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2021 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention


2021 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention

Presented by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and the HNBA Vision In Action (VIA) Fund

CLE Diversity Conference Webinar Credit: CLE Credits Available

HNBA is pleased to announce that the 2021 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention will be a hybrid event. CLE programs, plenary sessions and receptions will take place virtually on September 28-29. The convention will culminate with an in-person Gala at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on September 30, 2021.

HNBA/VIA will offer high-quality programming that provides robust learning experiences for legal professionals at all levels. This will include cutting-edge Continuing Legal Education sessions, plenaries, and specialty programs, along with an exhibitor showcase and multiple unique networking.

HNBA/VIA is thrilled and excited to have an in-person gala! Personal connections and support are integral to who we are and what we do. The gala will include a short program featuring fantastic speakers, entertainment, Lifetime Achievement and Presidents Awards, and lots of catching up and dancing. We look forward to your participation!

Featured Panel:

Proliferation of Mass Arbitrations: The Unintended Consequences of US Supreme Court’s liberal policy of favoring arbitration in contracts and enforcement of class action waivers
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM EST | Webinar

The panel will present the issue of the new trend of mass arbitrations in the context of class action waivers and arbitration agreements in consumer contracts. The panelists will include the defendants' counsel perspective, plaintiffs’ counsel perspective, the arbitrators' experience in mass arbitrations, and the in-house counsel perspective.

Katherine A. Coba | Partner, Boyd Richards Parker Colonnelli -- Miami, FL

  • James Arturo Aliaga | Associate, Calcaterra Pollack -- New York, NY
  • Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), FCIArb | Mediator/Arbitrator, JAMS -- New York, NY
  • Sylvia Rivera | Senior Counsel, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. -- Los Angeles, CA
  • Jesus J. Torres | Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP -- Los Angeles, CA

Featured People

Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), FCIArb
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
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