Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
March 17, 2009
Legal Aid Turns 50
Reception Honoring
Most Rev. Cirilo Flores
Auxiliary Bishop of Orange

The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
& St. Thomas More Society of Orange County
Invite you to a Reception Honoring Most Rev. Cirilo Flores, Auxiliary Bishop of Orange

Thursday, April 2, 2009
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
First American Home Office
1 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA

$20 at the door*
$5 for Students

To RSVP, please email info@ochba.org
or call (949) 440-6700 x253 by Monday, March 30.
*$15 if you pre-register using Pay-Pal here >

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
More information >

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.

Download Flier & Registration Form >
Message from HNBA of Southern California: White House Internship Program

Dear HNBA Members and Friends:
Below, please find a press release regarding the White House Internship Program.  I ask that you forward this info about a great opportunity to interested parties and please note that the submission deadline is March 22nd.
President Obama Launches White House Internship Program
President Obama today launched the White House Internship Program for his administration and announced that applications are currently being accepted for the summer of 2009. Those selected to participate in the program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.
"This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I'm proud that they will have this opportunity to serve," said President Obama. "I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country."
In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.

The 2009 Summer Internship program runs from May 22 to August 14, and the submission deadline is March 22, 2009. Those interested in applying to the White House Internship Program must be:
  • US Citizens
  • Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship.
  • Enrolled in a college or university (2-4 year institution) or must have graduated from college in the past two years.
Interns will be placed in a departmental office for their internship. Below is a list of departments in the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President where interns could be placed.
  • White House Department of Scheduling and Advance
  • The Office of Cabinet Affairs
  • The White House Communications Department
  • The White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • The Office of the First Lady
  • The White House Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
  • The Office of Political Affairs
  • The Office of Management and Administration
  • The Office of White House Counsel
  • The Domestic Policy Council
  • The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
  • Office of the Vice President
More information on the White House Internship Program, including application instructions, can be found at: www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships
Gabriel Sandoval
HNBA President
XVIII Region
Community Lawyers, Inc. presents M. Sue Talia "Practicing Law Profitably on a Shoestring: Doing Well While Doing Good"

March 25, 2009 11am - 2pm
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo
17871 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703
($50. Includes lunch)

Subjects Include:
  • Hiring, keeping and firing clients
  • Creative strategies to offer affordable legal services
  • Managing costs, staff and office
  • Effective use of technology
  • Improving collections and minimizing accounts receivable
  • Work habits which translate directly to the bottom line
This program qualifies for 3 MCLE credits
Limited to 20 persons
For more information and to RSVP please call (310) 635-8182
or visit:  www.community-lawyers.org.

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Good Afternoon,
As the vice chair of the DRI Diversity Committee, I am pleased to announce that DRI is once again awarding two scholarships to deserving law students. The DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to incoming second and incoming third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and incoming third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the criteria.  To learn more about the scholarship and its criteria, please visit our website at www.dri.org.
I would like to encourage you as a DRI member to forward this information to your law school contacts or your firm's law clerks or interns who may be interested in applying for this scholarship.
Toyja E. Kelley
Vice Chair Diversity Committee
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association 4th Annual Community Law School Seminar

Date:        March 21, 2009 (Sat.)
Time:       10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Venue:     Kia Motors America (U.S. Corporate Headquarters)
               111 Peters Canyon Rd., Irvine, CA

Admission:     FREE


TIME            TOPICS
10:00            Introductions
10:40            Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Law
11:10            Immigration Law
11:40            Corporate Law
12:10            Lunch
12:40            Criminal
1:10            Civil Litigation
1:40            Estate & Financial Planning
2:10            Closing Remarks

Special Guests:   
Jae-Soo Kim/ Korean Consul General
Hon. Michelle Steel/ Board of Equalization
Mayor Sukhee Kang/ City of Irvine
Judge Tammy Ryu/ CA Superior Court

For Korean, RSVP to Min K. Chai at mkc@oswald-yap.com or (949)788-8900.
For English, RSVP to Star Lopez at star.lopez@gmail.com or (714)337-6537.
The HNBA Legislative Day and Capital Awards Dinner

The HNBA Legislative Day and Capital Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Washington, D.C.  Legislative Day is a great opportunity for HNBA members to meet with Members of Congress and advocate on topics impacting the Hispanic community.  This year's topics include: Appropriations and other Issues Related to the 2010 Census; Comprehensive Immigration Reform;  Judicial Diversity and Judicial Pay; and Preemption of Local Anti-Immigrant Initiatives.  Registration is free to HNBA members.  Please complete the on-line application no later than Friday, April 10, 2009.  Click here to register online.

