Aleida Ortega Conners (’13) Named President-Elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Aleida Ortega Conners (’13) has been named president-elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, which was founded in 1991 to organize Hispanic attorneys, judges, law students, and other concerned members of the Hispanic community into a force for professional and community benefit. Conners is an associate with the Minneapolis law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, where she specializes in corporate law and helping businesses expand into Latin American markets. Her MHBA term began April 20 and will extend through 2018.
Conners has been an active member of MHBA since 2011. She has served on the MHBA board of directors for three consecutive terms, most recently as vice president. During that time, Conners worked with MHBA members to prepare a winning bid package to host the 2020 Hispanic National Bar Association annual convention in Minneapolis. Since 2013, she has been a volunteer attorney for Volunteer Lawyers Network Spanish Legal Services. Conners is also a professional development committee member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, a nonprofit whose mission is to create an inclusive legal community that strengthens the efforts of member organizations to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.