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  • 17 Oct 2016 9:17 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    A proposal to update the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule has been published for comment at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    SP16-12: Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule: 2017 Edition
    The Traffic Advisory Committee proposes revisions to the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: 2017 Edition, to become effective January 1, 2017. The proposed revisions conform the schedules to recent legislation as required under Vehicle Code section 40310 and Penal Code section 1269b.
    The deadline for comment is Monday, October 31, 2016.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7681.

  • 14 Oct 2016 3:45 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    On November 1, 2016, the Orange County Bar Association and Thurgood Marshall Bar Association will present a very important program entitled Fair Housing Laws and Policies: The Historical Seeds of Segregation and How They Continue to Impact Us Today.
     
    This program presents a rare opportunity to hear from the nation’s leading experts on critically important issues that impact us all.
     
    Richard Rothstein has worked as an education policy analyst and written a number of books on the interplay between race and class in education policy.  One of his recent works, The Making of Ferguson, received critical coverage by The Washington Post, The New York Times and other publications. He was also featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. 
     
    As I am sure you know, Erwin Chemerinsky is a leading constitutional scholar and the Founding Dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, and needs no introduction.
     
    This program will include a historical review of the causes of segregation, the inequality that persists today as a result of the historical seeds of segregation in residential housing, why and how segregation in residential housing still affects us today in all facets of society and what we can do to address these issues.

    http://www.thurgoodmarshallbarassociation.org/events/mcle-program-fair-housing-laws-and-policies/

  • 14 Oct 2016 3:43 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Western State College of Law Immigration Clinic
    cordially invites you to
    A Celebration and Reunion Brunch

    Recognizing 5 Years of the WSCL Immigration Clinic and its Partners, Alumni and Supporters

    Saturday, November 5, 2016
    11AM - 2PM

    Western State College of Law
    1 Banting, Irvine, California

    Questions/RSVP to: WSCLImmigrationClinic@gmail.com

  • 14 Oct 2016 2:44 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)


    Award
    Up to four (4) scholarships will be awarded and a maximum of $20,000 will be distributed among the scholarship winners.

    Eligibility
    Eligible students must be current 1- or 2-L law students of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community.  Priority will be given to students with significant ties to Orange County. Scholarships are open to students regardless of immigration status.

    Deadline
    November 18, 2016

    APPLY HERE

  • 06 Oct 2016 8:24 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ten Asian Bistro
    4647 MacArthur Boulevard
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    http://www.ocaaba.org/events/october-13-2016-fall-membership-mixer/

  • 04 Oct 2016 8:17 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Dear HBA Members,

    Do you or someone you know have leadership skills and is concerned about legal issues affecting the Latino community in Orange County?  Now is your chance to submit nominations for the HBA Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 Term.

    Please also send nominations for the following Executive Officer positions for the 2017 Board:

    • President-Elect
    • Vice President
    • Chief Financial Officer (Treasurer)
    • Secretary

    You may self-nominate or nominate a current non-member, so long as that person joins the HBA and is an attorney in good standing with a state bar association by the beginning of 2017.  Please visit www.ochba.org to learn more about the duties of the HBA Board of Trustees.  Nominations are due by close of business October 21, 2016.  Please submit all nominations to info@ochba.org.

    Thank you for your continued support.

    Sincerely yours,

    Eric M. Dominguez
    President-Elect
    Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County

  • 03 Oct 2016 11:47 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Santa Ana, CA – David H. Yamasaki, a statewide leader in court administration, has been selected as Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of Orange County. “Mr. Yamasaki’s exceptional experience with court administration in California will be an asset for his leadership role in our Court,” said Presiding Judge Charles Margines. Mr. Yamasaki’s appointment will be effective December 2, 2016.

    Mr. Yamasaki has served as the Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County since July 2008. Recently, he has been instrumental in the development, planning, and opening of a new Family Justice Center courthouse in San Jose. He has overseen the implementation of a new civil case management system and e-filing for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County. He was also a member of the statewide Trial Court Budget Working Group from 2009 to 2013. Prior to his current position, Mr. Yamasaki served as Assistant Executive Officer of the Superior Court of San Diego County for 10 years.

    The Judicial Council of California presented Mr. Yamasaki with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given by the state court system’s governing body. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and made significant contributions to the administration of justice. The Judicial Council’s announcement stated:

    David H. Yamasaki has been a statewide leader in addressing some of the most challenging issues facing the judicial branch. As a Judicial Council member from 2011-2014, and as chair of the council’s Court Executives Advisory Committee for two consecutive years, Mr. Yamasaki was at the forefront of, and continues to be an important contributor to, major policies and strategic initiatives implemented by the courts, including sustainable funding, equal access and procedural fairness, and technology to improve service and operational efficiency.

    Mr. Yamasaki holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University.

    Chief Executive Officer Alan Carlson, who has had a distinguished court management career, including eight years with the Superior Court of Orange County, plans to retire in October 2016.

  • 03 Oct 2016 11:42 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Latina Lawyer's Bar Association 19th Annual Dinner will be on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore, located at 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90071.  We hope you're able to join us for an evening of celebration and acknowledgement as we recognize our phenomenal honorees and scholars!

    1. Sandra C. Muñoz, Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos Award
    2. Hon. Yvette M. Palazuelos, Francisca Flores Community Service Award
    3. Laura Genao, Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos Award

    More Information: http://www.llbalaw.org/

  • 03 Oct 2016 11:39 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Organization Description   

    The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.  Now in its 35th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise.

    Qualifications

    • Active membership in the California State Bar; Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the practice of law
    • Experience litigating cases in state or federal court, including legal research, writing, negotiation, law and motion, discovery, trial, and appellate work
    • Demonstrated ability in the development of strategies to resolve complex problems with a broad impact on the community
    • Demonstrated commitment working with volunteer lawyers and law students; experience supervising lawyers and/or law students
    • Strong public speaking skills and ability to train a variety of audiences, from clients to pro bono attorneys
    • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure with limited supervision
    • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese a strong plus
    • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, and good driving record


    Duties and Responsibilities   

    • Develop and implement the vision and goals of PLC’s Health Unit, including PLC’s AIDS Legal Assistance Project and PLC’s Medical-Legal Partnership Clinics 
    • Supervise  attorney, administrative assistant and law student staff members
    • In coordination with the Executive Director develop and execute strategies, including policy advocacy and impact litigation, to resolve health problems with a large impact on the low income community
    • Work collaboratively with other PLC substantive units, as well as other legal services providers, community groups, and government officials
    • Participate in PLC leadership meetings and regularly contribute to organizational decisions
    • Develop local and state policies addressing health issues
    • Oversee case referrals and provide support to volunteer attorneys and law students
    • Staff, coordinate and supervise  legal clinics and trainings
    • Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events 
    • Full time position; occasional evening and weekend work required
    • Other duties as assigned


    Salary & Benefits  

    • Salary dependent on experience; range $55,000 to $80,000
    • Competitive benefits provided


    Please submit Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample (10 pages or less) to:
    Grace Landa at glanda@publiclawcenter.org
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until Filled

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