Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
November 3, 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
Law School Free for UC Irvine's Entering 2009 Class

By Debra Cassens Weiss

Students who enroll at the University of California's new law school in Irvine next fall will get their legal education for free.

The law school is giving full tuition scholarships worth about $100,000 to its first 2009 class of about 60 students, the National Law Journal reports.

Charles Cannon, assistant dean of development and external affairs at the law school, told the publication UC Irvine hopes to attract high-quality students with the offer. The free tuition is expected to cost the school about $6 million, he said.

The school is seeking donations to cover the scholarships and has so far raised about a third of the money.

The story also reports that the law school had originally called itself the Donald Bren School of Law in honor of a $20 million donor, but the school is dropping the name. It will be called the University of California, Irvine, a name that is parallel to other UC schools.
Orange County Youth Motivation Task Force, Inc. At Cesar Chavez (Continuation) High School

Cesar Chavez (Continuation) High School
2128 S. Cypress St.
Santa Ana, 92707
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dear Volunteer,                                                          
Thank you for joining us to achieve our goal - to keep kids in school and to make them aware of the importance of education.  Because Cesar Chavez is a continuation high school, all the students are at-risk students. Your message is very valuable.  We really appreciate your help in this worthwhile and rewarding program. Hope you can join us.

Cesar Chavez HS will have 11 classrooms so we need at least 15-20 speakers. Breakfast will be served, so come hungry!  We will have an early arrival at 7:45 AM so there will be time to eat.   The campus address is 2128 S. Cypress St., however, the parking entrance is on Anahurst at the corner of Anahurst St. and S. Main St. This is just north of Warner Ave. A map link is available on the web site www.ymtf.org.

We will meet in the Library and begin signing in at 7:45 AM.  Speakers will be escorted to classrooms at 8:40. Please try to arrive as near to the beginning of the registration as possible, especially because we will have breakfast served.

Please check your schedule to see if you can make this visit. If you can attend, contact Andrew Gallagher, andrew.c.gallagher@boeing.com, or the YMTF office, info@ymtf.org/ 714-569-0822.

Thank you for your commitment to YMTF. These students need to hear your message!

7:45 - 8:10 AM    Sign-in and Breakfast (Library)
8:10 - 8:25 AM    School Welcome & Orientation
8:25 - 8:40 AM    Classroom Assignment & Speaker Orientation  8:40 AM       Escorted to Classrooms                                       
8:47 - 9:47 AM     Classroom Visit
9:47 AM               Reconvene for Evaluation and adjournment
YMTF Coordinator                                                         
Gilbert Chavez                                                    

Campus Coordinator
Lori Ruvolo
Problems or messages day of visit ONLY (714) 401-2156
12th Annual Veterans' Day Celebration
A Tribute to Mexican American Veterans

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Posting of Colors - 10:00 a.m.
California State University, Fullerton
Titan Student Union
800 N. State College Blvd.

Sponsored by  Latino Advocates for Education, Inc. and
California State University, Fullerton
For information  call (714) 225 2499
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
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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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.
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.

Click Here for the Reservation Form
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.
FIESTA NAVIDAD concert with Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano
A Special Holiday Offer for Hispanic Bar Association


Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Saturday, November 29, 2008, 7:30pm
Celebrate the holiday season and join us Thanksgiving weekend for the Philharmonic Society's Christmas extravaganza, Fiesta Navidad. Fiesta Navidad takes you on a musical journey through the various regions of Mexico while exploring holiday customs through music, song, and dance. The evening begins with the traditional Posada followed by the music of Mariachi los Camperos. A special performance by Danza Teocalt brings the celebration to life, featuring dances from colonial Mexico. Top off the evening with a sing-along of traditional favorites, including "Feliz Navidad," "Jingle Bells" and many more.

*SPECIAL OFFER for Hispanic Bar Association:
20% off regular ticket prices:
Discount ticket prices: $60, $55.20, $52, $44, $36, $24, $76(box seats)
Regular Ticket Prices: $75, $69, $65, $55, $45, $30, $95(box seats)
Receive this special offer using the promotion code: Navidad20
 *Offer valid only through the Philharmonic Society website at www.PhilharmonicSociety.org or by calling (949) 553-2422. No discounts to prior purchases. Receive this special offer by using promotion code Navidad20 when ordering.  
Limited Time Offer... Buy Your Tickets Now!

Call (949) 553-2422 or visit www.PhilharmonicSociety.org

Questions? Email Jason at mktintern@philharmonicsociety.org
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 31th Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser on March 7, 2009, at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel;
  • 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.

Learn more about membership for the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County >

Also In This Issue
Roundtable with Governor Schwarzenegger's Appointments Secretary John G. Cruz
Law School Free for UC Irvine's Entering 2009 Class
Orange County Youth Motivation Task Force, Inc. At Cesar Chavez (Continuation) High School
12th Annual Veterans' Day Celebration A Tribute to Mexican American Veterans
The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs 16th Annual California Policy Issues Conference
Effective Strategies for Conducting eDiscovery
Professional EP Legal Volunteer Recruitment Alert
Legal Aid Society's 50th Anniversary Dinner
FIESTA NAVIDAD concert with Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano
Become a member of the HBA for 2008!
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Wells Fargo

SILVER Sponsors


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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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