Past Events

2012


Public Law Center Volunteers for Justice 2012 Annual Dinner
Date: June 18, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Hyatt Regency, Irvine, Irvine CA
or more information, or to purchase tickets for, donate to, or sponsor the Volunteers for Justice Dinner or the PLC, please visit the PLC’s website at publiclawcenter.org.
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Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
Date: March 3, 2012
Time: 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Place: Grand Californian Hotel
34th annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser

UCLA School of Law, 7th Annual Law Firm Diversity Reception
Date: February 29, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Place: UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles CA
UCLA School of Law, 7th Annual Law Firm Diversity Reception

 

2011


Orange County Legal Careers
Date: October 18, 2011
Time: 4:00 – 6:30
Place: Doheny Beach A Conference Room at the UCI Student Center
A panel discussion moderated and conducted by successful members of the Orange County business community on the wide variety of professional opportunities available to diverse lawyers in one of the nation’s top legal markets. Q&A session included.”DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER

The Keys
to Law Firm Success: Lessons for Young Attorneys from OC’s Rising
Stars presented by the OCDTF
Date: June 21, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Knobbe, Martens Olson & Bear, Irvine,
CA
A
panel of OC’s finest diverse attorneys will speak about how to
navigate the law firm environment and succeed.A light dinner will
be served, with a reception following the panel.DOWNLOAD
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Public
Law Center
Volunteers for Justice 2011 Annual Dinner,Celebrating
30 Years of Service.
Date: June 20, 2011
Time: Reception & Silent Auction – 5:30
p.m.Dinner & Program – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Hyatt Regency, Irvine
For
more information, or to purchase tickets for, donate to, or sponsor
the Volunteers for Justice Dinner or the PLC, please visit the PLC’s
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Public
Law Center
and OCDTF Summer Associate Clinic Training & Reception
Date: June 14, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m Training (Club 11)5:30 pm Reception (Sky Garden)
Place: Gibson Dunn3161 Michelson Dr., Irvine
Please
RSVP to Kelsey Weber by
June 7.DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER

Orange
County Hispanic Bar Association, 33rd Annual Installation
Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser.
Date: March
5, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m. Silent
Auction7:00 p.m. Dinner Program9:00 p.m. Post-Dinner Dancing
Place: Fairmont Newport
Beach
Sponsored
byThe Orange County Diversity Task Force (OCDTF)VIEW
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Iranian
American Bar Association (IABA) First Annual Scholarship
Fundraiser Dinner.
Date: February
26, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m
Place: Laguna Niguel
Sponsored
byThe Orange County Diversity Task Force (OCDTF)DOWNLOAD
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2010

UCI Mock Trial “Anteater” Invitational Tournament.
Date: November 13-14, 2010
Place: UCI Student Center.
UCI Mock Trial "Anteater" Invitational Tournament.Sponsored by
The Orange County Diversity Task Force (OCDTF)

“Legal Careers in Orange County” panel discussion
Date: October 19, 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,with reception to follow

Place: Emerald Bay Room DEUCI Student Center.
Legal Careers in Orange County" panel discussionA panel discussion on the wide range of professional opportunities available to diverse lawyers in one of the nation’s top legal
markets. Q&A session to follow regarding the practice of law.DOWNLOAD PDF FLYERsponsored byThe Orange County Diversity Task Force (OCDTF) and the University of California, Irvine, School of Social Sciences.

Lavender Bar Mixer
Date: August 5, 2010
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Place: McCormick & Schmick’s2000 Main StreetIrvine, CA 92614
Ted BoutrousNetwork with attorneys, professors, and law students.Free hors d’oeuvres provided courtesy ofMcCormick & Schmick’s, Irvine.

