Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the HNBA?

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organizat ion that represents t he interests of t he more than 100, 000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed. Our organization is stronger today than at any point in its history and is as committed as ever to its mission. To learn more about the HNBA, click on Mission and History on the About Us section on the Home Page.

How is the HNBA organized?

The HNBA is divided into nineteen regions and each region has a president that is elected by local members. Nationally, the organization is directed by a board of governors, which consists of executive officers – elected by the entire membership – and the regional presidents. In addition, numerous local Hispanic bar associations are affiliated with the HNBA, and those affiliates have voting representation on the board. For students, there is a law student division. That division offers a support environment that better enables students to meet the challenges of law school and beyond. To learn more about the HNBA Leadership, click on the Leadership section on the Home Page.

How do I become a member?

No matter what stage of your legal career you are in, there is a membership level for you. You can join as an Experienced Attorney, Affiliate Attorney, Foreign Attorney, First Year Attorney, Law School Graduate, Benjamin Armanda Lifetime Member, Law Student or Legal Assistant/Legal Administrator. To learn more about how to become a member, click on the Membership section on the Home Page.