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For Immediate Release
February 19, 2015

Superior Court Judge Jorge C. Hernandez to Deliver Keynote Speech at Cesar E. Chavez Event at Moreno Valley College


Judge Jose Hernandez

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jorge C. Hernandez will deliver the keynote address at Moreno Valley College's Second Annual Cesar E. Chavez Breakfast on March 27, 2015.

Proceeds from the breakfast, which begins at 7:30 am in the College's Student Academic Success Building, will benefit MVC's scholarship fund. Tickets for the breakfast are $25 and are available by calling (951) 571-6358. Sponsorship opportunities are available through the Riverside Community College District Foundation at (951) 222-8627.

As part of the celebration, MVC students will compete in a visual arts competition, with two winners receiving $500 scholarships. This year's theme is Cesar E. Chavez and His Legacy of Service. Students will compete in five categories: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and video. The student work will be on display at the breakfast. Additionally, two students from each of the local high school districts will receive $500 scholarships. High school students will be selected off their community involvement and volunteerism, and will also be recognized at the event.

Judge Hernandez was appointed to the bench in July 2008. Prior to being elevated to the bench, he was an attorney in private practice in Riverside. He received his bachelor's degree from UCR in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco in 1989. After graduating from law school, he worked for the Riverside County Public Defender's Office. In 1994 he left for the private sector, concentrating in the area of criminal and was certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist.

He has taught classes at Riverside City College and Mt. San Jacinto College and was an instructor for Raza Studies, a community based course spearheaded by students.

"Judge Hernandez embodies the legacy that we celebrate and seek to share with our students and communities in honor of Chavez' life, work, and his legacy," said Maureen Rubalcaba, committee member tasked of securing the keynote speaker.