Vol. 2016, No. 05      June 2016
President's Message
Lyo Figueroa
By: Lyo Figueroa, HBA President

Summer is here, it's hard to believe we are halfway through 2016! It has been a great year so far, and here at the HBA we are looking forward to the rest of 2016 being as eventful and successful as the first half of the year. All of you have been great contributors to our success this year, your support means everything to us, so thank you very much for your continuous support of the HBA.

As a thank you to all of our members we will be holding a FREE MCLE class. Honorable Judge Gray (Ret.) will present our  FREE MCLE class on Competency Issues (formerly Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse) June 28, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Centext Legal Services located in the city of Irvine. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to attend this event, as space is limited.

Our organization strives to support our members by procuring networking, mentoring and support among our members, but that is not the sole purpose of our organization. The HBA has always focused on fully supporting and representing the organization's mission since its inception nearly 40 years ago. One of our purposes of the HBA is to provide a vehicle and forum for the unified expression of opinions and positions by the association upon current social, political, economic, legal or other matter or events of concern to the members of the association. The race for the highest office in our country is of great concern to our organization and recent events have lead our organization to release a statement condemning actions by Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Please take the time to read the full HBA Statement on Judicial Independence.
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In The News
New to Orange County? Changed firms? Other Announcements?
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FREE Competency Issues Continuing Legal Education Seminar 

1.0 Hour Competency Issues (formerly Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse)
Presenter: Hon. Judge Gray (Ret.)

FREE to attend.

This one-hour presentation by the author of Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It (Temple University Press, 2001, 2012) from one of the nation's first judicial advocates against drug prohibition will discuss practical ways to detect substance abuse problems with yourself, your colleagues, your staff, and your clients, what avenues of substance abuse rehabilitation programs are available out there for lawyers, and a discussion about diverse ideas of improvements to our nation's drug policy.

Lunch will be provided.

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.
2016 Volunteers for Justice Dinner

June 20, 2016
The Hotel Irvine

Each year the Public Law Center's Volunteers for Justice Dinner raises critically important operating funds to provide access to justice for Orange County's low-income residents.  This year, the Volunteers for Justice Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Hotel Irvine.  Last year we raised more than $715,000 with nearly 1,000 attendees including attorneys, judges, business and community leaders.

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"The Balancing Act - Living a Successful Life Through Personal and Professional Integration"

June 21, 2016 from 11:45am to 1:15pm
OCBA Headquarters, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, CA 92660

OCBA Mommy Esquire Committee is hosting an lunchtime presentation by Scharrell Jackson, the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Squar Milner, and the founder of the "Leadership in Heels" Speaker Series. Her message focuses on creating a brand for women that represents the authentic leader. Scharrell will speak on the challenges of creating balance between our many selves, using her personal experience as a financial executive, board member, community leader, and single parent. She will provide practical tips and dare us to confront the obstacles in our path to success as leaders - and to redefining how a leader should look and act.

There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to events@ocbar.org to ensure accurate headcount.

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OCBA Summer Member Mixer 

June 23, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
True Food Kitchen, 451 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

Join your fellow members of the Bench and Bar for an evening of socializing and networking (don't forget to bring your business cards)! Always a popular event, this annual mixer features gourmet appetizers, refreshing beverages, door prizes, music, and more.

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Public Law Center Summer Naturalization Fair Legal Volunteer Opportunity

June 25, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
North Orange County Community College District, 1830 W Romneya Dr., Anaheim 92801

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Roxana Rosas at rrosas@publiclawcenter.org.

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Immigrant Rights Forum

July 14, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
1100 S Center St., Santa Ana, 90680

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Bridging The Gap

July 16, 2016 from 7:30am to 5pm
Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 92626

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Featuring: The Allen E. Broussard Panel on Professionalism & Civility

Bridge the gap between law school and law practice with this valuable introduction to the Orange County Courts and legal community.

This program is approved for 7.0 hours of CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour of Legal Ethics credit.)
Also, representatives from many local law-related organizations will be available to answer questions during the lunch break.

OCBA Members - Free  Non-OCBA Members - $40
Due to space limitations, Bridging the Gap is only offered to attorneys admitted after November 2015.

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Orange County Annual Red Mass

October 3, 2016 at 6:00pm
Holy Family Cathedral, 566 South Glassell Street, Orange, CA

On behalf of Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County ("Society") 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 reception the will follow Mass.  For more information, please go the Society's website at http://www.stthomasmore.net

For more information about this year's Red Mass, please contact Bill Malecki at bemalecki@yahoo.com.
For sponsorship opportunities for this year's Red Mass, please contact Fabio Cabezas at fabiocabezas@cox.net.
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Job Opportunities for Attorneys - New Opportunities Posted!
Pro-Bono Opportunities for Attorneys
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 60% of the children that CASA is currently servicing identify as Hispanic/Latino, but less than 9% 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 120 children on our wait list who are in the foster care system. For more information please visit www.casaoc.org or contact the Director of Community Relations at 714-619-5155 or volunteers@casaoc.org.
Professional Woman Volunteers Sought for Mary's Shelter
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 www.teenshelter.org.

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