The 2009 HNBA Capital Awards recipients are Congresswomen Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Nydia Velasquez (D-NY), both pioneers in several respects.  Representative Velasquez is the first Puerto Rican woman elected to Congress, the first Latina to chair a full committee of the House of Representatives (Small Business) and the current Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  Representative Linda Sanchez, a lawyer, is the first Latina ever to serve on the Ways and Means Committee and the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives.  She is also the first woman to chair the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee.  The HNBA is proud to recognize two outstanding Members of Congress who have vigorously advocated for legislation that furthers the goals of the Latino community.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the program's Co-Chairs: Liz Lopez (lizlopez@dwt.com) and Alejandra Castillo (alejandra.y.castillo@gmail.com). For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.


Ramona E. Romero
HNBA National President
Raza Graduation 2009 at UC Irvine

To Whom This May Concern:
We are writing to you regarding the 30th Annual Raza Graduation Ceremony.  Raza Graduation is a remarkable ceremony that commemorates the accomplishments of graduating Chicana/o Latina/o students at the University of California, Irvine.  The ceremony is a celebration of academic achievement, hard work, the UC Irvine community, Chicana/o Latina/o culture, and family.  The Annual Raza Graduation has been a tradition for many UCI students for the past 31 years.  This tradition at UC Irvine, allows graduating seniors to thank their families in a more intimate setting while celebrating their success.
 The Raza Graduation Ceremony is not specifically funded by any official department or affiliate on campus.  The Raza Graduation is coordinated and planned by a student run committee comprising of about 10 students.  The planning committee has worked rigorously to fundraise and look for different avenues of funding.  However, as students, we have limited sources of income and are still in need of your assistance. In addition, we are trying to limit the cost that graduating seniors would have to pay for participation.  And as such we have depended on the generosity of the community to fund this ceremony and continue to do so.
We hope you understand the importance of Raza Graduation for the Chicano/Latino graduates and their families. It gives them a chance to acknowledge those who have helped them and appreciate the obstacles they overcame. Raza Graduation gives Chicana/o Latina/o graduating seniors an avenue to speak to and thank their family and friends for their support in their accomplishments. 
Therefore, we are asking for the help of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange Councty  in making this graduation a reality. As a leader of our community you continue to set examples for not only your constituents but also your neighbors. Your example breeds inspiration and it is that same inspiration that motivates our graduates at UCI. As such, any donations that you can make would be greatly appreciated. We have attached our estimated budget, which is about $9,000.00 and we currently have limited funds for the ceremony.  The 30th Annual Raza Graduation will take place Saturday June 13th at 6pm on the UCI campus.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email. We wish you continued success and we look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you for your consideration.
Best regards,
Gracie Arguelles and Michael Hidalgo
garguell@uci.edu       mhidalgo@uci.edu
Raza Graduation CoChairs 2008-2009
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A)
Cross Cultural Center
University of California, Irvine
Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation

March 18, 2009, San Francisco
March 18, 2009, Live Webcast
Register Now!

Reasons to Attend

If you are a solo and small firm family lawyer serving middle class and moderate income clients, a family lawyer who would like to expand your client and referral base, a pro bono recruiter or legal services provider who wants to learn how to help more clients with limited funding, you should attend this PLI pro bono program, presented in cooperation with The State Bar of California, at no cost to you. Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation is scheduled live in San Francisco on March 18, 2009 and via Live Webcast.

Join Sue Talia*, who will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called "unbundling") in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably.

You will learn:
The ethical rules governing limited scope representation
How to limit risk, including malpractice and insurance coverage issues
How to identify the cases which lend themselves to limited scope representation
How to reach a currently untapped pool of paying clients
How to market your limited scope practice
How to use limited scope to expand pro bono recruitment, lawyer for a day programs, and stretch legal services budgets farther
Special bonuses to all registrants:
Registrants will receive a link to a complete set of risk management materials, including best practices, four kinds of fee agreements, office forms, client handouts, and other materials designed to make limited scope representation both safe and profitable.
Ongoing interaction and Q & A with faculty and other attendees through the PLI XChange interactive workspace.
*Sue Talia is a nationally recognized expert on limited scope representation, and the Chair of the Limited Representation Committee of the California Commission on Access to Justice, the California State Bar's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and numerous other organizations dedicated to improving access to justice by developing creative delivery models for legal assistance.

