Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
Newsletter
April 21, 2008

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Cinco de Mayo HBA Bar Review  
Please Join Us for Drinks & Appetizers
in Celebration of Cinco de Mayo
HBA Bar Review
~~~
HBA de Barranda
Thursday, May 1, 2008
5:30 p.m.

Jason's Downtown
416 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
www.jasonsdowntown.com

Free for Members and Judges
$15 for Non-Members
 
To RSVP, please email info@ochba.org  
or call (949) 440-6700 x 253 by April 30th

Sponsored By:

 Evolve Discovery              Hahn & Bowerstock
Judge Aguirre Hosts Reception
April 22, 5:00-8:00pm
La Chiquita Restaurant

Please join us for an informal reception organized by Judge Frederick P. Aguirre.   Present will be many of the founders of the Hispanic Bar Association who will recount collective stories of the organization's first days!

This reception will be held on April 22, 2008, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the site where the first HBA meetings were held back in 1974:

La Chiquita Restaurant
906 E. Washington
Santa Ana, California
(714) 543-8787

Located in the Logan Barrio, one block south of the 5 Freeway and 17th Street intersection off Penn Way .

To RSVP, please email info@ochba.org
or call (949) 440-6700 x253.

This reception will not be hosted, but attendance will be free of charge.

Some of the Founders in attendance will be Judge Frederick P. Aguirre, Judge James O. Perez, Judge Francisco Briseno, Judge Frances Munoz, Judge Gregory Munoz, Judge Richard Orozco, and attorneys Ramon Ortiz and Jose Ramirez. The attending Founders will honor those founders who have passed away: Wally Davis, Mike Silvas and Fred Munoz. Also present will be Justice John Arguelles who co-founded MABA in Los Angeles in 1960.
 

OC HBA Bar Review at Muzeo April 3

Thank you everyone who joined us April 3rd at the Bar Review at Muzeo in Anaheim!

Thank you for giving the new consul of Mexico a warm welcome to our community!

If you missed the fun, you can catch a glimpse Here>
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. 
 
The HBA is proud to announce the participation of the following panelists (partial list):
  • Hon. Cruz Reynoso, California Supreme Court Justice (Ret.)
  • Hon. Andrew J. Guilford, United States Central District Court
  • Julin Adem Diaz, Director of Legal Consular Affairs for the Mexican Department of External Affairs (SRE) 
  • Lic. Oscar Estrella Grijalva, Estrella & Estrella
  • Lic. Claudia Norma Freyre, Hewlett-Packard
  • Comm. Joe Perez, Orange County Superior Court 
  • Hon. Nancy Pollard, Orange County Superior Court
  • Hon. Luis A. Rodriguez, Orange County Superior Court
  • Hon. Salvador Sarmiento, Orange County Superior Court
  • Juan E. Ziga, Cross Border Law Group, P.C.
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.
The Orange County Bar Association presents:
The Perils of E-Discovery:
Why is it important to you and your clients? 

 
The courts are taking a closer look at how attorneys and clients
deal with electronically stored information and the consequences
for getting it wrong can be high.  Did you know?
  • That a New York judge ordered $1.25 million in sanctions
  • A California judge ordered monetary sanctions and an adverse inference when a litigant failed to suspend its e-mail retention policy (calling for e-mails to be deleted in 30 days).
Presentation will provide an overview of:
  • Key e-discovery concepts
  • Types of electronically stored information most clients maintain
  • E-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Recent federal and state law regarding the retention, collection and production of electronically stored information
  • Lifecycle of a hypothetical case, identifying the e-discovery "pressure points" and recommending best practices
Date:  Thursday, May 1, 2008
 
Time:
5:45 pm  Registration/Dinner
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm  Program
 
CLE::  2.0 CLE hours
                            
Place:                   
OCMA- Turnip Rose
300 S. Flower St.
Orange, CA
 
Speakers:             
Hon. David C. Velasquez, Supervising Judge
Central Justice Center Complex Civil Panel
 
Jeffrey J. Fowler, Attorney at Law
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
 
J. Craig Williams, Attorney at Law
The Williams Lindberg Law Firm, PC
 
S. Robert Radus
ACT Forensic.com, Inc.
                  
Moderator:   
Wayne R. Gross
, Attorney at Law
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Program Chair:       
Marcus Quintanilla, Attorney at Law
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Prices:                       
OCBA Member                                            $ 125            
New Admittee Member                                  $ 115            
Law Student Member/Judge                            $ 95             
Non-Member                                                $ 155            
Emeritus                                                       $ 75             
(certified by California State Bar)                               
 
Pre-registration deadline:  April 24th.  Full payment MUST be
received in the OCBA offices by close of business on April 24th;
after close of business on April 24, add $25.
OCBA is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed mail.
 
Request Fast Fax #2231 (949.440.6700, x4),

Contact the OCBA Education Department at 949.440.6700, x125.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is providing trainings
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is providing trainings on various topics in immigration law in Los Angeles and over the web. All trainings provide MCLE credit.
