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Latino Organizations

Law and Criminal Justice

  • Hispanic National Bar Association: The Mission of the Hispanic National Bar Association is to serve as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community generally, and in the legal profession in particular, promote the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law schools and provide them with financial assistance, develop mechanisms to facilitate the exchange of information among Hispanics involved in all segments of the legal profession, conduct conventions and seminars in order to provide continuing legal education for attorneys and foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members, provide testimony before Congress, state legislatures and executive agencies on issues of concern to Hispanics, and to work with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to achieve greater involvement in and understanding of the American legal system by the national Hispanic community. 
  • Hispanic National Bar Foundation: The Hispanic National Bar Foundation believes that knowledge and diversity benefits everyone. Lack of opportunities, role models, information, and financial support prevent many Hispanics from becoming leaders and contributing their voices on issues that affect our communities. The HNBF seeks to provide the necessary tools to ensure full and equal opportunity for Hispanics to become leaders in the global community and ensure a brighter future for all.  
  • Hispanic Bar Association of DC: The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia ( "HBA-DC" ), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1977 as the Hispanic Lawyers Association. Its membership includes many hundreds of lawyers practicing in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Latino students attending local law schools, and other non-lawyers who join as associate members. The HBA-DC encourages the active involvement of all its members and the meetings of its Board of Directors are open to all members. The meetings currently are being held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Please e-mail the HBA-DC for more information/confirmation regarding the next meeting.  
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin: The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin ("HBAA") is an organization of Latino lawyers who volunteer their time and energy towards the betterment of the Hispanic community in central Texas. Its membership includes attorneys practicing in Austin and the surrounding areas, judges, legislators, lobbyists, government officials, law professors, law students and non-lawyers who join as associate members. The HBAA's goal is to foster and encourage the involvement of Austin's Latino lawyers in the local community. Active members of the HBAA feel a duty as Latino leaders to be involved in the issues that face our community and to volunteer their time for the betterment of the Hispanic community in general. Please visit the web pages on each of the specific committees to see more details on our organizations involvement in the community. The HBAA is an affiliate of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas and the Hispanic National Bar Association  
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association: The Dallas Hispanic Bar Association ("DHBA") was founded originally as the Mexican-American Bar Association of Dallas. Its membership includes attorneys practicing in Dallas and the surrounding areas, judges, law students and non-lawyers who join as associate members.The DHBA's goal is to provide legal services to the Hispanic community, to enrich and ensure the success of its members in the legal profession in Dallas and to actively become involved in issues affecting the Hispanic community. The DHBA is an affiliate of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas and the Hispanic National Bar Association. The DHBA welcomes all members of the legal profession to join the DHBA and encourages the active involvement of all of its members. Monthly meetings are open to all members. The location of the event will rotate on a regular basis and will be sponsored by one of DHBA's supporters. Please visit the DHBA Calendar for more information about DHBA monthly meetings and other opportunities to get involved in the DHBA. 
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  • Goergia Hispanic Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association: The purposes of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association shall be to advance the professional development of its members, to advise on issues of interest to the Hispanic community on a local and national level, and to carry on such other purposes as set forth from time to time in its Articles of Incorporation and its By-laws.
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania:The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania ("HBA") is a professional organization composed of members of the Bar and law students of Hispanic ancestry as well as other interested persons. The HBA was founded to provide a forum for Hispanic and other lawyers who are interested in promoting the social, economic, professional, and educational advancement of Hispanic attorneys, the Hispanic community, and the administration of justice.
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association: An association of Latino American sales and sales management professionals. Organized in 1992, with more than 2,000 members in 14 chapters.
  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association: The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association is a non-profit organization that conducts open Board of Directors meetings at least nine times a year, usually on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at various locations around the State, most often in Baltimore, Rockville, and Columbia, unless otherwise specified. In addition, MHBA committees schedule meetings as necessary.
  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association: The CHBA has undertaken substantial efforts to serve the bar and the Hispanic community in Connecticut, and is a member and supporter of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. The CHBA is also very proud of its scholarship program, which over the years has awarded thousands of dollars in academic scholarships to law students. The CHBA's Annual Awards Dinner, typically held in the fall, is the primary source of new funding for the CHBA scholarship program.
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association:Over the past 31 years, the CHBA has initiated projects designed to carry out the stated purposes of its founders. For example, CHBA members have worked diligently to expand the number of Hispanic lawyers in the state. Today, there are approximately 500 Hispanic attorneys in Colorado specializing in all facets of the law. The CHBA has developed a successful bar examination tutorial program and mentor/mentee program to assist and ensure the success of Hispanic law students. Through the efforts of the CHBA, both Colorado law schools now have Hispanic professors on staff, serving as role models to the law students and enriching the schools through their cultural diversity. The CHBA also is committed to expanding opportunities for Hispanic attorneys within the Colorado legal profession. It has worked to ensure the appointment of Latinos to the bench, district attorney offices, governmental entities and private law firms.
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey: The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey is a 501 (c)(6) statewide organization which represents the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and law students who share a common interest in resolving the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community. The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, by advancing the standing of the legal profession, by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
  • Los Abogados: The primary purposes of Los Abogados are to enhance the quality of legal services provided to the community; to educate the Hispanic community regarding its rights and remedies and the availability of legal services; to receive and administer funds for the promotion and advancement of the Hispanic legal profession within the State of Arizona; to aid in gathering, exchanging, and disseminating facts and information relating to the business methods within the Hispanic legal profession; and all with a view of promoting the business of the Hispanic legal profession within the State of Arizona.
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston:The Hispanic Bar Association ("HISBA") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1988, whose goal is the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession. To this end, HISBA organizes several activities throughout the year, including President's Day (which historically brings to Houston the presidents of national, state, and local bar associations to promote a dialogue on the advancement of minorities in the legal profession). HISBA also raises funds for a number of scholarships which it awards to law students attending Houston area law schools.
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • La Raza Lawyers of California
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association
  • La Raza Lawyers of San Diego
  • San Fransisco La Raza Lawyer Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Inland Empire Latino Lawyer Association
  • Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington


