Survey of HNBA Affiliates and Other Hispanic Bar Associations

To the Leaders of all HNBA Affiliates and of Certain Non-Affiliate Hispanic Bar Associations:

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is sending this survey to you because we value our partnership and want to be responsive to the interests of your Association and their members.  The survey is very brief–it will only require a few minutes to complete.  Individual responses will be kept confidential but the HNBA will share the aggregate results with the HNBA Board of Governors (including affiliate representatives on the Board) during its December board meeting in NYC.

The deadline to complete this survey is Wednesday, November 10th.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.

Sincerely,

Diana Sen, HNBA National President

Liz Lopez, HNBA National Vice President of Membership

Ricardo Aponte Parsi, HNBA National Vice President of Regions and Affiliates

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1.)  Please provide contact information for your bar association.
Name of Bar Association:
Your Name:
Your Title:
City/Town:
State:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
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2.)  How many dues paying members does your bar association have, on average, each year?









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3.)  How many members, dues-paying or not, are on the distribution lists used by your bar association to advertise its activities?









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4.)  Does your bar association have an executive director or other paid staff?





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5.)  Please identify the types of programs or initiatives your bar association has undertaken during the last 2 years (select all that apply).




















Other (please specify)

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6.)  Please identify the types of programs or initiatives your bar association has NOT undertaken, but plans to start within the next twelve months.




















Other (please specify)

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7.)  In your bar association\'s opinion, how important is it for the HNBA to initiate or continue each of the following types of programs or initiatives?
A.)  Advocacy for the recruitment, retention and promotion of Hispanics by major law firms:





B.)  Advocacy for the recruitment, retention and promotion of Hispanics by corporate legal departments:




C.)  Personal and professional development programs (e.g., leadership training) for lawyers:




D.)  Programs tailored to Latina attorneys:




E.)  Programs for solo and small practitioners:




F.)  Business development and marketing training:




G.)  Programs designed to introduce Hispanic practitioners to in-house counsel (e.g., \"speed interviews\" at conventions and other events):




H.)  Programs for lawyers in government and non-profits:




I.)  Inexpensive on-line CLEs




J.)  Creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers to serve as mediators and arbitrators:




K.)  International Law Conferences:




L.)  Substantive Law Sections and Committees:




M.)  Annual Legislative Day in Washington, DC:




N.)  Annual Job Fair:




O.)  Other (please specify):

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8.)  In your bar association\'s opinion, how important is it for the HNBA to initiate or continue each of the following types of research, publications and community service?
A.)  HNBA Journal of Law & Policy:





B.)  E-Noticias (electronic newsletter):




C.)  Noticias (hardcopy magazine):




D.)  La Promesa en el Derecho (The Promise in the Law):




E.)  Community education programs such as Law Day:




F.)  Research concerning the status of, opportunities, and challenges for Hispanics in the legal profession:




G.)  Pipeline projects such as the annual youth convention:




H.)  Mentoring Program for law students:




I.)  Other (please specify):

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9.)  Is your bar association an affiliate of the HNBA?



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10.)  How long has your bar association been an affiliate?





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11.)  Based on your bar association\'s overall experience as an affiliate, do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning HNBA.
A.)  The HNBA keeps our bar well-informed about HNBA initiatives and activities:






B.)  The HNBA keeps our bar well-informed about opportunities available from the HNBA, the ABA and/or other organizations:





C.)  The HNBA keeps our bar well-informed about HNBA advocacy priorities:





D.)  The HNBA keeps our bar well-informed about emerging policy issues affecting the Latino community:





E.)  The HNBA keeps our bar well-informed about emerging issues affecting Hispanics in the legal profession:





F.)  The HNBA is a strong information clearinghouse concerning Hispanics in the legal profession:





G.)  Comment:

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12.)  Based on your bar association\'s overall experience as an affiliate, do you agree or disagree with the following statements concerning the HNBA\'s level of collaboration and consultation?
A.)  The HNBA often seeks input from and/or collaborates with its affiliates on public policy advocacy priorities:






B.)  The HNBA often seeks input from and/or collaborates with its affiliates on programs, activities and initiatives related to Hispanics in the legal profession:





C.)  The HNBA is responsive when its affiliates raise issues for attention at the national level:





D.)  The HNBA is prompt and supportive of its affiliates when asked to get involved in regional and/or local issues:





E.)  The HNBA responds promptly when affiliates present judicial candidates for endorsement:





F.)  Comment:

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13.)  Based on your bar association\'s experience as an HNBA affiliate over the last year, how do you generally rate each of the following?
A.)  Responsiveness and accessibility of HNBA National Officers:






B.)  Responsiveness and accessibility of the Regional President covering your state:





C.)  Responsiveness and accessibility of the HNBA National Office:





D.)  Comment:

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14.)  From your bar association\'s perspective, how important is it for the HNBA to do each of the following relative to its affiliates?
A.)  Joint strategic planning with affiliates concerning issues such as judicial appointments, the pipeline, etc.





B.)  Joint fundraising with affiliates for specific, agreed upon programs or initiatives:




C.)  Promote affiliate events through its website, national and regional newsletters, etc.:




D.)  Maintain an online calendar of events offered by Hispanic bars throughout the country:




E.)  Offer leadership and board training for affiliate leaders at HNBA Convention and/or Mid-Year Conference:




F.)  Host monthly conference calls between HNBA officers and affiliate leaders:




G.)  Provide periodic written updates to local Hispanic bars concerning policy issues:




H.)  Offer more joint programs with local Hispanic bars in your region:




I.)  Establish a grant program for affiliates to apply to the HNBA to fund specific initiatives:




J.)  Other (please specify):

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15.)  If your bar association is NOT an HNBA affiliate, has it been an affiliate in the past?





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16.)  If your bar association is NOT an HNBA affiliate, has it considered becoming an affiliate?





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17.)  If your bar association is NOT an HNBA affiliate, to your knowledge, which of the following describe why you are not? (Please select all that apply.)









Other (please specify):