The Orange County Bar Association is proud to partner with a number of Affiliate Bars in order to offer our membership increased diversity, camaraderie, networking,
and learning opportunities. We invite you to take this opportunity to learn more about our Affiliates directly from their leadership and perhaps select one or more that may positively impact your practice and involvement with the legal community.
ASSOCIATION OF ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
The Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys (AOCDDA) is a non-profit organization open to all Deputy District Attorneys for the County of Orange. The AOCDDA includes approximately 150 Deputy District Attorneys and strives to promote camaraderie, provide support, and recognize exceptional work among our members and others in the legal community.
The AOCDDA hosts several membership meetings throughout the year where deputies and other individuals are recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the District Attorney’s Office and the community. Moreover, the association organizes an annual Holiday Party open to both members and non-members. Historically, the AOCDDA has also recognized the contributions and service of retiring Deputy District Attorneys by presenting commemorative plaques to each departing member. In addition to recognizing our members, the AOCDDA helps support an independent Civic Action Committee, which participates in political and judicial campaigns as well as legislative processes affecting the criminal justice system. Finally, the AOCDDA has provided donations to law enforcement and criminal justice charities and other organizations consistent with the association’s purpose.
For further information, please contact Brad Schoenleben at Bradley.Schoenleben@da.ocgov.com, or send a letter to the AOCDDA at P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA 92658.
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. There are seven separate Celtic nations, all of which are connected to one another by common history and culture. These seven nations are Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man (if your ancestors are from Man, your dues are waived for the first year), Galicia (in Spain), Brittany (in France), and Cornwall (in England). The Celtic people are known for their outgoing nature and their love of the written and spoken word. Not surprisingly, many descendants of Celtic immigrants have entered the legal profession. While there are many Irish-American lawyers’ groups in major cities throughout the United States, we believe that the CBA is the first attempt to gather all the Celtic clans in a single legal organization.
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at Muldoon’s Irish Pub (through the graciousness of one of our founding members, Ronald O’Schwartz), located near Fashion Island at 202 Newport Center Drive, 949.640.4110. We have a long-standing tradition that is set forth in our by-laws that meetings cannot last more than five minutes, which by-law is strictly adhered to at all meetings.
The Celtic calendar starts in November with Samhain—it was the time for gathering food for the long months ahead and bringing people and livestock into their winter quarters. Each year, we install our officers and recognize our Celtic Judge of the Year on Samhain Eve, which heralds the beginning of the Celtic New Year. This year, Judge James Di Cesare was recognized as the Celtic Judge of the Year at our Samhain Eve Event. Past recipients include Justice Kathleen O’Leary, Judge William McDonald, Judge C. Robert Jameson, Judge David McEachen, Judge Ronald Kreber, Judge Dan Pratt, Judge Franz Miller, Judge Michael Brenner, and Judge Andrew Banks.
We have organized travel seminars to Ireland, Spain, France, England, Scotland, and Wales. Last October, we returned to Ireland for a stay at the 13th century Ashford Castle, which is now a 5–star resort in Western Ireland, then went off to Dublin. This coming November 2011 we will be traveling to Rome, Italy, for a Seminar. We have also had excursions to the contemporary Irish comedies Stella by Starlight and Many Happy Returns at the Laguna Playhouse, Riverdance and The Weir at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Thurgood at the Geffen Theater, the Renaissance Faire, and Irish and Celtic movies. Guest speakers at our events have included Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, human rights activist and daughter of Robert Kennedy; the prominent Irish playwright, Bernard Farrell; and our own Judge McDonald (Ret.), all of whom adhered to the five-minute meeting rule.
Over 300 lawyers and judges have rallied to our cause. One does not have to be of Celtic descent to join the CBA. On the contrary, all we ask is that you be a member of the OCBA, have an outgoing nature, and support for our organization’s goals. (Oh yes, we do have modest annual dues!) For further information, please contact CBA President Tom Prenovost at TPrenovost@PNBD.com or 714.547.2444, or OCBA, 949.440.6700, ext. 261.
FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION, ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER
The FBA is the preeminent national organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal practice. The Orange County Chapter of the FBA covers the spectrum of federal legal practice in Orange County. Regular programs and events provide a unique opportunity to meet federal judges and their staffs, stay current on the latest developments in federal practice, and meet and learn from other federal practitioners in our community. The FBA/OC has won numerous national awards as an outstanding chapter, for its innovative and valuable programs, and for its excellent newsletter.
Local federal judges assist in planning and presenting chapter CLE activities, provide valuable and specific insight regarding federal practice in Orange County, and many of them serve on the FBA/OC Board of Directors. FBA/OC’s hallmark event each year, Judges’ Night, draws many judges from local and regional courts. The Chapter’s membership spans all types of attorneys in Orange County, from civil to criminal, from private practitioners to corporate counsel to federal attorneys with the United States Attorney Office, Federal Public Defender’s Office, and other federal agencies, and includes lawyers in all kinds of practices, from solo offices to the largest firms.
The FBA/OC supports the local community, through activities such as its annual Bill of Rights Program at Santa Ana intermediate schools, assisting the federal court’s pro bono panel program, and contribution to the Public Law Center. In the Bill of Rights program, which was founded by the Chapter, volunteer attorneys from the Chapter give presentations to Santa Ana intermediate school students about the Bill of Rights and share experiences about practicing law in Orange County. This program has won numerous awards and serves as a model for similar programs across the nation.
The Orange County Chapter has always focused on presenting frequent, excellent, and topical CLE programs. Regular programs include: annual civil, criminal, and intellectual property practice programs on cutting edge topics; summer “Bench and Bar” luncheons at which the local federal judges provide advice on successful practice in their courts; a yearly “Dueling Deans” event where Deans Chemerinsky and Eastman debate the Supreme Court’s decisions and pending cases; periodic “Behind the Books” tours of the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse; and special programs with nationally recognized members of the legal community.
For more information, membership applications, or to join the FBA/OC, visit the website at www.fbaoc.com, or contact Heather DeSha at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 949.275.6993 (phone and fax).
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.
At its core, the HBA’s mission is to increase: 1) the number of Latinos pursuing a law school education; 2) the number of Latino attorneys practicing in Orange County; and 3) the number of Latinos serving on the bench.
The HBA encourages law school enrollment with its Wally Davis Scholarships, awarded to deserving law students every year since 1995. Wally Davis scholars have gone on to work at large firms such as Latham Watkins and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and many other public agencies. Five scholars have gone on to serve on the HBA Board, including one who became HBA president. Every year, the HBA’s scholarship and installation dinner draws hundreds of leaders of the local legal community. At this year’s dinner, the HBA honored Dolores Huerta with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Federico Sayre as Attorney of the Year, Google with the Corporate Citizen Award, and the victorious legal team behind Martinez v. U.C. Regents. This winning team turned back a challenge to AB 540, a California law that makes it easier for students to attend public colleges and universities in California, notwithstanding their immigration status. The dinner theme was “Investing in Tomorrow, . . . Our Future is Today.”
At the annual dinner, President Genoveva Meza Talbott proudly announced that the HBA will launch a comprehensive mentoring program this year. This pilot program will be three pronged, providing structured mentoring for high school, college, and law students. To that end, the HBA is partnering with local non-profit groups, schools, and a range of law firms and practices to ensure a diverse offering of mentors and experiences for the protégés.
The HBA provides professional formation opportunities for its members who already are lawyers, such as the recent 2011 Memorial Day MCLE travel seminar to Belize, and a series of spotlight volunteer opportunities in conjunction with the St. Thomas More Society and the Public Law Center. The HBA’s “de barranda” mixers throughout the year have become a staple of the social life of the local legal community. The HBA also promotes a diverse judiciary. Seeking the HBA’s endorsement has become de rigueur for local aspirants to judicial office, which serves the HBA’s pursuit of a judiciary that serves the HBA’s constituents and all other sectors of the community. And the work of the Social Issues Committee helps the HBA to continue to be a voice for social justice.
