The DHBA's goal is to provide legal services to the Hispanic community, to enrich and ensure the success of its members in the legal profession in Dallas and to actively become involved in issues affecting the Hispanic community.
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TODAY: The Dallas Hispanic Bar Association will be hosting its annual event today. For media- The organization's official press release can be found at; http://dallashispanicbar.com/th_event/dhba-9th-annual-event/dbhapressrelease-2/
Thank You to our Generous Sponsors for 2014 Annual Event SILVER SPONSORS AT&T Fluor Corporation Jones Day Polsinelli Shughart Thompson Knight Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Winstead PC BRONZE SPONSORS Carrington Coleman L.L.P Dallas Bar Association Jackson Walker L.L.P. Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. Frito Lay UNT Dallas College of Law MassMutual Financial Group Perkins Coie, LLP Texas A&M Law School MEDIUM FIRM SPONSORS Bowman & Brooke, LLP Carstens & Cahoon, LLP Cowles & Thompson, PC Friedman & Fieger, LLP SMALL FIRM SPONSORS Blanscet Hooper & Hale, LLP Cedillo Pereira & Associates, PLLC Law Offices of Eric Cedillo, PC Lira Bravo Law, PLLC PUBLIC OFFICIAL SPONSORS Judge Phyllis Lister Brown Judge Martin Hoffman Judge Tonya Parker Judge Carl Ginsberg SPONSORS Dallas County Schools. Kastl Law, P.C. McKool Smith Ricoh USA, Inc.
DHBA 9th Annual Event – Lighting the Path to the Legal Profession Please join us in celebrating the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association’s amazing year! Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00p.m. Tower Club 1601 Elm Street, 48th Floor Dallas, TX 75201 This fun, signature event brings attorneys, judges and students together for an annual celebration, highlighting our collective efforts to support educational diversity initiatives within the legal community. While also giving members of the community an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to supporting students and increasing diversity. The DHBA will be presenting four prestigious awards to individuals who have contributed towards “Lighting the Path to the Legal Profession” in the Hispanic community. We will honor the recipients of our La Luz Award, the Corporate Counsel Diversity Award, the President’s Award, and the La Estrella Award. You can support the DHBA’s 9th Annual Event through your sponsorship or purchase of an individual ticket. Tickets are 60.00 for DHBA members and $75.00 for non-DHBA members. For additional information, ticket purchases or sponsorship opportunities please email Nellie G. Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 764-7977 We look forward to seeing you there!
CLE Event- The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Unaccompanied Children in Dallas Courts Friday, October 3, 2014 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. or 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Dallas Bar Association The Belo Mansion 2101 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 Two Consecutive Half-Day Sessions >First Hour- Skills for interviewing young clients >Second Hour- Overview of types of Relied for Minors >Third Hour- Overview of the Immigration Court Proceedings >Fourth Hour- Overview of the Civil Proceedings *Registration Free of Charge with Acceptance of Pro Bono Case* $75 fee if not taking pro bono case. All collected fees will be donated to Human Rights Initiative (HRI) and Catholic Charities Dallas. CLE Credit Pending RSVP to Jazmin Zamarripa at email@example.com
Join us for our next meeting August 26th at 6pm at the law firm of Winstead PC. Come find out about our upcoming networking events, pro bono events, CLE events, our Annual Event, and a few other surprises on the horizon. Winstead is at- 500 Winstead Building, 2728 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201. Entrance to parking garage is on Payne Street and parking is free.
REMINDER: Our Pro Bono Committee Meeting will be held tomorrow at 6:30 PM at Sunset Lounge, 3030 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75204. We will be discussing upcoming events such as the Youth Law Symposium. Please join us if you are interested in helping our Pro Bono efforts. We hope to see you there!
