What is Reunión?
The name Reunión signifies a “meeting” and “coming together” of people. Improving communication within the firm, recruitment, promotion, and retention, as well as developing mentorship and relationship building programs, are some examples of the group’s initiatives. Reunións are often timed to coincide with the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) conferences, which Littler helps sponsor each year. This has enabled the group not only to engage in conference activities, but also to spend time discussing current topics and planning projects. The conference gives Reunión members a forum to celebrate accomplishments, be inspired by the success stories of others and learn how they can contribute to their local and national communities.
The Spanish Services Group (SSG) at Littler was developed by Reunión. SSG serves internal and external clients in reviewing and translating documents, providing harassment prevention training in Spanish, and providing Spanish speaking attorneys to meet with witnesses and staff cases. This collaboration is just one example of Reunión and the firm supporting each other.
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) honored five accomplished HNBA members under the age of 40, who have distinguished themselves as young lawyers in the upper echelon of the legal profession nationwide. These members have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership and commitment to the Hispanic community. Niza Motola, Special Counsel based in Littler’s Miami office, received the prestigious “Top Lawyers Under Forty Award” in 2010. In addition, Niza was selected to participate in the HNBA-ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) Executive Leadership Program for Latina Lawyers. This program involved an estimated 50 Latina HNBA members who collaborated on financial and case management education and networking opportunities. The goal of the program was to equip Latina lawyers with innovative client service and case management skills necessary to better align their practice.
Littler lawyers are involved with many legal and professional organizations across the country. A sampling of our past and present leadership roles include:
- California Minority Counsel Program
- Colorado Bar Association
- Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee
- Deans' Diversity Council Pipeline Committee
- Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
- Cuban-American Bar Association
- Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
- Hispanic Business Initiative Fund
- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, Inc.
- Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Hispanic Summit of Central Florida
- Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Latinas in the Law
- Mexican American Bar Association
- San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
- San Francisco Bay Area Latino Partners Group
- Texas Women Lawyers