Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
September 15, 2009

Hosted by
Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Orange County Women Lawyers Association

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
5:30 p.m.

Geisha House
2773 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714-564-0350

Free for Members and Judges
$15 for Non-Members
$5 for Students

To RSVP, please email info@ochba.org
or call (949)440-6700 x253

* For more information, click here >
Senator Lou Correa's Young Senators Program - Applications Available!

Please help us spread to our High School Students in the 34th District (Anaheim, Buena Park, Stanton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Fullerton, & Westminster) about Senator Correa's Young Senators Program! It's a wonderful program filled with informational seminars about youth empowerment and leadership and community service events that teach our kids about giving back to our community.  It's free, and the deadline to apply is Sept. 30th. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Claudia Ornelas at (714) 558-4400.
Download Flier >

Download Application >
Good Times, Bad Times: A Case Study of a Mexican Real Estate Deal After the Crash

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
8:00 a.m.
At The University of San Diego School of Law
Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

A Bar Association for Attorneys in Mexico and the United States

Sponsored by:

Please mark your calendars for the US-Mexico Bar Association
2009 Annual Meeting and Conference which will be held November 11-13, 2009 in San Diego, California.

We hope you will make plans to join us and take this opportunity to meet with international practitioners, academics, notaries, judges, accountants, business leaders, current and past government officials and to network with old friends and to meet new friends.

For more information please visit the USMBA website at www.usmexicobar.org.
"Economic Forecast for the Legal Profession" at the Pacific Club

Hosted by Chapman University School of Law

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
At The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach.
(5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:15 p.m. Program.)

This important event will provide a unique economic forecast for the legal profession by Chapman University President and Economist James Doti and law school Dean John Eastman.  Space is limited so please RSVP at www.chapman.edu/law/rsvp at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Lewis at 714.628.2605.

Download flier >
Please see www.chapman.edu/law for more information.
UCI Mock Trial Invitational Tournament -- Volunteer Judges Needed! Saturday & Sunday, November 14 and 15
Greetings from UC Irvine's Mock Trial Team!

What began as the first invitational in Orange County history has
evolved into one of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in the country.  The 16 schools (and 32 teams) competing this season will come from 10 different states, and every school competing reached Nationals last season.

We ask that you please consider judging at our third annual UCI Mock Trial Invitational Tournament on November 14 and 15, 2009 at the UCI Student Center.

There are four rounds of trials-- Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon-- and you can judge as many or as few as you like.  No litigation experience is required-- anyone with a JD is welcome to judge, and we'll cover all of the details during a quick PowerPoint presentation before the trial.  And, of course, we'll provide food and parking.

You can register online at http://www.irvinemocktrial.com/JUDGES.html. Once you do, the Student Tournament Coordinator will send you a confirmation email with all of the details (directions, parking, etc.).

If you have any questions, please contact me at cspencer@uci.edu (949.824.1312) or contact our Head Coach Justin Bernstein, an associate for O'Melveny & Myers LLP (irvine.coach@gmail.com).

We hope you can make it!

Carol Spencer
School of Social Sciences
Director of Development
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA  92697-5100
949.824.1927 FAX
No Program Left Behind:
The Aftermath of the California Budget Crisis in Orange County

Presented by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, in conjunction with the University of California-Irvine Law School

October 27, 2009
At the University Club, UCI

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will give the Keynote Address. The purpose of the event is to discuss the California budget crisis, the ensuing recession, and its effect on Orange County and develop strategies to meet the needs of the community.
The Symposium will encompass the following topics for discussion: Health, Housing, Education, Government Benefits, and Social Service Networks. Your attendance would serve to make the Symposium not only more beneficial for other attendees, but for the community as well, that will benefit from the learned knowledge.

Please see attached "Save the Date" >
Employment Opportunity:
Counsel to the Mayor

The Counsel to the Mayor is the top legal advisor to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and chief ethics compliance officer for the Mayor's Office. The Counsel provides legal and policy advice to the Office of the Mayor regarding ethics compliance, conflicts of interest, litigation, claims, labor relations, executive employment, risk management, legislation, elections, and various other matters. The Counsel oversees a small team of lawyers and other policy experts in providing these and related services to the Mayor and his senior staff.

The Counsel is one of four members of the Mayor's Executive Team and, as such, participates in high-level discussion and oversight of all Mayor's Office activities, including the supervision of all general managers and commissions, City Council relations, and all internal operational and external relational services of the City. The Counsel is also a member of the Mayor's senior staff, including the Executive Team, Deputy Mayors, and Senior Advisors. The Counsel also serves as the Mayor's designee on the three-member City Claims Board, which reviews all proposed litigation compromises over $50,000.

The Counsel and legal team are responsible for oversight of the City Clerk's Office and City Personnel departments. This includes certain budgetary and policy matters and review of citywide hiring, transfer, and promotional practices. The Counsel is also responsible for providing the liaison between the Mayor's Office and the City Attorney's Office, City Ethics Commission, and City Employee Relations Board. The Counsel is the Mayor's lead City union liaison and labor negotiator, in coordination with the CAO Employee Relations Division, and serves as staff to the Mayor in his role as Chair of the City Executive Employee Relations Committee. The Counsel and team also oversee the Mayor's Office internship program and other human resources issues related to the Mayor's Office staff and all City general managers. The Counsel's office also currently oversees and directs the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.

