Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
July 15, 2009
HBA Mid-Summer
Bar Review ~ de Barranda

Please join us for drinks and appetizers
as we celebrate the summer!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bistro 400
400 West 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 543-9821

Free for Members and Judges.  $15 for Non-Members
To become a member and/or pre-pay for the event online,
visit our website: http://ochba.org

RSVP by July 21, 2009 by emailing us at info@ochba.org
or calling (949) 440-6700 x 253

Sponsored by:
Berman More Gonzales
2009 HNBA Awards Call For Nominations

The HNBA Board of Governors and the 2009 HNBA Convention Committee hereby request nominations for the following awards, which will be presented during the 2009 HNBA Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from September 2nd through September 6th 2009.
  • Latina Attorney of the Year
  • Latino Attorney of the Year
  • Latino (a) Judge of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Corporate Partner of the Year
  • Regional President of the Year
  • HNBA Affiliate Organization of the Year
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Law Student Organization of the of the Year
The deadline for the submission of nominations shall be July 17th, 2009.  In order to submit a nomination, you must fill out the enclosed Nomination Application and return it either in a PDF or Word file to Ricardo Aponte Parsi and Christina Vigil by July 17th. Ricardo and Christina are Co-Chairs of the Convention's Awards Subcommittee which will evaluate the nominations and make award recommendations to the HNBA Convention Committee. You are required to provide detailed information as to why each individual you are nominating should receive an award with a biography or resume attached to the application form.
If you have any questions regarding the 2009 HNBA Awards, please contact Ricardo Aponte Parsi (787) 474-4723 or raparsi@gmail.com, or Christina A. Vigil at (505) 242-1796 or christina@vigillawoffices.com.

Click here to download the Nomination Form
11th Annual Summer Associate Mixer 
Join The Southern California Chinese Lawyers' Association, Asian Professional Exchange, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Korean American Bar Association, Philippine American Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, Taiwanese American Lawyers Association, Taiwanese American Professionals and the Japanese American Bar Association for their 11th Annual Summer Associate Mixer on July 23, 2009 from 6 to 8:30 at the Bonaventure Brewing Co. at the Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown LA (between 4th Street and 4th Street). Download the flyer for more information.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Cathedral Plaza Conference Center
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles 90012
Admission $ 40
Students $ 30
Pay at Door
Appetizers and Beverages Will be Provided
To RSVP or for mor e information:  Please contact Latina Lawyers Bar Association at llbalosangeles@aol.com
Whittier Law School Welcomes Employers

Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa welcomes all law practices to our recruiting services, provided at no fee.  Whether your firm requires immediate or summer law clerks and/or attorneys on a contractual or long term basis, the Whittier Career Services Office can assist.  Through our online services, employers can recruit law students as well as alumni attorneys with years of legal experience.
The Whittier on-campus interview program affords 100% resume prescreening and flexible scheduling during the fall and spring semesters.  For additional information and registration, please go to: https://law-whittier-csm.symplicity.com/employers/
To list immediate job openings, go to: https://law-whittier-csm.symplicity.com/employers/
Thank you for your interest in Whittier Law School applicants.  We look forward to assisting you in filling your hiring needs and answering any questions you may have about our recruiting programs.  Please call Suzie Fluss, 714-444-4141, ext. 292, for personal assistance on any recruiting matter.
APALC Free Legal Seminar 
The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) hosts a free immigration clinic the third Wednesday of each month. Clients can get their immigration questions answered at no charge, but appointments are required.

Next clinic is July 15, 2009.
Location: APALC,
12900 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite 220, Garden Grove. 714-530-9155
Downloadable Flyer
Visit www.apalc.org for more information.
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:


OCWLA Annual Summer Sizzle 
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association's (OCWLA) will hold its Annual Summer Sizzle and 2009 Judge of the Year Presentation on July 29, 2009 starting at 5:30.

Location: The Vault at the OC Pavilion.

Visit the OCWLA website for more details: www.ocwla.org
A Week in Legal Hong Kong

For those with business, clients, or just an interest in the legal system of Hong Kong and China, sign up now for A Week in Legal Hong Kong -- a full week of informative programs, and visits to seven different Courts and Tribunals, from the Magistrates Court to The Court of Final Appeal, plus opportunities to meet with Judges, Barristers and Solicitors.

The program runs from November 1-6, 2009.  Brought to you by the Litigation and Real Property Law Sections of the State Bar of California, A Week in Legal Hong Kong is the first Continuing Legal Education event the State Bar has sponsored in Asia.

