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HBA-DC Newsletter:  July 17, 2017

HBA-DC Events
 
2017 HBA-DC WARRIOR DASH 
 
Registration is back open! More warrior dash slots have have opened up.  Jump in the mud with the HBA-DC Warrior Dash team. Build lasting friendships as you navigate the Warrior Dash obstacle course with the HBA-DC team. 

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 11:00 am
Location: Mechanicsville, Maryland (Budd’s Creek)
Register: Email Andrea Coronado (acoronado834@gmail.com) for more information. 

HBA-DC DAY AT THE BALLPARK

When: September 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm, pre-game at 11:30 am 
Where: Nationals Park 
Metro: Navy Yard (Green Line) 
Registration: Email Carlos Gutierrez (gutierrez.c.a.32@gmail.com) to reserve tickets. 

The annual HBA-DC Day at the Ballpark is back!  Come join us watch the Nationals battle the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Tickets are $35.00 each for seats located in Section 110.  HBA-DC will host a pre-game event at Bullpen/Half Street Fairgrounds.  The South Asian Bar Association of DC will be co-sponsoring again.  Thank you, SABA!  

2017 EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS 

Save the date for the 2017 Equal Justice Awards!  EJA will be held on November 3, 2017, at the Park Hyatt Washington.  This year's award ceremony will include a full open bar during the entirety of the event, catering by the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern, and a trio of delectable desserts.  Tickets may be purchased here.  Details and additional sponsorship information is available at the 2017 EJA website

 

HBA-DC HOLIDAY PARTY & TOY DRIVE


When:
 Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Bar Deco, 717 6th St NW
Metro: Chinatown (Red, Yellow & Green Line) 
Registration:  RSVP here


Save the Date!!! HBA-DC will be holding Holiday Party& Toy Drive on December 7, 2017.  There will be complimentary appetizers and free drink ticket for the first 35 members who register! 

 

 

News

EL TIEMPO LATINO HONORS HBA-DC MEMBERS 

 

El Tiempo Latino, the largest Hispanic newspaper in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, released its inaugural Powermeter 100 in late June 2017 naming 100 influential and powerful members of the Hispanic community and the community at large.  The two HBA-DC leaders named among the list of diverse poderosos from all walks of life include current President Benjamin Hernandez-Stern and former President Juan Sempertegui

 

CALL FOR 2017 EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 4TH!

The HBA-DC is seeking nominations for the 2017 Equal Justice Awards.  These prestigious awards recognize individuals and organizations that have exemplified outstanding contributions to the Latino community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the areas of equality, fairness, and social justice and have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to and achievement in public service. The award recipients will be honored during the reception on Friday, November 3, 2017.  The Official Nominations Form is available here

 Nominations may be emailed to nominations@hbadc.org

BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE 2017 EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS!

The Equal Justice Awards reception provides you with an opportunity to honor the exceptional accomplishments of Hispanic lawyers in our community and to encourage others to continue providing much needed legal support.  For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact HBA-DC President-Elect Richard Rodriguez or download the Sponsorship Benefits and Invoice Form.

To make your sponsorship contribution online, please visit the HBA-DC Online Store here at https://hbadc.site-ym.com/store. Sponsors will be announced at the event and will receive special acknowledgement in the printed program for the event.

2018 HISPANIC ASSOCIATION ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 CORPORATE ACHIEVERS PROGRAM  

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is accepting nominations for its 2018 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers program. This program was developed as a way to recognize the outstanding achievements of young Hispanic professionals in corporate America, build the pipeline of Hispanic corporate leaders, and increase the number of Hispanics on corporate boards. To date, this program has received more than 750 nominations and awarded over 280 finalists. 


Nominees selected as this year's finalists will participate in a four-day leadership development and education training program in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 5-8, 2018Nominations are due on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5 pm Eastern. Finalists will be announced no later than December 1, 2017. Please visit this site for more information, including eligibility requirements. To access the secure online nomination form and submit your nominations, please email yhca@hacr.org.

 

FALL EDITION OF HBA-DC QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Fall 2016 edition of HBA-DC's Quarterly Newsletter is now available here.  This edition includes an article titled, "Leading Legal Terms: Lessons on Effective Practices," authored by Yolanda Ruisanchez Gruendel, the founder of Pause for Insight, LLC.

HBA-DC NEW MEMBERS & RENEWALS!

