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Newsletter for August 7 – August 20, 2017

2018 OCBA Secretary Nominees: Larisa Dinsmoor and Daniel Robinson

The OCBA Nominating Committee has announced the slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Terms will begin Jan. 1, 2018. All officer terms are for one year, and Board member terms are for three years. The candidates for the 2018 office of OCBA Secretary are Larisa Dinsmoor (Orange County Public Defender) and Daniel Robinson (Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.), shown here.

Click here to view the full slate of candidates.

Special Thanks to Champagne Level Sponsor
Sullivan, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner, LLP

Sponsorship & Tickets Available Online

Auction and wine donations (90+ points) are also being accepted.
Want to donate? Email


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.

Now Available from Orange County Lawyer

Both in print and on-the-go, this year's August issue is now available for our members. We hope you enjoy the features and thought-provoking columns. We're always on the look-out for cutting-edge content relevant to the Orange County legal community. If you have an idea that you'd love to see in print, review our writer guidelines and submit your article for consideration.

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


OCBA Mommy Esq. & Amicus Alo Task Force Program
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit Raise Your Glass
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach

OCBA Bar Waiters Reception
*By Invitation Only*
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

1st Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange

The Status and Future of the California Supreme Court
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
The Pacific Club, Newport Beach


OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Twenty Eight Restaurant & Bar, Irvine

OCBA Fall Member Mixer
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Hotel Irvine, Irvine

OCBA 2018 Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Irvine Marriott, Irvine

Volunteer Opportunities

Orangewood Children and Family Center Visit
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
Orangewood Children's Home, Orange

Orangewood Children and Family Center cares for children who are victims of neglect and abuse. This is an opportunity to participate in a memorable volunteer experience. Download the flyer for more details.

Race for the Cure
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Newport Beach

CRF-OC Mock Trial Attorney Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help score CRF-OCís 37th Annual Orange County High School Mock Trial Competition. The commitment for one evening is from 4:45pm to 7:30pm at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. This opportunity is open to all retired and practicing attorneys, as well as those awaiting bar exam results. Download the flyer for more details.

Summer Necessities Drive
Donations can be dropped off at OCBA Headquarters
Download the flyer or call 949-440-6700, ext. 111 for more details.

OCBA Mentoring Program
This program matches experienced lawyers with new lawyers who have been in practice for five years or less. If interested in serving an OCBA mentor, review and complete the Mentoring Application. Questions? Email

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 at 714.541.1010, ext. 290, or by email.

OCBA Mentor on Demand
Innovative Web-Based Mentoring

The OCBA Mentor On Demand program is designed specifically for OCBA Young Lawyers Division members. This online collection of video presentations provides insights and practical information from leading OCBA members of the bench and bar. Visit to browse the video library.

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.

*SOLD OUT* YLD Day at the Races
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar

YLD 2017 Fall Softball
The City of Irvineís Spring Softball season tentatively runs from August to November 2017. Players are asked to attend at least seven games during the ten-game season. Click here for details.


OCBA Young Lawyers Division Educational Seminar: Mock Depositions
*Exclusive for YLD Members*
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Masters Division

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

Check out photos from the most recent events on the OCBA Masters Division webpage.

Law School Corner

Part-Time Lecturer

Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer, International Criminal Law within Fowler School of Law, Spring 2018.

Upcoming MCLE Programs

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Building and Growing a Successful Practice

Presented by the Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
OCBA Ethics Update 2017

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee


9/19 OCBA Elder Law Section Annual Seminar
Presented by the OCBA Elder Law Section

10/11 OCBA Trusts & Estates Section Annual Seminar
Presented by the OCBA Trust & Estates Section

10/17 OCBA E-Discovery Seminar 2017
Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

11/9 California Insurance Law Annual Update 2017
Presented by the OCBA Insurance Law Section

OCWLA First Annual Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill

Photo Credit: Stan Sholik of CA Legal Photography

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

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



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