HBAM Leaders to Speak on Michigan Lawyers Weekly Diversity in the Workplace Webinar

Michigan Lawyers Weekly will host a webinar on Thursday, March 30 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM as part of their Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Legal Environment Series.


HBAM President, Angela Baldwin, and HBAM Board of Directors Member, Lena Gonzalez, will be panelists during the webinar.


Lena Gonzalez will be a panelist in the first session, “DEI and B: The Business Case for Belonging” and Angela Baldwin will be a panelist in the second session, “Equity-Centered Leadership: Enhancing the Quality of the Legal Profession.”


To learn more about the event or register, click here.

HBAM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HBAM!

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. Celebrate and mingle with members of the bar, the judiciary, and law students our herencia. There will be music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and drinks.  Open to paid members  only so become a member today!

HBAM Hosts Pre-Law Event

The Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan will be hosting a panel about how to apply and afford law school. The event will be held via Zoom on March 18 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET.

Professor Erin Archerd, Detroit Mercy Law, will discuss the admissions process. Additional panelists will be announced in the coming days.

You do not need to be a member of HBAM to attend. To register for this free event, click here.

HBAM Hosts Annual Party

HBAM will be hosting its Annual Party for members and friends on January 14 at 5 PM.  Judge Zainab Baydoun will be speaking at this virtual event about becoming an Administrative Law Judge and her nonprofit organization, the EmpowerME Project.  The event will also feature a trivia contest hosted by a Sporcle trivia MC.

To RSVP for the event, please send email marva@dearmaslawoffice.com.

HBAM Partners with Latin Americans for Social Economic Development For Operation Joy

The Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan (“HBAM”) is partnering with Latin Americans for Social Economic and Development, Inc. (“LA SED”) to help with their annual Operation Joy!  LA SED will be delivering food baskets, jackets, and small toys to approximately 200 families in the area to spread warmth and hope to those in need.

In 1987 LA SED began a holiday program called Operation Joy to provide a little holiday cheer to families experiencing financial difficulty due to the closing of the Fleetwood plant, among others.  That first year, Operation Joy provided modest food baskets to approximately 50 families.  Today, LA SED will provide food, coats and small toys to approximately 200 families.

HBAM is looking for toy donations, specifically for babies, toddlers, and young teens.  If you would like to donate a toy, De Armas and De Armas Law will have a donation drop off box from December 1 – December 18.  You may either drop the toys off or have them delivered (e.g., via Amazon).  Please see the flyer for more information.