HBA-DC welcomes new members and thanks the following members for renewing their membership in the past week.  Thanks to their support, HBA-DC can continue to serve its members and the Hispanic community.

Brenda Ayon Verduzco
Ann Marie Duffy (Phillips)
Giselle Fuentes
Marylenny Iglesias
Carrie Ricci

 

Don’t forget to renew and pay your HBA-DC membership dues before your membership expires.  Renewing online is easy!  Just log into your profile on the website and follow the profile prompts on the right.  Log in at:  http://www.hbadc.org/general/login.asp.

  


In this issue
HBA-DC EVENTS
News
Movers & Spotlight
Pro Bono Corner
Job Openings
Topics of Interest
Student Affairs
President's Message
  

Dear @@first_name@@,

Former Michigan Governor George Romney once said, "The magnitude of our social problems will require that all citizens and institutions make a commitment to volunteering as a way of life and as a primary opportunity to create needed change."  As lawyers, we are uniquely suited to offer our specialized skills to the Washington, DC community.  Incorporating volunteering in our lives is a fantastic way to make a difference and help ease the burdens of our neighbors. HBA-DC is proud to offer our members several volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  This year our Public Service Committee is lead by David Garcia.  Along with Board Members Jackie Martinez Resly and Lucero Oritz, David has spread headed our participation in the DC Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic.  Thank you for all of you who have represented HBA-DC clinics at the March and June Immigration Clinics.  Participation in pro bono can sometimes be difficult for federal government attorneys.  In the coming months, HBA-DC will provide opportunities for federal government attorneys to get involved. 

We are lucky to be in a position where we have the tools to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Consider making volunteering a regular part of your life.

Atentamente, 

Ben Hernandez-Stern

President
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

  

Movers & SPOTLIGHT
 

Adrian Alvarez has been selected to be a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Washington College of Law’s Disability Rights Law Clinic.  Congrats Adrian! ! ! 

 

For information on nominating a member for the HBA-DC Member Spotlight, click here.  Do you have a new job? Recently received an award or honor? Let us know by sending an e-mail to newsletter@hbadc.org.

 

 

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 Pro Bono Corner

PLI HOSTS A TRAINING ON HOW TO EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT CLIENTS WITH PTSD

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Practicing Law Institute ("PLI") is hosting a "Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma."  The training is free and available online.  The training will be led by a faculty that includes a VA psychologist with extensive clinical expertise in PTSD and lawyers who specialize in mental health-related advocacy.  The training is schedule for 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm.  More information is available at  www.pli.edu.  

CASA HOSTS CITIZENSHIP CLINIC

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, CASA invites attorneys to serve as volunteers for its upcoming citizenship clinic. This clinic will be co-hosted with the Montgomery County Executives office as part of Montgomery County's participation in "Cities for Citizenship."  Attorney Orientation begins at 8:45 am.  Lunch will be provided for volunteers.  The clinic will be held at the Mid-County Regional Services Gilchrist Center (2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton MD 20902).  Contact Earvin Gonzalez (eagonzalez@wearecasa.org) for more information. 

CASA HOSTS DACA RENEWAL CLINIC

On July 23, 2017, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, CASA will be holding a DACA renewal clinic to help DACA recipients renew their status and provide them with comprehensive immigration consultations.  Volunteer attorneys and law students are needed to help make this clinic a success.  No previous experience is required and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.  The clinic will be held at the CASA Multicultural Center (MCC), 8151 15th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20783.  Contact Sarah Smith at ssmith@wearecasa.org for more info.  Volunteers, please use this link to sign up.

DMV ALLIANCE FREE IMMIGRATION CONSULTATION CLINIC

Volunteer attorneys and administrative support are needed on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, for a limited representation immigration clinic.  This will be a brief advice and referral clinic. Clients will meet with an attorney and receive legal advice limited by time, expertise, and the information the client provides. The attorney will not represent the client after the clinic.  This clinic will be at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (1010 Larch Avenue, Takoma Park, MD) and is made possible thanks to the Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant program sponsored by the Executive Office of the Mayor Muriel Bowser.  

Volunteer attorneys, please use this link to volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/GuoNzGwGaSSmT6rd2

DC VIRTUAL PRO BONO FAIR

Want to give back but don't know what organization is the right fit for you?  Check out the DC Virtual Pro Bono Fair! The Virtual Pro Bono Fair is an online video directory of legal service providers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The website features videos that provide information on each participating organization's mission, the pro bono opportunities that the organization provides, and how you can get involved. For a complete listing of legal service providers in the area, please browse the directory of pro bono opportunities.

