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Newsletter for May 18, 2020 – June 7, 2020

Raise Your Glass at Home: A Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, May 29, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The OCBA Charitable Fund invites you to attend this virtual wine tasting fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund grants to various law-related charities in the Orange County community.

Wine Tasting presented by Amelia Singer, a TV Presenter and Segment Host on Hulu's The Wine Show, previous wine Writer for Waitrose Food Magazine (UK's number 1 food magazine), UK Ambassador for the California Wine Institute, and Founder of Amelia's Wine; an event business offering a range of authentic, fun, helpful and ultimately accessible wine tastings.

Featured Webinar

COVID-19 and Litigation Risk Management
Presented by OCBA COVID-19 Task Force

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Click here to register for the webinar.

Speakers: Kate Djavakhyan, Google; Carrie Ann McQuaid, Cast & Crew Entertainment; M.C. Sungaila, Haynes & Boone LLP


Worthy Mentions

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Check the OCBA's online resource for the latest COVID-19 updates and resources. This compilation of helpful links and announcements will keep you up-to-date with local and federal agencies, the courts, and legal community. See below for a short list of recent updates to the webpage. Visit the OCBA COVID-19 Updates & Resources webpage for the full list.

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

Schedule for Upcoming OCBA COVID-19 Task Force Webinars

New webinars presented by the OCBA COVID-19 Task Force are being created each week to provide insights, support, and tips, for OCBA members during this time. These special webinars are available at no extra charge.
  • 5/20 COVID-19 and Litigation Risk Management
    Speakers: Kate Djavakhyan, Google; Carrie Ann McQuaid, Cast & Crew Entertainment; M.C. Sungaila, Haynes & Boone LLP
  • 5/21 COVID-19 Update on Orange County Superior Court Reopening
    Moderator: Scott B. Garner, Umberg Zipser LLP
    Speakers: Hon. Kirk Nakamura, Orange County Superior Court; Hon. James J. Di Cesare, Orange County Superior Court
  • 5/27 Unity in a Time of COVID-19 Part 3
    Opening Remarks: Hon. Todd Spitzer, Orange County District Attorney
    Moderator: Kimberly La Salle, Law Office of Kimberly La Salle
    Speakers: Jake Jondle, Orange County District Attorney’s Office; Rabbi Peter Levi, Anti-Defamation League Orange County/Long Beach; Navdeep Singh, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

The OCBA COVID-19 Task Force is sharing all the webinar replays online. Click here to view previous webinars.

Orange County Lawyer Magazine

Update Your Mailing Address

During this time, if you wish to re-route your print subscription to another address, you can update your OCBA member profile online. We will have your mailing address updated beginning with the May 2020 issue.

Interested in advertising?

The OCBA has three main avenues of advertising to OCBA members and the greater legal community, and this year we've added NEW DIGITAL ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES to the mix. For more information, visit the OCBA Advertising webpage or contact

OCBA Events

MAY 19, 2020
OCBA Mommy Esquire Virtual Monthly Meeting

MAY 29, 2020
Raise Your Glass at Home:
A Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, May 29, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Click here to register online

AUGUST 13, 2020
OCBA Seminar: Evidence for Advocates Series Part 1

AUGUST 20, 2020
OCBA Seminar: Evidence for Advocates Series Part 2

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
OCBA & PLC Seminar: Pro Bono Basic Guardianship Training

OCTOBER 19, 2020
OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble, Golf Clinic & Reception, and Dinner

FEBRUARY 11-16, 2021
OCBA Travel Seminar to Cuba

Law School Corner

News and Events from Orange County Law Schools

Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Please Note: OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service is Open!

Referral representatives are working remotely to assist the public by making quality legal referrals. If a client's legal need fall outside of your area of practice, refer them with confidence to the OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service toll free at (877) 257-4762 or to A non-profit legal referral service serving Orange County for over 55 years. LRIS refers to attorneys in over 30 different areas of law.

If interested in joining OCBA LRIS, please visit or email Olivia Torres at or call 949.440.6700, ext. 116.

Attorney-Client Fee Disputes - Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program

The OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration (MFA) Program is continuing to accept and process case filings. The OCBA’s MFA Program is an informal, confidential and lower cost forum for resolving fee disputes between lawyers and their clients. For more information and assistance, please visit for forms or contact Dana Mullin at or 949.440.6700, ext. 110.



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