Hispanic Bar Association of DC

The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“HBA-DC”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development of its membership, and to supporting the Hispanic community in the greaterWashingtonD.C.area.

The HBA-DC is dedicated to the following principles:

  • Advancing and developing Latinos in the legal profession;
  • Promoting equal justice and opportunity for all Hispanics;
  • Educating the Hispanic community about relevant legal issues;
  • Promoting the professional development of Hispanic lawyers and
    law students;
  • Encouraging Latinos to enter the legal profession; and
  • Promoting the appointment of Hispanics to leadership positions
    in Federal, state, and local governments, in the judiciary, and in other
    leadership positions.

To put these principles into action, the HBA-DC sponsors and/or conducts numerous activities and programs. For example, the HBA-DC hosts networking opportunities for members, often in cooperation with other bars and professional groups; sponsors seminars on current legal developments; comments on issues  and legislation affecting Hispanics; evaluates the qualifications of candidates for executive and judicial positions, as well as for vacant positions in the D.C. Bar’s Board of Governors and other bar offices, and endorses such candidates when appropriate; gathers and disseminates information on employment opportunities; publishes a newsletter to report on HBA-DC activities; assists the Hispanic community in obtaining pro bono legal services; and sponsors a mentor-mentee program for law students.

There are a number of benefits that membership in the HBA-DC brings.  Below are just a few.

  • Subscription to HBA-DC’s weekly newsletter;
  • Access to HBA-DC’s Job Board posts;
  • Optional inclusion in our Spanish Speaking Attorney Directory;
  • A discounted price for attendance at our annual Equal Justice Awards reception;
  • The opportunity to participate in our various committees;
  • Mentorship opportunities for law students and young attorneys;
  • Invitation to our networking events;
  • Invitation to our professional development workshops;
  • Information concerning pro bono opportunities, many directed to assisting the Hispanic community; and
  • Special discounted rate if $20 (a $55 savings) to join the Hispanic National Bar Association.
For more information, please visit the Hispanic Bar Association of DC website.

Recent news and events:

May 1, 2012 | HBA-DC Holds Discussion on the “Digital Divide”

Apr. 25, 2012 | HBA-DC Hosts an Evening with Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno

Mar. 22, 2012 | HBA-DC Hosts Happy Hour Featuring The Esperanza Education Fund

Mar. 22, 2012 | HNBA & HBA-DC Applaud Confirmation of Rudolph Contreras to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Mar. 19, 2012 | HBA-DC Judicial Council Launches Internship Program

Mar. 19, 2012 | HBA-DC Conducting Diversity Survey

Mar. 19, 2012 | HBA-DC Forms New Task Force on Advancing Latino Attorneys

Mar. 3, 2012 | HBA-DC Participates in Immigration Clinic

Feb. 23, 2012 | HBA-DC Hosts Successful Meet and Greet for Volunteers

Feb. 8, 2012 | HBA-DC Director Maria Mendoza Published in National Law Journal

Jan. 19, 2012 | HBA-DC Elects New Leaders at Annual Meeting

Nov. 19, 2011 | HBA-DC Members Volunteer at Pro Bono Clinic

Nov. 11, 2011 | HBA-DC Equal Justice Awards

Nov. 7, 2011 | HBA-DC Co-Sponsors Panel on Secure Communities

Oct. 27, 2011 | HBA-DC and HNBA Sponsor Successful Happy Hour

October, 2011 | HBA-DC Visits Local Law Schools