HNBA MentoRING Program Activities

2013 Career Talks

             The new Government Contracting mentoring team, led by Quarles and Brady attorney David Blackledge, met during the “Happy Hour” at Pita Jungle in Tempe, October 21.  Read more....


2012 Lives in the Law Program

On November 3, 2012, the Business and Criminal Team held “Lives in the Law” featuring four panelists discussing their perspectives from four distinct stages of a lawyer’s career.  See photos... 

1.  The New Lawyer – Natalya Ter-Gregorian 
2.  The Senior Associate – May Lu 
3.  The Mid-Career Partner – Jim O’Sullivan
4.  The Senior Partner – Dow Glenn Ostlund

2012 Winter Mentoring Dinner and Higher Education Panel

On February 12, 8th grade mock-trial team members from Casa Grande school attended a panel discussion and Q&A about higher education and careers in law followed by dinner.  Read more and see photos...

2011 Mock Trial Academy and Mentoring Dinner

More than 100 middle school and high school students participated in a mock-trial academy on Feb. 5 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where they attended courses on the rules of evidence and other facets of legal analysis and trial practice. Read more and see photos ...

2011-12 Mentoring Program Dinner

The 2011-12 mentoring program kicked off with a dinner and presentation on health care reform legislation by Visiting Professor Erin Fuse Brown. Teams also met over a buffet dinner to discuss higher education, lawyering and plan a project for later in the year. Read more ... 

2011 Mock Trial Academy and Mentoring Dinner

More than 100 middle school and high school students participated in a mock-trial academy on Feb. 5 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where they attended courses on the rules of evidence and other facets of legal analysis and trial practice. Read more and see photos ...

Gust Rosenfeld Holds Annual Mentoring Reception

On October 29, 2010, Gust Rosenfeld hosted a reception honoring their HNBA mentees, scholarship recipients, mentees from the Asian Bar and the Women Lawyers Association, and former mentees who have graduated, taken the bar, and are employed or searching for employment.  Read more...

New Year of Mentoring Kicks Off with Immigration Panel and Team Dinners

September 19, 2010, more than 50 attorneys and students ranging from high school to law school met at the College of Law in the first meeting of the academic year for the HNBA Mentoring Program in Phoenix.  Read more...

2010 Mock Trial Academy and Mentoring Dinner

The 2010 Mock Trial Academy and Mentoring Dinner at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law was a huge success, serving nearly 90 high school students and 72 middle school students. These ethnically diverse students are all in classes that are studying or competing in mock trials, so most of the students have an enduring interest in the law.   Moreover, the programming throughout the day was quite substantive.  Read more and see photos ...

Junior Law & CourtWorks

Does a school violate a student’s 4th Amendment rights when they search her purse for cigarettes and instead find marijuana and other drug paraphernalia? The Supreme Court already addressed this issue in New Jersey v. T.L.O., but on Friday, November 6, more than 260 eighth grade students had the opportunity to present their own arguments at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse as part of the annual Court Works event. Students had the opportunity to act as prosecutors, defense attorneys, judge, and jurors.  Read more... 

2009-10 Mentoring Program Kick-off Dinner

On October 25, Lawyers, law students, college students, and high school students – all members of Phoenix’s HNBA mentoring program, met at the college of law to discuss ideas for team activities and then to break into teams for dinner and mentoring.  Among the ideas discussed for future team activities were potential plans to make presentations at local elementary schools. The Phoenix HNBA mentoring program includes approximately 80 members, with most of them attending the October 25 dinner.

Closing 2008-09 Mentoring Program Dinner, June 2009

On June 9, 2009, the HNBA Mentoring Program met with 50 high school students participating in the A.S.U. Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute, in an event organized by Charles Calleros, Lydia Montelongo, Kristine Reich, and Marisol Diaz.  Read more...