In short, the HBA is a great place to give back to the community, empower the next generation of Latino lawyers and leaders, meet new friends, see old faces, and share some good memories. If you are interested in becoming a member or in learning more about the HBA, its Committees, its scholarships, or how to get involved, please visit www.ochba.org or email email@example.com.
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. Our Mission Statement reads: “We affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer’s personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.”
Started in 1987 with four chapters, the Society has grown to more than 6,000 members in more than 65 chapters. Our 26 international chapters range from Moscow, Russia, to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to Sydney, Australia.
Although most of our membership is associated with the LDS (Mormon) faith, we welcome all attorneys and law students who believe that a lawyer’s personal religious convictions can and should make a positive difference in how the law serves our society. Not surprisingly, most of our activities include some tie to religious topics, although such topics can range from property issues to constitutional interpretation.
Our Chapter recently sponsored our Seventh Annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium. We also hold bi-monthly MCLE luncheons and an Annual Dinner. In addition, an annual International Conference draws J. Reuben Clark Law Society members from around the globe. These are great opportunities to network with old friends and meet new ones. Anyone interested in joining or obtaining more information may contact the Orange County Chapter Chair, Jim Moss, at 949.797.1236, or visit our website at www.jrcls-oc.com.
Lex Romana (Italian American Lawyers of Orange County) 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. Our group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month rotating between a variety of local Italian restaurants. We are well known for our love of Italian culture, food, and wines and believe everyone is an Italian at heart. Like a scene from “Goodfellas,” our dinners are an experience of multiple conversations sparking across the table, bursts of laughter, and wine glasses chiming that define our vision of the term “networking.”
Lex Romana established its roots in the Orange County community in 1979 with Joseph D’Antony installed as first President and past Founding Members that included Hon. James Di Cesare, Frank Barbaro, John DiCaro, Joseph DiVincenzo, Andrew Lachina, and Frank Terreri.
Our membership continues to grow, adding non-Italians and non-lawyers alike, and we welcome everyone with open arms. With dues at only $50 per year, there is no better way to break from the daily grind one evening a month to enjoy our festivities that include our Installation Dinner at Antonello Ristorante, Bocce matches at Il Fornaio, dinners at different Italian eateries, a joint meeting with the Celtic Bar at Prego’s, wine tasting, MCLE credits (at least two a year), Jazz night, and a special Christmas event at the Balboa Bay Club to name just a few. We are an approved MCLE provider—what better way to earn credits than a presentation over wine and pasta! (This will be kept to a minimum to ensure more fun than work!) Our featured 2010 speakers included Hon. Robert Polis (Ret.) on “Civility in the Courtroom from a Judge’s Perspective” and Justice Eileen Moore speaking on “Bias.” For 2011, we will be presenting a lecture on “Web Advertising and Ethics.” In addition, we are looking forward to including speakers on topics relating to Italian culture and heritage.
For more information or an application, please visit our website at Lexromana.org or contact our President, Sherry D. Graybehl D’Antony, at 714.384.6500.
ORANGE COUNTY ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATON
Formed in 1993, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) is a multicultural bar organization dedicated to providing professional, social, educational, and public service opportunities to its members and the community at large. OCAABA seeks to make its events as inclusive as possible and to provide services that take into account the inherent diversity of the community.
Each year OCAABA organizes several social, networking, and mentoring events for its membership including its Annual Installation Dinner, Moon Festival Mixer, and Dim Sum Holiday Party, all of which draw together a large number of the membership from law students to the judiciary. OCAABA also co-hosts mixers with other Bar Associations such as the Hispanic Bar Association to provide attendees with opportunities for networking and mutual cultural exchanges.
