Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
June 16, 2009
You are Invited to the Inaugural Meeting of Chapman University Friends of Mendez

Monday, June 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Chapman University's
College of Educational Studies
Reeves Hall, Room 2
Kathleen Muth Reading and Literacy Center
Please RSVP to Sandra Robbie at (714) 997-6569 or robbie@chapman.edu
Light refreshments will be served.
Our purpose is to support the historic establishment of a permanent home at Chapman University for the preservation, promotion and celebration of Mendez vs. Westminster by creating the most complete collection of copies, artifacts, oral histories and original documents related to this landmark 1947 Orange County civil rights court case.   
We will be discussing our plans and asking for your ideas to help bring Mendez v. Westminster into our schools, communities and traditions forever.   
Join us, friend, as we launch a new generation of Mendez awareness that will enrich our communities, nation, and world.
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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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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Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC) June Networking Mixer

Join us in kicking off the summer with an art showcase, food and socializing!

Thursday, June 25, 2009
from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2130 E. 4th St., Suite 160
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Cost: Members Free / Non-Members $10.

Come and vote for your favorite piece of artwork from the talented Santa Ana College students. Taste the amazing food of Rose Wade Catering. Get a quote for business cards or printing from MyDesign2Print, no job is too big or small! Come and hear Frank Sinatra tribute artist!
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
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
Opportunity at The National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is seeking a Policy Director for our Washington, D.C. office. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for someone committed to immigrant rights and social and economic justice with demonstrated experience in legislative and administrative advocacy, and other aspects of government relations. The Policy Director will help to develop and implement NILC's advocacy agenda, supervise mid-level management staff and provide technical and strategic assistance to all policy staff. The Director will assume a leadership role at the agency, helping to develop and implement the strategic plan to further NILC's mission.
NILC is a national legal advocacy organization working to promote and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Since 1979, NILC's policy advocacy and impact litigation have resulted in significant victories promoting the fair treatment of low-income immigrants by courts and government agencies, and ensuring immigrants are fully integrated into society by expanding their access to employment, health care, and other services. NILC has an annual budget of close to $3 million and a staff of 30. The Policy Director will join a team of bright staff committed to improving the lives of low-income immigrants through legislative and administrative advocacy, litigation, and other strategies.
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The Policy Director reports to the Executive Director, and is a member of the organization's Executive Committee.

More information:



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
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
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Also In This Issue
You are Invited to the Inaugural Meeting of Chapman University Friends of Mendez
Opening and Running Your Law Practice on a Shoestring Budget
Justice Eileen Moore to receive California Women Lawyers' Joan Dempsey Klein award
Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC) June Networking Mixer
Senior Assistant City Attorney- Civil...CITY OF ANAHEIM
PLC Volunteers for Justice 2009 Annual Dinner
Opportunity at The National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Chapman Law School's Spring 2009 On-Campus Interview (OCl) program



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Jones Day


Aitken, Aitken & Cohn

Andraos Capital Management Union Central Life insurance (UNIFI Companies)

Berman More Gonzalez

Crowell & Moring, LLP

EPS Settlements

Latham & Watkins, LLP

Law Offices of Federico Castelan Sayre

Malcolm & Cisneros, LLP

O'Melveny & Myers 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