  • National Hispanic Medical Association:The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations. As a rapidly growing national resource based in the nation's capital, NHMA provides policymakers and health care providers with expert information and support in strengthening health service delivery to Hispanic communities across the nation.
  • Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston
  • Hispanic American Medical Association of Louisiana
  • New Mexico Hispanic Medical Association:The NMHMA has been in existence since 1989 and continues its work to make healthcare more accessible to all New Mexicans. We negotiate medical discounts for the uninsured, organize health fairs, and provide mentorship opportunities that encourage a career in healthcare.
  • National Hispanic Health Foundation:The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), established as the philanthropic arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), is a tax-deductible 501c3 non-profit organization. The NHHF is governed by a Board of Directors that has established a Corporate Advisory Council to facilitate the linkage with corporate sector support. The mission of the Foundation is to develop educational and research programs to benefit the members of the NHMA and others interested in improving the health of Hispanics. In the future, with your assistance, we hope to develop publications to educate others about Hispanic health issues and success stories.
  • Hispanic Dental Association:The Hispanic Dental Association, formed in 1990, is the only national organization of dental professionals dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the United States. Comprised of members that include practicing dentists, dental educators, allied dental educators and allied dental professionals as well as students, the Association works with a wide spectrum of individuals to improve education, foster research and communicate to Hispanic and non-Hispanic dental professionals and the community at large about oral health issues specific to the Hispanic community.
  • Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives:By joining the East Coast Chapter of AHHE, you will become an important advocate for increasing the number of Hispanic health care professionals in the US health care setting, thereby having a major inpact in helping to improve access to health care to the Hispanic community..
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses :NAHNTM is designed and committed to improving the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers and toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health:To improve the health and well being of Hispanics. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science based organization focusing on Hispanic Health. Alliance community based members reach over 15 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Since 1973 we have grown from a small coalition of visionary mental health providers to a large, dynamic, and strong group of organizations and individuals. Our constituents are our members, the consumers served by our members, and the greater society that benefits from the health and well being of Hispanics. Since we were created we represent all Hispanic groups, do not accept funds from tobacco or alcohol companies, and are dedicated to community-based solutions.
  • Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals :Our mission is to identify the mental health needs of the Hispanic community through ongoing analysis of major concerns in public and private mental health issues, including research, education, policy and training in the City and State of New York, and to promote alternative services that best meet the needs of the Hispanic community.
  • California Latino Medical Association
  • National Latino Behavioral Health Association
  • California Latino Physchological Association
  • Midwest Association of Latino Physchologists
  • Health Oriented Latino Association

Engineering and Science

Business/Entrepneurial Groups

  • National Hispanic Business Association:ALPFA is the premier Latino organization for professionals and students in business, finance, accounting, and related professions. ALPFA has active members, committed business partners, and quality programs.ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce.
  • International Hispanic Business Association: The Hispanic Business Association, Inc. is an organization with opportunities for those who like to meet other business owners, learn about the Hispanic business culture, network, attend after hour mixers, seminars, and market their products and services to other members and the general Hispanic community via the HBA.
  • Hispanic Business Association:The Hispanic Business Association (HBA), is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to contributing to our communities by providing opportunities to Hispanic youth through education and mentoring
  • Rochester Hispanic Business Association:OUR MISSION is to increase the visibility of Hispanic professionals and business owners in the Rochester area by providing a forum to network and interact with other members of the business community and political leaders. Similarly, to provide the opportunity to learn and stay in touch
  • Mid-Michigan Hispanic Business Association: The Mid-Michigan Hispanic Business Association is a not-for profit organization established to enhance relationships and promote economic growth and development for Hispanic businesses. The MMHBA is governed by a Board of Directors and works with several committees to execute its mission and vision.
  • Hispanic Bankers Association: The Chicago Chapter of the Hispanic Bankers Association was formed in 1989, and is the only national business association dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the Chicago area Hispanics employed in the banking and financial services industry.
  • National Society fo Hispanic MBA's: The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 8,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce.
  • Lansing area Hispanic Business Association:LAHBA is dedicated to helping Latino and all minority business owners compete in today's marketplace by providing training and workshops that will help them focus all aspects of business ownership and development of business skills.
  • Hispanic Graduate Business Association: The Hispanic Graduate Business Association (HGBA) mission is to enhance the Hispanic American and Latin-American student MBA experience by providing additional tools to develop his/her professional, academic and social development.
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility : with our Hispanic heritage and to enjoy other members with a Hispanic cultural background or interest.
  • Latin Business Association
  • Latin American Business Association
  • Latin America Chamber of Commerce
  • Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies
  • The Business Association of Latin American Studies
  • Latin American and Hispanic Business Association
  • Christian Latin Business Association
  • Alianza: Latino Business Association
  • Latin Builders Association

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