Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Statement on Labor Secretary Nominee: R. Alexander Acosta.

Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Statement on Labor Secretary Nominee: R. Alexander Acosta.  (WASHINGTON, D.C.) The HNBF congratulates R. Alexander Acosta, Dean of Florida International University College of Law and past United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, on his nomination to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Labor.   In 2011, the HNBF proudly presented Dean Acosta with its Academic Leadership Award for his outstanding commitment to education and service within the legal community.  Dean Acosta is an exemplary role model for Latino and Latinas throughout the United States.  “We have witnessed first-hand Dean Acosta’s ability to lead an institution and are confident that his commitment to excellence will drive positive results for our government...

Read More ›

The HNBF Congratulates Florida International University College of Law as Bar Passage Leader for the 3rd Year in a Row.

The HNBF Congratulates Florida International University College of Law as Bar Passage Leader for the 3rd Year in a Row. Washington, D.C. – On September 19, 2016 Florida International University College of Law Bar Passage Leader. The Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to empower Latinos to achieve their full potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession, would like to recognize and congratulate South Florida’s public university, Florida International University (FIU) College of Law for its 3rd consecutive year with the state’s highest bar passage rate. 87.5% of FIU law graduates that tested in both A and B of the Florida Bar passed the exam. This statistic is...

Read More ›

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Names New Executive Director

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Names New Executive Director PRESS RELEASE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR FOUNDATION NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WASHINGTON (April 11, 2016) — The Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF), a national organization established to promote equality through education, today announced the appointment of Denise Moreno, co-founder of Togetherforfamilies.org, as the new executive director for HNBF, effective May 16, 2016. Moreno’s appointment comes at the end of a national, monthslong search guided by the HNBF’s board of directors. "Denise’s strong leadership and communications skills, in addition to her background in community and youth outreach, will be a valuable asset to the HNBF," said Richard C. Lorenzo, president of the HNBF board of directors and partner at Hogan Lovells. ―The board is...

Read More ›

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Recognized as a Bright Spot by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Recognized as a Bright Spot by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2015 CONTACT: Alba Lucero Villa Executive Director avilla@hnbf.org 551-482-8761 The Hispanic National Bar Foundation has been selected as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. As a Bright Spot, HNBF will be part of a national online catalog that includes over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics. The announcement was made by Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the Initiative on September 15, 2015 at the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C. “There has been...

Read More ›

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Honors Leaders in the Community and Rising Star Students at Annual Awards Dinner

Hispanic National Bar Foundation Honors Leaders in the Community and Rising Star Students at Annual Awards Dinner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2015 CONTACT: Alba Lucero Villa Executive Director avilla@hnbf.org 551-482-8761 WASHINGTON--The Hispanic National Bar Foundation hosted its Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration on July 16, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. Honorees focused on the importance of perseverance, mentorship and breaking barriers as they addressed a packed room of distinguished guests, influential leaders, sponsors and rising star students. The Awards Dinner was held as part of HNBF’s keystone Future Latino Leaders Law Camp Program, which each year brings up to 40 high school students from across the country to the nation’s capital for nine days of what they repeatedly...

Read More ›

Hispanic National Bar Foundation to Celebrate the Contributions of Leaders in the Legal Community at Annual Awards Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 WASHINGTON --The Hispanic National Bar Foundation will host its Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration on July 16, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC.  Each year, the HNBF recognizes and celebrates the contributions of exemplary leaders in the legal profession at the Awards Dinner. At this year’s Awards Dinner, the HNBF will be presenting the inaugural Diversity Leadership award to Dr. Walter Sutton, Associate General Counsel at Walmart.  The HNBF will also be presenting the Judicial Leadership Award to Hon. Migna Sanchez-Llorens, Circuit Judge in the Eleventh Judicial District of Florida, and the Academic Leadership Award to Professor Luz Herrera, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, and Public Service at UCLA Law. “We are...

Read More ›

HNBF is Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Future Latino Leaders Camp

The Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Future Latino Leaders Law Camp Program announces the opening of the 2016 application process. Please encourage high school students interested in law and legal careers to apply. The Law Camp will be held from July 16 to July 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. This program is offered free of charge for selected Latino high school students (rising sophomores through seniors) from across the nation through the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors. Law Camp students will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of our nation's capital while being immersed in a legal profession preparation curriculum with prominent Latino leaders as mentors.  Complet applications must be received by April 1, 2016. The HNBF's mission is...

Read More ›