Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
June 9, 2009
Legal Aid Turns 50
Cocktail Reception Welcoming Special Delegation of Judges & Lawyers from Mexicali, B.C., Mexico

Please join us as we host our Mexican colleagues!  Judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys will be in Orange County attending a two-day conference organized by our Court.  The conference, moderated by Judge F. Aguirre, is aimed at assisting these court officials as they modify their criminal judicial system.

Monday, June 15, 2009
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Jason's Downtown Restaurant and Wine Cellar
416 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 347-1120

Members Only*
No cost to attend.
Please R.S.V.P. by June 12, 2009
at info@ochba.org or at (949) 440-6700 x253.

Graciously Sponsored by:
Adorno Yoss

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50% off special invitation from the Pacific Symphony and Olga and Fernando Niebla

Please join us for a very special concert celebrating the music of Mexican composers including:

Ana Lara, Word Premiere of Altre lontananze

Plus Beethoven's monumental Piano Concerto No. 5, "The Emperor"

A reception will follow the June 13 concert in the Box Circle Lobby on the second floor. Please RSVP at (714) 755-5788 ext. 182 if you plan to attend.

June 11th at 8:00pm
June 11th at 8:00pm
June 11th at 8:00pm

For tickets go to:
Or call Sheri Mitchell at (714) 876-2384
Senior Assistant City Attorney- Civil

$131,101 - $180,264 / year

The City of Anaheim is seeking a Senior Assistant City Attorney, who will direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations of the Civil Division of the City Attorney's Office.  This position provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Attorney, and represents the City Attorney in the City Attorney's absence.  Requirements include: eight years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of municipal law including a minimum of two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris octorate degree, membership in the State Bar of California and license to practice in the federal courts, and possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver's License by date of appointment. Expertise or experience in public sector labor and employment law and advising law enforcement agencies is highly desirable. A City of Anaheim application is required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department through MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009. For more information and to obtain an online application, visit: www.anaheim.net or call 714-765-5111. EOE
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
Justice Eileen Moore to receive California Women Lawyers' Joan Dempsey Klein award


At which The Honorable Justice Eileen C. Moore, Orange County Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three will be presented the 2009 Joan Dempsey Klein Award

Friday, June 26, 2009
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Community Court
909 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

$45-Current CWL Members;
$30- Government Employees;
$20-Law Students
Members of the Judiciary are guests of CWL

Co-Sponsors: Orange County Women Lawyers, Women Lawyers of Long Beach

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June 1, 2009

(SACRAMENTO) - As the Assembly approaches its deadline to pass bills out of its house of origin, today there was a victory for those who need interpreting services in civil court.  AB 663, by Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), would provide interpreters to people needing language assistance in California civil courts.  The measure establishes limited pilot programs across the state to provide a court-appointed interpreter when parties need language assistance in critical civil cases and are unable to afford the cost of a private interpreter.  

"Access to justice is a bedrock principle of our democracy, yet there are many Californians for whom language is an insurmountable barrier to the courts. Seven million Californians cannot access court services without significant language assistance and cannot effectively participate in court proceedings without a qualified interpreter," explained Jones.

The courts do not currently provide interpreters for most civil cases.  For Californians who need language assistance, the prospect of navigating the legal system is daunting, especially for the growing number of people in our family courts and other cases who have no choice but to appear in court without an interpreter.  The court system suffers if court orders are based on incomplete or erroneous information, or if the parties cannot understand and comply with court orders.

AB 663 is sponsored by the Judicial Council, the policy-making body of the California court system, and the State Bar of California.  The bill is supported by Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality (AACRE), California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and numerous other legal aid, civil rights and community based organizations.  It now moves to the State Senate where it is expected to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee later this month.

Contact:  Janice Rocco
(916) 319-2009
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
PLC Volunteers for Justice 2009 Annual Dinner
Monday, June 22, 2009
Hyatt Regency Irvine
5:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
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to Honor
Howrey LLP - Law Firm of the Year
Deborah S. Mallgrave, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. - Attorney of the Year
Volunteer Center Orange County - Community Partner of the Year
Distinguished Keynote Speaker
William Schneider
CNN Senior Political Analyst
For Information Contact:
Nicole Surratt 714.541.1010 Ext. 276
or nsurratt@publiclawcenter.org
Public Law Center
601 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, California 92701
Chapman Law School's Spring 2009 On-Campus Interview (OCl) program

We would like you to participate Chapman Law School's Spring 2009 On-Campus Interview (OCl) program. This year's interviews will be held from August 24 - October 30, 2009. We encourage
all employers with summer associate or law clerk openings (paid or unpaid) to use the OCI program as a means of filling these positions.

