Upcoming events

    • 10 Feb 2016
    • 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • University of California Irvine Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA

    Technology and The Law

    Do you love technology (e.g., social media, video games, ect.)
    Are you in law school or planning on attending law school?
    Why not consider a career in both?
    Come learn about this growing area in the law.

    University of California Irvine Law
    401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA
    Intersection: Campus Drive and East Peltason Drive

    Jack Lerner, UCI Professor
    Jennifer Trusso, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Patrick Sweeney, Founding Partner and Principal, Interactive Entertainment Law Group
    Daniel Muto, Associate Counsel, Privacy & Information Security, Riot Games

    Nefi Acosta


    • 05 Mar 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

    The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 38th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

    5:00 Casino Fundraising & Cocktail Hour
    7:00 Dinner Program
    9:00 Dancing with La Internacional Sonora Dinamita

    Black Tie

    Dear Friend and Supporter:

    As President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (HBA), I am honored to invite you to our 38th Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Marriott in Irvine, California.

    2016 marks the 38th anniversary of the HBA’s Annual Dinner. For 38 years, the HBA has been committed to promoting access to education and raising the next generation of HBA leaders and Latino lawyers in Orange County. We are inviting you to celebrate with us on March 5, 2016. We hope you will join the 500 judges, attorneys, community leaders and supporters who we expect will attend this celebration.

    This black-tie event will come with a new Monte Carlo twist. The dinner will include installation of the 2016 HBA Board of Directors by the newly appointed Honorable Justice Frank Ospino, recognition of our 2016 Wally Davis Scholarship recipients, and presentation of awards to the following outstanding honorees:

    Attorney of the Year
    Darren O. Aitken, Aitken Aitken Cohn

    Guardián de Justicia
    Laura’s House Domestic Violence Shelter

    Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award
    Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Irvine School of Law

    Corporate Citizen Award
    Northwestern Mutual

    The Annual Dinner is the principal fundraiser for the Wally Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was created over 20 years ago with the vision of developing the next generation of HBA leaders and Latino lawyers in Orange County. To date, we have awarded more than 70 scholarships to Latino law students with ties to Orange County who have demonstrated a commitment to helping the Latino community.

    2016 Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients
    Melissa Perez, UC Berkeley School of Law
    Ricardo Lopez, University of California, Irvine School of Law
    Alfonso Maldonado, Western State College of Law
    Cristel Martinez, Western State College of Law

    This year’s theme, Monte Carlo Night, will commence with two-hours of Monte Carlo- Style Gambling, an amazing dinner and program, followed by entertainment by La Sonora Dinamita for some dancing, and finally concluding with a late-night after-party. This Gala will be the must-go-to event of the year.

    The success of this event relies heavily on your generosity. With your support, in the last five years alone we have been able to distribute almost $200,000 in scholarships to deserving law students. We are deeply thankful for your generous contributions and look forward to having you join us again this year. Enclosed are sponsorship forms for your consideration. Your early commitment assures recognition in the dinner program.

    Please contact me at (714) 571-0738 or via email at lyo@mfonteslaw.com if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Dinner on March 5th.

    Warmest regards,

    Lyo Figueroa
    HBA President

    Sponsor The Event!

    For more information email us at info@ochba.org.

    • 26 May 2016
    • 30 May 2016
    • Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama

    The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Presents:  


    Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama 2016

    An OCBA/HBA Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar

    May 26th to May 30th 

    5 Days/4 Nights at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Panama
    Includes Roundtrip Nonstop Airfare LAX-Panama City-LAX
    All for the incredible HBA member price of $1298.00**
    (Plus air taxes and fees of $256.00*, subject to change at the time of ticketing)
    A $500.00 Nonrefundable deposit must be received
    by February 15, 2016

    Space and room types are limited and subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis.

    Cash discounted price of $1298.00, plus air taxes/fuel/security charges and fees (currently $256.00, subject to change) per person includes: Roundtrip airfare on
    Copa Airlines for non-stop direct flight from LAX-Panama City-LAX, transfers for Panama City Airport to Gamboa Resort (Approx. 1 hour ), 4 nights at  Gamboa Rainforest Resort in a Standard, Daily Breakfast and some HBA events.

    IMPORTANT: Your $500.00 deposit is Non-Refundable regardless of circumstance. We highly suggest purchasing travel insurance which is not included in your package price. Space is limited and is on a first come first  served basis. Upgraded rooms and airfare are available but limited. Prices are listed for upgrades on the registration form.

    The seminar fees include 8 hours of CLE credit, syllabus materials and light refreshments. Seminar topics/speakers to be announced, (This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of CA in the amount of 8.0 hours, as appropriate to the content of the activity. OCBA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.)

    For complete itinerary and registration details, please contact:
    Robert White at Festival Travel & Tours
    120 S. Chaparral Court, Suite # 160 · Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
    (714) 221-6381 e-mail: Robert@toursfestival.com
    Download Registration Form

    Panama: A Jewel in the Jungle

    Read the article about the OCBA's 2005 MCLE travel seminar to Panama by Joseph L. Chairez in the OCBA's Orange County Lawyer Magazine.

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