first president was Mario G.

Obledo. The organization's name was changed to Hispanic National Bar Association and reincorporated in the District of Columbia in 1984.PurposeThe association represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, law students and paralegals in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. National officers are elected by the membership at large, and Regional Presidents are elected by their regional members.Individual attorneys may join, and local Hispanic bar associations may become affiliated with the HNBA. The HNBA collaborates with the local Hispanic bars in over 100 cities in the United States, with other specialty bars, and with the American Bar Association. This group assists Hispanic Americans in defending their rights and improving their opportunities.ActivitiesThe HNBA holds an annual convention, an Annual Mid-Year Conference and Moot Court Competition, an Annual Legislative Day and an Annual International Conference open to all attorneys and affiliates from around the country. Each year, the HNBA also organizes a variety of events for lawyers and law students throughout its 19 regions, and several community outreach and education initiatives.

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