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Newsletter for April 9 – April 22, 2018
 

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OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble
Monday, April 23, 2018
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach

OCBA Charitable Fund Dinner Social
Monday, April 23, 2018 following the OCBA Charitable Fund Golf Scramble
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach



OCBA Partners with WHW in Community Outreach

For a second year, the OCBA joined more than 70 law firms to partner with WHW in support of Suits for a Cause, a program that was founded by OCBA member Laurie Rowen of Montage Legal Group to donate professional apparel to support the job seekers of WHW. At the end of the clothes drive, leaders and volunteers from both organizations gathered together at OCBA Headquarters to learn about WHW's work and impact in and around Orange County.

Featured MCLE

OC LEGAL TECH CONFERENCE 2018
Presented by the OCBA, California Lawyers Assn., OC Paralegal Assn., and Santa Ana College Legal Studies Department

Saturday, April 21, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Santa Ana College, Santa Ana

Topics will include: Cell Phone Forensics, Fee Agreement Disclosures, Bar e-Competency Requirements, Cloud-Based Vendors, eDiscovery & Trial Tech
*5.0 Hours of General CLE Credit*
Download the flyer for more information or register online.

News

Worthy Mentions

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

Events

OCBA Lawyer Well-Being Task Force & OCBA Young Lawyers Division Program:
How Associates Can Thrive in Their Workplace

*Formerly known as OCBA Amicus Alo Task Force*
Thursday, April 12, 2018
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA Mentoring Reception
*For current protégés and mentors only*
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast

OCBA Mommy Esquire Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae
Charity Golf Scramble

Monday, April 23, 2018
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach

Tee up for charity at the ever-popular Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament! Proceeds benefit the OCBA Charitable Fund, the philanthropic arm of the OCBA, which provides funding and resources to organizations and programs that enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all.

OCBA Charitable Fund Dinner Social
Monday, April 23, 2018 following the OCBA Charitable Fund Golf Scramble
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information.

OCBA Masters Division Legends of the Law Reception
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Center Club Orange County, Costa Mesa

Justice Raymond Ikola and attorney Allan Stokke will be honored as this year's Legends of the Law recipients.

Volunteer Opportunities

Veterans Legal Institute - Case List & Family Law Clinic
Contact VLI Co-Founder and OCBA Board Member Antoinette Balta for more information.

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

Now Available from Orange County Lawyer

Both in print and on-the-go, this year's April issue featuring the OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble is now available for our members.

Have an idea that you'd love to see in print? Review our writer guidelines and submit your article for consideration.

Or want to advertise with us? Contact OCBA Publications & Social Media Manager Jane Kim at 949.440.6700 ext. 123, or jkim@ocbar.org to take advantage of a special OCBA member discount.

Ahern Update:
Key Issues In Retaining Client Files In California

Records retention presents important issues of ethics (protecting client property and maintaining confidentiality and loyalty), risk management (avoiding ethical violations and claims), and expense (controlling the cost of maintaining records). 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.

OCBA Lawyer Well-Being Task Force & OCBA YLD Program:
How Associates Can Thrive in Their Workplace

*Formerly known as OCBA Amicus Alo Task Force*
Thursday, April 12, 2018
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA YLD Spring Quarterly Business Meeting
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Masters Division

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

OCBA Masters Division Legends of the Law Reception
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Center Club Orange County, Costa Mesa

Justice Raymond Ikola and attorney Allan Stokke will be honored as this year's Legends of the Law recipients.

Law School Corner

Kalpana Kotagal to Deliver UCI Law 2018 Commencement Keynote Address

Kalpana Kotagal, a partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and co-author of the Inclusion Rider contractual clause, will deliver the keynote address at UCI Law’s 2018 commencement ceremony in May. Read more.


Roving robot lets UCI student attend classes virtually while on bed rest

When Tess Messiha was prescribed three weeks' bed rest during her pregnancy, she was worried she would have to take a leave of absence from school. But the UC Irvine law student attended classes virtually in December with the help of a robot she controlled from home. She could talk, listen and be called on during class discussions through her computer. Read more.


Chapman University Fowler School of Law receives $1 million gift

Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law has received a $1 million gift from Sherry and Parker Kennedy. Parker Kennedy is currently the Chair of the Fowler School of Law Board of Advisors and Vice Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. He also serves as Chairman of First American Financial Corporation. Read more.

Upcoming MCLE Programs

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
OCBA Trusts & Estates Section Annual Seminar
Tips & Strategies for Practicing in Probate Court

Presented by the OCBA Trusts & Estates Section

Saturday, April 21, 2018
OC Legal Tech Conference 2018

Presented by the OCBA, California Lawyers Association, OC Paralegal Association & Santa Ana College Legal Studies Department

SAVE THE DATE

5/10 Arbitration Seminar
Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

6/9 2018 Labor and Employment Law Symposium
Presented by the OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section

6/12 Want to Help A Vet? Open House & MCLE Program
Presented by the OCBA Veterans and Military Committee

Affiliate Bars

OCHBA 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

For more event photos, visit the OCBA Facebook Page. To submit affiliate bar events or news to the Orange County Lawyer, contact OCBA Publications & Social Media Manager Jane Kim.

From the Courts & State Bar

Annual Reception Benefiting Civics Education
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast

The event will include special remarks from Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Hon. David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


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

 

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