Vol. 2016, No. 08      September 2016

President's Message

Lyo Figueroa
By: Lyo Figueroa, HBA President


It is hard to believe that summer is almost over! We have had a great 2016 summer filled with successful HBA events. It has been a summer in which we all got the opportunity to get to know more of our members, thank you for making this summer a complete success!

Our End of Summer Mixer was yet again a successful event, thanks to our colleagues of the OC Jewish Bar Association, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, OC Women Lawyers Association and the OC Lavender Bar Association. Working with such excellent people was truly a wonderful experience, resulting in a sold out event filled with good food and great company. Please enjoy the event's pictures on our facebook page.

Now we invite you to join us for our most prestigious event of the year, the Annual Judge's BBQ on September 18, 2016. This year we are proud to honor Judge Cormac J. Carney, United States District Court, Central District of California for his arduous work and commitment to our Hispanic community. The event will be held at the home of Glen and Cristine Schnablegger, so please RSVP by September 11, 2016 to receive directions and detailed information. We sincerely hope you all will join us in honoring Judge Carney with this well-deserved recognition.

We will take the month of October as a break to recover from our summer events, but be ready for our Fall events! Our Annual Dia De Los Muertos Mixer will be held on November 1, 2016 and we will host a Raiders v. Texans Game Mixer on November 21, 2016, so please stay tuned for details. 

As always, I remind you to please renew your membership to receive our member pricing for all of our events, friend us on facebook and follow us on twitter as we will have more details of our November events.

I hope you are all settling back comfortably into back-to-school schedules as summer comes to an end and hope you will all join the board, past presidents, Judges and our whole HBA membership in honoring Judge Carney at theAnnual Judge's BBQ on September 18, 2016.


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

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Judges BBQ
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's Annual

Judges BBQ

Honoring Judge Cormac J. Carney 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

From 2:00pm to 5:00pm

RSVP by September 11 for the pre-paid rate.

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

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California Women Lawyers 3rd Annual Elect to Run

September 9, 2016 from 1:30pm to 7:00pm

Nixon Peabody LLP, 300 S. Grand Ave, Ste. 4100, Los Angeles

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Mock Trial Attorney Volunteers Needed!

CRF-OC Requests Attorney Scorekeepers for the 35th Annual Orange County High School Mock Trial Competition

No Experience Necessary

You Do Not Need to be a Litigator

Volunteers are needed for the following dates:

Round 1 - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Round 2 - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Round 3 - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Round 4 - Thursday, December 1, 2016

*Round 5 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (Sweet Sixteen)

*Round 6 - Thursday, December 8, 2016 (Elite Eight )

*Round 7 - Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Final Four)

*Participants should volunteer in at least two of the first four rounds to be eligible to participate in a playoff round.


The commitment for one evening is from 4:45pm to 7:30pm at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. Feel free to volunteer for as few or as many evenings as you like. Anytime you give greatly supports the Mock Trial program. 

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Race and the Supreme Court: Critical Perspectives on the 2015-16 Term

September 15, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles

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The 41st OC Women Lawyers Association Gala

September 22, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Resort At Pelican Hill, 22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast

Celebrating the 2016

Judge of the Year

The Honorable Gail Andler,

The Superior Court of California, County of Orange

Attorney of the Year

Michele Johnson, Esq.,

Latham & Watkins LLP

Keynote Speaker

Justice Eileen Moore

California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3


OCBA President Todd Friedland

Stephens Friedland, LLP

Business attire

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Mommy Esquire Committee Maternity Leave for Attorneys

September 22, 2016 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

OCBA, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach

Open to Mommy Esq. Committee Members and OCBA Labor & Employment Section Attorney Members Only.  
Lunch will be provided, compliments of the OCBA Labor & Employment Section.  

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OCBA & OC Women Lawyers Race For The Cure

September 25, 2016 at 7:15am

Pacific Life, Newport Beach

OCBA/OCWLA Team will participate in the 7:15 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. However, members and their families may participate in any of the Run/Walks available. Funds raised support the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer.

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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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