Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
Vol. 2010, No. 15
In this issue...
Community Calendar & News
Job/Volunteer Opportunities
August 6, 2010
Carlos X. ColoradoPresident's Message
By Carlos X. Colorado

As the first HBA president from El Salvador, I am bound to tell you that today, August 6, is officially "Salvadoran-American Day," by act of Congress.  August 6 is the patronal feast of El Salvador, and the L.A. city council adopted it as El Día del Salvadoreño back in 1999.  The following year, a bill was introduced in Congress, sponsored by Rep. Hilda Solis, who was our keynote speaker at our annual dinner this year (now, as Secretary of Labor).
An estimated 1.8 million Salvadorans live in the United States;  and 1 million reside in California.  In that spirit, I am happy to welcome on behalf of the HBA, the Honorable Sandra Marisol Cruz de Flores, the new Consul General of El Salvador in Santa Ana.  We look forward to working with the Salvadoran consulate, as the HBA has for many years with the Consulate of Mexico in the service of the community.
In the past, the HBA has collaborated with the Mexican Consulate to provide immigration clinics, and enlightened MCLE travel seminars that offer the legal community rich cultural perspectives.  We will continue to offer and expand that service by forging new alliances with diverse cultural partners.
End of Summer Mixer
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
End of Summer Mixer
You're invited to enjoy delicious appetizers and great wine with the OCHBA, OCAABA and Lex Romana at South Coast Winery!
South Coast Winery
3608 S. Bristol, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: 714-957-1857
Judges: FREE
Members of OCHBA/OCAABA/Lex Romana: $10
Non-members and guests of Members: $20

Hosted appetizers and happy hour prices on some of South Coast Winery's house wines.
Sponsored by:
Esquire Solutions&    Lexis Nexis    &     Lex Romana

The Orange County Hispanic Bar Association is proud to present its first Autumn Bar Review/de Barranda with special guest Gladis Molina of K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Defense)
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Autumn Mixer
The HBA welcomes its members and friends to meet the HBA's 2010 Guardian de Justicia award recipient, Gladis Molina, while enjoying drinks, appetizers and good conversation. Gladis Molina is a pro bono coordinator for K.I.N.D., which was founded by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie to provide legal counsel to refugee and immigrant children who come to the U.S. without a parent or legal guardian.

At Troutman Sanders LLP
5 Park Plaza, Suite 1400, Irvine, CA 92614-2545
Hosted Appetizers and Cocktails
Judges: FREE
HBA Members: $10
Non-Members & guests of Judges/HBA members: $20
Sponsored by:

Rimkus Analytics, LLC     &    Troutman Sanders

Judge Steiner Addresses Hate Crimes Against The Homeless
By Karin Khan, Jafari Law Group, HBA Board member
On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, the Whittier Law School Alumni Association kicked off its 2010 Legal Leader Series entitled "Orange County's Newest Judges," with Judge Steiner as the first speaker in this series.  Judge Steiner spoke on the topic hate crimes, particularly "Hating the Homeless: Expansion on Hate Crime Bills to Include Homelessness."  Judge Steiner spoke at length on hate crimes, and generally what they signify and when they would be applicable to a particular crime.  He then went on to comment upon the significance of expanding hate crimes to include the homeless as a separate group of protected people, and how it would change the scope of a hate crime.  Judge Steiner also commented on the current work he is doing until he is appointed to a particular court as well as his excitement in joining the bench.
The Whittier Law School Alumni Association Legal Leader Series luncheons will also be featuring the following newly appointed judges:
·      Tues., Aug. 24, 2010 (12-1:30pm) - The Hon. Lon Hurwitz - Topic: Domestic Violence in Orange County
·      Tues., Sept. 28, 2010 (12-1:30pm) - The Hon. Andy Manssourian
·      Tues., Oct. 26, 2010 (12-1:30pm) - The Hon. Cheri Pham
·      Tues., Nov. 23, 2010 (12-1:30pm) - The Hon. Nick Dourbetas

Editor's Note

An announcement in HBA News erroneously reported that the topic of this event would be "Why our Drug Laws Have Failed."  Judge Steiner never spoke on that issue nor did he agree to speak on that issue, and the mistake was due to a drafting error in the flyer promoting the event.
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
In the HeightsIn the Heights Musical Exclusive Discount
August 3 - 15, 2010, excluding Saturday evening

The Orange County Performing Arts Center is offering a discount offer with special promotion code 'USNAVI' for a $20 discount on select seats for In the Heights performances.

More information:  www.IntheHeightsthemusical.com
Whittier Law School Cordially Invites You To...

Wednesday, August 18th 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  - 
First Year Orientation Law Student Mixer in the Whittier Law School Quad

Wednesday, September 1st 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Student Bar Association Welcome Back BBQ in the Whittier Law School Quad
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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