Monday, October 03, 2005


Hispanic National Bar Association Convention

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) will host their 30th Annual
Convention, "Unidos in Washington: A Capital Experience", from Oct. 16 to
Oct. 19, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The President of
the United States serves as Honorary Chairman of the Convention and the
White House will host a briefing on Monday, Oct. 17. United States Senators
Ken Salazar and Mel Martinez serve as Honorary Co-Chairs and will co-host "A
Salute to Public Service" reception at the Smithsonian Castle on Tuesday,
Oct. 18. On Monday, Oct. 17, Ambassador Carlos Alberto de Icaza of the
Embassy of Mexico will present his government's distinguished Ohtli Award to
an HNBA member. This historic convention is co-hosted by the Hispanic Bar
Association of the District of Columbia who will serve as the co-host of the
Equal Justice Awards Luncheon to take place during the convention.
According to Mr. Juan Carlos Iturregui, National Convention Chair, "hundreds
of the country's most influential legal, political and business leaders will
convene to discuss issues of importance to the Hispanic community and
nation. Our distinguished speakers are experts in their fields and will
discuss the latest topics dealing with public policy and law. The nation's
capitol promises to serve as the backdrop for the most important convention
hosted by our organization."
The HNBA will also host the largest Latino legal job fair in the country
with over 70 employers and conduct more than thirty continuing legal
education (CLE) seminars. Speakers for plenary sessions include The
Honorable Roel C. Campos, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and Ambassador Oliver P. Garza, former U.S. Ambassador to
Nicaragua. The grand finale will take place on Wednesday, October 19th
during the Gala Dinner with U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales as the
confirmed Keynote Speaker.
As a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit professional association, HNBA advances the
professional interests of members in the legal profession and administration
of justice in our country. Founded in 1972, the HNBA represents the
interests of over 27,000 Latino attorneys, judges, law professors, and law
students in the United States and Puerto Rico.
For additional information on the convention, please visit
<> or call the office at 202-223-4777.

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