By Carlos X. Colorado
On behalf of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County,
congrats to the new O.C. Superior Court judges elevated as the result of the
June 8 election: Scott Steiner, Nick Dourbetas, Andy Manssourian, Cheri Pham, and Lon Hurwitz. It is the HBA's hope that we can work
collaboratively to make the Orange County Superior Courts responsive and
representative of all attorneys and legal services stakeholders in Orange
The HBA expresses its commitment to a diverse judiciary through
the work of its judiciary evaluations committee, which considers and recommends
judicial endorsements to the HBA board. Seeking the HBA's endorsement has become de rigueur for aspirants to
judicial office, which serves the HBA's pursuit of a judiciary that serves its
constituents and all other sectors of the community. Two of our newly minted judges, Messrs. Steiner and Hurwitz,
were the recipients of an HBA endorsement this year.
In highlighting the important mission of the
judicial evaluations committee, I salute its chairman, Eric Alderete, for all his hard work.
|HBA Sponsors PLC Dinner,
July Clinic For Social Justice|
The HBA bylaws specify that a central purpose of the
organization is "the promotion of excellence in providing legal services with a
social conscience." Bylaws, §
3.2. "Therefore, you can say that
the HBA has social justice in its DNA," said HBA Pres. Carlos X. Colorado. The HBA expresses that commitment through its support of the Public Law Center (PLC), both as a sponsor of its recent dinner, and of an upcoming PLC legal clinic.
The HBA bought a table at PLC's dinner for 6 years in a row
-- every year from 2003 to 2008. This year, the HBA was a bronze sponsor of the
PLC dinner, which was held earlier this week. Several HBA presidents were in attendance at the dinner,
including the recent leaders Lisa Ramirez, Norma García Guillén, Monica
Lukoschek, and current President Colorado and President-Elect Genoveva Meza Talbott.
In March of this year, the HBA teamed up with the St. Thomas
More Society, a Catholic lawyers' group, to staff one of the community legal
clinics of the PLC. Members and
volunteers from both groups offered legal and intake services at the El Sol
Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana. The result was hailed as one of the most successful community clinics
ever offered by the PLC. The
volunteers included Hon. Salvador Sarmiento, former HBA president Fabio
Cabezas, current HBA board members Colorado and Kristen Lara, four STMS board
members, and four Western State Law Students.
The event was so successful that all involved vowed to do it
again, and the result is the second El Sol Pro Bono Clinic, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. We
invite all our members to participate. "Participation is easy and hassle-free," said Colorado, who plans to
return to El Sol II. Volunteers
are asked to RSVP to email@example.com and then just show up. "You don't need any particular
expertise or experience," Colorado said. "We will tell you everything you need to know when you come in. It's a terrific and very rewarding
The El Sol Academy is located on 1010 North Broadway, Santa
Ana, CA 92701.
More information, including a map, is located on the HBA web site.
|El Sol Pro Bono Clinic|
Presented by The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County & St. Thomas More Society of Orange County
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy
1010 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Map
Phone number of event location: (714) 543-0023
In support 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.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (949) 440-6700 x253.
|Hispanic Bar Association of Orange
2010-2011 Wally Davis
Scholarship Application Available!
Did you know that Latinos constitute almost 50% of California's population, yet less than 4% of California's attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser raises funds for the Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps.
Download Application | Apply Online
Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship
Committee. Please note the
August 15, 2010 - Application deadline. All materials must be postmarked by
August 17-31, 2010 - Interviews
may be conducted.
September 1, 2010 - Notification of scholarship awards will be mailed by this
Contribute to the Wally Davis Scholarship Fund:
For more information visit our scholarship page or e-mail Jacob Gonzales: email@example.com
|Upcoming Orange County Bar Association Events|
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - New Member Reception
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Fall Member Mixer
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Fall Fundraiser
Celebrations by Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa
|Community Lawyers, Inc.
Legal Clinics & Workshops|June 24, 2010 - Immigration Consultation (5-7 p.m.)
clinics take place at our office located at 1216
East Compton Blvd., Compton,
to make an appointment: (310) 635-8181. A $25 minimum donation is
More information: www.community-lawyers.org
|Whittier Law School Events |
Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - 2pm to 4pm
8 steers Steakhouse (right across from the Law School)
This is a great opportunity to meet prospective students, current students, faculty and other alumni!!!
Please RSVP soon to Parikh Nidhi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentor Program - We still want you to serve as a mentor! If you have not already signed up for the first year/alumni mentor program that will begin this Fall please email Parikh Nidhi: email@example.com
|Consulado de México en Santa Ana|Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
828 N. Broadway St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
RSVP to (714) 835 - 4930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hispanic National Bar Foundation Annual Dinner Honorees Announced|
Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:30 PM Reception, 7:30 PM Dinner & Awards Program
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
This year, the HNBF will recognize the achievements of the following leaders:
Cruz Reynoso, HNBF Lifetime Leadership Award
Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law; former associate justice of the California Supreme Court; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Natalie M. Gomez-Velez, HNBF Academic Leadership Award
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, CUNY Law School
Judge Vanessa Ruiz, HNBF Judicial Leadership Award
Associate Judge for the D.C. Court of Appeals
Keynote Address by Juan Sepúlveda
Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
RSVP here or at email@example.com or by phone at 202.496.7206
|Roof Top Beer Tasting Event to Support OCBF|Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Roof Top, 3161 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612More information
|OCWLA Summer Sizzle Fundraiser & 2010 Judge of the Year Award|
Tuesday, August 3rd - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Vault at
801 N. Main St.,
Santa Ana | Map
More information >
|Los Angeles County Public Defender Michael P. Judge Retirement Gala Celebration|
Saturday, August 14,
2010, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
join in a Gala Celebration to Honor 40 Years of Leadership!
This special evening will
include live music, appetizers, three regional cuisine buffet dinner stations
and a no-host bar.
Additional details can be
found at michaeljudgeretires.com
For further inquiries,
contact Kimberly Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (213) 974-2888.
|The Bobby Salcedo Memorial Foundation invites you to join us for Dodger Night vs. Cincinnati Reds|
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 7:10 p.m.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Only $18.00 per ticket. 100% of the profits will benefit college scholarships in Bobby Salcedo's Name.
To purchase tickets, please contact Araceli Gonzalez Guerrero at (310) 210-6358 or email@example.com
.Download order form
|Save the Date for the Constitutional Rights Foundation, |
Orange County Annual Benefit
October 7, 2010
Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
For Information, contact Ben Wirick at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 714.259.1521 x101. Website
Job Opportunities for Attorneys - New opportunities posted!|
View current job opportunities for OC HBA members here >