Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Newsletter
February 8, 2008

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HBA Travel Seminar
RSVP Today!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
May 22, 2008 - May 26, 2008
5 Days/4 Nights at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - ONLY $999!!
Join the HBA in celebrating its 25th Anniversary Memorial Day weekend travel seminar.  This wonderful trip is being offered at the very low rate of $999 (excluding tax, security, and fuel charges).  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 or download the flyer.
If you are interested in participating in the travel seminar as a speaker or have questions about the travel seminar, please contact Travel Committee Chair Monica Lukoschek at monica@busimmlaw.com.

HBA's 30th Annual Installation Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser 

The HBA invites you to its 30th Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, March 1st at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.  In honor of our mission, this year's theme will be "Celebrating 30 Years of Promoting Access to Education and Justice."  Needless to say, the achievements and accomplishments of our honorees embody these principles; please join us in celebrating our awardees:


Attorney of the Year

John G. Cruz

Appointments Secretary to Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger 


Corporate Citizen  

Wells Fargo


Guardian de Justicia

Hon. Luis Miguel Ortiz Haro Amieva

Former Consul of Mexico


Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Juan Francisco Lara

Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus, UCI


Additionally, the evening will be highlighted by a keynote address from the prominent legal scholar, and founding Dean of the Donald Bren School of Law, University of California, Irvine: Erwin Chemerinsky. 


For more information on advertisements and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at www.ochba.org/30thannualdinner.html or contact Norma Garcia Guillen at (714) 424-2895 or by e-mail at info@ochba.org

The Philharmonic Society extends a special offer to members of the HBA:
Receive 20% off tickets to the Assad Brothers' Brazilian Guitar Festival

Sunday, February 10, 2008, 7pm
Performing Artscenter's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The world's preeminent guitar duo Sergio and Odair Assad return to showcase some of the most creative and exemplary voices in contemporary Brazilian guitar music with an eclectic and exhilarating show called The Assad Brothers' Brazilian Guitar Festival.

Sergio and Odair Assad will be joined by groove king Romero Lubambo, multi-instrumentalist master Celso Machado, and their own passion-stirring sister, vocalist and guitarist Badi Assad.

An evening at the Brazilian Guitar Festival promises a hot, open exchange among five of Brazil's most ferociously talented ambassadors. While simultaneously embracing and eschewing tradition, the musical emissaries will transport the audience to a sojourn in Rio through canorous, coruscating, pulsating music that will render the ears alive with the enthusiasm and passion of the sounds of Brazil.

Discount prices: $36, $32, $28, $24, $20, $44

(Regular prices: $45, $40, $35, $30, $25, $55)
Must use the promo code: ASSAD20 to receive the discount

Call (949) 553-2422 or purchase tickets now: http://www.philharmonicsociety.org/presentations.aspx?i=258

**(Must use promo code: ASSAD20 to receive discount. Offer valid through the Philharmonic Society box office and website only. No discounts to prior purchases. All dates, times, artists, prices are subject to change).

Reception in Honor of
Mayor-Elect of Ensenada, 
Honorable Pablo Alejo Lopez
Adorno, Yoss, Alvarado & Smith,
First American Title Company, Rancho Santiago Community College District, &  California-Mexico Trade Assistance Center

Cordially Invite You to Attend

a Special Reception in Honor of 

Hon. Pablo Alejo Lopez

Mayor- Elect of Ensenada

February 12, 2008

6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m.


First American Title Company

1 First American Way

Garden Room #1

Santa Ana, CA  92707

Please RSVP to (714) 564-5414 or Valadez_Jacqueline@rsccd.org
Also In This Issue
HBA Memorial Weekend Trip
HBA 30th Annual Installation Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser
The Philharmonic Society Extends Special Offer to HBA
Reception in Honor of Mayor-Elect of Ensenada
EVENT Sponsor

Sheppard Mullin

GOLD Sponsor

Wells Fargo

SILVER Sponsors


Jones Day




BRONZE Sponsors

Law Offices of Federico Castelan Sayre

Malcolm & Cisneros, LLP

MLC & Associates, Inc.

Morrison & Foerster, LLP

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Rutan & Tucker LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Union Bank of California

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