HBA Membership Drive
NEW YEAR / NEW DUES /
SAME GREAT BENEFITS
Renew Before January 31, 2009 and
It is time to renew your membership to the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County. After January 31, 2009, we are increasing our membership fee by $25. Renewing your membership grants you access to the HBA's educational, pro bono, public service and networking opportunities, including:
· Free MCLE seminars (1-2 times per year);
· Reduced price for our Annual Memorial Day MCLE Trip COSTA RICA will be our destination for 2009;
· Annual Judges' BBQ, honoring a distinguished member of the Bench;
· Free admission to most HBA Bar Review/de Barranda;
· Members ONLY section on our website: www.ochba.org, which includes job announcements and other exclusive opportunities;
· Members only E-mail newsletter with relevant and timely announcements and information;
· Wallace Davis Scholarship Fund for Latino law students;
· Pro bono and public service opportunities;
· Inclusion in the 2009 HBA Membership Directory; and
· In-House Counsel, legal and educational Roundtables throughout the year.
Renew your membership before January 31, 2009 and get your 2009 membership at the 2008 rate of $50. Beginning February 1, 2009, membership rates will be $75 per year.
Renewing your membership is convenient: either log on to our website and pay through PayPal at http://www.ochba.org/membership/BecomeHBAmember.html or mail in your renewal form. Thank you.
2009 HBA President
|HBA Travel Seminar
RSVP Today and Save!
Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica
May 21, 2008 - May 25, 2009
5 Days/4 Nights at the award-winning Parador Hotel Resort & Spa - ONLY $999!! (Must reserve before 1/15/09)
More information >
Join the HBA in celebrating its 26th Anniversary Memorial Day weekend travel seminar.
The HBA is currently developing panels on the following topics to put Costa Rica in context (and obtain MCLE credits!):
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.
- The Rule of Law in Costa Rica and other Central American countries
- Legal aspects of the process of Central American integration
- Free Trade in theory and in practice
- Roundtable with Central American In-House Counsel
- Civility in the Legal Profession; and
- Access to Justice issues
If you are interested in participating in the travel seminar as a speaker or have questions about the travel seminar, please contact Travel Committee Chairman Carlos X. Colorado at CXColorado@JonesDay.com.
Download Flier & Registration Form >
Save The Date!
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 2009 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
HEROES AMONG US -
TRANSFORMING LIVES IN THE LATINO COMMUNITY
ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR
Kenneth Babcock - Executive Director, Public Law Center
GUARDIAN DE JUSTICIA
Professor Luz Herrera, Community Lawyers, Inc.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Hon. Cruz Reynoso (Ret.) - California Supreme Court and
Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
PRO-BONO LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Disney Grand Californian Hotel
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception - Opportunity Drawing Ticket Sales
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Sponsorships available: please contact us at email@example.com or at (949) 440-6700 x253 for more information
|Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County 49th Annual Installation of Officers & Awards Gala
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Benito Juarez Attorney of the Year Award
Frank E. Munoz, Lifetime Achievement Award
FATHER GREG BOYLE
Justice Cruz Reynoso Community Service Award
5:30pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Dinner & Program
Dancing to follow program
Call Today to secure your RSVP. Deadline is January 10, 2009
If you have any questions, call the MABA Office at 213-749-2889.
For more information of the event download flier >
MABA is Committed to the Advancement of Latinos
in the Legal Profession and the Empowerment of the Latino
Community through Service and Advocacy.
The Judicial Officers of The Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Request the honor of your presence at the installation of Debra Carrillo
as a judge of the Superior Court
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, AT 4:00 P.M.
CENTRAL JUSTICE CENTER - DEPT. C-1
700 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE WEST
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
Ambrosia in The Vault
801 NORTH MAIN STREET
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
|OCBA 2009 Judges' Night
& Annual Meeting
The Honorable Andrew J. Guilford
United States District Court, Central District of California
Michael G. Yoder
as the 2009 OCBA President
Installation of OCBA Officers, Directors & OCBA Charitable Fund Directors
Presentation of Franklin G. West Award to the Honorable Nancy Wieben Stock
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa 92626
5:30 p.m. Registration & Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
$75 Members & Guests (per person)
$600 Table of 8 (Members)
Reserve early for best seating. Please provide names of all attendees by January 8, 2009.
