A Conversation with the 2021 HBACF President

Open Ninth Episode 136

Laura Sanchez can tell you the exact moment she knew she wanted to be a lawyer. It came when she was a child at a time when her mother was struggling to pay for an attorney to represent her in a divorce. Watching her mother struggle to afford their services and resort to putting them on a credit card made Sanchez wonder if there were legal services for low-income families. Today, her work with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association provides those resources to families struggling just as Sanchez and her mother had. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear her talk to Chief Judge Munyon about what she does in the Legal Aid Society and what led her to becoming the current president of the Hispanic Bar Association.

Timestamps

  • 00:15 – Introduction to Laura Sanchez
  • 02:22 – Pull to the law
  • 06:03 – Working with the Legal Aid Society
  • 12:50 – Involvement with the Hispanic Bar Association
  • 16:50 – Navigating the pandemic
  • 19:47 – Upcoming Events for the Hispanic Bar Association

In this episode

Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Open Ninth Guest - Episode 136
Laura Sanchez

Attorney and President of the Hispanic Bar Association

Laura Sanchez is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and president of the Hispanic Bar Association.