Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
Vol. 2010, No. 13
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Community Calendar & News
Job/Volunteer Opportunities
July 8, 2010
Genoveva Meza TalbottA Note from the President Elect
By Genoveva M. Talbott

Though it seems like yesterday that we were bidding on silent auction items to raise money for our scholarship fund at our March 6, 2010 Installation and Scholarship Dinner, the 2011 Dinner Committee, for which I am the Chair, is already working on the details surrounding next year's dinner.  Indeed, we are brainstorming on innovative ways to raise money for our scholarship fund, highlight our deserving law school scholarship recipients, and, of course, make the dinner a success. 
VideoIn the coming months, we will fill you in on important information about the 2011 dinner via our website, newsletters, and our FaceBook and LinkedIn pages. In the meantime, you can watch a video to experience some of the historic moments of this year's dinner by visiting our website.   The 2010 dinner video is also available on YouTube.  And if you haven't done so recently, take a moment to visit our FaceBook and LinkedIn pages.
Now, please continue reading below about our upcoming El Sol Pro Bono Clinic, and other news of interest. Thanks for your time!
El Sol Pro Bono ClinicEl 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 info@ochba.org
or call (949) 440-6700 x253.

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New Bench Appointments Include New OC Superior Judge and HBA Endorsee

The HBA welcomes Theodore R. Howard to the Orange County Superior Court and congratulates him in his appointment to the bench by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week.  The HBA also welcomes and congratulates Yvette Verastegui, an Orange County attorney who was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a new appellate justice and 16 Superior Court judges, including Howard and Verastegui, 10 other judges for LASC and one superior court judge for each of Merced, Lake, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties.  According to a DAILY JOURNAL tally, the new judges will include three deputies from the Los Angeles alternate public defender's office.  Five of the new appointees are prosecutors and four come from criminal defense practices. Two are bench officers and the remaining six are civil lawyers. Seven are Republicans, eight are Democrats and two declined to state an affiliation.
The HBA had just endorsed Verastegui at the end of May.  Responding to the HBA endorsement, Sharon Majors-Lewis, the Governor's Judicial Appointments Secretary, wrote HBA President Carlos X. Colorado, "I concurred with your assessment that she would be an excellent choice for Superior Court Judge.  More importantly, so did the Governor."  Verastegui was a deputy public defender in Los Angeles in 1994 and in Orange County from 1994 to 2001.
The HBA salutes all of the new judges, especially Mr. Howard and Ms. Verastegui.
IIn the Heightsn the Heights Musical Exclusive Discount
By Karin Khan
The Orange County Hispanic Bar Association would like to thank the Orange County Performing Arts Center for inviting some of its members to a VIP screening of the Tony Award winning musical In the Heights in anticipation of the musical's premiere here in Orange County from August 3 - 15, 2010.  HBA Board Member Karin C. Khan who attended the screening remarked:
"It's been a while since I've seen any musicals and I was particularly intrigued when I heard about In the Heights since a relative of mine currently lives there.  Much to my delight, In the Heights did not disappoint!  In the Heights is an engaging look into the Washington Heights, NYC neighborhood in the forms of music, dance, English and Spanish.  The cast contains a colorful set of characters who tell a story ranging from comedic humor to action and drama.  I think many of us here in Orange County can relate in one way or another to the story of In the Heights and I definitely recommend seeing it."
In the Heights is a musical about the importance of home, family and finding where you belong. It tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan's Washington Heights - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
The Orange County Performing Arts Center is offering a discount offer that includes a special promotion code for a $20 discount on select seats for In the Heights performances August 3 - 8, excluding Saturday evening ( for more information on terms and conditions).  www.IntheHeightsthemusical.com
Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
2010-2011 Wally Davis Scholarship Application Available!

Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
HBA LogoDid 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 following dates:
August 15, 2010 - Application deadline.  All materials must be postmarked by this date.
August 17-31, 2010 - Interviews may be conducted.
September 1, 2010 - Notification of scholarship awards will be mailed by this date.

Contribute to the Wally Davis Scholarship Fund:
For more information visit our scholarship page or e-mail Jacob Gonzales: jgonzales@waldronbragg.com
Community Calendar & News
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
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 mantich@hnbf.org 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 92612

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OCWLA LogoOCWLA Summer Sizzle Fundraiser & 2010 Judge of the Year Award
Tuesday, August 3rd - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Vault at O.C. Pavilion, 801 N. Main St., Santa Ana | Map

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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

Please 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 kwong@pubdef.lacounty.gov 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 arcygo@gmail.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 kdilley@crfoc.org or at 714.259.1521 x101. Website
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