2014 Corporate Counsel Conference and Moot Court Competition


The HNBA will host its Annual Corporate Counsel Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott on March 19-22, 2014. This mega CLE conference will provide a unique setting to connect Corporate America and the HNBA, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 Companies. Additionally, the 19th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition will bring together over 30 law student teams from the Nation’s top law schools.

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To view and download CLE materials, click here.


2014 CLE Accreditation Management Site - Coming Soon.

PLEASE NOTE:  E-mail notifications  will be sent out to all attendees in the next two weeks.



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Photos courtesy of Choice Photography




We are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint by not having a printed conference journal this year. In the spirit of “going green” please join us by downloading our 2014 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference Journal here



We couldn’t do what we do here at the HNBA without the continued support of our sponsors. Thank you!

  • Click here to view sponsor listing.





Online registration for the 2014 HNBA Annual Corporate Counsel Conference is now closed, but space is still available for you to register on site! Simply visit our registration desk located at the Orlando World Center Marriott (Grand Ballroom Foyer– lower lobby level). HNBA registrations hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 19, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 20, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, March 21, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm


 Important Dates
 Award Nominations Deadline Nov. 29, 2013
 Early Bird Registration Deadline      Dec. 2, 2013     
 Moot Court Registration Deadline Jan. 16, 2014
 Advance Registration Deadline Jan. 31, 2014
 Last Call Registration Deadline   Mar. 7, 2014



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REFUND POLICY:Requests for refunds for your registration must be received in writing by March 3rd (full refund minus a $25 administration fee). Any requests received after this date will be subject to a 50% refund. Refunds will be processed AFTER the event.

SUBSTITUTION POLICY:All substitutions must be submitted in writing to Erika Lopez-Tello at e-mail elopeztello@hnba.com

PRIVACY POLICY: HNBA is committed to safeguarding your non-public personal information (“Personal Information”). The Personal Information you disclose on this registration form will be kept confidential and will only be used by HNBA to provide you with relevant information on our products and services.

DRESS CODE: Business attire during convention activities and Black tie attire for Gala.



The 2014 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference promises to be one of our greatest yet. Not only will it offer the cutting-edge continuing legal education sessions, high-profile plenary sessions and receptions, and networking opportunities that you have come to expect, this year we are unveiling an exciting new member benefit.

The HNBA is partnering with the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College to offer a Mini Executive MBA program.  The Rollins Crummer Graduate School has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the nation’s #9 part-time MBA program, by Forbes Magazine as the #1 full-time MBA in Florida since 1999. It is among a select group of business schools that has been accredited at the graduate level, and is distinguished by its renowned faculty and the academic and business successes of its graduates.

Space for the HNBA Mini Executive MBA Program is limited so make sure to sign up today!

To download the HNBA Mini Executive MBA Program brochure, please click here.




One of our signature programs, the “Speed Networking and Corporate Connection” Program (the “Program”) is designed to foster and promote meaningful business relationships between America’s leading corporate law departments and Hispanic law firm partners.

Program Description:  This focused and intimate networking opportunity allows in-house counsel with hiring authority to identify lawyers in practice areas where the legal department has an identified need.  Additionally, corporate law departments use the Program as a recruiting tool for internal placement opportunities.

Program Format:  The first hour of the Program consists one-on-one meetings (20 minutes each) between legal departments and their selected law firm participants. The second hour of the Program consists of a networking reception that is open to all Program participants.

Program Eligibility:  In order to participate in the Program, interested law firm partners must: (1) be active, dues paid HNBA members; (2) be registered to attend the 2014 Corporate Counsel Conference; and (3) separately register and complete all required forms for the Program by the applicable deadline. Click here to download questionnaire.

Program Disclaimer: Corporate law departments are solely responsible for all selection decisions.  The HNBA does not decide and has no input into which law firm partners are selected by the individual corporate law departments to participate in the Program.  

Please send materials to Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations at elopeztello@hnba.com no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 21, 2014.  All selected law firm partners will be notified on or about Friday, February 28, 2014.

To download questionnaire, please click here.

To download the HNBA “Speed Networking and Corporate Connection” Program flyer, please click here.



This program is designed to provide beginning golfers with the tools to enjoy the game of golf and learn how to network on the golf course. 
Not everyone can win the U.S. Open, but all of us can use the game to build relationships in a relaxed social setting. Whether you are a beginning golfer or just unsure how to mix and mingle in a networking environment on the golf course, this is the event for you.  
Come for a refresher or to learn golf basics so that your game is ready for public consumption before attending the 2014 HNBA Annual Tennis & Golf Classic in Los Angeles, CA. Click here to register. 
All levels are welcome and encouraged.

When: Wednesday, March 19th from 1 – 4 pm

Location: Hawk’s Landing Golf Course at the Orlando Marriott World Center 

Format: Golf Clinic with professionals at the Learning Academy offering tips and instruction on playing as well as golf etiquette; followed by brief presentation by senior counsel on networking on the golf course; followed by a friendly 9 hole game of golf.
Cost: $84 (tax not included) ~ Club rentals is $29 (includes a sleeve of golf balls) 
Sign Up: To participate in the Golf Clinic, please contact Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com. 



Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities!



Agenda (03/14/14) 




Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive 

Orlando, FL 32821 
T: (407) 238-8618 /(888) 789-3090
W: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcowc-orlando-world-center-marriott/

  • Reservation Deadline: February 24, 2014
  • HNBA Group Rate: $175
  • Student Rate: $149

Book your hotel room today!

Students: Unfortunately student block is sold  out. Please book under the general HNBA Group Block.



Moot court Registration Instructions:

Moot Court Registration is Now Closed. To register your school for the Moot Court Competition you can either sign up online or download form. Once you have completed this step, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to add team members to your school’s registration. Moot Court registration deadline is January 16, 2013.

Moot Court Competition Materials

*Students are responsible for checking our website for the most current information and rule updates.  No changes will be made within 30 days of the competition.

Moot Court Volunteer Judges Needed

The HNBA needs lawyers and judges to score written briefs (to be sent out Feb. 8)  as well as for the oral arguments during 19th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition. If interested, sign up here!

Moot Court Questions? Please contact Tamelia Bolton at info@hnba.com.



Nominations for 2014 are now closed. The HNBA is seeking nominations for the 2014 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Awards. These awards will be presented at the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in Orlando, FL during the Gala Dinner on Friday, March 21, 2014. Recipients will be profiled on the HNBA website and in one or more HNBA publications.

For more information on how to submit, click here.



HNBA is looking for reliable, dependable, and resourceful students!

We ask for a commitment of 10 hours minimum, in exchange for the ability to attend all Conference CLEs and events at no charge. Law students who fulfill their commitment of hours have the Conference registration fee waived, and may attend parts of the conference during which they are not scheduled to work as our guest. 

To download agreement, please click here.



If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Erika Lopez-Tello, HNBA Director of Operations, at elopeztello@hnba.com.