Professional development has always been a key concern for our members, and OCAABA has responded by hosting a brown bag courtroom series with the local judiciary and by presenting CLEs on topics ranging from “Ethics vs. Zealous Advocacy at Mediation” to “Breaking the Glass Ceiling—the Path to Partnership for Asian American Attorneys.” Legal outreach and seminars are also provided to local corporations and small business groups to promote legal access and education in the community. OCAABA also played a key role in planning the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention held in Los Angeles in November 2010.
OCAABA takes a strong interest in promoting the development of future attorneys. OCAABA’s Mentorship Committee has partnered with the student groups at several Orange County law schools, including Chapman, Western State, Whittier, and the University of California, Irvine to host career panels and resume and interviewing skill workshops.
OCAABA also strives to promote continued diversity in our judiciary system. Our Judicial Evaluation Committee, through a rigorous interviewing process, seeks to endorse qualified individuals for appointment to the state and federal judiciary. Since its inception in 2009, the Judicial Evaluation Committee has endorsed several judicial candidates, including recent Orange County Superior Court appointees Deborah Chuang and Richard Lee, and newly-elected Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner.
In addition, OCAABA provides opportunities to serve the community, has hosted pro bono legal clinics with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and has sponsored seminars and community law schools provided by Affiliate Bar Associations. Earlier this spring, OCAABA also organized a networking fundraiser for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
For more information about our organization and upcoming events and to download a membership application, please visit our website at www.ocaaba.org or contact Heather DeSha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORANGE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE BAR ASSOCIATION
The OCCDBA recently celebrated its first anniversary. The founding Board members—Kate Corrigan (President), Jack Earley (Past President), Jennifer Keller (Treasurer), Gary Pohlson (Vice President), John Barnett, Paul Meyer, Al Stokke, Mike McDonnell, and Ed Munoz—started the association to promote the interests of the private criminal defense bar in Orange County. Recently, the OCCDBA held its first election, and after a hotly contested runoff election, Ed Flores was elected to fill Al Stokke’s Board seat.
The OCCDBA Board members have been actively participating in courthouse meetings and providing a voice for the private criminal defense bar. In its first year, the Board was able to achieve several of its goals, including growing its membership, providing great MCLE opportunities to its membership, achieving the expansion of access to VISION to private defense counsel, and a high level of camaraderie amongst its members. Our meetings have included town hall style exchanges with the bench, candidates for the bench, rehabilitation services providers, the Orange County District Attorneys’ Office, private pay-to-stay jail providers, and, of course, great panels of seasoned attorneys. In November, we co-hosted a criminal panel with the Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, and had as guest speakers Andre Birotte (U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California), USCAC Dennise Willett, and Amy Karlin (the Federal Defender for Santa Ana Division).
The OCCBDA members range in age and experience. More experienced and seasoned attorneys offer their time to younger members in the way of informal mentoring.
We meet once a month at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana. Our dues are $150 per year, and we offer a discount to law students and investigators.
For further information, please contact OCCDBA President Kate Corrigan at 949.251.0330 or visit our website at www.occdba.com.
ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S ASSOCIATION
The Orange County Deputy Public Defender’s Association (OCDPDA) was formed in 1991 as a non-profit organization with a mission to promote high quality indigent legal defense in Orange County. The OCDPDA actively promotes increased public awareness of criminal justice issues within Orange County, donates resources to causes that support fairness in the legal system, and actively participates in providing continuing legal education for all members of the defense bar. Currently, OCDPDA enjoys a membership of over 185 attorneys drawn from the offices of the Public Defender, the Alternate Defender, and the Associate Defender.
The Board of Directors of the OCDPDA is comprised of nine members who are elected by the membership and serve a two-year term. This year’s Board is Julia Kelly (President), Kevin Snyder (Vice President), Jenny Thurrell (Treasurer), Chi Ma (Secretary), and Board members Jessica Johnston, Marjorie Kirkwood, John Mango, Joaquin Nava, and Christopher Taylor.