Download OCBA Judges' Night 2009 Registration Flyer >
Supported by LexisNexis
|CRLA's Tequio Gala with Cheech Marin, Frank Romero and LOS LOBOS
January 28, 2009, 6:30 pm
the Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90210
Our Program Includes:
VIP Collectors' Cocktail: Meet the Honorees and Artists,
Network with CRLA's heroes.
6:30 - 7:30pm
Dinner, Awards, Live Auction
and Musical Performance
Live and Silent Auction of Museum Quality Chicano Art
- curated by Chicano Art Expert Armando Duron
Silent Auction with Unique Items for Art Lovers
Live performance by Honorees Los Lobos and special guests TBA
Art created for the CRLA Tequio
CRLA (California Rural Legal Assistance) is an organization that provides free legal services to the rural communities throughout California.
Tax Deductible Corporate Sponsorships Available
Book your table now, online or by phone:
Call to reserve: (310) 889-9200
For more information: www.crla.org
The Latina Lawyers Bar Association
Cordially Invites You to Celebrate Latinas in the Legal Community
Guest of HonorMaribel S. Medina
San Francisco Unified School District
Past MABA President
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Event is FREE
(Appetizers & Drinks Provided)
Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles 90012
Please RSVP by January 26th firstname.lastname@example.org
or (213) 622-3330
*Parking provided. Enter City Hall East Southbound on Los Angeles Street( between Temple and 1st.)
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
|Bar Exam Workshop For People of Color
Los Angeles, California
For People of Color, Inc.
The California Bar Foundation
This workshop will cover all aspects of the bar exam. The presenters will discuss best practices to prepare for the bar exam. Materials will be distributed at the event.
- Anthony Solana, Jr., Esq., President & Chairperson, For People of Color, Inc. and author of "A Guide to the Bar Examination For People of Color."
- Rod Fong, Esq., Assistant Dean for Bar Exam Services at Golden Gate University School of Law
Where: UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
When: Saturday, February 7, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration, however, is required. Please make sure to register for the correct workshop via the drop-down menu contained in the registration page.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE BAR EXAM GUIDE
Like what For People of Color, Inc. is doing? Make a contribution by clicking here.
Anaheim Family Justice Center
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, April 24, 2009
Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 East Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
Registration - 10:00
Shotgun Start - 12:30
Banquet - 6:00
Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!
Super Ticket - Includes:
Hole in One Prize on every Par 3!
- A chance to win $100.000
- Putting Contest
- Longest Drive
- Closest to the Pin
- Win a vacation
Space Limited-Sign up Today!
For more information visit us @ www.AFJC.org
Anaheim Family Justice Center
Working Together. Making A Difference.
Invitation to Apply to State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee -
Deadline is February 2, 2009
applications for appointments to the Executive Committee are being accepted through February 2, 2009.
The Word and PDF versions of the application is available here:
Microsoft Word Application >
PDF Version of Application >
More detailed information about the application and appointment process is available here:
Detailed information >
We invite you to apply for appointment to the Litigation Section Executive Committee. The Application Form and information about the process is available at: http://calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10121&id=1040
We continue our efforts to solicit applications from as diverse a pool of California attorneys as possible. We recognize the immense value of having a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds represented on the Executive Committee. By better reflecting our membership and the community we serve, we can more effectively implement programs to benefit all California lawyers and Californians generally.
