Vol. 2016, No. 06      July 2016

President's Message

Lyo Figueroa
By: Lyo Figueroa, HBA President


Happy 4th of July! Can't believe July is already here and with it this heat! You need not worry though, because we have planned a very exciting summer for all of our HBA members. Our summer activities were kicked off by a very informative and well received MCLE. Thank you all who attended our free MCLE last month, it was a complete success. Honorable Judge Gray (Ret.) was an outstanding presenter and provided great content. 

Our next exciting summer event is
 A Night of Networking & Baseball, as we partner up with OC Hispanic Chamber of CommerceJoin us on July 20, 2016 at Angel Stadium for Angels vs. Texans Rangers. We will have our pre-game mixer starting at 5:00 p.m. and game starts at 7:05 p.m. There is nothing like a summer night at a baseball game with good friends, so we hope you can join us and be sure to get your tickets now, as this event always sells out!

I hope you all are having a great summer so far and hope you will come join us at our summer events:
As always, we will send out details of each event in the following weeks, so stay tuned.

Some of our HBA members will be participating in MABA Summer Golf Tournament, so if you're a golfer like myself, please join us at this fun event put together by our friends at MABA.
Remember we want all of you to stay in touch with the HBA so please make sure to friend us on facebook and follow us on twitter. Also, don't forget to renew your membership to attend all of our events. See you all at the Angels game!


Join Us For Half Off This Year!

Have you renewed your membership for 2016?

If not, please RENEW NOW for half off yearly membership!

Questions? Please contact us at info@ochba.org.

Thank you for your continued support!

In The News

New to Orange County? Changed firms? Other Announcements?

Let your fellow OC HBA members know by emailing us at info@ochba.org to be placed in next month's newsletter.


Join us for The OC Hispanic Bar Association's  
Angels Game Mixer

with the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Admission Includes Pregame Reception - Food and beverages - as well as an appearance from the strike force girls

and a ticket to the game - Angels vs. Texas Rangers
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pregame Reception: 5:00p.m - 7:00pm @ Center Field Patio
Game: 7:05pm @ Right Field Pavilion

Go to ochba.org to PAY IN ADVANCE!

Please contact us at info@ochba.org with questions.

End of Summer Mixer
Join us for The OC Hispanic Bar Association's

End of Summer Mixer

with the OCJBA & OCLBA 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Go to ochba.org to PAY IN ADVANCE!

Please contact us at info@ochba.org with questions.

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.

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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Mommy Esquire Presents: "Raising Girls To Be Strong, Smart, & Bold"

July 19, 2016 from 11:45am to 1:15pm

OCBA Headquarters, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, 92660

The OCBA Mommy Esquire Committee is pleased to present a lunchtime talk by Lucy Santana-Ornelas, CEO, and Orleda Azevedo, Director of Volunteer Services, of Girls Incorporated of Orange County, on how to raise girls to be strong, smart and bold. Lucy will share practical tips and valuable insights on how to equip children to grow into healthy, educated and independent adults, navigating a host of barriers and challenges that may come their way. At Girls Inc. of OC, Lucy and Orleda serve over 5,000 girls a year through a variety of "girl-focused" programming for kindergartners through 18 years old at the Girls Inc. community center and in schools throughout the County. Their mission is to transform girls' views of themselves and their opportunities. Ms. Santana Ornelas has been named Woman of the Year in California's 69th Assembly District and has received numerous community, government, academic, and business awards. Ms. Azevedo oversees more than 1,800 volunteers through a variety of events, opportunities, and partnerships.


There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided by Snell & Wilmer. Space is limited. Please RSVP to events@ocbar.org to ensure an accurate headcount.

More information

Mommy Esquire page

OCWLA Sunset Newport Harbor Cruise

Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Davey's Locker, 400 Main Street, Newport Beach

Join the Orange County Women Lawyers and set sail on the Ocean Explorer to mix and mingle with our colleagues and enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise along Newport Beach! We begin boarding at 6:00 PM and set sail at 6:30 PM sharp.

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Orangewood Children & Family Center Visit

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Orangewood Children & Family Center, Orange

Orangewood Children and Family Center cares for children who are victims of neglect and abuse. This is an opportunity to participate in a memorable volunteer experience.
Some of the activities include playing games and doing crafts with children. The children have said the best part of their stay is when volunteers come to play with them. As a volunteer you are asked to bring an activity, snacks or individual drinks for 10 children. A list of approved food items will be provided to registrants.

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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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