A Note from
the President Elect|
By Genoveva M.
In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15 - October 15), let's remember and pay tribute to the many
Hispanics that have positively influenced and enhanced our nation. Just this year, we witnessed Justice
Sonia Sotomayor become the first Hispanic American to serve on the Supreme
Court of the United States. At
this year's HBA Dinner we heard from Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, the first Hispanic American woman to have served in the State Senate and now,
in the U.S. Cabinet. Of course,
the list of influential Hispanic men and women is extensive and spans the spectrum
Hispanics in the legal industry play a
vital role in shaping society. Whether sitting on the bench, arguing in a courtroom, teaching in law
schools, working on legislation, or performing any other task for which legal
training is valuable - we are affecting society. The HBA strives to do its
part, starting by awarding scholarships to deserving minority law students. Our
annual Installation & Scholarship Dinner is the HBA's largest fundraiser
each year, dedicated exclusively toward this effort. Please "Save the Date" of
March 5, 2011 for the 33rd Annual Installation & Scholarship
Dinner at the Fairmont Newport Beach. Invitations and more detailed information
about sponsorships, honourees, and special guests will be sent out soon.
In the interim, we hope you'll join us at
our upcoming Autumn Bar Review/de Barranda on September 29, 2010, our Golf Clinic on October 9, 2010, or our annual Judges
Barbeque on October 17, 2010. Please read below for more details.
Thanks for your time!
|OC HBA Team "HBA for La Cura" Participates in "Race for the Cure" |Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 race at 9:45am
Please join our team "HBA for La Cura", team number 1659 to Race for the Cure!
To join, go to http://www.komenoc.org/race
The fee to register for the race is $35.00, and anyone you know that wants to join the race is welcome to join our team!
The deadline to register is Sept. 11. We look forward to seeing you there!
|The OC HBA presents its first Autumn Bar Review/de Barranda with special guest Gladis Molina of K.I.N.D. |Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
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. (Kids in Need of Defense), 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
HBA Members: $10
Non-Members & guests of Judges/HBA members: $20
|The Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Presents Its First Golf Clinic Held In Conjunction With The Latina Golfers Association|Saturday, October 9, 2010
9:30am Registration 10-11:30am Golf Clinic
Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835Directions
$30 HBA Members
$40 Non-HBA Members
Gift Bag and Refreshments Included.Limited space!
Register and pre-pay now at www.ochba.org
No golf experience necessary! Clinic will cover fundamentals of golf. Golf clubs will be provided.
Casual attire, such as polo shirts, shorts, pants, skorts and sneakers, recommended.
To learn more about this type of golf clinic,
please visit the Latina Golfers Association website.
|HBA, OCAABA & LEX Host End-Of-Summer Mixer|
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
("HBA") was joined by the O.C. Asian American Bar
") and Lex
at its traditional End-of-Summer
mixer, held on Thursday, August 26 at the South Coast Winery in Santa Ana. HBA President Carlos X.
said the mixer, "like all HBA
networking functions, was a mix of old friends as well as new faces, whom we
hope we will see more of at future events."
The existing friends would include OCAABA President Ken
and Lex Romana President Janice
, who hobnobbed with the attendees at
the traditional summer mixer, which historically is hosted by the HBA and one
or more of its sister bar associations. "The HBA also thanks its sponsors," said Colorado, "Lexis-Nexis
, Esquire Solutions
and the Calderon Settlements Group
, for their gracious support for our mixer."
VIP guests included new O.C. Superior Court Judges Deborah
and Scott Steiner
, and their colleagues, Judges Sal
, Franz Miller
, and James Alfano
(Ret.). Many other luminaries of the local legal community were in the
distinguished gathering, including leaders of the bar associations.
The HBA contingent was headed up by President-Elect Genoveva
. Also in attendance were former HBA President Lorena
and former board member José
. Current board members who attended were Karin Khan
, the Program Committee Chair; Frank Acosta
; Eva Casas Sarmiento
; Erica Diaz
; and Javier Rivera Carbone
|Community Calendar & News|
'Community Calendar & News' is a courtesy bulletin board service provided by the HBA to its community partners. The posters of these bulletins, not the HBA, are solely responsible for their content. Unless otherwise noted, by publishing these billboard posts, the HBA does not endorse the views, services, products, causes, or candidates referenced therein.
|OCAABA Moon Festival Mixer & New Judges Reception|September 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
2112 Windward Lane, Newport Beach
ntroducing three of the newest judges appointed to the Orange County Superior Court - Honorable Richard Lee
, Honorable Cheri Pham
and Honorable Scott Steiner
RSVP at www.ocaaba.org
by Monday, September 20, 2010.
|Arizona Immigration: The rise (and fall?) of SB1070|
September 23 - 5 p.m to 6 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1131
Presented by the underRepresented Student Alliance (uRSA). We will be joined by panelists Professor Mona Lynch, UCI School of Social Ecology; Professor Jennifer Chacon, UCI School of Law; and Chris Newman, legal director at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
The event is free and open to the public. Please send RSVPs to email@example.com
. For more information about uRSA, please visit www.ursa-law.org.
|California Minority Counsel Program's 21st Annual Business Conference|
September 30 through October 1
|Upcoming Orange County Bar Association Events|
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Fall Member Mixer
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Fall Fundraiser
Celebrations by Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa
|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