Chapman Law, founded in 1995, received its full accreditation by the American Bar Association in record speed in August 2002 and attained membership in the prestigious American Association of Law Schools in January 2006. The school is led by an enthusiastic and talented faculty educated at premier law schools and includes a Nobel Laureate and four former law clerks to United States Supreme Court Justices. We are also pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, our bar passage rate has risen. In addition, we continue to rank among the nation's best law schools in Princeton Review's Best 174 Law Schools, 2009 Edition. Chapman retained its Top 10 status in the "Quality of 1.ife (#3),"
"Professors Rock (Legally Speaking) (#7)," and "Best Classroom Experience (#3)" categories. More importantly, Chapman added a fourth Top 10 category to its roster-"Most Diverse Faculty," debuting at #9. Our newest Top 10 ranking demonstrates the significant effort Chapman has undertaken to have one of the most ideologically diverse law faculties in the country. Now only Northwestern and Stanford have placed in more Top 10 categories, with six and five placements, respectively.

Chapman Law students and graduates have been recruited by a wide array of employers, including large national law firms, government agencies, and corporations. Twenty-six of our graduates have served as judicial clerks, with positions ranging from state appellate courts to federal bankruptcy courts and
federal district courts. To better acquaint you with Chapman Law and its students, we have enclosed some materials for your review.

To participate in Chapman's OCI program, please return the Employer Registration Form enclosed in this packet by July 1, 2009. If we can provide you with any further information about Chapman Law or its students, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to assist you with your recruitment needs.

Jay Levine, Ph.D.
Director of Career Services
Opening and Running Your Law Practice on a Shoestring Budget 

Thursday, June 18, 2009
12:00 p.m. Registration/Lunch 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Program

OCMA/Turnip Rose 
300 S. Flower St., Orange

How to open and operate a law practice and keep your overhead very low.
  • Offices: virtual, subtenant, executive offices
  • Malpractice insurance options
  • Research: there are free and inexpensive options
  • Finding and paying employees and independent contractors
  • Computer software: Microsoft Office Suite, Abacus, Prolaw, Timeslips
Carolyn M. Dillinger, Attorney at Law, The Dillinger Law Firm, PC
Rosemary Amezcua-Moll, Attorney at Law, Amezcua-Moll & Associates, PC

This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour(s), as appropriate to the content of the activity. OCBA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules
and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.

Reservations will not be taken over the phone. Seating is limited.

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Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients

Special Introductory Price
Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients

Private Attorneys/Gov't Agencies: $115
(Special Introductory Price)
Regular price $150
Non-profit/CA IOLTA: $95
(Special Introductory Price)
Regular price $115
Plus shipping & handling
Protect your permanent resident clients from being removed under a deportation or inadmissibility ground using the expert analysis and framework for representation contained in this manual.
Designed as a "how to" manual, Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients provides clear, concise, and detailed explanations of the grounds of removal permanent residents are most likely to face; when the grounds of inadmissibility and deportation do and don't apply; how to argue that they don't apply, and the immigration remedies available for each.  It also discusses our tips for working with clients to elicit the evidence necessary to successfully defend their cases.
This manual contains detailed chapters on the grounds of deportability and inadmissibility,  as well  as the most common remedies for those charged with removability for crimes: LPR cancellation of removal (Chapter 4), former § 212(c) relief (Chapter 5),  and relief under § 212(h) of the Immigration & Nationality Act (Chapter 6). It also contains a Chapter devoted to the comparison of LPR cancellation of removal and §212(h) relief (Chapter 7), and a summary of other, less common remedies for permanent resident clients (Chapter 8). Finally, it contains a separate chapter on detention, (Chapter 9) and a chapter on how to work with clients to obtain the best evidence in their cases (Chapter 10). 
Throughout the manual, we also emphasize that termination of removal proceedings is the best remedy for the permanent resident client, and that whether or not a client has a claim to U.S. citizenship should never be ignored.
New Publications Available in 2009:
The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime
Motions to Suppress: Protecting the Constitutional Rights of Immigrants in Removal Proceedings
Winning Asylum Cases
Families & Immigration: A Practical Handbook
Hardship in Immigration Law: How to Prepare a Winning Case in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases
For our current offerings with pricing, including updated editions and
new titles, visit www.ilrc.org/publications
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
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
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Also In This Issue
Cocktail Reception Welcoming Special Delegation of Court Officials from Baja California, Mexico
50% off special invitation from the Pacific Symphony and Olga and Fernando Niebla
Senior Assistant City Attorney- Civil...CITY OF ANAHEIM
3rd Annual Shropshire Group Educational Leadership Awards Banquet
Justice Eileen Moore to receive California Women Lawyers' Joan Dempsey Klein award
DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
PLC Volunteers for Justice 2009 Annual Dinner
Chapman Law School's Spring 2009 On-Campus Interview (OCl) program
Opening and Running Your Law Practice on a Shoestring Budget
Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients
Raza Graduation 2009 at UC Irvine



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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
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Jorge A. Martinez
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