Be sure to register now!
Register Now!

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation
San Francisco, March 18, 2009

Live Webcast, March 18, 2009
If you prefer to register by phone, please call PLI's Customer Relations Department at (800) 260-4754. If you register by phone, be sure to mention your Priority Code: MWZ9-8AEM4.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center Seminar & Webinar Calendar Spring 2009

Register for any seminar or webinar and receive a special code for 5% off ALL ILRC publications!

Visit www.ilrc.org to learn more
Advanced Trafficking in Persons and T Visas  (2.0 MCLE)
Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT                           
Presenters: Ivy Lee, API Legal Outreach, and Lynette M. Parker, Santa Clara University School of Law
Fee: $130 Regular / $80 Non-profit / $20 CA IOLTA                                                                  
Deadline to register: 3/16/09
For advocates and attorneys familiar with trafficking in persons and T visas, this webinar will focus on the unique and complex issues that frequently arise in human trafficking cases. We will discuss how to develop and work with a multidisciplinary team that typically includes law enforcement, social service providers, case managers, and multiple attorneys in both civil and criminal arenas; how to effectively address grounds of inadmissibility; the process of certification for adult and child trafficking victims; strategies to avoid conflicts of interest and best practices to preserve and protect confidentiality in a trafficking case; and special needs of trafficked persons that advocates and practitioners must be aware of in order to effectively serve this unique population. The webinar will draw from the experience of practitioners whose practice focuses on representation of trafficking victims and who have more than 12 years of anti-human trafficking experience providing comprehensive legal and non-legal services to survivors of human trafficking.
T Visa Applications and Procedures  (2.0 MCLE)
Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT                                               
Presenters: Ivy Lee, API Legal Outreach, and Lynette M. Parker, Santa Clara University School of Law
Fee: $130 Regular / $80 Non-profit / $20 CA IOLTA                                                                  
Deadline to register: 3/19/09
This webinar comprehensively addresses the forms, supporting documents and miscellaneous pieces that comprise the T visa application.  We will discuss strategies to prove the elements, techniques for preparing a successful application, the procedures for filing a T visa, time-lines for adjudication of a T visa application, and finally, the newly-issued adjustment of status regulations for T visa holders.
We will provide nuts-and-bolts information for practitioners who want to add the T visa and T visa-based adjustment of status applications to their current roster of immigration options for current and future clients.
Inadmissibility & Deportability  (1.5 MCLE)
Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT                            
Presenter: Kathy Brady, ILRC
Fee: $110 Regular / $70 Non-profit / $15 CA IOLTA                                                                    
Deadline to register: 4/13/09
This webinar will provide beginning practitioners with an overview of common grounds of inadmissibility and deportability, and may provide a review and update for more advanced practitioners.  Topics will include grounds such as visa fraud, false claims to citizenship, alien smuggling, public charge, the three- and ten-year and permanent bars, past removals, and an introduction to criminal issues. Other experts in this area will join Kathy for this discussion.
How to Defend Permanent Residents from Removal (1.5 MCLE)
Thursday, April 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT                                               
Presenters: Angie Junck and Nora Privitera, ILRC
Fee: $110 Regular / $70 Non-profit / $15 CA IOLTA                                                                  
Deadline to register: 4/21/09
This webinar is designed to teach practitioners how to effectively defend permanent residents charged with being removable. Topics include the differing burdens of proof for admissibility, deportability, and applications for relief, defenses against the allegations in the Notice to Appear, the eligibility requirements for cancellation of removal, 212(h) waivers, 212(c), other forms of relief, and how to work with clients to elicit the evidence needed to defend their cases.
Obtaining Release from Detention  (1.5 MCLE)
Thursday, April 30, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT                                               
Presenters: Holly Cooper, UC Davis School of Law, and Kathy Brady, ILRC (Host)
Fee: $110 Regular / $70 Non-profit / $15 CA IOLTA                                                                  
Deadline to register: 4/28/09
This practical webinar will discuss defense strategies for obtaining release from immigration detention. Topics include bond hearing strategies, mandatory detention, mandatory detention for arriving aliens, habeas challenges, litigation update on prolonged detention, and post-order custody review. After providing a brief overview of each topic, the focus will be new developments in the law and innovative strategies for defenders.
Consular Processing and Waivers: Focus on Ciudad Juarez  (1.5 MCLE)
Wednesday, May 6, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT                                  
Presenters: Mark Silverman, ILRC, and Sarah Kate Heilbrun, Law Offices of Fellom & Solorio
Fee: $110 Regular / $70 Non-profit / $15 CA IOLTA                                                                    
Deadline to register: 5/4/09
This webinar will focus specifically on enhancing your understanding of how to prepare a winning waiver application in the context of consular processing, especially at Ciudad Juarez. Another focus will be client and case preparation, especially within the content of screening your clients for the "permanent bar" under 212(a)(9)(C). We will also cover how Ciudad Juarez works: the pilot-program, communicating with the consulate and USCIS, and other issues.
Advanced VAWA  (1.5 MCLE)
Monday, May 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT               
Presenters: Sally Kinoshita and Nora Privitera, ILRC
Fee: $110 Regular / $70 Non-profit / $15 CA IOLTA                                                                     
Deadline to register: 5/7/09
This webinar is designed for attorneys representing immigrant victims of domestic abuse and other crimes in adjustment of status and removal proceedings cases.
We will cover:
Common grounds of inadmissibility including entries without inspection, unlawful presence, false claims to U.S. citizenship, misrepresentation, the permanent bar, crimes involving moral turpitude and public charge, as well as the specific inadmissibility waivers available to VAWA self-petitioners and U nonimmigrant status holders.  We will also cover removal issues, including VAWA cancellation of removal available to abused immigrants in removal proceedings, VAWA-specific motion to reopen provisions, reinstatement of removal, and expedited removals vs. regular removals.
Developments in Use of the Categorical Analysis in the Ninth Circuit (1.5 MCLE)
Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT                                     
Presenters: Kathy Brady, ILRC and Michael K. Mehr, Law Office of Michael K. Mehr
Fee: $110 Regular / $70 Non-profit / $15 CA IOLTA                                                               
Deadline to register: 5/14/09
The "categorical analysis," which includes the rules governing divisible statutes and the record of conviction, is perhaps the most important defense tool for noncitizens with criminal records. Practitioners representing such immigrants must have a thorough understanding of this area to adequately defend clients. In the past few years, the Ninth Circuit has published key decisions that greatly expanded the benefits that the categorical analysis provides to immigrants. At the same time, the Attorney General, Board of Immigration Appeals, and a few Ninth Circuit panels, have published decisions that would limit these benefits, and the Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in a case involving one aspect of the analysis, in Nijhawan v. Attorney General (January 16, 2009).
This webinar will discuss the current state of the law, and provide an organized analysis of best practice defense strategies.   While providing an overview of the categorical analysis for those new to the area, it will focus on defense arguments, possible government arguments, and how to deal with pending litigation, such as Nijhawan and the Attorney General decision in Matter of Silva-Trevino.