The Executive Committee comprises 15 attorney members as well as over a dozen judicial and attorney advisors. The Executive Committee oversees all aspects of the Litigation Section (the State Bar's largest section with over 10,000 active members), including with respect to rules and legislation affecting litigation in California, the publication of California Litigation Review, Litigation Magazine and Litigation Update, the Legal London and Legal Asia exchange program, the Law Suits clothing donation program, and much more. Membership on the Executive Committee offers a valuable opportunity to become involved with the statewide Bar; contribute to the community; and network with attorneys, judges, and others involved in the legal profession. We have enjoyed our time on the Committee both for the professional benefits and the personal friendships. We highly recommend the experience. Additional information about the Litigation Section can be found at: http://calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10711&id=8390
Please share this letter and application with your colleagues who might be interested. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of us.
Michael A. Geibelson
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
2049 Century Park East, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Paul S. Chan
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg
1875 Century Park East, 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067-2561
Jay J. Chung
Lee Anav Chung LLP
The Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 94104
|Elkins Family Law Task Force Survey Announcement
The Elkins Family Law Task Force, a Judicial Council task force aimed at improving family law is seeking input from California lawyers. Lawyers from around the state are encouraged to go to the survey Web site, www.elkinssurvey.com, and provide answers about their experiences in family court. In addition to including questions about attorneys' practices, the survey asks about the challenges attorneys face in practicing family law, solicits suggestions for improvement, and seeks information about aspects of family law that attorneys believe are working well.
The goal of the survey is to collect data and suggestions from attorneys throughout the state that will help the courts in achieving efficiency and fairness in family law proceedings and ensure access to justice for all litigants. The deadline for completion of the survey is January 16th at 5 pm.
Thanks in advance for your participation in the survey.
|Join us for an Anaheim Family Justice Center Fundraiser
Sunday, February 8, 2009
11:30 AM lunch
1:00 PM show
Includes lunch and admission to comedy show!
Brea Improv Comedy Club
120 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
To purchase tickets, please call the
Anaheim Family Justice Center at 714 765-1645.
OCAABA CLE Committee Cordially Invites You To A Seminar On Understanding Cross Relations to Counter Implicit Bias
Presented by Brandy Young, Ph.D. & Patricia Lee-Gulley, Esq.
Eligible for 1 hour of MCLE credit for elimination of bias
January 29, 2009, 6:30pm
Whittier Law School - Room No. 14
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Register by 1/26/09 at www.ocaaba.org
Or register at the door:
Sponsored by Gordon& Rees LLP
Refreshments courtesy of: Law Office of Ching C. Lim
|Volunteer Judges Needed for Chapman Moot Court Competition
On Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17, 2009, Chapman University School of Law will host the national finals of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association's undergraduate competition. Students from the top 64 teams from around the country will be competing in this moot court competition involving First Amendment and Due Process issues.
With 64 teams competing and 8 total rounds, we will need more than 100 volunteers to judge the competition. The panels will be made up of real world judges as well as practicing attorneys and faculty/students from Chapman. This is an opportunity to help judge some of the nation's best undergraduate students.
We need your help to judge this important national competition. We would need about 2-3 hours of your time for one or more of the judging blocks on either Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Please note that we will provide a fully researched bench brief that will expedite your preparation time and eliminate the need for any new research. You will also be sitting on a panel with one or two additional judges.
Please send me an email at your earliest convenience (email@example.com) with your available time preference (see below). As the competitions get a little closer, I will send you a packet with all necessary information, including the bench brief and judging instructions.
____Three one-hour preliminary rounds on Friday January 16, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
____Three one-hour intermediate rounds on Saturday January 17, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Thank you for your time and assistance. These competitions are invaluable learning experiences for the students and a great way to give back to the profession.
David Finley, Esq.
Director of Law School Communications
Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
Tel: 714-628-2565 Fax: 714-628-2602 Cell: 714-501-3676
Southwestern's Fourteenth Annual Bar Association Fair
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Southwestern's Student Bar Association
Southwestern University Law Review
Southwestern Journal of International Law
Trial Advocacy Honors Program
Supported by the Southwestern Faculty
The fair has two goals:
If you have any questions about the Fair, please call (213) 738-6794.
- To allow Southwestern students to meet representatives from voluntary bar associations and learn about bar-related activities early in their legal careers
- To give those associations an opportunity to provide information about the benefits of membership.
Carreer Services Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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