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Hispanic Bar Association

The Orange County Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA) advocates for a legal community that reflects the true diversity of Orange County. The OCHBA’s core mission is to increase opportunities for Hispanics to:

  • Access the legal profession both as lawyers and as clients
  • Succeed as attorneys by utilizing their talents to provide premier client service whether the client is an individual of limited financial means or a large corporation with vast financial resources
  • Serve the community as lawyers, mentors, and community leaders

The OCHBA encourages law school enrollment with its Wally Davis Scholarships, awarded to deserving law students every year since 1995. Wally Davis scholars have gone on to work at large and small firms, in both public and private service, and many have joined the leadership ranks of the OCHBA.

Every year, the OCHBA’s Scholarship Fundraiser and Installation Dinner draws hundreds of leaders of the local legal community. This year, we honored Darren Aitken as Attorney of the Year and Erwin Chemerinsky with the Hon. Francisco P. Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award. Further, we gave our Guardián de Justicia Award to Laura’s House Domestic Violence Shelter and our Corporate Citizen Award to Northwestern Mutual.

The OCHBA also provides professional enrichment and networking for its members, including the 2016 OCBA/HBA MCLE travel seminar to Panama. The OCHBA’s annual mixers throughout the year have become a staple in the Orange County legal community.

If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about the HBA, its Committees, its scholarships, or how to get involved, please visit or email

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