Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
October 19, 2009
The HBA Annual Judges Barbeque
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Honoring Hon. Francisco F. Firmat

At the home of Bette & Wylie Aitken
180 S. Cobblestone Rd.
Anaheim Hills

HBA Members, Judges & their guests: $15.*
Non-members: $25.*
*If you pay at the door, please add $5

For more information or to pre-pay for the event please visit our website:

RSVP by Wednesday, October 21st
at info@ochba.org or (949) 440-6700 ext. 253
HBA endorses Solange Ritchie
for OCBA Secretary

For more information please contact us at info@ochba.org.
OCBA Charitable Fund Presents the
Annual Fall Fundraiser

A fundraiser benefiting local charities that provide access to justice and promote equal justice for all.

Friday, November 13, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Celebrations by Turnip Rose
Come experience Orange County's Exciting New Venue
1901 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa 92627

Join your friends from the legal community for a fun, eclectic party
celebrating and raising money for Orange County law-related charities.

Download flier and registration form >
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.

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FREE Pro Bono Training: Help Protect Domestic Violence Survivors & their Children 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Basic training for attorneys interested in providing pro bono limited scope representation in domestic violence restraining order cases anywhere in California. No prior experience required. With the mentorship and support of local legal services experts, volunteer attorneys will provide life-saving assistance with a minimal time commitment.
The training is hosted by Practising Law Institute (PLI) and co-sponsored by the State Bar of California, Public Interest Clearinghouse and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). The Pro Bono Best Practices and Family Law Working Groups that were formed as a result of the 2008 California Pro Bono Summit developed this domestic violence training to address one of the greatest legal areas of unmet client needs and interest areas for pro bono training. Attorneys who register for this training are asked to sign up with a local legal services program to provide direct pro bono assistance to domestic violence survivors.
Training topics:
  • Domestic Violence 101
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Orders
  • Conducting Client Interview & Preparing for Hearing
  • Pro Bono Representation
  • Q & A
3 Hours MCLE
for PLI group webcast and in-person training at Los Angeles County Bar Association
For questions about the LA training, contact Laurie Aronoff at laronoff@halsalegal.org
For webcast information, visit: http://www.pli.edu/product/webcast_detail.asp?id=67780
St. Thomas More Society Invites the Entire Legal Community to the Annual Red Mass & Reception Dinner


The Red Mass is a Eucharistic celebration of the role of the law in God's plan. In 1245, the first Red Mass was celebrated in the La Sainte Chapelle, Paris honoring St Ives, the patron saint of lawyers. In 1310, the Red Mass was celebrated in England with the Bench and Bar in attendance at the opening of the Court term. The celebration is known as the Red Mass because the priest and judges wore red robes. The tradition has continued in the United States with members of the US Supreme Court joining the resident and members of Congress each year at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington. The Red Mass is also celebrated in numerous cities around the world.

For more information visit: www.stthomasmore.net

Latino Advocates for Education, Inc.
Reception in honor of
Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez (Ret.)

Dear Friend,

Dr. Eddie Hernandez, Chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District, State Senator Lou Correa and Frederick P. Aguirre, President of Latino Advocates for Education, Inc. cordially invite you to attend a reception in honor of Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez (Ret.) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rancho Santiago Community College District operations center, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA.

General Sanchez was Commander of all coalition forces in Iraq from 2003-2004.  During Operation Red Dawn his forces captured Saddam Hussein.  The 3-star general was born in 1951 in Rio Grande City, Texas.  He graduated from Texas A & M University in Kingsville, Texas in 1973 with a degree in mathematics and he holds a Masters in Science in Research and Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.  He was the highest ranking Latino in the U.S. Army at the time he retired in 2006 after 33 years of military service.  In his recently published autobiography entitled Wiser in Battle - A Soldier's Story, he details the story of his poverty- stricken youth and describes leading our forces in Kosovo, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He will also sign his book at the reception.

Please RSVP by calling (714) 225-2499.

Frederick P. Aguirre
Celebrating Visionaries, Making a Difference! MALDEF 35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala

Join us for MALDEF's 35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala, Thursday, November 12, 2009 at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel! Among our honorees this year, we are proud to include Eva Longoria Parker for her extraordinary achievement in promoting and protecting the civil rights of the Latino community. Ms. Longoria Parker is the founder of Eva's Heroes, a charity that helps developmentally disabled children. She is a dedicated supporter of many other organizations including PADRES contra el Cancer and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Amid the festivities we will also celebrate the return of Thomas A. Saenz to MALDEF in his new role as President and General Counsel.

Special guest presenters will include Antonia Hernandez, Dolores Huerta, José José, Keisha Whitaker, Lupe Ontiveros, and many more. A special performance will be given by Nydia Rojas. Join MALDEF for a night of entertainment and celebration of those who are making a difference for Latinos in California and across the nation!

Click here to see the full list of presenters


Contact Grace Durán to register or get more information at gduran@maldef.org or at 213-629-2512 x114.

Presented by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association,
American Board of Trial Advocates & UCI School of Law
In support of the UC Irvine Law Scholarship Fund

OCTOBER 23-24, 2009

Dear Counsel:
Please join us for the first collaborative event between the
new UC Irvine School of Law, Orange County Trial Lawyers
Association and American Board of Trial Advocates.

Many of California's premier jurists, scholars and attorneys
will share their views and insights with you on issues such as
Causation, Preemption, Business Litigation, Jury Perspectives,
Judicial Perspectives and much more.

We would love to welcome you to the campus for this dazzling
line-up of legal stars, featuring keynote breakfast and luncheon
speakers and available MCLE credit.

Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean, UC Irvine School of Law

California's Premier Jurists, Legal Scholars and Attorneys Address New Challenges in Modern Courtroom Practice

Download more information >
"Strength, Connect & Strategies for Success" Asian American Business Women Association to Host 1st Annual Leadership Conference

The Asian American Business Women Association (AABWA)  is hosting its first leadership conference on Thursday October 22, 2009 from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 11767 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

AABWA is bringing together the experience and knowledge of international, national and local presenters.  The keynote speaker is Holly Fujie, immediate past president of the State Bar of California (2008-2009) and a partner at Buchalter Nemer in Los Angeles. Fujie, who is of Japanese descent and has been devoted to diversity issues throughout her career, is only the third woman to hold the post in 81 years.  Fujie will focus on the conference's theme, "Strength, Connect & Strategies for Success."
The conference will highlight topics on "The Power of Positive Attitude" and "The Power of Networking." A panel with members of Orange County's diverse media will also discuss "The Role of Ethnic Media in Community Leadership." Visit the AABWA website for the full list of speakers and panelists and participating organizations, including the California State Asian & Pacific Islanders Affairs Commission.
For more information or to register online, visit the AABWA website at www.aabwa.org or call Kim-Yen Hyunh at (714) 791-8202. Facebook users may also join the group "Asian American Business Women Association" for updates.
Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PLC!

Monday, October 26
Pro Bono Basic Guardianship Training
Presented by Public Law Center and Orange County Bar Association

Tuesday, October 27
Justice for All Legal Clinics
TIME: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Various locations throughout Orange County
MORE: Justice For All Clinic Day provides a forum for volunteers to serve at community legal clinics throughout the county and help those who cannot afford a lawyer. Contact PLC to volunteer.

Thursday, October 29
4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
LOCATION: JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery, The District at Tustin Legacy
MORE: Separate Invitation to recent volunteers will follow
Join PLC for all or one of the activities as we commemorate the contributions of our many volunteers and partners in providing access to justice. Please contact Kirsten Kreymann with any questions you might have about participating in Celebrate Pro Bono Week.
A Reception for Diverse Lawyers and Law Firms: "Celebrating Diversity"

You Are Cordially Invited To A Reception With Representatives From The State's Regulated Utilities, Corporate In-House Legal Departments, Diverse Lawyers And Women, Disabled Veteran, And Minority-Owned Law Firms

November 2, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo History Museum
333 S. Grand
Los Angeles, California 90071

RSVP by Oct. 23, 2009 Required due to Limited Capacity:
helenhsiao@willenken.com or 213.955.9240
Reception Sponsors:
California Public Utilities Commission
California Minority Counsel Program
Bruckner & Walker LLP
Lim Ruger & Kim LLP
Sanchez & Amador LLP
Stanzler Funderburk & Castellon LLP
Willenken Wilson Loh & Lieb LLP
Two open legal positions with the State Bar

General Counsel Brochure:        
Chief Trial Counsel Brochure:     
Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Fall 2009 Webinar Calendar

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

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


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
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
INNERCITY STRUGGLE Job Available: Associate Director 
Job Description: Associate Director
InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building, and membership led organization in the Eastside communities of Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights. ICS promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families in the Eastside to work toward social and educational justice. ICS was founded in 1994 as an independent center to build community leadership to improve the quality of life in the Eastside. Through organizing and community building, ICS has celebrated various victories like winning new schools and more counselors, and increasing college access and voter participation in the Eastside.

Associate Director Responsibilities:
InnerCity Struggle is seeking an Associate Director. The AD will devote 70% of his or her time to overseeing and monitoring internal organizational operations, including but not limited to the supervision of lead staff; support program planning and coordination; and will support campaign strategy development, coordination, and implementation. The AD will also spend 30% of his/her time on external affairs, including fundraising, foundation development, major donor cultivation, and coalition building. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

  • Minimum 3 years in management level positions and 5 years minimum in community/labor organizing
  • 3 years minimum staff supervision experience as well as strong staff management skills
  • Fund development and program planning skills
  • Commitment to systemic social change and strong desire to build a social movement in the Eastside
  • Understanding of urban educational and school issues
  • Familiarity with the Los Angeles region, particularly Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights communities
  • Ability to work effectively with public officials
  • Administrative and fiscal management experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • A BA/BS or Master degree is preferred, but not required
Salary is based on experience level, with a generous benefits package. InnerCity Struggle is a social justice oriented employer.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (required) including previous salary history by Wednesday, October 28, 2009 to: Attn: Executive Director Maria Brenes, InnerCity Struggle:

InnerCity Struggle is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability,
gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people
of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.
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Also In This Issue
The HBA Annual Judges Barbeque Sunday, October 25th, 2009
HBA endorses Solange Ritchie for OCBA Secretary
OCBA Charitable Fund Presents the Annual Fall Fundraiser
No Program Left Behind: The Aftermath of the California Budget Crisis in Orange County
FREE Pro Bono Training: Help Protect Domestic Violence Survivors & their Children
St. Thomas More Society Invites the Entire Legal Community to the Annual Red Mass & Reception Dinner
Latino Advocates for Education, Inc....Reception in honor of...Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez (Ret.)
Celebrating Visionaries, Making a Difference! MALDEF 35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala
"Strength, Connect & Strategies for Success" Asian American Business Women Association Conference
Celebrate Pro Bono Week with PLC!
A Reception for Diverse Lawyers and Law Firms: "Celebrating Diversity"
Two open legal positions with the State Bar.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center...Fall 2009 Seminar & Webinar Calendar
Volunteer Judges Needed!
INNERCITY STRUGGLE Job Available: Associate Director



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