Orange County Hispanic Bar Association



Vol. 2013,
No. 09

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Job/Volunteer Opportunities
September 2013
Mayte Santacruz
Mayte Santacruz,
HBA President

President's Message   

By: Mayte Santacruz, 2013 HBA President   


If you're having a hard time letting go of summer, you're not alone!  Summer is my favorite time of the year and I can't believe it's almost over.  
The HBA said goodbye to summer on August 23rd at the Annual End of Summer Mixer.  We had a wonderful time at the Yost Theater in Downtown Santa Ana again this year.  The music was great, the food was delicious and the company was excellent.  We want to thank everyone that made this mixer so successful, including the ten bar organizations that co-hosted the event and the over 160 attendees.  Special thanks to our event sponsor iDepo Reporters.  We've posted pictures of this event on our website.  Please take a few minutes to see them.
Our next event, the Annual Judges BBQ, is this Sunday, September 15th, at the home of Wylie and Bette Aitken in Anaheim Hills.  Our honoree this year is Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Thomas J. Borris. Do not forget to RSVP.  We hope to see many of you there!





Judges BBQ
Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
Mediation Ethics
Wally Davis Scholarship 
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Latina Lawyer's Bar Association Presents the "Latinas in the Legal Profession" Series: Waging the War against Forced Sterilization of Latinas in the 70s

Thursday, September 12, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm   

Taix Restaurant, 1911 W. Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 

Presenters: Antonia Hernández, President & CEO, California Community Foundation and former President and General Counsel of MALDEF & Honorable Georgina Torres Rizk, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
Registration: 6:00pm to 6:30pm, Program: 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Fee: $50, dinner included. Advance payment required to secure a seat. Space is limited for this 1.0 hour MCLE Elimination of Bias event. Registration closes Thursday, August 29, 2013. 
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OCHCC and CASA Mixer with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm  

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Join us for a gathering of community leaders and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez hosted by the Hispanic Advisory Council of CASA, member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 
The 2013 OCWLA Annual Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm 
The Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine
Celebrating the 2013 Judge of the Year Hon. James J. Di Cesare and Attorney of the Year Ashleigh Aitken.
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Center for Civic Mediation Basic & Advanced Mediation Trainings

30-Hour Basic Mediation Training  

September 30 - October 4, 2013 from 9am to 4pm daily  

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 west 7th Street, Suite 2700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

DRPA compliant. Combine this training with our Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum to fulfill the classroom training requirements of SCMA's Select-a-Mediator Service. Registration fee: $725 (Call for available discounts). 26.75 Hrs MCLE credit (2.75 Ethics & 1 Bias) Contact Andrew Culberson at 213 896-6536 or
Register Online here or call Member Services at 213 896-6550.

Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum 

October 18, 19 & 25, 2013 from 9am to 4pm daily  

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 west 7th Street, Suite 2700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Combine this training with our 30-Hour Basic Mediation Training to fulfill the classroom training requirements of SCMA's Select-a-Mediator Service. Registration fee: $515 (Call for available discounts). 18 Hrs MCLE credit (3 Ethics & 1 Bias) Contact Andrew Culberson at 213 896-6536 or
Register Online here or call Member Services at 213 896-6550.
Latina Lawyers Bar Association 16th Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 5 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Please join the LLBA to celebrate the historic achievements of Latinas and the contributions yet to come.
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Orange County Annual Red Mass

Monday, October 7 at 6:00pm
Holy Family Cathedral, 566 South Glassell Street, Orange 

On behalf of Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County cordially invites all judges, attorneys, law professors, students, other members of the legal profession, and family and friends to gather together to celebrate the Orange County Annual Red Mass. Beautiful choral music will be performed by de Angelis Vocal Ensemble. A complimentary dinner and reception will follow Mass. At the dinner reception, we will be honoring Ken Babcock of the Public Law Center.
Click here for more information about the history of the Red Mass and past sponsors.
For more information about this year's Red Mass, please contact Bill Malecki at
For sponsorship opportunities for this year's Red Mass, please contact Fabio Cabezas at

Border Angels' "Love Our Children" Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday, November 9 at 6:00pm
Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego   

Founded by Enrique Morones in 1986, Border Angels is a non-profit organization supporting humanity. The organization consists of extraordinary volunteers who want to stop unnecessary deaths of individuals traveling through the Imperial Valley desert areas and the mountain areas surrounding San Diego County, as well as the areas located around the United States and Mexican border. To purchase tickets, please contact Attorney Victor Torres at or (619) 232-8776.   

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Save the Date: Farewell Retirement Dinner for Judge John Nho Trong Nguyen

Monday, November 18

Speakers: Hon. Andrew P. Banks, Orange County Superior Court; Hon. Eileen C. Moore, Fourth District Court of Appeal; Hon. Thang Nguyen Barrett, Santa Clara Superior Court; Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen, United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth District; Hon. David O. Carter, United States District Court; Hon. Andrew J. Guilford, United States District Court; Hon. William F. Rylaarsdam, Fourth District Court of Appeal  

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Pro-Bono Opportunities for Attorneys
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Public Law Center Volunteer Opportunities
PLC is here to support you in your pro bono representation.

Did you know that the PLC staff can:

  • Answer any questions you may have related to your case;
  • Locate a mentor to help you;
  • Supply you with samples and manuals (some case types excluded);
  • Provide translation support in Spanish and Vietnamese; and
  • Arrange for office space for you to meet with your client here at PLC?

 For questions contact: Kirsten Kreymann @ 714.541.1010, extension 283

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Invitation To Panel of The College Legal Clinic, Inc.
The College Legal Clinic, Inc. ("CLC"), is in the process of recruiting new attorneys to join its panel of attorneys who provide legal services to students and members of the community.  The CLC is a State-Bar certified lawyer referral service that operates in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties and seeks to provide students and low-income members of the public with quality legal services at a reduced cost.  Membership on the panel is free, but we do ask that you donate a couple of hours of your time every few months to meet with individuals seeking legal advice.  In exchange, we will place you on our referral list, which has generated new clients for a number of our panel members in the past.  If you have any questions, contact Andrew Ampil at (657) 278-5850 or  (714) 870-5757.  We hope to hear from you in the near future!
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Professional Woman Volunteers Sought for Mary's Shelter in Tustin, CA
Mary's Shelter is a home for pregnant moms and moms who have children. The moms are all under the age of 18. Duties could include anything from caring for babies to mentoring teen moms. Hispanic professional women are strongly encouraged to volunteer. For more information, please visit
Latino/a Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley Seeks Volunteers
The Latino/a Roundtable (LRT) of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley supports local families with applying for Defferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and in doing so are in need of collaborating with immigration lawyers who are interested in volunteering their time and expertise to assist us in a series of workshops to help families fill out their DACA applications, review their packets before mailing, and provide legal advice/consultation/referrals. If you are interested, visit their facebook or contact Amy Tam at or 626-347-7121.
Civil Rights Division Volunteer Internship Opportunities U.S. Department of Justice
The Civil Rights Division is a key component of the Department of Justice and fulfills a critical mission in upholding the ciivil and constitutional rights of all individuals, including having primary responsibility for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit unlawful discrimination in voting, education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also actively works on civil rights legislation, regulations, and a full range of policy activities and initiatives. Information about the work of the Division and the specific work of each of these offices is available at For more information about each section's volunteer intern program and the number of positions available, see the Division's Volunteer Internship Opportunities page.
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