Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
March 18, 2010
By: Genoveva M. Talbott
It seems like just yesterday that the HBA made History by celebrating
its 40th anniversary at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel. To those that joined in the evening's
festivities or supported the dinner in any way, thank you again. By all our accounts, it was a success
and a great time was had by all.
We hope you will join in our efforts next year! See below for a more detailed account of the dinner.
On another note, we hope you have enjoyed the changes to our
website and newsletters, which are now sent on a bi-weekly basis. Our Communications Committee is working
on additional changes to both, so stay tuned!
And lastly, please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear your
feedback on our newsletter and website, fundraising and networking ideas, and,
of course gracious comments.
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (HBA) and the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County (STMS) proudly present:
THE ARCHBISHOP OSCAR A. ROMERO SOCIAL JUSTICE VOLUNTEER DAY
Tuesday March 23, 2010
At El Sol Santa Ana Science & Arts Academy
1010 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
In support of the Public Law Center's El Sol Science and Arts
Academy in Santa Ana
The HBA and the STMS call on their members to come out and conduct intake interviews and/or provide brief services and advice. Training will be provided.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar A. Romero of El Salvador on March 24, 1980.
The Orange County Bar Association presents
Call or email Robert White to be part of our Huatulco adventure (714) 221-6381 or email@example.com:
HUATULCO QUICK FACTS:
- In S. Mexico, approx. 300 miles S. of Acapulco
- Sunshine about 330 days a year
- Most of the area is a National Park
- Legend says Quetzalcoátl came from here
- Coffee-growing area until 1980s
HBA CELEBRATES & MAKES HISTORY
The HBA celebrated its forty year history on Saturday, March 6 with a successful annual dinner attended by over 400 guests, which included a silent auction and dancing, with a live performance by the world renowned International Sonora Show.
See pictures here >
Keynote speaker Hilda Solis, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, addressed the dinner via video. "I want to congratulate your president, Carlos Colorado, and the members of the organization for your leadership in providing a platform for the Latino legal community to grow and flourish for the last forty years," Solis said.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent greetings through his special envoy, John Cruz, the governor's appointments secretary, a former HBA board member. "Through your actions, you pump up the Hispanic legal community," said Schwarzenegger, "helping attorneys and law students in Orange County gain new skills, network and pursue their goals."
Solis acknowledged that, "Many members of your organization have played a pivotal role in the legal and judicial fields, and I am especially pleased to know that many Latinas have held leadership positions in your organization. Your members have gone on to make history," she said, "like Judge Frances Muñoz, who was the first Latina trial judge in the United States."
Judge Muñoz was on hand to install the officers and directors, and Colorado acknowledged the four consecutive Latina HBA presidents who preceded him. Several sitting judges who once served as HBA presidents acted as masters of ceremonies, including Hon. Frederick Aguirre (Orange County Superior Court, HBA president in 1976), Hon. Gregory Muñoz (Orange County Superior Court, HBA president in 1977), and Hon. Salvador Sarmiento (Orange County Superior Court, HBA president in 1985).
The HBA also presented its Wally Davis Scholarships and community service awards. "All those being recognized tonight deserve a big hand for their leadership and contributions to the Hispanic community," Gov. Schwarzenegger said in his statement.
The dinner also featured a presentation by the writer/producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary about the pioneering Mendez v. Westminster case, Sandra Robbie. The event was a great fundraising and publicity success for the HBA, receiving positive coverage in the Orange County Register, the Orange County Lawyer, and the Orange County Business Journal (March 22 edition).
Read more about our historic event >
Continuing His Legacy Together... The Bobby Salcedo Memorial Foundation invites you to:
Bobby's Birthday Celebration & Scholarship Luncheon on March 21
The Bobby Salcedo Memorial Foundation celebrates the birthday of slain educator Bobby Salcedo with a scholarship fundraising luncheon. All proceeds to uphold Salcedo's legacy by providing scholarships to qualified students. The event is scheduled for March 21, 2010 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Grace T. Black Auditorium (3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA, 91731). Admission is $25 donation for Adults and $10 for Children 12 and Under. From 12:00pm-1:00pm, ticket holders will enjoy a social hour, followed by lunch being served at 1:00pm. Event will include a silent auction and live entertainment, including a live band and mariachi. U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu is scheduled to speak as a keynote speaker. More information is available on the website: http://www.bobbysalcedomemorialfoundation.org.
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UCI PILF Launch Gala
Save the Date! Saturday, March 20, 2010
at Celebrations by Turnip Rose
1901 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA
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BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING IN LAW FIRMS
ASIAN AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PANEL AND MIXER
Thursday, Mar 25, 2010, 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
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Free special screenings of the documentary "Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice" and community discussion with Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino California Supreme Court justice and film-maker Abby Ginzberg:
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Bagdouma Community Center
84620 Bagdad Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
6:30 p.m. Community Room
Glen Avon Library
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
6:30 p.m. Community Room
Glen Avon Library
Diversity Staff Directors Forum
April 12-13, 2010
Sponsored by the State Bar of California. Co-sponsored with the American Bar Association, Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity.
For the first time on a national basis, a forum will be held specifically for bar association staff who have full or part-time responsibility for diversity programs and initiatives (including bar
association Executive Directors) to share experiences and expertise with peers from across the country, to create a plan of action for addressing identified challenges, and to create the vehicle for ongoing dialogue and support.
More information >
NALS of OC Spring Educational Seminar
Technology seminar from The National Association of Legal Professionals' Orange County Chapter
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010
At Hotel Hanford, 3131 S. Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, California
Topics include: Excel, Tables of Contents and Authorities (Word), Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
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OCAABA 17th Annual Installation Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Dolly M. Gee
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The Luévano Foundation 27th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner
Saturday, April 10, 2010
At Sisters of St Joseph of Orange
INFORMATION: (949) 553-4202 Ext. 28
"Elva Rubalcava" firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Do you have a phenomenal student intern at your firm or company who deserves to be rewarded? DRI is proud to announce its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, which is open to incoming second and third-year African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian, Native American and female law students. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded.
More Information >
The Public Law Center (PLC) Pro Bono opportunities
View current pro bono opportunities here >
| 2010 Executive Board Members
Carlos X. Colorado
Genoveva Meza Talbott
Theresa C. López
Leo R. Paredes
Immediate Past President:
Monica E. Lukoschek
2010 Board of Directors
Eric M. Alderete
Luis A. Barba
Eva Casas Sarmiento
Erica M. Diaz
Martin C. Fontes
Monique M. Fuentes
Jacob C. Gonzáles
Karin C. Khan
Robert L. Kollar
Kristen C. Lara
Mayte Santacruz Benavidez