Dear Members and Friends of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County,
June and July have been busy for all of us as summer break for most of our students is coming to an end. Here at the HBA we have been busy with projects to help our students and community head back to school and doing our networking events to build our bond as not only colleagues but friends.
Come celebrate with us the end of summer and join us for our End of Summer Mixer August 18th at 5pm. We are happy to be joining forces with our friends from Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Women Lawyers Association, Iranian American Bar Association-OC Chapter, OC Korean Bar Association, OC Asian American Bar Association, OC Lavender Bar Association, Celtic Bar Association of OC and Filipino-American Lawyers of OC. This event is the perfect way to close our summer and what better way than to do it amongst great friends. This event typically sells out, so get your tickets today!
Our members embarked on our yearly CLE trip to Belize and had an amazing time making memories of a lifetime! We will soon be announcing our next destination, stay tuned for details, we hope you will join us.
Our summer has been filled with so many great activities and events. Our board members attended the OCBA Summer Social and had a great time networking and celebrating diversity. 
Our Annual Angel’s Game was sold out, thanks to all of you for joining us on a beautiful summer day full of great company, food and baseball.  
Our Backpack drive was yet again another success, all thanks to you. We will be donating backpacks filled with school supplies to help our Orange County students and families start the new school year with the necessary tools for academic achievement. This would not be possible without your generous donations. Our deepest gratitude to our Backpack Drive STARS: 

Justice William Bedsworth
Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)
Hon. Charles Margines (Ret.)
Hon. John Gastelum
Hon. Nate Scott
Javier Rivera-Carbone
Timothy Loranger
Yvette Gutierrez
Phil Kohn
Laura Aguilar
You all have made the difference in providing these much needed backpacks and school supplies to the children in our community. You are truly appreciated; we could not have done it without you!
A hug thanks to our corporate sponsors Sheppard Mullin and Target for supporting our backpack drive, your sponsorship reflects your dedication to our Orange County community, THANK YOU! 

Please help us welcome to our new and returning members, each one of you is vital to our HBA family. For those of you who took advantage of our membership specials this summer, welcome aboard! We are happy to have you, sign up for our events, we are looking forward to seeing you, we are so happy you joined us!

Honorable Kimberly Menninger

Ruben Smith
Erinn De La Riva
Matthew Rueda
Jenny Salgado
Lilia Ballesteros
Marino Branes
Mary-Christine Sungaila
Jessica Castro
Christopher Sturich
Alexandra Menninger
Hugo Salazar
Christina Ontiveros
Jose Alfredo Hernandez
Jiliana Jordi

Javier Martinez
Isabel Cruz
Alyssa Castrillon
Jose Ramos
Mireya Valle
Stephanie Alvarez
Leslie Martinez
Davon Velasquez
Leslie Ozuna
Lissette Picazo

Visit to become a new member!

Last but not least, the Hispanic National bar Association is holding their 2022 Latina Leadership Academy. This program offers professional development and leadership training to Latina lawyers who have been in the profession 10 years or less. If you’re interested please contact Co-Chairs of the Latina Leadership Academy Committee Maritza Gomez at and Katherine Britton at of the Latina Commission at HNBA Latina Commission at
Remember to renew your membership to receive member prices to all our events, stay safe and see you all at our End of Summer Mixer.

Warmest regards, 

Christopher J. Ayala

2009 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 541-4100