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**Special Tuesday Edition** Newsletter for February 21 – March 5, 2017

Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund Announces Grants
To Law-related Charities throughout Orange County

The Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund announced it will award $179,600 in grants to 12 law-related organizations and programs in Orange County. The programs provide critically needed services to a broad range of clients including victims of domestic violence, legal services for low-income residents of Orange County and foster youth, diversity pipe-line efforts and assistance for homeless residents.

For more information about the grants and grant recipients, read the official OCBA press release. See more photos from the OCBA Charitable Fund Grant Giving Reception on the OCBA Facebook Page.

Featured MCLE

The Judges' Series
Hot Topics in Evidence
Presented by the OCBA and Orange County Superior Court

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana

Download the flyer for more information or register online.

Want to help a Vet?
Veterans & Tax Law
Presented by the OCBA Veterans & Military Committee

Monday, April 3, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information or register online.

Masters Division

Learn more about the OCBA Masters Division and discover unique networking opportunities.

Reception In Honor of Retiring Judge Gail A. Andler
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Andrei's Restaurant, Irvine

The OCBA and Masters Division cordially invites fellow members and guests to a reception in honor of retiring Judge Gail A. Andler. To reserve your spot at this event, register online or return this form to the OCBA Events Department. A special thank you to the event underwriter sponsor JAMS.


Worthy Mentions

Have Good News of Your Own to Share? Contact OCBA Publications & Social Media Manager Jane Kim at to acknowledge your achievement through the OCBA.

Coming Soon from Orange County Lawyer

Get all this and more in the March 2017 issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine. Have an idea that you'd love to see in print? We're always on the lookout for cutting-edge content relevant to the Orange County legal community. Review our writer guidelines and submit your article for consideration!
  • COVER STORY Golfing with Purpose
    by Todd G. Friedland
  • Not Easily Tested: Ambry Genetic's Melissa Yoon
    by Michael I. Katz
  • Christina Zabat-Fran: This General Counsel Means Business
    by Gloria Lee
  • 2017 New State and Federal Laws
    by James S. Azadian and Eric G. Salbert
  • Mediating Disputes Among Clients
    by Marc D. Alexander
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Pest Control
    by Richard W. Millar, Jr.
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Shakespeare's Best Advice
    by Justice William W. Bedsworth


2017 Legislative Resolutions Committee February Caucus
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Spring Member Mixer
Thursday, March 9, 2017
TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Irvine

OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble
Monday, April 24, 2017
Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, Coto de Caza

Volunteer Opportunities

Suits For A Cause
March 1-31, 2017
Donations accepted at OCBA Headquarters - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinics
Presented by the OCBA and Public Law Center
Contact OCBA Public Services Coordinator Dana Mullin at 949.440.6700, ext. 110 or by email at, or Leigh Ferrin at 714.541.1010, ext. 290 or by email at

Ahern Update: Disbursing Disputed Escrow Funds

When the parties to the escrow both claim the funds, what does the escrow holder do? Somtimes, to complicate matters, one of the parties to the escrow is the escrow holder's client. Click here to read more about this month's tip.

Young Lawyers Division

Learn more about the OCBA Young Lawyers Division or join today! Here are some great opportunities to connect with fellow YLD members.

YLD Spring Social
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Antonello Ristorante, Santa Ana

Law School Corner

First Annual UCI Law Alumni Pro Bono Day

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
This event will focus on assisting litigants to expunge criminal records, and prepare Prop 47 and Prop 64 applications. For more information or to volunteer, click here.

Public Interest Law Foundation
2017 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Chapman University Fowler School of Law will honor Hon. Kathleen O'Leary and Antoinette Balta at this event. The evening includes a seated dinner, live entertainment from The Jazz Execs, and no-host bar. To RSVP or for more information, click here.

Ready to Hire?

Western State College of Law
Contact Pam Davidson, Assistant Dean of Career Resources, at or visit and click on Career Resources.

Whittier Law School
Contact Susie Dickman, Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development, at 714-444-4141, ext. 291 or Or click here to post a position for current students, 2016 graduates and alumni.

Upcoming MCLE Programs

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
The Judges' Series: 2016 Evidence Update

Presented by the OCBA & Orange County Superior Court

Monday April 3, 2017
Want to Help a Vet? Veterans and Tax Law

Presented by the OCBA Veterans and Military Committee

April 12 - May 13, 2017
OCBA College of Trial Advocacy


3/29 Bankruptcy Seminar
Presented by the OCBA

From the Courts & State Bar

For more information, please visit the Courts and State Bar websites.



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