Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
January 27, 2009

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HBA Membership Drive

Renew Before January 31, 2009 and
SAVE $25!

Dear Member:

    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.

Monica Lukoschek
2009 HBA President
Save The Date!
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 2009 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner



Kenneth W. Babcock - Executive Director, Public Law Center

Professor Luz E. Herrera, Community Lawyers, Inc.

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

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
Black Tie

Pre-order opportunity drawing tickets online and purchase tickets on our website: http://ochba.org/dinner2009/rsvp.html

Sponsorships available: please contact us at info@ochba.org or at (949) 440-6700 x253 for more information
CRLA's Tequio Gala with Cheech Marin, Frank Romero and LOS LOBOS Invite

January 28, 2009, 6:30 pm
the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Grand Ballroom
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 HNBA's Commission on Latinas in the Profession is pleased to announce the third focus group of Latina lawyers will be held in Los Angeles on Friday, January 30, from 8:30-10:30 am at:
555 South Flower Street, Suite 3500
Los Angeles, California 90071-2300
Telephone (213) 972-4544
Please email your interest and confirmation to participate to yrico@ccsnco.org and gnsandoval@gmail.com

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Bar Exam Workshop For People of Color
Los Angeles, California

Presented by:
For People of Color, Inc.

Proud Sponsor:
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

Event Details:
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.


Like what For People of Color, Inc. is doing?  Make a contribution by clicking here.
Call for Applications for U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal - Senator Dianne Feinstein's Judicial Advisory Committees

Senator Feinstein's Judicial Advisory Committees are currently accepting applications for the positions of federal District Court Judge for the Central District of California, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, and federal District Court Judge or U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California.  Applications are available online at http://feinstein.senate.gov.

Applicants should send six (6) paper copies of the application to:

David S. Casey, Jr., Esq.

Statewide Chair
Feinstein Judicial Advisory Process
110 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but because the Committee will be working to provide candidates to the Senator as soon as possible for the current openings listed above, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.
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.

Best wishes,
Michael A. Geibelson
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
2049 Century Park East, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 229-5823
Paul S. Chan
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg
1875 Century Park East, 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067-2561
(310) 201-2100
Jay J. Chung
Lee Anav Chung LLP
The Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 341-1602

David Newdorf
Newdorf Legal
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 357-1234
The Latina Lawyers Bar Association
Cordially Invites You to Celebrate Latinas in the Legal Community 

Guest of Honor
Maribel S. Medina
General Counsel
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 to
llbalosangeles@aol.com or (213) 622-3330

*Parking provided. Enter City Hall East Southbound on Los Angeles Street( between Temple and 1st.)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Join us for an Anaheim Family Justice Center Fundraiser anaheim-justice-center

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
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10.

Or register at the door:
Members: $5.
Non-Members: $15.

Sponsored by Gordon& Rees LLP
Refreshments courtesy of: Law Office of Ching C. Lim
Southwestern's Fourteenth Annual Bar Association Fair
Southwestern Campus,
Westmoreland Promenade
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Sponsored by
Southwestern's Student Bar Association
Southwestern University Law Review
Moot Court
Southwestern Journal of International Law
Trial Advocacy Honors Program
Supported by the Southwestern Faculty

The fair has two goals:
  • 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.
If you have any questions about the Fair, please call (213) 738-6794.
Carreer Services Office: carreerservices@swlaw.edu
Anaheim Family Justice Center
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

anaheim-justice-centerFriday, 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:
  • A chance to win $100.000
  • Putting Contest
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Win a vacation
Hole in One Prize on every Par 3!

Space Limited-Sign up Today!

For more information visit us @ www.AFJC.org

Anaheim Family Justice Center
Working Together. Making A Difference.
3rd Annual Shropshire Group Educational Leadership Awards Banquet 

Hispanic Bar Association Members,

You are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual Shropshire Group Educational Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

The annual banquet will recognize the 2008-2009 Shropshire Group Scholars who will be attending law school this fall and those who have supported diversity within legal education. We are proud having received prestigious support from Corporate Counsel Women of Color, Usher Law Group, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Langston Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association, US Bank, The Magic Johnson Foundation, Inc., Disney/ABC Television Group, the Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, National Congress of American Indians, Mexican American Bar Association, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, law schools, law firms, and community organizations.

This year's guest speakers include Jamon Hicks, incoming President of Langston Bar Association and Associate Attorney with the Office of Carl Douglas, Esq., Yvette Lopez, Esq., Educational Liaison to the Executive Branch of the Government of the Dominican Republic and Sharon Gerber, Esq., founder of Sharon Gerber Attorney Search Firm. The 2009 Humanitarian Award recipient will be announced in early February.

Individual reservations are $50. Table sponsorship is $500 (includes full page ad in program brochure). In addition, we will have our first program brochure which highlights ads from sponsors and contributors. Ad pricing can be viewed online at www.shropshiregroup.org on the "2009 SG Banquet" page.

If you are interested in attending and/or submitting an ad, please go to the "2009 SG Banquet" page at www.shropshiregroup.org and complete the online reservation form or respond to this e-mail.

Contributions are tax-deductible due to our nonprofit status. All funding
from this event will go toward book stipends, application fees, enrollment seat deposits and campus visits for our scholars. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and award presentations continue from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for another remarkable program in diversifying legal education and academic excellence.


Sonel Y. Shropshire, J.D.
President & CEO
The Shropshire Group, Inc.
2010 West Avenue K # 646
Lancaster, CA 93536-5229
661.943.4239 tel
661.943.4259 fax
Also In This Issue
HBA Membership Drive: Renew Before January 31, 2009 and save!
Save The Date! The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 2009 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
CRLA's Tequio Gala with Cheech Marin, Frank Romero and LOS LOBOS
Call for Applications for U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal
Bar Exam Workshop For People of Color
Invitation to Apply to State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee
Anaheim Family Justice Center Fundraiser
The Latina Lawyers Bar Association Cordially Invites You to Celebrate Latinas in the Legal Community
Southwestern's Fourteenth Annual Bar Association Fair
OCAABA CLE Committee Cordially Invites You To A Seminar On Understanding Cross Relations to Counter Implicit Bias
3rd Annual Shropshire Group Educational Leadership Awards Banquet
Anaheim Family Justice Center 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
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
Hispanic Bar Association