ORANGE COUNTY JEWISH BAR ASSOCIATION
In August 2009, President and Founder Jordon P. Steinberg of Minyard Morris LLP envisioned an Orange County Jewish Bar Association (OCJBA), and by February 2010, the vision became a reality.
The organization’s Mission Statement says it all, “Providing a social environment that will engender comradeship among its members, building upon the foundation of thousands of years of Jewish tradition steeped in the law (Torah), fostering the application of Jewish principles and morality, and committing good deeds (Mitzvot) and acts of kindness (Tzedakah) while practicing law and serving the community.”
The organization meets the first Tuesday of every month at Muldoon’s in Newport Beach, located at 202 Newport Center Drive. The OCJBA is eternally grateful to Ron Schwartz for hosting our meetings. The meetings are open, and all are welcome, Jewish or non-Jewish; you do not have to be a “member” to attend.
The OCJBA gives back to the OC community by participating in pro bono activities with Human Options and Jewish Federation/Family Services. Our pro bono mission continues to grow as we pursue additional causes to support such as a current collaborative campaign with the Anti-Defamation League for bullying.
For more information, please visit our website at www.ocjba.org, write to OCJBA, P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA 92658, or email Jordon P. Steinberg at email@example.com.
ORANGE COUNTY LAVENDER BAR ASSOCIATION
The Orange County Lavender Bar Association is the county’s official association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and allied attorneys. OCLBA provides networking, educational, and mentorship opportunities and resources to its membership and the community. As part of its mission, OCLBA seeks to increase the visibility of LGBT issues in Orange County and the profile of Orange County in the broader statewide LGBT community.
OCLBA was launched on June 16, 2010, at a gala hosted by Gibson Dunn that was attended by 200 attorneys, philanthropists, business and community leaders, judges, professors, and students. The launch event featured remarks by attorneys in San Francisco who had just completed closing arguments in the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger case challenging Proposition 8 in federal court. Thereafter, OCLBA’s founding Board of Directors, which includes representatives from private practice and academia, began implementing a robust series of bar programs.
In its first year, OCLBA produced a number of highly successful events. Each month, OCLBA Board members welcome attorneys and law students from across the county to network with their colleagues at mixers held at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine. OCLBA has also hosted a number of heavily attended educational events, featuring high-profile practitioners speaking on topics ranging from constitutional law to tax and estate planning issues facing the LGBT community. OCLBA seeks not only to provide support and resources to its membership, but also to the LGBT and allied community at large. OCLBA collaborates with other Affiliate Bar Associations across the county on issues and challenges of common concern.
OCLBA’s First Anniversary Gala will be held in July at The Michelson in Irvine and will include a keynote address by a leading member of the Orange County judiciary. OCLBA seeks to serve and unite not just the LGBT community, but our allies as well. For more information, please visit www.oclba.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORANGE COUNTY TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association was formed in 1963 when plaintiffs’ attorneys got together to share information and to exchange various tips and strategies with one another. The OCTLA has had a wonderful and rich history. Most recently, Alan Brown (2009) and Anne Andrews (2010) led our organization to two consecutive Trial Lawyer Association Of The Year Awards presented by our parent organization, the Consumer Attorneys Of California (CAOC). Adding to our rich history, John Montevideo (1998) became the current President of CAOC, joining the ranks of such notable past presidents as Wiley Aitken (1972) and Mark Robinson (1981), who also served as presidents of both organizations.
Throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, Past Presidents Mark Edwards (1986), Peter Noronha (1995), Daniel Hodes (1999), John Burns (2000), and many others sacrificed their practices to battle off huge tort reform propositions for consumer protection. Through their efforts, the vast majority of those propositions were soundly defeated. Also adding to our organization’s wonderful history are those Past Presidents—James Di Cesare (1988), Thierry Colaw (1989), and Lon Horwitz (1994)—who became judicial officers and selflessly committed themselves to public service. Board member Dave Belz (2009) also made the same commitment and became a judge in 2009. Other recent notable Past Presidents, Gary Chambers (1990) and Eric Traut (2002), later became Presidents of the American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA). Through their efforts, as well as those of many others, they have bridged a gap between both organizations.
