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MHBA COMMITTEES

Please see the information below for the various MHBA Committees and current Task Forces. Please consider joining a committee to continue the mission of the MHBA. To join a committee or task force, please click here.
 

MHBA COMMITTEES

Judicial Endorsements Committee. The MHBA Judicial Endorsements Committee proudly endorses qualified judicial candidates at all levels of appointment. 

Community Outreach Committee. The Community Outreach Committee is responsible for fostering and advancing the interest of the greater Latino community in Minnesota.

Development Committee. The Development Committee is responsible for executing the MHBA’s Annual Gala and securing sponsorship for MHBA programming.

Member Relations Committee. The Member Relations Committee is responsible for promoting our members and their achievements and providing professional development opportunities.

Public Relations Committee. The Public Relations Committee is responsible for managing communications with stakeholders including members, sponsors, and the greater community.

ACTIVE MHBA TASK FORCES

Diversity in the Profession Task Force. The DIPC’s purpose is to advocate for Hispanic and Latino representation in leadership positions at firms and corporations.  The DIPC seeks to fulfill the MHBA’s mission to promote professional growth and opportunity for Latino law students and attorneys.  To aid in fulfilling this aspect of the MHBA mission, the 2015-2018 three-year strategic plan specifically tasked the DIPC to create a diversity report card of the largest law firms in Minnesota. The Diversity Report Card project is being modeled after the Austin, Texas program initiated by the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin and subsequently supported by Austin’s other affinity bars.  Austin’s Diversity Report Card project has achieved great success in increasing the number of Latino and minority attorneys in Austin’s largest law firms. As an example of Austin’s success, when the first report card in 2000 was issued by the HBAA, there were only 53 surveyed diverse attorneys practicing in the top 14 largest firms in Austin. By 2015, the top 24 largest law firms had increased that number to 195.

Since 2016, the DIPC has had numerous meetings with leaders from Minnesota’s affinity bars (MABL, MNAPABA, MLBA, MIABA, and MWL) to sign on to the project.  As a result of these meetings, the Diversity Report Card Committee (“DRCC”), consisting of members from Minnesota’s affinity bars, had its first meeting on February 5, 2017.  Currently the DRCC is in the planning stages towards creating a diversity report card with the hope to issue the report card sometime in 2018. 

HNBA 2020 Annual Convention Task Force. The HNBA 2020 Annual Convention Task Force was formed after the MHBA successfully placed a bid to host the HNBA 2020 Annual Convention in Minneapolis. The task force will explore ways for MHBA members to become involved with planning of the convention and seeks to maximize the benefits of hosting the convention locally for the MHBA.

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