The Counsel must maintain a close working relationship with the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chiefs of Staff, and Deputy Mayors in order to provide legal advice and counsel when needed in reviewing policy matters. The Counsel's team oversees responses to all Public Records Act requests submitted to the Mayor's Office. The Counsel and team review all City Council actions and make recommendations for mayoral action (veto, signature, return without signature) in the areas of litigation settlements, ordinance enactments, charter reforms and other voter measures, outside counsel contracts, federal/state legislative positions, and relevant expenditures or fund transfers. The Counsel and team review contracts within Mayor's Office and various related City department-initiated contracts. The Counsel drafts or reviews and approves all mayoral Executive Directives, and Counsel and team are responsible for monitoring compliance with various directives. The Counsel reviews and approves mayoral correspondence in areas related to responsibilities. The Counsel also oversees mayoral initiatives in the areas of labor, ethics, civil rights, immigration, and criminal and civil law reform.

The ideal candidate for this position must be an active member of the California State bar, and should have significant civil litigation and legal counseling experience, executive leadership experience, superior communications and interpersonal skills, bringing energy and enthusiasm to this important work.

Public service is a noble calling, and the singular importance of ethics in this work is a deeply held value of Mayor Villaraigosa. This value must be shared and exhibited by all who work for his administration.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to Robin M. Kramer, Chief of Staff at mayor.resumesubmission@lacity.org.

Moon Festival celebrations, though still relatively new to the U.S., have been held throughout Asia for well over 1,000 years. This holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon Goddess, Chang O, who lives in the moon.
October 7, 2009
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
2112 Windward Lane, Newport Beach
(Cross streets are Irvine and Santiago by the Back Bay)

$10 for OCAABA Members / $20 for Non-Members /
$5 for Judges and Students

Includes a limited bar and appetizers from different Asian ethnic groups plus moon cake!       

PLEASE RSVP BY Monday, October 5, 2009.
Add $5.00 if registering after October 5, 2009.
Online: www.ocaaba.org
Email: ocaaba@cox.net
Phone: 949-440-6700 x 254
Mail: OCAABA, 6789 Quail Hill Parkway #204 Irvine CA 92603

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
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.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Fall 2009 Seminar & Webinar Calendar

For more information and to register:
Visit www.ilrc.org/seminars

Purchase any publication and receive 5% off on ALL Seminars & Webinars!

Los Angeles Seminars

Family-Based Immigration
Friday, September 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Central American Resource Center , Los Angeles
7.0 MCLE

Cutting-Edge Issues in U Nonimmigrant Cases
Friday, October 2, 9 am - 12 pm
Central American Resource Center , Los Angeles
2.75 MCLE

Understanding Inadmissibility & Proving Hardship
Friday, October 2, 2 pm - 5 pm
Central American Resource Center, Los Angeles
2.75 MCLE

Crimes & Immigration Seminar
Saturday, October 10, 9 am - 5 pm
Location TBA, Los Angeles
Hosted by the ILRC & Law Offices of Norton Tooby

**Please visit www.ilrc.org/seminars for possible location changes or cancellations**


SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status)
Wed, November 4, 10 am - 12 pm PST
2.0 MCLE

Filing Motions to Suppress
Thurs, October 29, 12 pm - 1:30 am PDT
1.5 MCLE

U Visa Webinar Series
U Nonimmigrant Status
Wed, October 7, 12 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
1.5 MCLE

U Nonimmigrant Adjustment
Wed, October 14, 12 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
1.5 MCLE

Cutting-Edge U Nonimmigrant Issues
Wed, October 21, 12 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
1.5 MCLE

Asylum Webinar Series:
Fundamentals of Asylum Law and Practice
Wed, November 18, 12 pm - 1:30 pm PST
1.5 MCLE

Asylum and "Material Support" Bar
Thurs, December 3, 12 pm - 1:30 pm PST
1.5 MCLE

LGBT & HIV+ Asylum Claims
Thurs, December 10, 12 pm - 1:30 pm PST
1.5 MCLE

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.

Please contact Sai Suzuki, Marketing Coordinator, at 415-255-9499 Ext 789 or ssuzuki@ilrc.org.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center
1663 Mission Street, Suite 602, San Francisco , CA 94103
(T) 415-255-9499 (F) 415-255-9792 (W) www.ilrc.org
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Also In This Issue
Senator Lou Correa's Young Senators Program - Applications Available!
Good Times, Bad Times: A Case Study of a Mexican Real Estate Deal After the Crash
"Economic Forecast for the Legal Profession" at the Pacific Club
Volunteer Judges Needed!
No Program Left Behind: The Aftermath of the California Budget Crisis in Orange County
Employment Opportunity: Counsel to the Mayor
A Week in Legal Hong Kong
Whittier Law School Welcomes Employers
Immigrant Legal Resource Center...Fall 2009 Seminar & Webinar Calendar



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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
Jorge A. Martinez
Javier Rivera-Carbone
Federico C. Sayre
Karin Khan
Leo Paredes
Marcelo Reyes

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