The HNBF acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contributions of Latinos in the legal profession at our Annual Awards Dinner & celebration. When selecting candidates to be honored, we seek leaders whose contributions exemplify the values of the HNBF including the advancement of education, diversity, equality, empowerment, and access.

The purpose of the awards are to distinguish leaders and corporations that advance our mission to help Latino students achieve their potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession in their unique way.

Actions & Achievements that Demonstrate the Values of the HNBF

  • Contributes to the advancement of higher education for Latino/Hispanic youth
  • Assumes a leadership role in the Latino/ Hispanic community
  • Furthers the advancement of diversity in​​ the legal profession
  • Advocates for and removes barriers to equality and access for minorities
  • Serves as a champion for youth

Distinguished Career Record

  • He/she has made significant contributions to the legal profession
  • He/she has had outstanding influence within the legal profession
  • Has achieved local or national recognition for accomplishments and contributions


  • Exemplifies integrity, honor and dignity; serves as a model of high ethics in legal education and the legal profession
  • Serves as a positive role-model in the legal profession
Hispanic National Bar Foundation

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