Vol. 2016, No. 07      August 2016

President's Message

Lyo Figueroa
By: Lyo Figueroa, HBA President


Thank you! It seems that all I do lately is say thank you to all of our members, but myself, the board and all past presidents are so grateful to have the unwavering support of our members. Your outpouring of support is truly humbling and we can only say Thank You!

On July 20th we had our event A Night of Networking & Baseball with OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It was truly a success, tickets sold out and we spent a great summer night surrounded with great colleagues, their families, networking and getting to know each other. Please stop by our facebook page to enjoy the event's pictures.

Now coming up next week we have our biggest event of the summer, the End of Summer Mixer. Join us on August 11, 2016 for our End of Summer Mixer at Hector's on Broadway in Santa Ana. We are proud to be joining forces with the OC Jewish Bar Association, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, OC Women Lawyer Association and the OC Lavender Bar Association, so please come out and join us for a night of good food, drinks and most important of all, excellent company. Tickets for this event usually sell out, so please get your tickets now! 
Our next event will be our Annual Judge's BBQ on September 18, 2016 so please stay tuned for more details coming in the next weeks. As always be sure to renew your membership to receive our member pricing for all of our events, friend us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate our very own Darrell P. White, HBA member and CFO.  Darrell was appointed as the American Bar Association, Litigation Section Liaison to the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities. This commission was created to address the needs and challenges facing the Hispanic community within the legal system. Darrell's dedication to our Hispanic community is commendable. He is an exceptional role model to follow, not only for our future generations of Hispanic attorneys, but for all attorneys to invest our time and effort into our community. Congratulations Darrell! I have no doubt you will be an excellent representative and advocate for our Hispanic community.

Hope you are all having a great summer and we look forward to seeing you next week at our End of Summer Mixer!


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In The News

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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.

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OCBA Master Division Summer Reception

August 4, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

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OCBA Mommy Esquire Committee Annual Family Playdate

August 13, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Located at a private residence. Location information will be emailed to a confirmed guest list.

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General MCLE Luncheon: Law and Motion Dos, Don'ts, Pitfalls and Pet Peeves - A Judicial Perspective

August 19, 2016 from 11:45am to 1:30pm

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine

Presenters: Hon. James J. Di Cesare and Hon. Jamoa A. Moberly

One Hour General MCLE Credit

The Hon. James J. Di Cesare and Hon. Jamoa A. Moberly will discuss law and motion practice in civil and probate including discovery motions, motions for summary judgement and other dispositive motions. The presentation will include a catered lunch.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit: "Raise Your Glass"

August 25, 2016

Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach

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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.

Legal Aid Society of Orange County's 3rd annual Voices for Justice Dinner & Fundraiser

October 20, 2016

5:00pm VIP Cocktail Hour, 5:30pm Reception & Silent Auction, 7:00pm Dinner & Program

The Radisson Hotel, Newport Beach

Please join us in honoring:

Judge Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)

Lifetime Achievement Award

O'Melveny & Myers

Outstanding Community Service Award

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Access to Justice Award

Douglas B. Davidson

Patricia Herzog Pro Bono Award

Keynote Speaker:

Commissioner Dave Jones

California Department of Insurance

Master of Ceremonies:

Jordon Steinberg, Kaufman Steinberg LLP

For more information: Iris Ma | irisma@legal-aid.com | 714.571.5220

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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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