Job Openings

FEMA ADR Advisor, FEMA, Washington, DC 

Associate Legal Counsel, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washigton DC

Deputy Director, Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency, Pretrial Services Agency, Washington DC

Counsel - Latin America, BSA I The Software Alliance, Washington DC

Part-Time Attorney, DC Access to Justice Commission, Washington DC

Transactional Finance Associate, Ballard Spahr LLP, Baltimore, MD

Law Clerk, The Mendoza Law Firm, Washington DC

Assistant Deputy Register of Wills, District of Columbia Courts, Washington, DC

Healthy Together Staff Attorney, Children’s Law Center, Washington, DC

Assistant Director of Communications, American Constitutional Society (ACS), Washington, DC

Litigation Manager, CASA de Maryland, Hyattsville, Maryland

Supervising Trial Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Washington, DC

Trial Attorney Position, Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Attorney General, Washington, DC

Attorney (Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection), Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

Legislative Attorney (Courts and Civil Procedure Law), Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

Akin Gump, Supreme Court / Appellate Litigation Associate, Washington DC

Akin Gump, Corporate Associate, Washington DC

Arnold & Porter, Midlevel Technical Transactions Associate, Washington DC

Arnold & Porter, Junior Technical Transactions Associate, Washington DC

Arnold & Porter, Junior Bankruptcy Associate, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis, Litigation Associate-Appellate, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis, Litigation Associate-Complex Civil & Criminal, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis, eData Attorney, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis, Junior to Midlevel FDA Associate, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis, Junior Employee Benefits Associate, Washington DC

Venable LLP, Midlevel Corporate Associate, Washington DC

Venable LLP, Litigation Associate, Washington DC

Wiley Rein LLP, Insurance Staff Attorney, Washington DC

Wiley Rein LLP, TMT Staff Attorney, Washington DC

Kirkland & Ellis, Pro Bono Counsel, Washington, DC

 

Visit www.HBADC.org for additional job openings.

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Topics of Interest

JUDICIAL VACANCIES IN DC SUPERIOR

On May 3, 2017, the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) announced that two vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia will occur as a result of the retirements of the Honorable Zoe Bush and the Honorable Thomas J. Motley, effective October 27, 2017.  The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for these vacancies by 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2017. All application materials and correspondence shall be addressed to Katherine L. Garrett, Executive Director, Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20001.  Application materials, including instructions, are available on the Commission’s website. 

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Student Affairs

FCC HONORS PROGRAM - FALL 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now accepting applications from graduating law students and current judicial clerks for its Fall 2018 Attorney Honors Program.  The application window closes on midnight September 11, 2017.  The Attorney Honors Program is the FCC’s primary vehicle for hiring entry-level attorneys.  Selection for the Honors Program is highly competitive. Before making a selection, the FCC reviews many facets of a candidate's background, including academic achievement, writing skills, law review and/or moot court experience, clinic or extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in government service and/or the communications industry.  Graduating students and judicial clerks with strong qualifications are encouraged to apply.  Attorney Honors Program participants serve in a two-year employment and training program designed to introduce them to the field of communications law and policy and to provide a wide variety of learning experiences.  Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, official or unofficial law school transcript, writing sample (of not more than 15 pages), and a list of three professional references via email to Honors.Program@fcc.gov with “2018 AHP Application” in the subject line.  For further information, please visit the Honors Program webpage at www.fcc.gov/attorneyhonorsprogram.  You may also contact Shannon Hyatt, Office of General Counsel, at (202) 418-1887.

2018 SUMMER ASSOCIATE POSITIONS 

Morgan Lewis, a longtime friend of HBA-DC, has started their 2018 summer associate recruiting!  See the advertisements below: 

Morgan Lewis – FDA Law Clerk, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis – Diversity Career Fellowship Program, Washington DC

Morgan Lewis – Summer Associate, Washington DC

Baker & McKenzie, 2018 2nd Year Summer Associate, Washington, DC

DC BAR LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO LAW STUDENTS

The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is a free, confidential service for D.C. Bar members, judges, and law students who are experiencing problems that interfere with their personal or professional lives. LAP offers both individual (free, confidential) services (assessment, referral, counseling, & consultation) as well as (free) individualized presentations and materials for groups.  More information is available here.

 

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