Thursdays & Fridays, March 12, 13, 19, 20, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm    
Location: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Presenter: Don Ungar, Simmons & Ungar and ILRC
Fee: $495 Regular / $240 Non-profit / $80 CA IOLTA                                                        
Deadline to register: 3/2/09
Designed for a lawyer who wants to boost his or her knowledge and confidence, this course covers the fundamental concepts and elements of immigration law and procedures. The program will cover all major themes of immigration law, including constitutional issues, grounds of inadmissibility and deportability and related procedures, waivers and relief from removal, the various immigration preference categories, nonimmigrant classes, refugees and asylum, adjustment of status, administrative appeals and judicial review, and the acquisition of American citizenship.
NOTE: This seminar is limited to attorneys and BIA Level 2 Accredited Representatives. Limited to 20 registrants.
Cancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent Residents & How to Analyze "Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship"  (2.75 MCLE)
Thursday, March 19, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                                             
Location: The Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111                         
Presenters: Angie Junck and Nora Privitera, ILRC                                           
Fee: $165 Regular / $90 Non-profit / $35 CA IOLTA                                                                
Deadline to register: 3/10/09
Free to those who commit to BASF's VIP Program.
Contact Antonio Hernandez at 415-782-9000 x8113 before registering.
Cancellation of removal is currently the only potential remedy for the majority of undocumented immigrants in removal proceedings.  Though the standard of proof for this remedy is difficult to meet, this seminar will teach you how to prepare the best cancellation of removal case possible for each of your clients.
This seminar will both analyze all the elements necessary to prove a case for cancellation of removal and provide practical pointers for preparing your case.  Topics covered include:
Physical presence and the stop time rule
Good moral character, how it is defined and when the statutory period for establishing good moral character ends
Specific criminal bars and how to argue that they don't apply
Defining "exceptional and extremely unusual hardship," including an in-depth analysis of the leading cases on this issue
Identifying the different factors that have been recognized by the BIA and the federal courts as relevant to establishing  exceptional and extremely unusual hardship
How to best work with clients to elicit important information that is relevant to establishing their hardship claims
As Cancellation of Removal topics are oftentimes difficult to digest, this unique seminar will provide succinct explanations, with an emphasis on how to elicit relevant information from clients. In addition, you will learn easy steps on how to prepare clients to testify and to analyze relevant hardship cases to support a hardship claim for any immigration remedy that requires some showing of hardship.   
How to Defend Permanent Residents from Removal  (2.75 MCLE)
Friday, April 10, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: UCLA School of Law, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095
Presenters: Angie Junck and Nora Privitera, ILRC
Fee: $165 Regular / $90 Non-profit / $35 CA IOLTA                                                                  
Deadline to register: 3/30/09
This seminar is designed to teach practitioners how to effectively defend permanent residents charged with being removable. Topics include the differing burdens of proof for admissibility, deportability, and applications for relief, defenses against the allegations in the Notice to Appear, the eligibility requirements for cancellation of removal, 212(h) waivers, 212(c), other forms of relief, and how to work with clients to elicit the evidence needed to defend their cases.
What is a Webinar?
A webinar is a web conference system that allows you to join ILRC trainings from the convenience of your own office via the telephone and internet. You simply dial a conference call number and click on a web link provided by the ILRC, and you will be able to learn by listening to the instructor's lecture and watching the computer screen simultaneously.
How can I qualify for the California IOLTA rate?
IOLTA agencies are nonprofit organizations who have received a grant from the Legal Services Trust Fund Program of the State Bar of California to provide free legal services to low-income Californians. To find out if you qualify as an IOLTA organization, please check the State Bar of California website at www.calbar.ca.gov.
How do I receive the special code for 5% off publications?
You will receive a special code along with your registration confirmation e-mail.
Please contact Sai Suzuki, Marketing Coordinator, at 415-255-9499 Ext 789 or ssuzuki@ilrc.org.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
1663 Mission St, Ste 602, San Francisco, CA 94103
(T) 415-255-9499 (F) 415-255-9792 (E) ilrc@ilrc.org (W) www.ilrc.org
USC La Raza Law Students Association invites you to attend the annual


