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ABOUT HNBA
 

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories. We are also committed to advocacy on issues of importance to the 53 million people of Hispanic heritage living in the U.S. While we are proud of our more than four decades of accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was the day of our founding in 1972.

Read the Hispanic National Bar Association's Bylaws
here.

CORNERSTONES OF THE HNBA'S MISSION


| 1 |
Enrich and diversify the legal profession, judiciary, and legislature through improved recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latinos, including targeted identification and endorsement and/or promotion of highly-qualified Latino candidates for legal positions including but not limited to judicial and legislative openings at the state and federal level;

| 2 |
Provide professional development, business development, and networking opportunities to our members and sponsors via national and regional conferences, seminars and receptions;

| 3 |
Strengthen the educational pipeline by creating opportunities for Latino students through partnerships with corporate America, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector;

| 4 |
Empower the Latino community through legal, financial, and educational literacy initiatives;

| 5 |
Advocate for solutions on issues that affect the Latino community.


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| HNBA FOUNDERS |

 

Hon. Mario G. Obledo
Hon. Cruz Reynoso
Hon. Benjamin Aranda III
Louis Garcia
Miguel R. Mendez
Ed Pena
Baltazar Baca
Al Gonzalez
Hon. Lorenzo Arredondo
John Huerta
Donato Tapia

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| HNBA PAST PRESIDENTS |

Hon. Mario G. Obledo
Founder
1972-1977
Sacramento, CA

Hon. Benjamin Aranda III
Founder
1977-1980
Torrence, CA

John Roy Castillo
1980-1981
Lansing, MI

Robert Maes
1981-1982
Denver, CO

Hon. Lorenzo Arredondo
Founder
1982-1983
Denver, CO

Hon. MariCarmen Aponte
1983-1984
Washington, DC

Gilbert F. Casellas
1984-1985
Washington, DC

Robert Mendez
1985-1986
Hollywood, CA

William Mendez
1986-1987
New York, NY

Michael Martinez
1987-1988
Murray, UT

Mark Gallegos
1988-1989
Miami, FL

Jimmy Gurule
1989-1990
New Haven, CT

Robert J. Ruiz
1990-1991
Chicago, IL

Dolores Atencio
1991-1992
Denver, CO

Carlos Ortiz
1992-1993
Secaucus, NJ

Wilfredo Caraballo
1993-1994
Newark, NJ

Mary T. Hernandez
1994-1995
San Francisco, CA

Jose Gaitan
1995-1996
Seattle, WA

Hugo Chaviano
1996-1997
Chicago, IL

Gregory Vega
1997-1998
San Diego, CA

Lillian Apodaca
1998-1999
Albuquerque, NM

Alice Velazquez
1999-2000
San Juan, Puerto

Rico Rafael Santiago
2000-2001
Hartford, CT

Angel G. Gomez
2001-2002
Chicago, IL

Duard M. Bradshaw
2002-2003
Akron, OH

Carlos Singh
2003-2004
San Jose, CA

Alan Varela
2004-2005
Santa Fe, NM

Nelson A. Castillo
2005-2006
Roslyn Heights,NY

Hon. Jimmie V.Reyna
2006-2007
Washington, DC

Victor M. Marquez
2007-2008
San Francisco,CA

Ramona E. Romero
2008-2009
Wilmington, DE

Roman D. Hernandez
2009-2010
Portland, OR

Diana Sen
2010-2011
New York, NY

Benny Agosto, Jr.
2011-2012
Houston, TX

Hon. Peter M. Reyes , Jr.
2012-2013
Minneapolis, MN

MIguel Alexander Pozo

2013-2014
Roseland, NJ