Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
February 13, 2009
Legal Aid Turns 50
Last call for the HBA & OCBA Memorial Weekend Travel Seminar
Join the HBA in celebrating its 26th Anniversary Memorial Day weekend travel seminar.  
Spend 5 Days/4 Nights at the award-winning
Parador Hotel Resort & Spa.

Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

May 21, 2008 - May 25, 2009
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Recreational activities in Quepos include kayaking, white water rafting, mangrove tours, open sea fishing, scuba diving, surfing, zip gliding, horseback riding (at the beach or to nearby water falls) and walking tours of a nearby rainforest/national park.  This is Costa Rica at its best!

8 hours of MCLE credit presentations will feature ret. California Supreme Court Justice (and Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner) Hon. Cruz Reynoso, as well as Dr. Roman Solis Zelaya, Magistrate of the Costa Rican Supreme Court.  Other expected speakers to include Hon. Luis Rodriguez (OCSC), Hon. Ronald Kreber (OCSC), Hon. Dennis Choate (JAMS), Hon. Luis G. Rivas Loaiciga, Magistrate of the First Court of Justice, and leading Orange County and Costa Rican attorneys exchanging views in legal topics under the Costa Rican and U.S. law (including Oswald Bruce Esquivel of ACZALAW Abogados Centroamericanos Asociados and Victor Garita of Facio & Cañas).

Space on this exclusive travel seminar is nearly sold-out & 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 TODAY.

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  Colorado@JonesDay.com or (949) 553-7585.

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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

LULACFriday, February 20th, 6:30 PM

 LULAC "Nuestro Pueblo" #3097
Cordially invites you to attend:

Hon. Cruz Reynoso, Former California Supreme Court Justice

Host Committee
·        California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer
·        Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
·        Senator Lou Correa
·        Assemblyman Jose Solorio
·        OC Superior Court Judge Alfred Aguirre
·        South County Labor President Ray Cordova
·        Mr. Frank Quevedo, Edison Company
·        Los Ángeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
·        Garden Grove City Mayor William Dalton
·        La Habra City Mayor Rose Espinoza
·        Long Beach City Councilwoman Tonia Uranga
·        Santa Ana City Councilman Vincent Sarmiento
·        President of MALDEF John Trasviña
Organizing LULAC Councils: 
Garden Grove #2001, Long Beach #3088, Nuestro Pueblo #3097
For further questions, email: nuestropueblo3097@yahoo.com  or call Beth Martinez (714) 558-8181 -  Bea Fernandez (714) 404-0029
February 20th, 2009, 6:30 P.M.
Garden Grove Community Center
11300 Stanford Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Donation:  $75 per person

LULAC "Nuestro Pueblo" #3097 thanks you for your generous support
2009 HNBA Mid-Year Conference & National Moot Court Competition

March 5 - 7, 2009
Hyatt Coral Gables, FL

For questions contact:
Yasmin Fernandez
2009 Mid Year Conference
Hispanic National Bar Association
PO Box 14347, Washington DC 20044
FAX: 202-223-2324

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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.
A World Premiere & Winner of BOFLTE New Works Festival '08

Trapped in a Miami nursing home during a howling hurricane, three generations of Cuban-American women struggle to preserve their fading culture.  Ofelia, the matriarch, is stricken with Alzheimer's and thinks she is in Cuba: Maria Jose attempts to bring her down to earth with round-the-clock care; young Dolores wants to visit the island she has nver seen, wondering if she will still feel Cuban once abuela dies.
Written by:  Kimberly del Busto
Directed by:  Barbara Covington
Cast includes:  Carmen Guo, Elsa Martinez Phillips, Lucilla Gonzalez-Borik, Brenda Calvillo Diana Alvarez and Tom Sandoval

Show Dates and Times 
February 13th- March 7th 2009
Join us Feb 13th for Opening Night for  champagne & hors d'oeures with Playwright and Director.
Shows are Friday & Saturday
@ 8pm Sundays @ 3 pm on Feb. 22  & March 1 
Opening Night $20
General Admin $15
Seniors/Students (w/ Valid ID) $10
Group Rates Available
To make a reservations call
 714-540-1177 or visit
Our theater is located at
310 W. 5th street, 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, 92701. 
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble creates opportunities and leadership roles for Latinas in the visual and performing arts.
We aim to produce work that reflects impacts and empowers the Latino community. We believe in the transformative power of theater and aim to raise awareness of critical issues in the community, entertain and challenge, foster cross-cultural understanding, and be a catalyst for social justice change and spiritual healing.
Breath of Fire is a 501 (c) non-profit organization.
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
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The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 2009 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
2009 HNBA Mid-Year Conference & National Moot Court Competition
Anaheim Family Justice Center...2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
HURRICANE IN A GLASS...A World Premiere & Winner of BOFLTE New Works Festival '08
3rd Annual Shropshire Group Educational Leadership Awards Banquet

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Chapman University Law School

CPT Group, Inc.

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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2009 Executive Board Members

Monica E Lukoschek

Carlos X. Colorado

Vice President:
Genoveva Meza Talbott

Luis A. Barba

Chief Financial Officer:
Olivia Carrillo Hickman

Immediate Past President:
Norma García Guillén

2009 Board of Directors

Frank Acosta
Eric M. Alderete
Eva Casas Sarmiento
Jacob Gonzales
Theresa C. Lopez
Christy Marie Lopez
Tami Lopez
José Gonzalez
José A. Hernandez
Jorge A. Martinez
Marcus S. Quintanilla
Javier Rivera-Carbone
Federico C. Sayre
Karin Khan
Leo Paredes
Marcelo Reyes

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County