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The OCHBA's 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

  • 03 Mar 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612


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The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

5:00 Casino Fundraising & Cocktail Hour
7:00 Dinner Program
9:00 Dancing & Casino Fundraising

Black Tie Optional

Dear Friend and Supporter:

As incoming President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (HBA), I am honored to invite you to our 40th Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Marriott in Irvine, California. Since its founding in 1970, the HBA has been committed to promoting access to education, the “bar”, and the judiciary for Latino lawyers in Orange County. In honor of the founding HBA leaders and in light of the recent appointment of an HBA Board member to the Orange County Superior Court, 2018’s theme will be “Celebrating 40 Years of Leadership in the Orange County Legal Community.”

We hope you will join the 500 judges, attorneys, community leaders, and supporters who we expect will attend this celebration on March 3, 2018. The dinner will include installation of the 2018 HBA Board of Directors, recognition of our 2018 Wally Davis Scholarship recipients, and presentation of awards to the following outstanding honorees:

Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award
Joseph L. Chairez

Attorney of the Year
Norma García Guillén
Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank, LLP

Guardián de Justicia
Goodwill of Orange County

Corporate Citizen
Microsoft Corporation

Special Recognition to HBA’s Founding Members:

Hon. Frederick Aguirre (Ret.)
Michael J. Silvas

Hon. Gregory Muñoz (Ret.)
Hon. Frances Muñoz (Ret.)

Ramon Ortiz

Robert Espinosa

Jose Ramirez

Hon. Francisco Briseno (Ret.)
Wallace (Wally) R. Davis
Hon. Luis A. Cardenas (Ret.)
Hon. Richard Orozco (Ret.)
Rudy Montejano
Jess Araujo
Hon. James Perez (Ret.)

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. The 2018 Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients are Leticia Torres of Western State College of Law, Robbie Godinez Munoz of Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Jennifer Corona of Western State College of Law.

This year’s event will commence with two-hours of casino-style gaming, an amazing dinner and program, followed by entertainment by La Sonora Dinamita for some dancing and additional gaming. This Gala will be the must-attend event of the year and will sell out! Please be sure get your tickets early to avoid missing out on all the fun.

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 (949) 999-6642 or via e-mail at if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to seeing you on March 3, 2018.

Warmest regards,


Darrell P. White
2018 OCHBA President

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