What We Do
Programs, Partnerships & Events
Our Signature Programs
The Hispanic National Bar Foundation believes that knowledge and diversity benefit everyone. In order to provide the tools necessary to ensure full and equal opportunity for Hispanics to become leaders in the global community, the HNBF facilitates programs throughout the year.
Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute in Washington DC
Our signature program, the Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019.
The Future Latino Leaders Law Institute is a nine-day program run by the HNBF in Washington, DC and provides selected Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. Established by the HNBF in 2005, the Law Institute offers students the chance to come to DC and learn more about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies.
After this experience, I am now connected to a network of Latino leaders. The camp has strengthened my decision to pursue a career in the legal field by showing me more possibilities and pathways than I knew of before.”
Class of 2018
Law Day Events
The HNBF has begun working with schools like Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Conner School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law to establish one or two-day programs to help college students, high school students, and their parents to learn about educational opportunities for Hispanics.
Annual Awards Dinner
Each year we acknowledge outstanding Latinos in the legal profession that exemplify the values of the HNBF. Our award recipients are distinguished leaders in the legal community who advance the mission of the HNBF in their own unique way.
In 2018, California Supreme Court Justice Mariano Florentino Cuellar was the recipient of our Judicial Leadership Award. Born in Mexico, Justice Cuéllar graduated from high school in California before beginning a distinguished academic, legal, and public service career.
Past HNBF Programs
At the HNBF, we know that a successful company’s greatest asset is its people. Today’s workforce and marketplace represent a dynamic mix of cultures, races, ages, and genders. For companies to succeed in the global economy and be responsive to demographic shifts they must attract and retain skilled employees who have different experiences and backgrounds.
The HNBF Law Fellows Program aims to increase the diversity in corporate legal departments. The Law Fellows Program is a unique 8-week paid fellowship that places first-year Hispanic law students in corporate legal departments for 6-weeks with an additional 2-weeks at a law firm that represents the company or at the company’s government relations office in Washington, DC.