Dear Members and Friends of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County,
It is our absolute honor to congratulate our past president, Judge Maurice Sanchez as he has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom as Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. 
Judge Sanchez has served as a Judge of the Orange County Superior Court since 2018. He was a Partner at Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough from 2017 to 2018 and at Baker and Hostetler from 2005 to 2017. He was a Shareholder at Alvarado, Smith and Sanchez from 1993 to 2005 and Managing Counsel at Mazda Motor of America Inc. from 1991 to 1993. Judge Sanchez was Senior Counsel at Hyundai Motor America from 1986 to 1991 and an Associate at Rutan and Tucker from 1981 to 1986. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. 
Thank you for your commitment to our Orange County legal community and congratulations! 
A big thank you to our members for attending our Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration you all made this event, yet another successful event! Thank you for joining us and getting to know your HBA Board candidates. 
Please cast your votes for your 2022 HBA Board of Directors. An email has been sent to each member with instructions on logging in and voting. We will be announcing our 2022 Board of Directors at our Annual Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive.
Please join us for our last in person event of 2021, our Annual Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive on December 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm at Avila’s El RanchitoThis year we are again teaming up to provide toys and gifts for the boys and girls of TKO Boxing Club. The kids have provided a wish list if you would like any gift ideas. You can download their wish list here: TKO Boxing Club Christmas Wish List.
A very special thank you to our sponsors for your continued support! This event is generously sponsored by Pacific Lighthouse Insurance and One-Call Bail Bonds. THANK YOU! 
Congratulations to our Vice President Jeannette Garcia as she launches her own Family Law Firm, Law Office of Jeannette Garcia.
Ms. Jeannette Garcia launched her own family law firm in Orange County- Law Office of Jeannette Garcia on November 1, 2021. Jeannette’s firm will focus exclusively on family law matters throughout Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Jeannette is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Jeannette is a first-generation daughter of immigrants. She was born and raised in Orange County where she graduated top of her high school class at Santa Ana High School. She graduated from UC Irvine in 2010 and graduated from Western State College of Law with her law degree in 2015. Jeannette has worked in the family law field for over 10 years in various capacities, with the last almost 7 years as an associate and senior attorney at various Orange County law firms.

Jeannette is currently Vice President of our organization, but has served in other capacities on the board and executive board for the past 5 years. Contact her at, (714) 855-6474 or Congratulations and good luck on this new endeavor!
We remind our members to please stay vigilant regarding health precautions as they relate to COVID-19. We can beat this pandemic, but we must do so together. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster vaccinations, please visit OC Health Care Agency.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to renew your membership to receive member pricing for all our events. Our membership fees will be increasing in January 2022, renew today to save $25.00!
Stay safe and hope to see you all at our Annual Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive.
Warmest regards,