Through the strength of leaders like David Crandall (1997), Jack Veth (2003), and Jeff Milman (2004), the OCTLA developed a synergy that drives the organization. Today our organization is stronger than ever, with a clear dedication of our mission to promote quality representation of individual rights while educating, networking, and supporting our membership. Below are just a few of the benefits our members enjoy. . . .
Best Networking Opportunities in Orange County: It is now no secret that OCTLA is one of the most prominent bar organizations in Orange County. Join the numerous judges and top lawyers in Orange County who routinely attend our monthly dinner meetings.
Relevant and Interesting Educational Events: Not all MCLE events are created equal. The topics and speakers we provide each month will help you in your law practice. Plus, every year, OCTLA hosts a members-only candid evaluation of all local judges, arbitrators, and mediators—information crucial to every trial lawyer’s practice. This benefit alone is worth the price of membership.
Informative Quarterly Magazine: From insightful interviews with Orange County Superior Court judges to practical articles vital to trial lawyers, you will not want to miss an issue.
Interactive Website/Bulletin Board: To see all we now have to offer, log on to www.OCLTA.org. Some have said the most valuable feature of the website is our new members-only bulletin board, which allows members to post questions regarding their cases and solicit responses from hundreds of fellow trial attorneys. The responses are usually immediate, numerous, and invaluable. It’s like having a large law firm at your fingertips.
Recreational Activities: Whether you’d like to participate in weekly softball games or an annual golf tournament is more your speed, the OCTLA has you covered.
All attorneys engaged in trial practice in Orange County are encouraged to join OCTLA. With benefits like these, how can you afford not to join? For more information, visit our website at www.OCTLA.org, or contact Janet Thornton at 949.916.9577 or 949.440.6700, ext. 258.
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. The original goal of the organization was to focus on civil rights, not only of women, but of all individual groups that may have experienced discrimination in our society or before the law. In 1979, OCWLA became an affiliate organization of the Orange County Bar Association. Its founding members wanted to stay true to the group’s original goals—the advancement of women in the legal profession and the support of diversity both on the bench and in law firm partnerships. OCWLA is also an affiliate of California Women Lawyers.
OCWLA holds monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at Grand Catered Events in Orange. Our programs strive to educate our membership, often offering specialty Continuing Legal Education credit, and provide a fun networking forum between judges, attorneys, law students, and other professionals.
OCWLA also promotes awareness in the community. Through our annual fundraisers we are able to support worthy causes such as law student bar stipends, the Public Law Center, El Viento, and the Collaborative Courts of the Orange County Superior Court.
In addition, our quarterly newsletter and website offer a glimpse into OCWLA events and member activities. We encourage all members to get involved with our ongoing projects such as our long-standing efforts with the Orange County Court’s Juvenile and Adult Drug Court participant educational programs. OCWLA members donate their time and legal expertise by both assisting in and making presentations during these programs, in conjunction with other legal and non-legal professionals and court staff members. It is through giving back that we are able to give thanks to a profession that has been so good to us.
In May, OCWLA, along with many of Orange County’s prominent attorneys and judges, celebrated its 35th Anniversary at the Newport Marriott in Fashion Island. OCWLA was honored to host Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye as the keynote speaker for the 35th anniversary dinner. All proceeds from the evening’s silent action benefitted the newly formed Orange County Women Lawyers Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, established to continue OCWLA’s numerous philanthropic activities.
This year, OCWLA’s emphasis is on providing our membership with access to affordable hard-to-get specialty credits. We continue both our outreach to fellow Affiliate Bar Associations to increase networking, and membership opportunities and our commitment to community involvement and philanthropy.
If you would like more information about OCWLA, please contact us at www.ocwla.org, and 949.440.6700, ext. 259.