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    • 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 Orosco (Ret.)
    Rudy Montejano
    Jess Araujo
    Hon. James Perez (Ret.)

    Mistress of Ceremonies
    Fabiola Kramsky

    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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    Book your group rate for one night's stay for the Hispanic Bar Association Orange County 40th Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner.
    • 25 May 2018
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • Barcelona, Spain

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

    Barcelona & Sitges, Spain 2018

    An OCHBA Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar

    May 25 to June 1, 2018

    4 Nights in Barcelona and 2 nights in Sitges, Spain

    Includes Roundtrip AIRFARE from Los Angeles to Barcelona All for the incredible HBA member price of $2483.00**

    (Plus air taxes and fees of $217.00 Air taxes and fees, subject to change at the time of ticketing)

    A $750.00 Nonrefundable deposit must be received by January 31, 2018.

    Space and room types are limited and subject to availability once signed up.
    Cash discounted price of $2483.00, plus air taxes/fuel/security charges and fees (currently $217.00, subject to change) per person includes: Roundtrip airfare from
    LAX to Barcelona, 4 nights standard room in Barcelona at Cathedral Hotel, 2 nights in standard room in Sitges at Dolce Sitges Hotel, transfers between airport hotels
    and cities and some HBA events. Hotels are subject to change, and if they do you will be notified ASAP.

    IMPORTANT: Your $750.00 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: $1397.00 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 

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