HNBA 35th Annual Convention

HNBA 2010 Annual Convention: El Futuro Sin Límite/Future Without Limits

September 8-11, 2010

This year the HNBA hosted its 35th Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 8-11, 2010.  Over the course of the four day Convention, the HNBA convened dozens of panels, bringing together practitioners and leading experts to discuss the latest in the legal profession and public policy. Along with these cutting-edge Continuing Legal Education panels, the HNBA conducted its yearly Career Fair, the nation’s largest career fair for experienced Hispanic lawyers and law students, where employers were matched with talented job seekers.  The HNBA continued its tradition of addressing the needs of the pipeline through the Youth Symposium, a day-long program focused on exposing middle and high school students the opportuntieso the legal profession.

We want to thank our panelists, sponsors and attendees for making the Convention a huge success! A special thanks goes out to our distinguished guests, Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Senators John Cornyn, Al Franken, and Amy Klobuchar.

We were honored that many of our distinguished members of the HNBA Judicial Council joined us, including The Hon. Paul Anderson who addressed middle, high school and law students with and inspirational message as part of the HNBA Youth Symposium.

The HNBA had other prominent presenters to address legal issues of utmost concern to practitioners and those in public policy, such as Roderick Palmore, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer, and Secretary, General Mills; Jim Rowader, Vice President, General Counsel Employee and Labor Relations, Target; Steven Euller, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Cargill, Inc.; Dierdre Stanley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Thomson Reuters; Samuel M. Reeves, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart; Juan Osuna, Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice; Will A. Gunn, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The HNBA Standing Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession released its second ground-breaking study entitled “Challenges and Rewards in Serving the Public Interest”. The report provides both qualitative and quantitative data on Latinas in the Legal Profession.



Welcome to Minneapolis! Minnesota is excited to host the 2010 Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention.

The Land of 10,000 Lakes and home of the Guthrie Theater, the Minnesota Twins, the Orchestra Hall, the Vikings and the Walker Art Center welcomes the largest gathering of Hispanic and Latino Lawyers, Judges and Law Students to its area.

From September 8-11, 2010, our guests will enjoy four days of non-stop educational programs, enlightening speakers, networking opportunities, and of course, some of the finest entertainment around.

Join us for an electric evening at the Science Museum, smooth beats and exciting sounds at Orchestra Hall, and an elegant evening at our Annual Gala at the Hilton Minneapolis.

Obtain CLE credits in a wide variety of topics such as: Legal Remedies for Victims of Mass Disasters, Workouts that Worked Out, Intellectual Property Without Borders, and Perspectives from the Bench – Good and Bad Pre-Trial Advocacy.

Bring plenty of résumés and join us for one of the largest job fairs in the country featuring representatives from top-notch law firms, government agencies and corporations.

Support and honor our Latino/Hispanic colleagues as we present awards recognizing our finest Latino leaders.
In latest news, we have confirmed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) as keynote speakers – Stay tuned to see who else is coming!

I.  Agenda

II.  Career Fair

III.  Youth Symposium

IV.  Awards

VI.  Sponsors

VII.  Videos