Hispanic Bar Association Newsletter
Boletín del Hispanic Bar Association

October 29, 2007

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Forum on the Future 
Oct. 31st

Join thought leaders from the worlds of business and academia as they share their insights regarding wealth opportunities in the Latino community.

Topics include:

-       Immigrants and Baby Boomers


-       Behavioral Dimensions of Wealth

-       Building and Preserving Wealth


-       Leaving a Legacy Through Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Noon - 3:30 pm

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

628 Alamitos Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802


To RSVP contact alia_brown@ml.com or 714.429.2880


Presented by:

Merrill Lynch

The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI)


Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

HBA's 2nd Annual Día de los Muertos Mixer
November 1st
Sponsored by: CPT Group, Inc.
Please join the HBA for another "Bar Review"/de Barranda.  Our 2nd Annual Día de los Muertos celebration is being sponsored by CPT Group, Inc.  We will also be introducing the candidates running for the 2008 HBA Board of Directors.  So join us for drinks and appetizers, while you get to know the candidates.   
Thursday, November 1, 2007
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
215 N. Broadway
Santa Ana
Members FREE
Non-Members $15
RSVP deadline is TODAY!!!
at info@ochba.org or (949) 440-6700 ext. 253 
Sponsored by:
Chapman Law School
Bar Day: Nov. 1st
Law Firm Day: Nov. 3rd

Each year Chapman University School of Law hosts Bar Day and Orange County Law Firm Practice Day. Bar Day will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the law school.  Bar participants are encouraged to meet with first year law students at information tables to discuss their respective organizations and offer any advice and guidance to students as they begin their job search.  


On Saturday, November 3, 2007, approximately 150 law students from the southern California region law schools will participate in the 14th Annual Orange County Law Firm Practice Day.  The overall purpose is to provide information to law students regarding various areas of private practice in Orange County as well as information about the different professional organizations available to law students and attorneys in Orange County.  All participating organizations will be assigned a reserved table to man between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the event day.  If you would like to participate or would like more information, please contact Donna M. Davis-Gregory, J.D., at davisgre@chapman.edu or (714) 628-2517.

HEEF 14th Annual Apple of Gold Awards Dinner

November 2, 2007

Anaheim Hilton              

There is still time to RSVP for and/or sponsor the 14th Annual Apple of Gold Awards Dinner hosted by the Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF).   In addition to recognizing local teachers and administrators, who inspire and encourage students to strive for a university education, HEEF provides scholarships for college students. Proceeds from the dinner go to the scholarship general fund and to its 29 sub-funds targeting majors in arts, business, engineering, law, medicine and technology. 


The HBA congratulates HEEF's 2007 Apple of Gold Award recipients:


Excellence in K-12 Education


Sharon Saxton

English teacher
Santa Ana High School

Sharon Quirk

GATE Teacher/Project Discovery
Richman Elementary School 

  Susan "Sue" Balas
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Coordinator
Loara High School


Excellence in Community College

Education Instruction

John Hernandez, PH.D

Vice President of Student Services
Santiago Canyon College


To sponsor or RSVP contact John Palacio at (949) 553-4202 ext. 28   or by e-mail at  jpalacio@pacbell.net


OCWLA Presents the State of the State Bar by Assemblyman Todd Spitzer 
Please join the OCWLA for one hour of MCLE General Credit during Assemblyman Spitzer's State of the State Bar address, including impending legislation. 
November 6, 2007
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Turnip Rose
300 S. Flower
For more information or to RSVP contact Nola Sheldon at nolasheldon@aol.com
OCBA Travel Seminar 
Romantic & Picturesque Prague
An Orange County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Prague, Czech Republic
April 4, 2008 - April 10, 2008
arrive in Prague April 5, 2008)
6 Days/5 Nights at the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
  • The Czech Republic is located in the very heart of Europe. Visitors can enjoy its historical monuments, castles, chateaux and beautiful and diverse nature.
  • Prague, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, has earned nicknames including "the mother of cities (Praga mater urbium in Czech)," "city of a hundred spires," and "the golden city."
  • The luxury Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa is situated in one of the most prestigious areas of Prague - in Lesser Town (Mala Strana) under the Prague Castle, near the Charles Bridge.

Space on this exclusive travel seminar is limited & subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis. For complete itinerary & registration details, please contact Robert White at Festival Travel & Tours, at 714.221.6381.

Also In This Issue
RSVP TODAY - Dia de los Muertos Mixer
Chapman Law School Bar & Law Firm Days
HEEF Apple of Gold Awards
OCWLA Presents Assemblyman Spitzer
OCBA Travel Seminar
Upcoming Events
GOLD Sponsor

Sheppard Mullin

SILVER Sponsors

Latham & Watkins LLP

Morrison Foerster

Wells Fargo

BRONZE Sponsors

Aitken, Aitken & Cohn

Alexander Polsky, Hon. Robert Thomas & JAMS

Adorno, Yoss, Alvarado  & Smith

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Chapman University


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jones Day

Loislaw-Wolters Kluwer

Merrill Lynch

Miguel's Restaurant

Narver Insurance

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Rutan & Tucker LLP

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Union Bank of California

University of California, Irvine

(please note that some dates have changed)
November 1st -
Dia de los Muertos Mixer at Proof in Santa Ana. Sponsored by CPT Group, Inc.
December 5th -
Holiday Mixer at McCormick & Schmick's in Santa Ana. Sponsored by Law Offices of Federico Sayre
March 1, 2008 -
30th Annual Installation Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser at Westin South Coast Plaza.  
Bette and Wylie Aitken for hosting (for the third consecutive year) the HBA's Judges' BBQ in their beautiful home in Anaheim Hills on October 14th.  Your support is invaluable!  Thank you!! 
The HBA also thanks  Chapman Law School's Minority Law Student Association for spending their Sunday afternoon lending the HBA a hand at the Judges' BBQ.  You guys are the best!  Thank you!!  
Hispanic Bar Association