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    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

     Sponsorship Information

    The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

    5:00 Cocktail Hour
    7:00 Dinner Program
    9:00 Dancing

    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 41st Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 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. 2019’s theme will be “United We Stand.”

    We hope you will join the 500 judges, attorneys, community leaders, and supporters who we expect will attend this celebration. The dinner will include installation of the 2019 HBA Board of Directors, recognition of our 2019 Wally Davis Scholarship recipients, and presentation of awards.

    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.

    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 714-541-5400 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 9, 2019.

    Warmest regards,


    Yolanda Victoria Torres
    2019 OCHBA President

    Stay At The Marriott

    Book your group rate for one night's stay for the Hispanic Bar Association Orange County 41st Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner. Please see more information about staying at the Irvine Marriott:
    • Discounted parking for day of event is $12 per self-parked car and $20 per car for valet
    • The block consists of 15 run of house guestrooms
    • If guests prefer to call Marriott Reservations to book, their number is 800-228-9290
    • Start date: 3/9/19, End date: 3/10/19. Last day to book: 2/8/19
    • Irvine Marriott for 125.00 USD per night
    • 23 May 2019
    • 27 May 2019
    • San Jose, Costa Rica

    The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Presents The Annual MCLE Seminar in

    Costa Rica 2019

    An OCHBA Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar

    May 23-27, 2019

    4 Nights in Costa Rica

    Includes Roundtrip AIRFARE from Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica
    All for the incredible HBA member price of $1499.00**
    (Plus air taxes and fees of $206.90, subject to change at the time of ticketing)

    A $500.00 Nonrefundable deposit must be received by Dec. 20, 2018

    Space and room types are limited and subject to availability once signed up.

    Cash discounted price of $1499.00, plus air taxes/fuel/security charges and fees (currently $206.90, subject to change) per person includes: Roundtrip airfare from LAX to San Jose, 4 nights standard room, transfers between airport and hotel and some HBA events.  Not Included, and you will be charged upon check out, is a $30.00 resort Fee per room per night.

    IMPORTANT: Your $500.00 deposit is Non-Refundable regardless of circumstance.  We highly suggest purchasing travel insurance which is not included in your package price. Space is limited and is on a first come first served basis. Upgraded rooms and airfare are available but limited. Prices are listed for upgrades on the registration form.   

    **Price is per person and based on double occupancy (2 people per room). Single supplement (1 person per room) needs to pay an additional: $682.00 Children (under 12 yrs. as of date of departure) please call. Payments with credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AX or Discovery only) pay a convenience fee of 3.9% of the charge being made.   Travel insurance NOT included. Upgraded airline seats are available for an additional price. Please see registration form for this information. All attendees, attorney and non-attorney must sign a release form.


    The seminar fees will include 8 hours of CLE credit, syllabus materials in electronic format, and light refreshments. Seminar topics, speakers, and sponsor(s) to be announced.


    In that we are traveling to a foreign country whose culture, customs, habits and lifestyle may be different than those of the U.S., we wish to advise you that we cannot guarantee the availability of non-smoking rooms, wheelchair/handicap access, quality of service or noise restrictions. Music from nightclubs, other guests of the hotel and/or animals in their natural habitat, may produce noise at earlier or later hours than might be expected by us in the U.S., who may anticipate curfews and other regulations set by the hotels. If Festival Travel/HBA is made aware, prior to departure, of any fact or event that might affect the quiet enjoyment of your hotel accommodations, we will advise you in advance, so you may respond in the manner you see fit, up to and including cancellation of your reservation. Otherwise, please understand that once on site, Festival Travel/HBA cannot compel the hotel to change their customs and habits to suit our group's specific wishes; nor can the hotel be held financially responsible for any inconvenience or discomfort caused as a result of local cultural norms.

    For complete itinerary and registration details, please contact:

    Robert White at Festival Travel & Tours
    120 S. Chaparral Court, Suite # 160 · Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
    (714) 221-6381 e-mail:
    Download Registration Form 

Past events

12 Dec 2018 HNBA Prudential Su Dinero Program in Orange County, CA!
06 Dec 2018 Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive
01 Nov 2018 Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
11 Oct 2018 Center Club 'The Social' Event
11 Oct 2018 Identifying and Responding to Bias in the Courtroom
02 Oct 2018 SOLD OUT: Hague Convention Case Training
16 Sep 2018 SOLD OUT: The Annual Judge's BBQ Honoring Justice Goethals and Commissioner Wilson
05 Sep 2018 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration
16 Aug 2018 The Annual End of Summer Mixer
25 Jul 2018 Angels Game Mixer with the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
25 May 2018 HBA TRAVEL MCLE SEMINAR: Barcelona & Sitges, Spain
10 May 2018 2018 OCHBA Cinco de Mayo Mixer
12 Apr 2018 Spring Mixer & Membership Drive
03 Mar 2018 The OCHBA's 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
06 Dec 2017 Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive
02 Nov 2017 Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
23 Sep 2017 Mega Naturalization Fair: Legal Volunteer Opportunity
17 Sep 2017 The Annual Judges BBQ Honoring Judge Elizabeth Macias
06 Sep 2017 1st Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration
17 Aug 2017 The Annual End of Summer Mixer
08 Aug 2017 Angels Game Mixer with the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
25 May 2017 HBA TRAVEL MCLE SEMINAR: Los Cabos, Mexico
04 May 2017 2017 OCHBA Cinco de Mayo Mixer
06 Apr 2017 OCHBA Spring Happy Hour
04 Mar 2017 The OC HBA's 39th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
06 Dec 2016 Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive
21 Nov 2016 Raiders v. Texans Game Mixer
01 Nov 2016 Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
18 Sep 2016 The Annual Judges BBQ
11 Aug 2016 The Annual End of Summer Mixer
20 Jul 2016 Angels Game Mixer with the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
28 Jun 2016 FREE Competency Issues Continuing Legal Education Seminar
26 May 2016 The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Presents: ADVENTURE MCLE SEMINAR IN THE PANAMANIAN JUNGLE
05 May 2016 OCHBA Cinco de Mayo Mixer
30 Apr 2016 Citizenship Fair – Feria de Ciudadania
12 Apr 2016 OC HBA Spring Happy Hour
05 Mar 2016 The OC HBA's 38th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
10 Feb 2016 Technology and The Law
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