Public
Law Center
‘s Volunteers
for Justice Dinner
Date: June 21, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Hyatt Regency 17900
Jamboree
Irvine, CA
Public Law Center

Launch
of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Orange
County
Date: June 16, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm

Place: Gibson Dunn3161
Michelson Drive, 12th Floor,  Irvine, CA
Ted BoutrousTed
Boutrous and other Gibson Dunn attorneys will present an insider’s view
of the recent legal challenge to California Proposition 8 in Federal Court.Hors
d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a signature cocktail reflecting the spirit of
the evening will be served.  Catering by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Summer
Associate Clinic Training & Reception
Date: June
8, 2010
Time: 4-5:00 pm Clinic
Training5-7:00 pm    Reception in the Sky Garden

Place: Gibson Dunn3161
Michelson Drive, 12th Floor,  Irvine,
CA
Public Law CenterThe
training session will include an overview of the PLC’s
community clinics, typical cases and intake procedures.  Training
will be followed by a reception in the Sky Garden,
where PLC attorneys and OCDTF task force members will
be available to share their experiences.  This
will be a great learning opportunity.

Justice
Cruz Reynoso — Documentary Film Screening
Date: June 7,
2010
Time: 5:30 p.m.   Reception6-7 p.m.     Screening7:00 p.m.   Q&A; Justice Reynoso

Place: Sage Hill School20402
Newport Coast Dr.
Newport Beach, CA
ReynosoDuring
his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso, the son of farm
workers who became the first Latino to be appointed to
the California Supreme Court, has been one of those rare
individuals who are not only shaped by history — they
make history.“Sowing
the Seeds of Justice”
paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso,
a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child growing up in
Orange County, and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, who fought
for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality
for all.
Event
Photos – click to enlargeCruz and Elaine Reynoso  Cruz & Kids

 

 

2009

UCI Career Panel: “What It Takes to be a Successful Law Student and Lawyer”

Date: Tuesday, October
27, 2009
Time: 5:00 p.m. Registration5:30 p.m. Panel Presentation7:00 p.m. Reception
Place: The University Club at
UCI

A panel discussion on the wide range of professional opportunities
available to diverse law students and lawyers in one
of the nation’s most dynamic legal markets.  Q&A
session to follow regarding the practice of law, admission
to law school, and how to succeed in both.

Moderator: Beatriz
M.G. Gordon

Associate General Counsel, Western Dental Services,
Inc.

Panelists:

UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

UCI Law School Professors Jennifer Chacon and Stephen
Lee


USC Law School
Career Panel: Unique Perspectives on the Practice of Law

Date: Wednesday, April
1, 2009
Time: 12:20pm – 1:10 pm
Place: USC Law School,
Room 101

Moderator: Edgar Martinez (Associate, O’Melveny & Myers)

Panelists:

Carlos Colorado (Jones
Day)

Leigh Ferrin (Public Law Center’s Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow)

Zach Bulthuis (Associate, Dorsey & Whitney)


 

Public Law Center
Reception for Summer Associates

Date: Monday, June
22, 2009
Time: 5pm – 6 pm
Place: Hyatt Regency Irvine

Guest
Speaker:

Carlos Colorado

2007 “Super Lawyer Rising Star” (by Law & Politics)

President-Elect of the OC Hispanic Bar Association and

Associate at Jones Day


 

2008

UCI Career Panel
– The Many Doors Opened by a Law Degree

Date: November 13, 2008
Time: 3:30 – 6pm
Place: UCI CampusMoss Cove A, Student Center

A
panel discussion on the wide range of professional opportunities
available to diverse lawyers in one of the nation’s most
dynamic legal markets.

Q&A session to follow regarding the
practice of law, admission to law school and financial
aid opportunities.

Panel:

Honorable Judge Donald F. Gaffney

Superior Court of California, County
of Orange

Terree A. Bowers, Esq. Howrey LLP

Human Rights Subcommittee of the ABA
International Law Center, Human Rights Watch

Kirsten M. Kreymann, Esq.

