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New 2015-2016 Officers

Congratulations to the new officers of the HBAA!  Your new officers are:

President: Betsy Peticolas
President-Elect: Anthony Arguijo
Treasurer: Kevin Terrazas
Secretary: Eliana Maruri

Thank You for Supporting the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon!

Thank you for your support of the 2014 HBAA Hispanic Heritage Luncheon!  This year, we raised $44,000 to go towards the scholarship and other charitable efforts of the HBAA Charitable Foundation!  Special thanks go out to:

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon!

A big thank you to the organizations and individuals who graciously have agreed to sponsor this year's Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, to be held Friday, October 17, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin.  If you have not done so already, please sign up!

Gold Sponsors





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2014 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon Announcement and Sponsorship Information

The 2014 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin, located at 700 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78701.  Our keynote speaker this year will be Justice Raul A. Gonzalez, Jr., the first Hispanic appointed or elected to statewide office in Texas.  Learn more about Justice Gonzalez here, or view his Texas Legal Legends interview here!

Our cultural speaker will be Alisa Valdes, New York Times and... More »

Austin Minority Bar Associations Release 2013 Diversity Report Card

On Wednesday, June 25, Austin's minority bar associations–the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Austin Asian American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Austin and the Austin LGBT Bar Association–collectively presented the results of the 2013 Diversity Report Card.  See our Law Firm Diversity page for more information, or click to see the 2013 Report Card and Press Release.

HBAA Honored by Austin City Council for Giving Back to the Community (with Video!)

Click here to see the video of the proclamation, and click here to see a copy of the proclamation!

The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin was honored by the Austin City Council on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in recognition of the HBAA's longstanding community service with the South Austin Neighborhood Center.  Specifically, the HBAA was recognized for its 15+ year partnership with SANC to provide families with meals for Thanksgiving.  The HBAA worked with SANC again in... More » ... More »

HBAA (with help from Santa!) Provides Holiday Gifts and Entertainment to Local Students

The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin sponsored its 22nd Annual Kids Holiday Party for thirty children in ten different families that participate in the Communities in Schools program through the Travis County Youth and Family Assessment Center.   Thanks to the generosity of numerous HBAA members who sponsor a child for Christmas, we provided gifts for each of the children from their “wish list.”   

Santa was on hand to hand out the presents and... More »

HBAA Sponsors Thanksgiving Baskets for Families in Need

The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin (HBAA) sponsored its annual Thanksgiving Basket Project in conjunction with the South Austin Neighborhood Center again this year on November 25th and 26th. As it has done for the past 17 years, HBAA provided 60 families with turkeys and canned and fresh foods for their Thanksgiving meal. 

Times are tough and this year, given the increasing demands placed on it, the SANC was unable to help provide canned goods as they have in the past.  To... More »

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