Vol. 2019, No. 4  June 2019
President's Message
By: Yolanda V. Torres, HBA President 
Dear members and friends of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association,

Dear Members and Friends, 
Summer is officially here!  To kick off the start of summer, the OCHBA traveled to Costa Rica over Memorial Day weekend for our annual continuing education seminars.  We  continued to bring together various generations of HBA members and supporters, from founding members to the newer bar admittees.  We had a good mixture of affiliate bar members and leaders, Past OCHBA Presidents and Judicial Officers.  

We spent an amazing 4 days in Costa Rica at the Los Suenos resort near Jaco.  In addition to fishing, ziplining and ATV Adventures we managed to get a little work done.  We had amazing presenters at all of our CLE events where we learned about topics such as Lawyer Civility from four HBA Past Presidents, Techniques to Help You Be An Academy Award Nominee for Best Trial Presentation from a Legend of the Law and additional speciality credits.  The HBA Annual CLE trips are a great way to network and make new friends that will last a lifetime.   Stay tuned for an announcement for our 2020 trip!  Thank you Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law for providing the CLE accreditation.  

Here is a link to some pictures from our Costa Rica Trip!  https://ochba.org/Costa-Rica-Travel-Seminar

This month the OCHBA also joined the OCBA for the annual Summer Diversity Mixer.  Board Member Deborah M. Vasquez and our Secretary Karla Bustamante represented the OCHBA at the Diversity Mixer!

Please join us for our upcoming Annual Mixer with the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Angels Game on July 25th.  Thank you to our Sponsor Advanced Rehab Center of Tustin, Santa Ana.  

Please stay tuned for our upcoming events, our annual End of the Summer Mixer and our annual Judges Barbecue where we will honor the Honorable Nathan Scott.  

As summer is here, please mark your calendars for a 2019 summer full of HBA events:

July 25th: Angels Baseball Game
August 15th: End of Summer Mixer
September 8th: Judge's BBQ

We will send details of these and other events in the following weeks, we hope you can all join us, we are off to a great summer for the HBA and we want to share it with all of you.  

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, 

Also, please mark your calendar for the 31st Annual red Mass. The entire legal community is invited. Please join the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County and the Most Reverend Timothy Freyer, Auxillary Bishop of Orange on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Christ Cathedral - Arboretum, 13280 Chapman Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92840. The Red Mass is followed by a reception on the Christ Cathedral Campus.

Yolanda Victoria Torres
2019 OCHBA President

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