Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
February 4, 2010

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

The HBA's March 6 dinner is shaping up to be a gala night and for one lucky person it will be FREE, to boot!  You could be that lucky person, who will be randomly selected from those attending our first event of the year, our first "De Barranda"  Bar Review, later today at Andrei's in Irvine (see here for details).  In addition to a chance to win a free "in" to the hottest ticket in town this spring, it will allow us all to get a head start in networking for the new year.  See you there!
The next big ticket event of the year after the annual dinner will be our May MCLE trip to the hide-away beach resort town of Huatulco over Memorial Weekend.  Everyone knows about Acapulco, and a few connoisseurs will know about Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, but Southern Mexico, which has some of the best beaches in Mexico, still has some hidden treasures.  Beautiful and largely unspoiled, Huatulco was virtually unknown, except to the local Zapotec people, until recent years but now it has a marina and a gold course.  See here for details.

As usual, we convey various announcements for your consideration of things we thought might be of interest.   Enjoy!

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

Join us for hosted appetizers and a one-time chance to win a dinner ticket to the HBA's 32nd Annual Installation Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser - valued at $180 for members and $200 for non-members.  Entries will be taken from guests attending the event until 6:30 p.m., at which time a winner will be randomly selected.

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
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.

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.
Upcoming Affiliate Bar Associations' Events
February 16 - The Orange County Women Lawyers Association's (OCWLA) will host its February Fling and recognize 2010 Attorney of the Year Terese Oliver on February 16, 2010 from 5:30 to 8:30. Location: Jason's Downtown. More details: www.ocwla.org

May 13 - OCAABA 17th Annual Installation Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Dolly M. Gee
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
Position Available: 3-6 year Litigation Associate

Firm: Aleshire & Wynder, LLP
Position: 3-6 year Litigation Associate
More information >
The Public Law Center (PLC) Pro Bono opportunities
View current pro bono opportunities here >
UCI PILF Launch Gala
Save the Date! Saturday, March 20, 2010
at Celebrations by Turnip Rose
1901 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA
Email pilf@uci.edu for more information.
Volunteer to be a Judge in a Mock Trial Competition at UCI  The UCI Mock Trial Team was awarded the privilege of hosting this year's Intercollegiate National Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday, March 6 and/or Sunday, March 7, 2010.
The students need your assistance as tournament judges for all or part of the tournament.
  • There are four rounds of competition: Saturday morning & afternoon, Sunday morning & Sunday afternoon. You can judge as many as you like. Each trial is less than 3 hours.
  • The tournament will take place at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach (4601 Jamboree Road)
  • A JD in Law is required but litigation experience is not.  A short orientation for judges is presented prior to the round.
Parking, food and drinks, along with a great round of student-driven applause and enthusiasm, are provided!
To participate, please register at:
UCLA Academic Outreach Resource Center ~ Law Fellows Program 
warmly invites you to participate in our
Please join other members of the legal community in meeting UCLA School of Law's diverse students.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
UCLA Faculty Center
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
To RSVP or for additional information, please contact:
Christine Green at (310) 825-0699
"En/Countering Stereotypes" with
Hiroshi Motomura
Hiroshi Motomura, Professor of Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

"En/Countering Stereotypes"
has been approved by the State Bar of California for both general MCLE credit and Legal Specialty Education in the area of Immigration Law. CLE credit can be obtained in the following specialty areas:
  • Immigrant Visas (1.25 hours)
  • Removal/Deportation/Exclusion Procedures (1.5 hours)
  • Administrative and Judicial Review (1.25 hours)
For further information:

Call (909) 460-2080 or e-mail Olen Guiab, Law Review Editor-in-Chief, at lawreveic@laverne.edu.
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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
Upcoming Affiliate Bar Associations' Events
Attorney Jobs in DOJ, Civil Rights Division
Position Available: 3-6 year Litigation Associate
The Public Law Center (PLC) Pro Bono opportunities
UCI PILF Launch Gala
Volunteer to be a Judge in a Mock Trial Competition at UCI
UCLA Academic Outreach Resource Center ~ Law Fellows Program
"En/Countering Stereotypes" with Hiroshi Motomura

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Crowell & Mooring

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Snell & Wilmer

Troutman Sanders LLP

Waldron & Bragg

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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

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