Affiliate Bar Associations

Orange County Bar Association members are encouraged to join affiliate organizations in addition to their participation in OCBA.

ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS TRIAL LAWYERS -  ORANGE COUNTY The mission of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers is to promote competence, ethics, professionalism, and civility in the legal profession and to encourage and facilitate communication between members of the Orange County bar and the County’s federal and state judges on matters affecting business litigation and the civil justice system. CELTIC BAR ASSOCIATION The goals of the Celtic Bar are to promote camaraderie amongst its membership, civility and professionalism within the Orange County legal community, and a greater awareness of the Celtic culture and history, particularly its contribution to the law.
FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION - ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER The FBA is the preeminent national organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal practice. HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF ORANGE COUNTY The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (“HBA”) advocates for a legal community that reflects the true diversity of Orange County and ensures access to justice for all.
IRANIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) was formed in 2000 in the District of Columbia. Having begun with one chapter and only four founding members, IABA has grown to include nine chapters nationwide. ITALIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS OF ORANGE COUNTY—LEX ROMANA Italian American Lawyers of Orange County—Lex Romana takes pride in being the premier OCBA affiliate that places equal emphasis on the importance of legal, cultural, epicurean and fermented contributions Italians have made to our society.
J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SOCIETY - ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER The J. Reuben Clark Law Society appeals to lawyers whose personal religious conviction guides their lives and manner of practicing law. ORANGE COUNTY ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Formed in 1993, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (“OCAABA”) is a multi-cultural bar organization dedicated to providing professional, social, and educational services and opportunities to its members and the community at large.
ORANGE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE BAR ASSOCIATION Founded in 2009 as the voice of the private criminal defense bar in Orange County, OCCDBA seeks to represent its members at all levels of the decision-making processes of the Orange County criminal justice system. ORANGE COUNTY JEWISH BAR ASSOCIATION In August 2009, President and Founder Jordon P. Steinberg of Kaufman Steinberg LLP envisioned an Orange County Jewish Bar Association (“OCJBA”) and by February 2010, the vision became a reality.
ORANGE COUNTY KOREAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) OCKABA was established in 2005 to foster professional and personal relationships between 1st, 1.5, and 2nd generation Korean-American attorneys through business networking and social events, provide pro bono services aimed at addressing the needs of the local Korean-American community, promote the appointment of Korean-American judges, and facilitate the efforts of Korean-American law students to navigate the transition to licensed practice. ORANGE COUNTY LAVENDER BAR ASSOCIATION The Orange County Lavender Bar Association is Orange County's official LGBT bar association. OCLBA seeks to provide leadership, visibility, and networking opportunities for the LGBT and allied community in the legal profession through education, advocacy, and participation in civic and social activities.
ORANGE COUNTY TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association was formed in 1963 when a few plaintiffs' attorneys got together to share information about the problems they were having and to exchange various tips and strategies with one another. ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) started in 1975, with five members, as the Women and Individual Rights section of the Orange County Bar Association.
THURGOOD MARSHALL BAR ASSOCIATION The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association is committed to diversity, professional improvement, and the advancement of justice through positive community involvement and excellence in the practice of law.

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