DHBA invites you to come enjoy drinks and appetizers at NYLO Rooftop Bar When: Thursday, July 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: The NYLO Rooftop Bar, Soda Lounge 1325 S. Lamar Street Dallas, Texas 75215 There is free open parking (no valet). We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Mobile Volunteer Opportunities for Attorneys & Non-Attorneys Fort Sill Detention Center in Lawton, OK (3 hour drive) Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (CCOKC) has been approved to start conducting Know Your Rights Legal Presentations (KYRs) and individual legal consultations (Consultations or Screenings) for the 1200 children at the Fort Sill Detention Center in Lawton, Oklahoma (“Project”), beginning on Monday July 7, 2014. CCOKC has established a website, http://helpkids.catholiccharitiesok.org/, where the volunteer positions are listed. If interested, please complete the CCOKC volunteer application form and it will be quickly processed. Please be aware that the information requested in the application is needed to perform a background check because the center is located on a military base. Volunteers will be reimbursed for tolls, mileage and given a per diem food allowance. As you will see on the site, you do not have to be a lawyer to help us at Fort Sill with this project. We can train you to be an effective advocate for these kids. We need as many bilingual speakers as possible. Most of these kids with whom you will directly interact are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The KYRs and consultations for the children are required by Federal Immigration Law and regulations. More importantly those KYRs and Consultations are essential because each child is now in removal (deportation) proceedings and needs to understand how the immigration system works, what legal issues are facing them, and what are their rights in those legal proceedings. Email Richard Klinge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-200-9867 (cell) if you have questions.
CLE for Attorneys - "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS") Training" Through Human Rights Initiative ("HRI") An immigrant child who has been the victim of neglect, abuse, or abandonment may be eligible to receive Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. HRI recruits pro bono attorneys to represent the child before the local family court, to assist the necessary proceedings to establish if the child has been abused, abandoned, or neglected, and declared dependent upon the court. Once this is established, the order is taken to the immigration court for further proceedings, where a pro bono attorney is needed to represent the child in removal proceedings and seeking adjustment of status with the Citizenship and Immigration Services. Join HRI for one of the following SIJS CLE trainings: Thursday July 31st 12-1 pm at HRI's offices, 2801 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204. OR Friday, August 1st 12-1 pm at Perkins Coie, LLP, 500 North Akard, Suite 3300, Dallas, TX 75201. Trainings will be presented by HRI's Women & Children's Program attorney, Melissa Weaver. Please RSVP to Elisabeth Hagberg at email@example.com. These trainings will count for 1 MCLE credit with 0.25 ethics credits.
This information session is open to attorneys and non-attorneys. You do not have to be a member of the DHBA or DBA to attend. Unaccompanied Refugee Minors & Humanitarian Crisis at the Border: What’s Going On and What Can Attorneys Do? Given the crisis created by the influx of over 52,000 children from Central America entering the U.S. at our southern border, the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (“DHBA”) created the Unaccompanied Minors Action Committee (“UMAC”) in mid-June 2014 in an effort to address the issue. This one-hour presentation will include background information about the migration, the process that the children go through once they cross the border, the federal agencies involved, the legal proceedings that the children face, and the legal relief that may apply under current federal laws. In addition, learn what the Dallas legal community is doing to address, in a non-partisan fashion, the legal and humanitarian issues surrounding this situation and what DHBA is doing to spearhead the local bar associations’ efforts to uphold the system of justice and coordinate volunteers who wish to assist in providing these children basic civil legal services. DHBA leaders will present and be available for questions about the UMAC. Seating may be limited. When: July 24 at 12 - 1pm OR July 30 at 6 - 7 pm Where: Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201 RSVP: Email Alicia Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. Lunch will be available for purchase at the July 24th presentation. Parking is available beneath the Belo Mansion Pavilion. No CLE credit is provided for this presentation.
Here is another mention in the news of the DHBA's efforts! http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/dallas-latino-leaders-mobilize-forces-border-kids-n153441
Join us for the DHBA Pro Bono Committee Meeting tonight at 6:30pm at the Sunset Lounge (3030 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204)! We will be discussing our upcoming Conozca sus Derechos & Youth Law Symposium.