Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
January 22, 2010

2010 Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser March 6th
President's Corner
By: Carlos X. Colorado

The Board and Officers of the HBA had our retreat last weekend.  We are rolling up our sleeves and getting down to business.  Would you like to join us?  If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in joining our Board, we have board vacancies to fill.  Please send your nominations to info@ochba.org.

After our retreat, we are off to a good start.  Our annual dinner, set for Saturday March 6 is coming along.  We have lined up not one, but two event sponsors: The Walt Disney Company and Jones Day each will contribute $15,000, that will be used to pay for our dinner, scholarships, and other programs.  Many other local firms have really stepped up, and they challenge each of us to do our part.  If you would like to contribute, please write to info@ochba.org.

As usual, we transmit to you in this e-blast, numerous pieces of information that we think will be useful and of interest to all our members and friends.

Please join us for this year's first
Bar Review ~ de Barranda

Reconnect with colleagues and friends at

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
2607 Main Street
Irvine, CA.  92614
Thursday, February 4, 2010
5:30 pm - 8:00pm
Members: Free
Judges: Free
Non-Members: $15.00
More Information & to Pay Online Here >

Hosted Appetizers
Valet Parking*
*Directions & Parking: Andrei's is located near the corner of Jamboree and Main. Free validation in the front of the restaurant, or self parking is available in the parking structure behind the Century Centre Twin Towers.
NALEO Educational Fund Urges Latinos to Apply for New Citizens Redistricting Commission
A crisis in education, a crisis in health care, and an economic crisis: Like most Californians, no matter where Latinos turn they face tough decisions that will require tremendous leadership. This year offers Latinos an historic opportunity to ensure that they have meaningful choices about who those leaders will be.

A successful ballot measure in 2008 transferred authority for drawing state political boundaries from the state legislature to a new Citizens Redistricting Commission. Now the responsibility for drawing new district maps for the State Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization will go to 14 voters chosen to serve on that
Commission. With a state as big and diverse as California, who draws the lines - and how those lines are drawn - will truly shape the future of this state.
We need you to apply to serve on the commission that will draw California's Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization Districts. That's why the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, is working with partner organizations throughout the state to educate Latino voters and encourage applicants for this vital process.
Why should you get involved? It is crucial that this new and influential Commission include Latino representation. Members of this new Commission will make important decisions that will affect the political representation of every community in California for the next decade. Latinos cannot afford to be left out of this process!

Go to www.LatinosDrawTheLines.org to learn more about this critical process but remember, time is running out! The deadline for applications is February 12, only a few weeks away. California's Bureau of State Audits is managing the selection process and has created a special website for applicants. You can apply directly online at www.WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov.

Now is your chance! Step forward and be a part of historic change in California!

The NALEO Educational Fund will be providing you with updated information about the Commission application process. Contact Rosalind Gold, at rgold@naleo.org or 213-747-7606, ext. 4420 if you need additional information.

The NALEO Educational Fund is the nation's leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process - from citizenship to public service. Our constituency includes more than 6,000 elected and appointed Latino officials from nearly every state in the country - from
members of Congress to local school board members. The NALEO Educational Fund helps Latino policymakers be more effective in advocating for their communities by providing them training, technical assistance and networking opportunities. Learn more about the NALEO Educational Fund at www.naleo.org.
Passing of HONORABLE FLORENCE M. COOPER, United States District Judge, Central District of California
Please see attached >
Attorney Jobs in DOJ, Civil Rights Division

Trial Attorney, Employment Litigation Section               10-ATT-001                         Closes 3/02/10
Trial Attorney, Education Section                                              10-ATT-002                         Closes 3/18/10
Deputy Chief, Criminal Section                                                   10-ATT-003                         Closes 2/11/10
Trial Attorney, Criminal Section                                                  10-ATT-004                         Closes 2/18/10
Infertility Seminar for Latinos
Infertility clinic with facilities across Southern California (2 in OC) and are hosting a free seminar next week to educate the Spanish-speaking community in North Orange County on the diagnosis and treatment options available for infertility.
More Information >
The Public Law Center (PLC) Pro Bono opportunities
View current pro bono opportunities here >
Census 2010 Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Downtown Community Center-Visual Arts Room
250 E. Center Street, Anaheim, CA 92805
Register Online: http://hagasecontar.yaeshora.info/eventos/
For more information please contact Daisy Chávez at (213) 765-9451 or at dchavez@naleo.org
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Also In This Issue
Please join us for this year's first Bar Review ~ de Barranda
NALEO Educational Fund Urges Latinos to Apply for New Citizens Redistricting Commission
Attorney Jobs in DOJ, Civil Rights Division
Infertility Seminar for Latinos
The Public Law Center (PLC) Pro Bono opportunities
Census 2010 Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Jones Day

The Walt Disney Company


Morrison & Foerster


Aitken, Aitken, & Cohen

Alex S. Polsky & JAMS - The Resolution Experts

Baker & Hostetler LLP


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Jones Day

Judicate West

Merrill Lynch

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP


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2010 Executive Board Members

Carlos X. Colorado

Genoveva Meza Talbott

Vice President:
José González

Theresa C. López

Leo R. Paredes

Immediate Past President:
Monica E. Lukoschek

2010 Board of Directors

Frank Acosta
Eric M. Alderete
Luis A. Barba
Eva Casas Sarmiento
Erica M. Diaz
Martin C. Fontes
Jacob C. Gonzáles
Karin C. Khan
Kristen C. Lara
Marcelo Reyes
Javier Rivera-Carbone
Mayte Santacruz Benavidez

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County