Upcoming events

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Rutgers University, Student Activities Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cartagena, Colombia (Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel)

    The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) invites you to join us at the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia for our 16th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars from April 19 to April 23, 2017. 

    We are excited to go to Cartagena, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mystified in romance, legends and beautiful colonial era, this city will capture your eyes with its cobbled alleys, colorful balconies and horse-drawn carriages while drawing your attention to its modern architecture, exotic gastronomy and active night life.

    The 5 star Hotel Santa Clara is a converted seventeenth-century convent that offers the perfect combination of age-old tradition, local hospitality, French luxury and the convenience of being located within walking distance of Cartagena’s most prominent cultural sites, restaurants, bars and boutiques.

    Our annual outing gives you the opportunity to enjoy paradise in style while socializing with old and new friends and earning CLE credits!

    The HBA-NJ has arranged for special, discounted rates for hotel accommodations:

    • Single room occupancy  at $280.00 per night
    • Double room occupancy at $300.00 per night

    Registration and reservations must be made separately.  Availability is limited and the discounted rates are guaranteed only until January 31, 2017.

    To reserve your airfare accommodations, please contact Albert of Gabriel's Travel Agency at 973-345-5767 or via email at

    For more information, please contact:

    Rey Lambert at 973-597-6340 or via email at, or Ileana Montes at 973-493-0382 or via email at



Past events

08 Feb 2017 The HBA-NJ Mentorship Program: The Flexibility of Your J.D.
02 Feb 2017 HBA-NJ YLD Mixer with WLIB YLD and BCBA YLD
31 Jan 2017 Key Ingredients for a Successful Legal Career: Excellent Interviewing Skills and Great Mentors
10 Dec 2016 8th Annual Volunteer Day
08 Dec 2016 8th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
23 Nov 2016 6th Annual Thanksgiving Feed the Seniors with AngelaCARES, Inc.
21 Nov 2016 American Dream Pipeline Program Mentor Registration- Passaic High School
15 Nov 2016 HBA-NJ 7th Annual Corporate Counsel Round Table
12 Nov 2016 Annual Charitable Sandwich Drive
09 Nov 2016 HBA-NJ and HNBA Mentorship Program Kick Off: The Flexibility of Your JD
02 Nov 2016 37th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
19 Oct 2016 American Dream Pipeline Program Mentor Registration - Union City High School
12 Oct 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
15 Sep 2016 Nominations Meeting
10 Aug 2016 YLC Summer Mixer
27 Jul 2016 Northern General Membership Meeting
11 Jun 2016 35th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
16 May 2016 Supreme Court of the United States Swearing-In Ceremony
20 Apr 2016 15th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
14 Apr 2016 The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media: An Ethical Guide for Attorneys
12 Mar 2016 2016 Women's Empowerment Leadership & Law Conference
09 Mar 2016 General Membership Meeting
27 Jan 2016 Speed Resume Writing Workshop
10 Dec 2015 7th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
10 Nov 2015 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Round Table
27 Oct 2015 36th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
07 Oct 2015 Navigating Your Legal Career: Strategies for Success
24 Sep 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
09 Sep 2015 General Membership and Nominations Meeting
18 Aug 2015 Test event
06 Aug 2015 SUMMER MIXER
18 Jul 2015 34th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
07 Jun 2015 Know Your Rights - June 2015
13 May 2015 General Membership Meeting
12 May 2015 Southern Mixer and Membership Drive
06 May 2015 14th Annual Sun, Surf, and Seminars
16 Apr 2015 The Do's and Don'ts of Municipal Practice - CLE and Networking Reception
15 Apr 2015 The Nuts & Bolts of the Appointments/Nomination Process for Boards, Commissions & the Judiciary
30 Mar 2015 Ethical Issues in Business Mediation and Navigating your Client's Concerns
07 Mar 2015 Women's Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference
31 Jan 2015 Citizenship and Deferred Action Clinic
11 Dec 2014 HBA-NJ Annual Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive
25 Nov 2014 HBA-NJ, HNBA Mentorship Kick Off Program
20 Nov 2014 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable
30 Oct 2014 35th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
25 Sep 2014 2014 Hispanic Heritage Celebration
09 Sep 2014 Defining Nationality in the Dominican Republic
03 Sep 2014 General Membership and Nominations Meeting
07 Aug 2014 Summer Mixer Sponsored by the HBA Young Lawyers Committee
16 Jun 2014 General Membership Meeting
11 Jun 2014 Southern Mixer & Membership Drive
10 May 2014 33rd Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
30 Apr 2014 13th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
29 Mar 2014 Women's Empowerment, Leadership & Law Conference
26 Mar 2014 2014 Wine Tasting Event
26 Feb 2014 African Diaspora in the Latino Community
22 Feb 2014 Trial Skills Seminar
14 Dec 2013 HBA-NJ's 5th Annual Volunteer Day
10 Dec 2013 HBA-NJ Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
14 Nov 2013 YLC Networking Mixer
06 Nov 2013 4th Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable Series
30 Oct 2013 34th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
12 Sep 2013 General Membership & Nominations Meeting
26 Jun 2013 12th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
08 May 2013 General Membership Meeting
10 Apr 2013 Spring Networking Event
25 Mar 2013 HBA-NJ's Resume and Interview Workshop
26 Nov 2012 33rd Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
17 Oct 2012 HBA-NJ Mentorship Program Kickoff Event
11 Oct 2012 Northern Jersey Mixer: Free Ethics CLE Panel & After-Hour at Azucar
20 Sep 2012 2012 Hispanic Heritage Celebration
16 Jun 2012 31st Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
31 May 2012 The Nuts & Bolts of the Appointments Process
23 May 2012 2012 Southern Jersey Mixer & Membership Drive
22 May 2012 Crime, Punishment & Deportation CLE Panel
09 May 2012 11th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
28 Oct 2011 HBA-NJ's 32nd Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
22 Sep 2011 Diverse Associate Mixer
24 Aug 2011 Congratulatory Mixer for the Class of 2011
16 Jul 2011 30th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
12 Jun 2011 HBA-NJ's 10th Annual Sun, Surf, & Seminars
13 Apr 2011 NETWORKING 101: Practical Advice, Strategy & Tips for Law School Students
20 Jan 2011 HBA-NJ 2011 Wine Tasting and Dinner
28 Oct 2010 31st Annual Installation & Swearing-In Ceremony
15 Jul 2010 7th Annual Summer Mixer

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101

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