From Chris Punongbayan, Executive Director of California ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation), August 8, 2018:

"Hi Friends-

Despite a court-ordered deadline that passed more than a week ago, hundreds of children remain in government custody.

More than 700 families were deemed "ineligible" for reunification either because of legal trouble or due to the fact that the parents had already been deported.

Lawyers are needed to continue the work of reuniting these families and stemming the tide of trauma these children are experiencing.

Despite court orders and nationwide outrage, families remain separated and detained.

I'm writing today to ask you to please help me in this fight.

California ChangeLawyers has set up a Keep Families Together Fund. 100% of donations will be used to help legal services organizations in California hire more lawyers and law students to fight attacks on immigrants' rights.

If you've already donated to national organizations, double your impact by donating at the local level."


September 16 - OCHBA Annual Judge's BBQ

The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold its Annual Judge's BBQ on Sunday, September 16th from 2-5 pm at a private residence in Orange County. Registration requested by September 10th. This year, OCHBA will honor Justice Thomas Goethals as Justice of the Year & Commissioner Renee Wilson as Judge of the Year.





September 21 - CPAF Gala   

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was established to empower and house women and families recovering from domestic violence. In 2018, CPAF celebrates 40 years of engaging the community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention. Location: LA River Center & Gardens, Sept 21st at 6pm.




October 7-12 - IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018

The 2018 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference will be held in Rome, the Eternal City. Founded nearly 3,000 years ago, the city is renowned for its ancient ruins, classical architecture, renaissance palazzos and baroque fountains. Rome is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and will provide an elegant backdrop for the IBA Annual Conference.

As the saying goes 'all roads lead to Rome' and the conference will bring together delegates from all over the world for the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers, providing an abundance of business and networking opportunities, not to mention the chance to explore one of the most fascinating cities on Earth. Early registration ends July 20th.



November 14 - LASOC Save the Date: Come Fly With Us - Celebrating 60 Years of Justice for All   

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (LASOC-CLS) cordially invite you to celebrate an amazing legacy of justice at their annual fundraising dinner and auction at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on November 14th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With your support, LASOC-CLS will continue to provide legal services to the most vulnerable in our community for the next 60 years and more. Learn how to get involved in this special event through sponsorships, underwriting and advertising on the LASOC website.




March 22-March 30: OCBA CLE Scotland Seminar

OCBA presents a Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Edinburgh and Inverness, Scotland with 8 Days/7 Nights at the Waldorf Astoria and Culloden House. A $750.00 deposit must be received by Sept. 20, 2018 (no extensions on due date). Space is limited and subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis.