A Note from
the President Elect|
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.
In 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
|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 email@example.com
or call (949) 440-6700 x253.
|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.
|In 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
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.
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
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 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 >