Members can serve the HBA through any of the following committees.  If you are interested in serving on a committee, please email us at

Annual Awards Event: Plan the HBA-DC’s Equal Justice Awards reception, and solicit nominations for (and select) the recipient of the awards.

Richard Rodriguez, Co-Chair

Ben Hernandez-Stern, Co-Chair

Communications: Coordinate the publication of the HBA-DC newsletter. Develop and maintain HBA-DC brochures and templates for flyers. Develop and maintain the HBA-DC website, Facebook, and LinkedIn web pages.


Carlos Garcia, Co-Chair

Jennifer Burdman, Co-Chair

Andrea Coronado, Board Liaison

Alejandra Apecechea

Stephanie Costa

Maritza Perez


Endorsements: Evaluate the qualifications of candidates for appointments who request the HBADC’s endorsement. Maintain appropriate questionnaires for candidates, conduct due diligence on candidates, hold personal interview, and vote on recommendation to the Board. Whenever possible, identify potential Hispanic candidates for vacant positions and encourage them to apply.


Carmen Banerjee, Co-Chair 

Catherine Meza, Co-Chair

Holli Feichko, Board Liaison

Ray Ramirez

Rolando Sanchez

Edgar Class 

Gretel Echarte Morales

Raquel Martinez Sloan
Adrian Snead
Raquel Trabal

Annette Soberats  
Pedro Rivera 

Juan Sempertegui


Elections: Publish Elections Meeting date, call for nominations, and distribute candidate statements to membership. Prepare, distribute, and count ballots at the Annual Election Meeting; inform the membership of the election results.

Ben Hernandez-Stern, Chair


Legislative and Policy Issues: Develop and implement initiatives relating to local and national legislative and judicial processes. Inform the HBA-DC Board and membership regarding developments in policy, law and practices, and recommend HBA-DC responses to such developments, including public education and press campaigns.

Julian Gonzalez, Co-Chair

Jesus Saenz, Co-Chair 

Ruben F. Reyna, Board Liaison

John A. Carriel

Michael Chandeck

Edgar Class 

Mara Giorgio

Miguel Marling

Alberto J. Rivera 

Sebastien Monzon

Karl Tetzlaff

Salvador G. Sarmiento

Stanley Grabowski

Myrthala Castillo

Diana Rios Jasso

Victoria Hernandez

Janice Marquez


Membership: Develop and implement membership services and initiatives, including membership surveys and drives.


Jason Reding, Co-Chair

Leila Levi, VP for Membership

Charles Lozano


Professional Development: Identify and publicize employment and career opportunities available to the HBA-DC membership. Organize, sponsor, or participate various professional development events, including legal education seminars, job fairs, panel events on legal or policy issues.

Raquel Trabal, Co-Chair

Eric Ubias, Co-Chair

Carlos Gutierrez, Board Liaison

Jesus Saenz , Board Liaison 

Jason Goitia

Nelly Montenegro

John A. Carriel

Christopher Pascual

Bonnie M. Sanchez

Daisy Rosen

Daniel Vazquez Diaz

Waleska Suero

David D. Mendes

Michelle B. Bradshaw

Elizabeth Mara Briones

Alicia Viguri 


Public Service: Develop, coordinate, and implement HBA-DC’s outreach effort to the D.C. Hispanic community; educate the community about its legal rights and responsibilities. Work with and through existing community organizations and governmental agencies serving Hispanics in the D.C. area to the extent possible.

David Garcia, Chair 

Jackie Martinez Resly, Board Liaison

Edgar Class 

Michael Chandeck

Lillian Forero

Richard V. Rodriguez

Shelly A. Mulkey

Bianca Garcia

Victoria Hernandez

Pedro Pavón

Alvaro Peralta

Sergio Balbontin

Jesus Torres

Ben Hernandez-Stern

Stephanie Costa


Social and Special Events: Develop and coordinate social and other special events to provide members with the opportunity to socialize and/or network with each other and with members of other professional organizations.

Pilar F. Velasquez , Co-Chair

Diana Baquero, Co-Chair 

Leila Levi, Board Liaison

John A. Carriel

Miguel Marling

Mario Cuahutle


Student Affairs: Develop and coordinate HBA-DC services for its law student members. Coordinate the mentor/mentee program co-sponsored by the HBA-DC and Arnold & Porter.

Gidget Benitez, Co-Chair 

Vincent Rivas-Flores, Co-Chair 

Jose E. Arvelo, Board Liaison

Sandra Bellew,Board Liaison

Jason A. Redding

Miguel Marling

John A. Carriel

Christopher S. Pascual

Edgar Class

Sebastian Monzon

Gabriela Benitez

Victoria Maqueda




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