Vol. 2019, No. 6   August 2019
President's Message
By: Yolanda V. Torres, HBA President 

Dear members and friends of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association,
I hope you are all enjoying your summer adventures. On August 15th, we had our Annual End of the Summer Mixer. I would like to thank the Orange County Jewish Bar Association, Orange County Women Lawyer's Association, J. Reuben Clark Society, Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Italian Lawyers of Orange County - Lex Romana, Orange County Bar Association, Iranian American Bar Association of Orange County, Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, The Celtic Bar Association, and the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County for joining us for our Annual End of the Summer Mixer. It was wonderful to see so many of our affiliate bar organizations come together with us to celebrate the end of summer. It was a wonderful evening had by all including members of our local bench. 

We also especially want to thank Advanced Rehabilitation Center of Tustin and Gibson Dunn for sponsoring this event.

Our Immediate Past President, Darrell White and I attended the annual Orange County Bar Association's Raise Your Glass Event.  It was a successful and wonderful event. The proceeds for this charitable event benefit law related charities in our community.  

The OCHBA, Mexican American Bar Association in LA, Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez joined together for our joint summer mixer this month at Ballast Point in Long Beach.  It was wonderful to see members of our organizations come together for this event.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events.  On September 8, 2019,
we will be honoring the Honorable Nate Scott as our Judge of the Year.  We thank Ogletree Deakins for sponsoring this event.

We have a few spaces left so do not forget to sign up as this event usually sells out.  Please register at https://www.ocwla.org/ev ent-3364348

We would also like to congratulate the Honorable Elizabeth Macias who has been selected as the Judge of the Year for the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.  Let's join the OCWLA at their 44 th Annual OCWLA Gala on October 3, 2019, where Judge Macias will be honored.  Please visit https://www.ocwla.org/event-3364348 to register for this event.   

On October 26, 2019 , please join us and the Central Cultural in Santa Ana where the Honorable Armando Duron will discuss "Chicano Art in a Non-Chicano World."   The art exhibit will include work from Judy Baca, Gronk, Gilbert M. Lujan (from Los Cuartro) and many other local artists.  This event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 827 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana.  

The Entire Legal Community Is Invited To The
31st Annual Red Mass of Orange County
Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Christ Cathedral - Arboretum


We would like to recognize our Community Partner, CASA.

Thank you for all that you do for the community. 

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming events.  More details will be issued soon.  

November 7, 2019: Día de los Muertos
December 5, 2019: Annual Holiday Party

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events, remember to renew your membership today to receive member prices to all our events. 
Warm Regards,

Yolanda Victoria Torres
2019 OCHBA President

Yolanda Victoria Torres
Certified Family Law Specialist
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Suite 109
Santa Ana, California 92705
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Huntington Beach, California 92647
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(714) 242-7416 fax

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