Orange County Hispanic Bar Association



Vol. 2014,
No. 08
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August 2014

President's Message     

By: Diana Lopez, HBA President   


Labor Day is upon us which means summer is almost over and fall and the holidays are ever near. But before we let go of the long, warm days and beautiful summer nights, let's celebrate the Hon. Maria Hernandez at our Annual Judges BBQ hosted at the beautiful home of Bette and Wylie Aitken. If you haven't done so already Register Now!.

We celebrated the End of Summer with about 200 of our closest friends from the affiliate bars of OC Asian American Bar, Thurgood Marshall, OC Trial Lawyers, OC Women Lawyers, OC Jewish Bar, Celtic Bar and Lex Romana. Thank you all for joining us and for making this such a fun event. Thanks especially to our sponsors Calderon Settlement Group and ARC and Mediator Shirley Watkins.


Congratulations to President-Elect Rafael Nendel-Flores For Making Best Lawyers!
The HBA congratulates its President Elect, Rafael on his listing on Best Lawyers.
Rafael Nendel-Flores Rafael Nendel-Flores, President-Elect

Rafael is a Partner at the Orange County office of Ogletree Deakins where he is a Labor & Employment litigator. This is the fourth year in a row he is selected as a Rising Star! Rafael obtained his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Stanford University in just three years. While in law school, Rafael was Articles Editor for the George Washington Law Review and a Dean's Fellow. Rafael's practice focuses on advising and defending employers in complex litigation matters including wage-hour class actions, appellate litigation and employment tax controversies.
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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.
OCAABA's Annual Moon Festival Mixer
Thursday, September 4 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Please join OCAABA for a festive evening while enjoying delicious Asian fare at our annual fall mixer.

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Orange County Annual Red Mass
Monday, October 6 at 6:00pm
Holy Family Cathedral, 566 South Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866

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. A complimentary dinner and reception will follow Mass. Click here for more information about the history of the Red Mass. To be a Red Mass sponsor or donor, please click on the following link,

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
Voices for Justice Dinner & Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30pm
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

We cordially invite you to join us for our first annual Voices for Justice Dinner & Fundraiser
to benefit the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) & Community Legal Services (CLS) of Southeast Los Angeles County.

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OC Women Lawyers Association Annual Gala
Thursday, October 23 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660


Celebrating the 2014 Judge of the Year Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Glenda Sanders, Attorney of the Year Joan Huckabone Mayer and President's Awardee Steven R. Young.

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County is a non-profit that trains and supervises community volunteers to mentor and advocate for children in the foster care system. Over 50% of the children that CASA is currently servicing identify as Hispanic/Latino, but less than 10% of our volunteer base identify as Hispanic/Latino. CASA and the CASA Hispanic Advisory Council is looking for more Hispanic/Latino volunteers to donate 10-15 hours a month to help one of the over 160 children on our wait list who are in the foster care system. For more information please visit or contact the Director of Community Relations at 714-619-5155 or
Pro-Bono Opportunities for Attorneys
View all current pro-bono opportunities here >
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

View the current PLC case list
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
Job Opportunities for Attorneys - New Opportunities Posted!
View current job opportunities for OC HBA members here >
2014 Sponsors

Duarte & Associates

Advanced Discovery / Advanced Depositions
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Sayre & Levitt, LLP
So Cal Edison
Union Bank
US Bank

Aitken Aitken Cohn
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Berman More Gonzalez
Judicate West
Malcolm & Cisneros
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Valencia & Associates APC
weintraub | tobin
Western State College of Law

Best Best & Krieger LLP
Fisher & Phillips
Fontes | Figueroa Law Group, APC
Garcia Sullivan & Lopez LLP
Lopez Law Corporation
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Snell & Wilmer
Whittier Law School

Special Sponsors
Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

JAMS, Inc.
Jose González
Matles Insurance Agency, Inc.
Regal Court Reporting