The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 36th Annual
Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

Honoring our trailblazers by advancing our dreamers

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hyatt Regency Orange County | Map
11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, California 92840

6:00 Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour
7:00 Dinner Program

Black Tie

This year we honor the trailblazing founders of the HBA and its Wally Davis Memorial Scholarship by awarding an unprecedented $40,000 in scholarships to deserving law students on this very special night. We will also, for the first time, be awarding several DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Stipends which include pairing with a pro-bono attorney. I hope that you can join us in celebrating this important milestone along with the anticipated 500 judges, attorneys, community leaders and supporters we expect to be in attendance.

This black-tie event will include installation of the 2014 HBA Board of Directors,
recognition of our 2013-2014 Wally Davis Scholarship and DACA stipend recipients, and presentation
of awards to this year's outstanding honorees:

Attorney of the Year Award
Luis Rodriguez
California State Bar President

Guardián de Justicia Award
Fishkin & Slatter, LLP
Counsel for Sergio Garcia

Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award
Diane Nordby

First Female OCHBA President

Corporate Citizen Award
Southern California Edison

Keynote Speaker
Sergio Garcia

Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients
Yesenia Lagunas, UC Hastings College of the Law
Hugo López
, University of Missouri School of Law
Marco Pulido Márquez
, UC Irvine School of Law
Catherine Navarro
, Whittier Law School
An unprecedented $40,000 & several DACA Stipends

The Annual Dinner is the principal fundraiser for the Wally Davis Scholarship Memorial Fund. This scholarship fund was created nearly 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 60 scholarships to Latino law students with ties to Orange County who have demonstrated a commitment to helping the Latino community.

Our theme this year is Honoring Our Trailblazers by Advancing Our Dreamers. Thanks to the help and generosity of supporters like yourself, the mission and vision of the founders has borne fruit through the many Wally Davis scholars that have returned to Orange County and have been active members of the HBA and its Board.

The success of this fundraising event relies heavily on the support and generosity of our sponsors. Enclosed are sponsorship forms for your consideration. Your early commitment assures recognition in the dinner program. Thank you in advance for your time and generosity. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Download: Sponsorship Information & Reply Form

I wish to contribute to the Wally Davis Scholarship Fund:

I wish to contribute to The Orange County Hispanic Bar Association:



Duarte & Associates


Advanced Discovery / Advanced Depositions
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


Sayre & Levitt, LLP
So Cal Edison
Union Bank
US Bank


Aitken Aitken Cohn
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Berman More Gonzalez
Judicate West
Malcolm & Cisneros
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Valencia & Associates APC
weintraub | tobin
Western State College of Law


Best Best & Krieger LLP
Fisher & Phillips
Fontes | Figueroa Law Group, APC
Garcia Sullivan & Lopez LLP
Lopez Law Corporation
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Snell & Wilmer
Whittier Law School

Special Sponsors

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.
JAMS, Inc.
Jose González
Matles Insurance Agency, Inc.
Regal Court Reporting