Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
October 20, 2008

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Roundtable with Governor Schwarzenegger's Appointments Secretary John G. Cruz

John G. Cruz

Friday, November 7, 2008
 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP
 650 Town Center Dr., 4th FL
 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Members Only*
  Lunch will be served.
 No cost to attend.
Please R.S.V.P. by November 6, 2008  
 at info@ochba.org or at (949) 440-6700 x253.

*You can become a member today at
Effective Strategies for Conducting eDiscovery

Presented by
Orange County Women Lawyers

One-hour MCLE General Credit

Plus:  Election of new board officers and directors.

November 4, 2008
11:45 - 1:30 p.m.
The Turnip Rose
300 South Flower
Orange, CA

Presenter:  Jacques Nack Ngue, partner and lead eDiscovery specialist for eClaris, a premier eDiscovery consulting firm. 
Mr. Ngue has almost a decade of experience in complex network infrastructure, database design, and software development.  He has served as project manager on multi-national cases for both AmLaw 200 law firms and Fortune 500 companies.  Nack Ngue helped launch a revolutionary eDiscovery portal which allows clients to initiate, manage, and track their eDiscovery efforts at all hours of the day from any Internet connection via a web browser.

Come learn more about eDiscovery...
...AND elect our new board officers and directors!

Contact person: Nola Sheldon
1500 E. Katella, #6
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 516-9776
Fax (714) 997-1508
nolasheldon@aol.com or nola@nolasheldon.com

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Orange County Superior Court
Bench/Bar Brown Bag Lunch

Please JoinThe Judges of the Harbor Justice Center and Executive Staff for a Bench/Bar Brown Bag Lunch

The purpose of this meeting is to encourage an exchange of information and ideas, and to discuss detention capacity issues, post-Laguna Niguel/Newport Beach consolidation issues, video arraignments, case packaging, and the newly installed evidence presentation equipment.

October 30th, 2008, 12:15 p.m.
Harbor Justice Center
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room (Room 222)

Save The Date:
Legal Aid Society of Orange County Presents Access to Justice for All - Celebrating 50 Years of Service in 2008

Legal Aid Turns 50

5:30 P.M.

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to RSVP Online

Legal Aid Society of Orange County proudly invites you to join our 50th Anniversary Celebration. www.legalaidturns50.com

William F. Wenke, Minyard Morris Patricia Herzog, First LASOC Attorney Joe Dunn, California Medical Association CEO and Former State Senator

Throughout the past 50 years, Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) has been at the forefront of meeting the legal needs of low income individuals and seniors in Orange County. Since 1984, LASOC has been the frontline legal services program in Southeast Los Angeles County, providing legal assistance as Community Legal Services (CLS). On the evening of November 6, 2008 LASOC will host its 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Grove in Anaheim. At this event, the legal community, the public sector, local businesses, community-based organizations and other supporters of LASOC will look back on half a century of providing free, civil legal services to our community. Program followed by performance by The Capitol Steps. Attire: Business Price: $100-$200

For more information, contact Anna Lisa Biason, Director of Fund Development, at (714) 571-5220.
Professional EP Legal Volunteer Recruitment Alert

NALEO California La Raza Lawyers Association Hispanic National Bar Association Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Election Protection 

Election Protection 2008
Voter Hotline
(English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE) (Español: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA)
& Mobile Field Program

The California La Raza Lawyers, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law ("Lawyers' Committee"), the Hispanic National Bar Association, and our coalition partners seek volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students for Election Protection - the nation's largest non-partisan voter protection program - on November 4, 2008.

The turn out of Latino voters is expected to reach historic highs and there are concerns that the Hispanic community could be the target of voter suppression tactics.  Members of the California La Raza Lawyers are needed to ensure that the large number of newly registered and other eligible Latino voters are able to freely exercise their right to vote.  There is a significant need for lawyers and law students with cultural competence and Spanish language skills to protect the voting rights of the Hispanic community.

Election Protection is a national coalition that works throughout the year to break down barriers to the ballot box for traditionally disenfranchised voters.  Other partners include the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Educational Fund (PRLDEF).

To that end, Election Protection is seeking legal volunteers to staff the 1-866-OUR-VOTE and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA hotlines and provide live assistance to voters who have questions or need to report problems with voting.

In addition, volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students are needed to serve as Mobile Legal Volunteers ("MLVs").  MLVs work in teams of two and monitor a zone of 4-10 polling places, respond to incidents reported through the hotline, and assist voters at the polling place.  Potential problems include dissemination of misinformation by poll workers, problems associated with voting machines (including new electronic ones), and potential intimidation of voters. 

While the voter hotline is available to all voters across the country, Election Protection targets communities traditionally disenfranchised, including African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and other racially and ethnically diverse communities, seniors, young people, low-income voters and individuals with disabilities.

Volunteers must attend in-person a 1 ½ hour training session and are asked to sign up for a 4-5 hour shift.  Materials will be provided.  The hotline is a non-partisan effort and is not affiliated in any way with any candidate or political party.  To volunteer, please sign-up directly at http://www.ncffe.org/Volunteer.  Volunteers will receive an e-mail in late September or early October with a link to sign up for specific trainings and shifts.
Become a member of the OCHBA for 2008!
HBA of Orange County LogoThis year the HBA continues its effort to bring innovative programs and benefits to its members, and we hope that you can take advantage of all of them! Take a look at some of our activities and member benefits:
  • Free MCLE seminars for HBA members (1-2 times per year);
  • Special member discount to the HBA's 30th Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser on March 1, 2008, at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa;
  • Annual Memorial Day MCLE Trip in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico;
  • Special Discount to the HBA's Annual Judges' BBQ;
  • Special Discount to the HBA's Annual Día de los Muertos Bar Review;
  • Free to all HBA Bar Reviews/de Barrandas (3-5 time per year);
  • Wallace Davis Scholarship Fund for Latino law students;
  • Mentoring to Latino law students, which also provides valuable access to a qualified pool of employees from which to pick clerks and associates;
  • Member only E-mail newsletter with important announcements & information;
  • Improved website at www.ochba.org;
  • Members ONLY section, including job announcements;
  • Pro bono opportunities;
  • HBA Membership Directory to be distributed when you renew your membership;
  • Ad opportunities on OCHBA website; and
  • Roundtable with In-House Counsel.

The success of the HBA relies on the commitment and participation of our members.  We look forward to seeing you at our events and thank you in advance for helping us make 2008 the best year yet for the HBA.

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The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs 16th Annual California Policy Issues Conference
California's Future on The Horizon: Implications of 2008 Elections
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 8am-3pm
Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Lost Angeles, CA 90071

Pre-Conference Reception
Tuesday, November 11th, 6pm-8pm
Also In This Issue
Roundtable with Governor Schwarzenegger's Appointments Secretary John G. Cruz
Effective Strategies for Conducting eDiscovery
Orange County Superior Court Bench/Bar Brown Bag Lunch
Legal Aid Society's 50th Anniversary Dinner
Professional EP Legal Volunteer Recruitment Alert
Become a member of the HBA for 2008!
The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs 16th Annual California Policy Issues Conference
EVENT Sponsor

Sheppard Mullin


Wells Fargo

SILVER Sponsors


Jones Day


Merrill Lynch



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
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