 
Traditional classroom seminars, as well as web-based seminars (webinars) are offered to create a convenient learning environment that allows you to join sessions from your office. To learn more and register, visit www.ilrc.org/seminars.
 
The Record of Conviction and Categorical Analysis (2.0 MCLE)
May 20, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Public Counsel, 610 S. Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Regular $110, Non-profit $60, IOLTA $35
 
This seminar will teach you: How to accurately read a criminal record such as an Abstract or rap sheet, and how to use major beneficial new law to limit how the government can characterize a past conviction (e.g. as an aggravated felony) and what documents it can use to do so.
 
In the past two years, the Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and BIA have issued key decisions in the "categorical analysis," the law that governs how immigration authorities can characterize a past criminal conviction.  In addition, the Ninth Circuit has published important good decisions on the government's burden of proof and of document production. A thorough understanding of this area is crucial to defending any noncitizen with criminal record issues. The seminar will go over cases, but will focus on providing concrete defense arguments and a step-by-step means of analyzing a particular conviction record.
 
Instructor:
Kathy Brady, Senior Staff Attorney, ILRC, principal author of Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit: Impact of Crimes under California and Other State Laws (formerly California Criminal Law and Immigration) and the California and Arizona Quick Reference Charts and Notes on Immigration Consequences of Crimes.
 
Learn the Latest on the New U Visa for Victims of Certain Crimes Webinar  (1.5 MCLE)
2 dates to choose from: June 4 and June 10, 2008
10:00 am - 11:30 am, PDT
Join from your office
Regular $90, Non-profit $65, IOLTA $10
 
Learn the latest and the most accurate information to assist clients applying for U nonimmigrant status!  During this webinar, you will learn about: the new procedures and policies for applying for U visas; details on the definitions, changes, standards, and red flags included in the U nonimmigrant status interim regulations; where waivers are needed and how to apply for them; and strategies for helping clients apply despite prior immigration violations or criminal arrests.
 
Instructor:  Sally Kinoshita, Deputy Director/Staff Attorney, ILRC, co-author of the ILRC publications: The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants; Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Children Under Juvenile Court Jurisdiction and Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Court Judges and principal author of How to Obtain U Interim Relief: A Brief Manual for Advocates Assisting Immigrant Victims of Crime.
 
About the ILRC:
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national, non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. Since 1979, the mission of the ILRC is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
 
Questions? Contact Sai Suzuki, ILRC Marketing Coordinator, 415-255-9499 Ext. 789 or ssuzuki@ilrc.org
MedLaw Project Brings Together Lawyers, Doctors and Community Leaders

UCI AND LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY LAUNCH MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP ON MAY 16, 2008

           Santa Ana, CA  (April 14, 2008) - - Physicians, attorneys, UCI faculty and staff, elected officials and community leaders will be on hand as University of California, Irvine and Legal Aid Society of Orange County launch their medical-legal partnership on May 16, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UC Irvine Family Health Center-Santa Ana, 800 North Main Street, Santa Ana.
 
In late 2007, upon recognizing a significant overlap between the client communities of the two organizations, Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and University of California, Irvine Medical Center Family Health Center-Santa Ana (UCI FHC) collaborated to create MedLaw Project, an initiative which will combine two powerful disciplines for the purpose of training, delivering direct legal services and engaging in advocacy activities aimed at improving the health outcomes of underserved children and their families.
 
Celebrating 50 years of service this year, the mission of LASOC is to provide civil legal services to low-income individuals and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help resources, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education. LASOC's client community consists of individuals whose incomes fall at or below 125% to 200% of the federal poverty threshold and any individual over the age of 60.
 
The UCI FHC furthers the mission of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, Irvine to train family physicians to succeed in a contemporary practice environment and to deliver high quality medical care to a culturally and socio-economically diverse patient population. The UCI FHC is committed to serving the entire community of Santa Ana and the surrounding area, particularly its underserved population.
 
The mission of MedLaw Project is to help ensure that the children of Santa Ana and its surrounding areas obtain and keep their basic needs - for food, housing, education, health care, safety and stability - by improving front-line health care staff's capacity to screen, identify, triage and refer basic needs and recognize legal issues.  To this end, MedLaw Project will: a) provide direct legal services (including advocacy) to low-income families who are served by the UCI FHC; b) establish and maintain a close relationship between the doctors at the UCI FHC and LASOC staff in order to determine the needs of the target population and how to address them; c) implement an education component for health care providers, medical students and residents, as well graduate students in law, public health and other related disciplines; and d) have an evaluation plan that will measure the outcomes of the Project.

MedLaw Project has received startup support from Boston Medical Center's Medical Legal Partnership for Children, which has since expanded its initial model to other sites throughout the nation.
 
According to U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, 47th District, who is tentatively scheduled to speak at the Kick-Off, "MedLaw Project is a good model of cross-professional cooperation which can improve the overall well-being of disadvantaged individuals. I commend UCI FHC and Legal Aid Society of Orange County for initiating this innovative project."