The Honorable Carlos R. Moreno
Supreme Court of California
Lifetime Achievement Honoree and Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Town & Gown

Music, quesadilla bar, cash bar, $25 admission
RSVP by March 18
213.740.3841 or events@law.usc.edu.
Young Lawyers Seminar - Maximizing Litigation Success: Developing, Evaluating and Preparing Your Case from Beginning to End - Las Vegas, NV

Presented by DRI's Young Lawyers Committee
June 4-5 2009
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

DRI's Young Lawyers Committee proudly presents its annual trial advocacy seminar for defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel who have been practicing for 10 years or less. This program is designed to maximize the critical skills that defense lawyers and in-house counsel need in order to manage the defense of their corporate clients.

This seminar boasts distinguished faculty from around the country, including:
  • In-house lawyers from some of the most recognized companies in America
  • Experienced and successful trial lawyers
  • A state supreme court justice
  • Some of the best speakers from DRI's Young Lawyers Committee
In addition, there is a corporate counsel breakout session, open only to in-house counsel, which will provide its attendees with unique presentations on developing their legal departments and managing litigation matters. Attendees also will have an opportunity for a truly rewarding experience through participation in a special community service project on Wednesday.
Click here to download the brochure.

This is an exclusive opportunity to gain practical knowledge while networking with colleagues from across the nation and around the globe.   
TO REGISTER NOW, click here or visit www.DRI.org for more information!

Supplemental Material
Recommended supplemental material for this seminar is Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete: A State-by-State Compendium from DRI's Defense Library Series.  Click here to order your copy now!

