Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County



Vol. 2011, No. 8
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Community Calendar & News
Job/Volunteer Opportunities
August 10, 2011 

Meet Genoveva Meza Talbott A Note From The President

By: Genoveva Meza Talbott

Hope your summer is going well and despite your busy practices, you're able to set aside plenty of time to enjoy our beautiful California weather.


Next up, the HBA has its Annual End of the Summer Mixer on Wednesday August 24 at The Winery in Tustin.  While this event was started by the HBA and traditionally hosted only by the HBA, for the last couple of years, the HBA has opened it up to the affiliate bars to co-host.  We did this in part due to the event's established popularity.  However, the most significant motivation behind this inclusivity was the need for an event of its kind.  Although there is no doubt that the various bar organizations in Orange County are supportive of each other's efforts and causes, there is no event quite like the HBA's Annual End of the Summer Mixer.  This is what we are most proud of and perhaps why it continues to be one of our most popular events.  Indeed, this year we have an unprecedented number of bar organizations co-hosting!  I hope YOU will join us in the celebration.  



OCHBA: End of Summer Mixer: You're invited to enjoy delicious appetizers with the OC Hispanic Bar Association,  OC Asian American Bar Association, OC Lavender Bar Association,  OC Jewish Bar Association



 More information | Please RSVP to info@ochba.org 


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Exclusive Chivas Event!

Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30pm
The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA | Map

MABA and OCHBA proudly invite you to enjoy an opportunity to attend an exciting Chivas USA soccer match and network with two of the largest Latino attorney organizations in Southern California. This is a family-friendly and exclusive network event staged at a beautiful terrace area overlooking the soccer field. Make new connections across county lines.

$30. includes networking and admission to the game.

To RSVP, please call Julieta at (310) 630-4586.

Save the date 2011 Judges BBQ



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Don't forget to submit your nominations for the OC HBA Annual Judges BBQ Honoree! Nominations close August 22, 2011. 

El Sol Legal Clinic



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Join the OCBA's "Raising the Bar" Team!
Race for The Cure

For more information and details on how to register, please download the flyer .
Wally Davis Scholarship Applications Are Available for Two $7,000 Scholarships!

Did you know that Latinos constitute more than 50% of California's population, yet less than 4% of California's attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA has 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.

This year, the HBA is proud to announce that we will award $7,000 scholarships to two deserving law students. Students can apply online at http://www.ochba.org/Student_Resources/Wally_Davis_Scholarship.html, or download a PDF copy to mail. Detailed instructions are on our website. The deadline to submit applications is October 31, 2011.

Please help us share this information with as many students and schools as possible. Good luck!
HBA Schedule of Events


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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.
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Thursday, September 22, 2011, UC Irvine Campus, Irvine, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

UC Irvine Extension is pleased to bring UCI School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law together to offer the Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference for the first time on the West Coast. This one-day seminar is designed for municipal and state attorneys, plaintiffs' attorneys and criminal defense attorneys.
More information about this conference can be found at: www.extension.uci.edu/civil.
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) is hosting a weekly clinic every Thursday afternoon for Legal Genie

Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) is hosting a weekly clinic every Thursday afternoon for Legal Genie, a simple, affordable, and reliable online legal document preparation service for self-represented middle-income litigants who do not qualify for legal aid but cannot afford to hire an attorney. Legal Genie not only asks questions in a straightforward manner and completes the necessary legal documents about Family Law and Bankruptcy/Chapter 7 based on the client's answers, but also connects the client to LASOC's panel of attorneys who will review the documents and give one-on-one consultations by telephone.
Clients are invited to use Legal Genie on LASOC computers during the clinic, and staff will be available to assist with any questions about the service.  For more information, visit www.legalgenie.com or call (714) 489-2719.  By appointment only.
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