HBA-DC: Response to COVID-19

Dear HBA-DC Members and Friends,

First and foremost, we hope that you and yours are safe and healthy during this challenging time. Due to safety concerns stemming from the pandemic, HBA-DC will not be holding in-person events. In the meantime, we look forward to exploring new ways to communicate and provide meaningful programming to our members.

During this time, we hope that you are keeping a watch on your health and taking measures to guard both your mental and physical state. HBA-DC has gathered together a list of informational and community resources, including public health information. To access HBA-DC's Resource Page for COVID-19, please click here.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at with any questions or concerns.

Ruben F. Reyna
HBA-DC President


Ways to Stay Connected With HBA-DC During COVID-19

  1. Sign up today for our annual Equal Justice Awards (November 12th). Registration now open!
  2. Become a mentor: experienced attorneys can sign up to be mentors here:
  3. Sign up for an HBA-DC Committee and get ready to start connecting virtually!
  4. Consider supporting one of the organizations that HBA-DC has fundraised for in the past, such as AYUDA, Neighborhood Legal Services, HBA-DC Foundation.
  5. Complete or update your HBA-DC member profile here.
  6. Catch up on some reading. Check out the 2018 HBA Diversity Report: The State of Hispanic Attorneys in the DC Legal Market.
  7. Check out past events in our photo gallery!
  8. Tune in to HBA-DC's latest social media posts and real-time updates on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  9. Continue to visit HBA-DC's Resource Page for COVID-19 for frequent updates!

See something you like?  Consider joining our organization!  Have a question?   Email us at Stay safe everyone!


Welcome to the Hispanic Bar Association
of the District of Columbia

HBA-DC Elects 2020-21 Officers and Board Members

On January 15, 2020, the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC) held its Annual Meeting and Elections at the law firm Fried Frank in Washington, DC.  Attendees included D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Kenia Seoane López, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings Administrative Law Judge Paul B. Handy, and more than fifty members of the Washington, D.C. legal community.  Rubén F. Reyna  ascended to the Presidency and Leila J. Levi will serve on the Board as Immediate Past President.

The 2020-21 HBA-DC Officers and Board of Directors are as follows:

President: Rubén F. Reyna
President-Elect: Adam Acosta
Vice President for External Affairs: Nelly Montenegro
Vice President for Internal Affairs: Maritza Pérez
Vice President for Membership: Shirley Díaz
Treasurer: Jaclyn Martínez Resly*
Secretary: Eissa Villaseñor
Immediate Past President: Leila J. Levi
Board Members (in alphabetical order): Adrián Alvarez, Jorge M. Castillo, Catherine Cone, Julian J. Gonzalez, Edwin Nazario, Victoria Ortega, Paulina N. Vera

*Ms. Martínez Resly is serving in her personal capacity.

HBA-DC thanks its Platinum Sponsor - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP!

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