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
Public Comment - Limited Scope Legal Assistance 

The State Bar Board of Governors approved the request to release the proposed resolution for public comment on Limited Scope Legal Assistance (also known as Unbundling). The Resolution can be found here >

Because Limited Scope Legal Assistance is such a valuable tool for the delivery of legal services to all Californians but especially low and moderate income clients, we urge you to share this item with all bar association boards, bar association members, pro bono attorneys, the judiciary, law students and faculty, and other members of the legal community interested in this topic.
All comments are due by April 23, 2009. Comments or a request for a hard copy of the resolution should be submitted to Rodney Low, telephone 415-538-2219, email:

Rodney Low
Program Developer
Office of Legal Services, Access & Fairness Programs
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
Telephone:  415-538-2219
Fax:  415-538-2552
E-mail:  rodney.low@calbar.ca.gov
Website:  www.calbar.ca.gov

New Video: Bar Examination Workshop For People of Color

For People of Color, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have posted a video of our bar examination workshop, which was recently held in San Francisco.  The workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the bar exam and provides information regarding best practices to prepare for the exam. Furthermore, the materials distributed at the workshop are available on our video page.

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We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support.

The California Bar Foundation
State Bar of California's Council on Access & Fairness
The Bar Association of San Francisco
The Georgetown Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) invites you to attend a Congressional Briefing on Women's Human Rights in Africa
Featuring presentations by the 2008-2009
Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows:
Jane Quaye, LAWA Fellow from Ghana
Accessing the Formal Justice System in Ghana from a Human Rights Perspective: Making the Case for Victims of Gender-Based Violence
Janet Maina, LAWA Fellow from Kenya
Promoting Equality in Kenyan Education through Gender-Sensitive Budgeting
Emilia Lobti, LAWA Fellow from Cameroon
Using International Human Rights Instruments to Address
"Pullakoh" and Psychological Violence against Women in Cameroon
Jane Kamangu, LAWA Fellow from Kenya
The Principles of Non-Discrimination and Equal Protection of the Law:  A Case Study of Unwed Mothers and Children Born out of Wedlock in Kenya
Moza Jadeed, LAWA Fellow from Kenya
The Status of Child Domestic Workers in Kenya:
A Violation of Girls' Rights
Elizabeth Atenmkeng, LAWA Fellow from Cameroon
Customary Law, Widow Inheritance Rights, and Access to Justice in Cameroon
Moderated by Julia L. Ernst
Executive Director, Georgetown Law's WLPPFP/LAWA Program
Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Room HC-8, U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC
Please RSVP by March 18 to jle24@law.georgetown.edu
to ensure your name is on the list to enter the U.S. Capitol Building.
Georgetown Law's Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program trains lawyers from Africa who are committed to advancing women's human rights in their countries.  The LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Georgetown University Law Center focusing on international women's human rights and participate in additional professional development programming.  The program has trained over 60 LAWA Fellows from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, as well as one from Afghanistan.  LAWA alumnae now serve as judges, parliamentarians, law professors, founders and directors of non-profit organizations, public interest lawyers, and other influential positions, where they continue to advance women's human rights throughout Africa.
Board Diversity Initiative

Wednesday March 24 & Friday March 27, 2009

We need you to share your insights and experiences to make this program a success!

Focus Group and Adbisory Session
Moderated by Dan McQuaid
President/CEO, Volunteer Center Orange County

Two Sessions Available: 11:30am-1:00pm on March 24th OR 8:30am-10:00am on March 27th
Location: Volunteer Center Orange County, 1901 E. 4th Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana

Breakfast or lunch will be provided

VCOC's Building Better Boards multi-faceted initiative focuses on increasing diversity on boards, strengthening governance knowledge and practices, and inspiring our leaders through our Board Diversity Initiative, Board Excellence Institute and the Breakfast of Champions.

RSVP Contact: Jennifer Smietana, jsmietana@volunteercenter.org or 714-953-5757 x122
South Coast Air Quality Management District Request for Proposals #P2009-13

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a request for proposals for outside counsel to advise and represent the AQMD on a wide range of employee relations and labor relations matters. The rating criteria are found on pages 10 through 12 of the
enclosed RFP. We are seeking counsel with strong experience in labor and employment law, including litigation, grievance proceedings, allegations of discrimination, contract negotiation, mediation and fact-finding, and in providing management and AQMD's Governing Board expert legal advice and formal opinions with respect to a broad range of employer-employee matters to assist AQMD in meeting its legal obligations on laborrelated
contract administration and interpretation of laws, regulations, and case law relevant to public-sector employment Small firms and sole practitioners are encouraged to apply. Placement on the final approved list is subject to approval by the AQMD Governing Board. Responses to the RFP are due by 3:00 p.m. on April 7, 2009. Success in the RFP process and placement on the final list does not guarantee selection to handle any matters and/or litigation.

Please direct any questions concerning the Request for Proposals to A. John Olvera, Principal Deputy District Counsel, at (909) 396-2309.
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