 
Dr. Michael P. Clark, UCI's Vice Provost for Academic Planning adds, "Collaboration between the University of California, Irvine, and Legal Aid Society of Orange County at the UCI Family Health Center in Santa Ana is an important step forward in providing more effective health care to the underserved and low-income children in Orange County.  Legal and medical issues are closely connected, especially for that segment of our community. This partnership with LASOC should enhance access to the services provided by our School of Medicine at the clinic, and it will help resolve many of the non-medical obstacles to the well-being of these children and their families."
 
MedLaw Project is spearheaded by Charles Vega, M.D., FAAFP; Cecilia Florio, M.D., MPH, Medical Director, UCI Family Health Center; Cecilia Gonzalez, Chief Administrator, UCI Family Health Center; Nancy Rimsha, Esq., Directing Attorney of LASOC's Health Consumer Action Center; Anna Lisa Biason, LASOC Director of Fund Development; and Jami Teagle-Burgos, LASOC Health Advocate.
 
The MedLaw Project Kick-Off and Press Conference is free and open to the public. It will take place at the University of California, Irvine Family Health Center located at 800 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. For more information, contact Anna Lisa Biason, LASOC Director of Fund Development at 714-571-5220 or abiason@legal-aid.com.   

About University of California, Irvine Medical Center (Family Health Center-Santa Ana)
 The University of California, Irvine Family Health Center (UCI FHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center which serves the dual purposes of providing high-quality medical care to an indigent and multicultural community while also serving as the heart of the UCI Family Medicine Residency Program. The UCI FHC is committed to underserved populations and provides approximately 20% of the safety net care in Orange County, the country's fifth largest county by population. The core Family Medicine faculty who care for patients at UCI FHC share an interest in health care for the underserved and pass along their knowledge and values to students and residents. The UCI FHC provides multiple services to ensure the overall wellbeing of patients. In addition to having providers, staff, learners and translators that speak Spanish and English, staff and providers also speak Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and other languages. The importance of communication and respect for ethnic and racial diversity is inculcated as part of our clinic culture.  In addition, UCI FHC offers an array of health and social services, from psychological counseling to dentistry to minor surgeries and social work visits, which promote the health of our patients and greater community.

About Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded by a group of local attorneys in 1958 to serve the legal needs of the County's low-income individuals and seniors. In 1984, LASOC expanded its service area to southeast Los Angeles County, where it is known as Community Legal Services (CLS). LASOC's areas of priority are: 1) providing support for the family; 2) preserving the home; 3) maintaining economic stability; 4) ensuring safety, stability and health; 5) assisting populations with special vulnerabilities; 6) continuing the delivery of legal services (including direct representation); and 7) giving advice, counsel and referral. The services that LASOC has been providing for 50 years protect spouses and children from domestic violence; safeguard the elderly against fraud and abuse; help families, children and the elderly obtain health insurance and other benefits; assist the homeless with their legal issues to help them become self-sufficient; provide individuals with help in filing taxes, resolving tax controversies and claiming credits to which they are entitled; and encourage economic development through its Earned Income Tax Credit / I-CAN! E-File Program.
 
LASOC's practice areas and special programs in its Santa Ana, Anaheim, Compton and Norwalk offices include: Health Consumer Action Center; MedLaw Project:  A University of California, Irvine Medical Center-LASOC Medical-Legal Partnership; Domestic Violence Prevention Program; Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Center; Homeless Outreach Program; Housing and Landlord/Tenant Issues; Foreclosure Prevention; Senior Citizens Legal Advocacy Program; Asian Language Legal Assistance Program; Low Income Taxpayers Clinic; Government Benefits; Special Education; Consumer Law; and Bankruptcy. Other LASOC-affiliated special programs are: Legal Resolutions Center, Lawyer Referrals Service, and Small Claims Advisor Program. For more information, visit www.legalaidturns50.com or contact Anna Lisa Biason.

Contact:
Anna Lisa Biason
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Direct:  (714) 571-5220
Fax:  (714) 571-5720
abiason@legal-aid.com
www.legalaidturns50.com
YMCA Mock Trial 
The YMCA Youth Leadership program is ready to launch its next component, the Mock Trial.  It will be held at Chapman University on May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.   
 
The YMCA is seeking volunteers to coach the Mock Trial teams at: 
 
Santa Ana High School meets on Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m.
Saddleback High School meets on Wednesdays @ 5:00 p.m.
Meetings last about 1 1/2 hours.
 
Find the handbook and case materials here:
 
For questions, contact Roman A. Reyna, Program Director II, Community Services Branch YMCA, (714) 852-6029, rreyna@ymcaoc.net
 
Also In This Issue
April 22nd - Reception at La Chiquita Restaurant
OC HBA Bar Review at Muzeo April 3
HBA Travel Seminar
The Orange County Bar Association presents:...The Perils of E-Discovery
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is providing trainings
MedLaw Project Brings Together Lawyers, Doctors and Community Leaders
YMCA Mock Trial Seeks Coaches
EVENT Sponsor

Sheppard Mullin

GOLD Sponsor

Wells Fargo

SILVER Sponsors

JAMS

Jones Day

LATHAM WATKINS

Merrill Lynch

OXY

Walmart

UCI Irvine

BRONZE Sponsors


Crowell & Moring, LLP

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
Hispanic Bar Association
2008