Enjoy nine distinct MCLE programs featuring many distinguished and engaging speakers, and plentiful networking with representatives from the Hong Kong and Chinese legal community.  Each day you will learn about the Hong Kong legal system and contrast it with your own.

The unique events presented in this program will enable our guests to build relationships in the region that will benefit you and your clients in this global economy.  Special events are planned at Deacons, one of the region's oldest law firms with many awards for best law firm in trade and business in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region; and at King & Wood, the largest law firm in mainland China. The "Chambers Visit" program will allow you to visit small and mid-size law firms.

The Host Hotel is the newly renovated five-star Mandarin Oriental (www.MandarinOriental.com), frequently voted best hotel in Asia, at a very attractive group rate. Please visit the website for more details or to sign up:  www.aweekinlegalhongkong.com
Discounted ticket offer for 8-30-09 legal professionals day at Angels Stadium -

Hello Legal Professionals,
The 2009 Angels Baseball season is well underway and there is sure to be plenty more exciting baseball action as the summer heats up here in Anaheim.

The Angels will be hosting a Legal Professionals Day here at Angel Stadium this summer and I wanted to extend a personal invitation to you and your staff. This is your opportunity to come enjoy exciting Angels Baseball along with hundreds of other professionals from the Legal industry!

August 30, 2009 is Legal Professionals Day at the Big A! Enjoy savings of up to 50 percent off Ticket Window prices for the August 30, 2009 game when the Angels take on the Oakland A's. All Legal Professionals, friends and family are welcome to attend.
To receive your discount enter "LEGAL" as your promo code for the following seating areas: Field Box, Terrace Box, Right Field Pavilion, Right Field Pavilion MVP, View All-Star, Upper View (or Terrace Box Wheelchair, if applicable). Please click on the link below for prices and more information:

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The U Visa Manual and Remedies & Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients

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This manual will guide you through the entire process of handling an immigration case for a U visa applicant-from eligibility screening through adjustment of status to assisting eligible family members. In addition to providing a thorough explanation of the requirements and process, this manual includes numerous sample materials to help you in handling your client's case. These include the immigration forms you will need, sample checklists, declarations, receipt notices and other correspondence you can expect to receive from USCIS, motions to submit to the immigration court, and more.

Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients
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Private Attorneys/Gov't Agencies: $115
Regular price $150

Non-profit/CA IOLTA: $95
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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, we provide 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. We also discuss our tips for working with clients to elicit the evidence necessary to successfully defend their cases.


Hardship in Immigration Law: How to Prepare a Winning Case in Waiver & Cancellation of Removal Cases
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This uniquely useful manual, designed as a toolbox, is an essential reference tool for immigration practitioners. Practical and informative, it breaks down the elements that the BIA and federal courts have identified as relevant to claims of hardship, and demonstrates how to work with clients to elicit the information that will best present their hardship claims.

Motions to Suppress: Protecting the Constitutional Rights of Immigrants in Removal Proceedings
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Aggressive immigration enforcement actions conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) make immigrant rights more important than ever. This manual is an essential reference book for immigration practitioners. Practical and informative, it covers the relevant sources of law needed to exclude unlawfully obtained evidence in immigration court, provides sample motions to suppress, suggests strategies for organizing a community response to raids, and addresses the rights of detained immigrants.

Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit-2009 Case Update CD-ROM
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Designed for both immigration and criminal defense attorneys, Defending Immigrants is the most accessible and in-depth guide to defending non-citizens with criminal record issues, whether in immigration or criminal proceedings.

This CD-ROM is an addition to the manual shows step-by-step how to identify, analyze, and defend against the adverse immigration consequences of charges, using a combination of user-friendly charts, summaries, and practice aids, and in-depth discussion of defense strategies. It includes extensive discussion of California offenses, including new defense strategies for assault, domestic violence, drugs, sexual crimes with minors, and other commonly charged offenses. A key section describes new strategies for how to control the record of conviction in pleas to "divisible" statutes. The book includes chapters on defense of juveniles, requirements for immigration applications (asylum, cancellation, etc.), immigration detainers and detention, and post-conviction relief.

For our current offerings with pricing, including updated editions and new titles, visit www.ilrc.org/publications

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Also In This Issue
HBA Mid-Summer...Bar Review...~ de Barranda
2009 HNBA Awards Call For Nominations
11th Annual Summer Associate Mixer
Whittier Law School Welcomes Employers
APALC Free Legal Seminar
Opportunity at The National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
OCWLA Annual Summer Sizzle
A Week in Legal Hong Kong
Discounted ticket offer for 8-30-09 legal professionals day at Angels Stadium
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Chief Financial Officer:
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Immediate Past President:
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