Staff Attorney at the Public Law Center
in Orange County

Guest Speaker:

Veronica Wilson, Director of Financial Aid

UC Irvine School of Law


 

Luncheon for
Project Self Interns

Date: August 2008
Time: 12 noon
Place: Crowell & Moring
LLP

Crowell
& Moring LLP


 

Public Law Center
Reception for Summer Associates

Date: July 14, 2008
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Place: Hyatt Regency Irvine

Patricia
Frobes

Former Group Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, Risk
Management and Internal Audit for The Irvine Company
LLC and Former Vice Chair of O’Melveny & Myers LLP


 

2007

UCI Career Panel

Date: November 15 , 2007
Time: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Place: UCI Campus:Doheny Beach Rm. B

OCDTF will host a panel for UCI undergraduates to discuss careers in
the law and strategies for applying to law schools. Learn more about practicing law in Orange County. Representatives from OCDTF member firms will be present.


USC Reception

Invitation:
Date: August 28, 2007
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: USC
Town & Gown
OCDTF
is hosting a reception for all USC Law Students interested
in an Orange County legal practice. Learn more about practicing
law in Orange County. Representatives from OCDTF member firms
will be present. We look forward to meeting you and hope
you’ll see the many reasons to choose a career in Orange
County. Please save the date and plan to attend.

UCLA, Loyola, Pepperdine, USD Reception

Invitation:
Date: August 30, 2007
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: The
California Room; UCLA Faculty Center

OCDTF
is hosting a reception for all UCLA, USD, Loyola and Pepperdine
Law Students interested in OC legal practices. Learn about
practicing law in Orange County. Representatives from OCDTF
member firms will be present. We hope you’ll see
the many reasons to choose a career in Orange County. Save
the date and plan to attend.


July 26, 2007

Orange County Diversity Task Force Summer Associate Reception, Hyatt
Regency Irvine

OCDTF hosted its annual garden reception for
OCDTF member summer associates and attorneys prior to the Public
Law Center’s Volunteers for Justice Dinner. Over 75 attendees heard
presentations from Bea Gordon, Attorney, Morrison & Foerster;
Peri Doshi-O’Neill, Pro Bono Managing Attorney, Public Law Center
and Todd Irby, President of the Board of Directors, Public Law
Center.


September 7, 2006, 5 PM – 7 PM

Orange County Diversity Task Force Reception for USC Law Students
at the USC Town & Gown


August 31, 2006, 5 PM – 7 PM

Orange County Diversity Task Force Reception for Loyola, Pepperdine and UCLA Law Students at the UCLA Faculty Center, the Sequoia Room


July 20, 2006, 5 PM – 6 PM

Public Law Center Reception for Summer Associates

Hyatt Regency Irvine

  • Peri Doshi-O’Neill (Pro Bono Managing Attorney for PLC)
  • Todd Irby (President of the Board of Directors for the PLC).
  • Norma Garcia Guillen (Sheppard Mullin)

January 31, 2006 3 PM – 6 PM

Pursuing a Legal Career in Orange County

A Panel Discussion with Attorneys from leading firms and business in Orange County, and Law School Directors at The UC Irvine Social Science Plaza

Guest Panel/Speakers:

  • Sonel Shropshire, Assistant Dean of Admissions, UCLA
  • Priya Sridharan, Assistant Dean of Career Services, USC
  • Monika McCarthy, New Century Mortgage Corporation
  • Chris Cruze, Rutan & Tucker
  • John Lee, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Dawn Steele, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • John Yi, Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • Jessica Lineham, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Marcus Quintanilla, O’Melveny & Myers LLP (Moderator)

September 28, 2005, 5 PM – 8 PM

An Evening of Culture and Networking
at The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Guest Speakers:

  • Justice John A. Arguelles, Retired Justice, California Supreme Court
  • Vickie C. Byrd, Executive Vice President, The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
  • Honorable David C. Velasquez, Supervising Judge for the Complex Panel of the Orange County Superior Court