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Newsletter for November 18 – December 1, 2019
 

OCBA 2020 Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Irvine Marriott, Irvine

The Orange County Bar Association has announced the 2020 Judges' Night and Annual Meeting featuring the installation of Scott B. Garner, Esq. as 2020 OCBA President, as well as the installation of the OCBA Officers and Directors and the OCBA Charitable Fund Directors. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Franklin G. West Award, the highest honor bestowed by the OCBA. Register online today.

Featured MCLE

OCBA SPECIALTY CREDIT NIGHT
EARN CREDITS FOR THREE SPECIALTIES IN ONE NIGHT!
Presented by OCBA Education Committee

Tomorrow, Nov. 19, 2019
Sonesta Irvine (Formerly The Wyndham Hotel)
17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614

Topics: Elimination of Bias, Mia Yamamoto (Law Office of Mia Yamamoto); Legal Ethics, Todd W. Smith (Umberg Zipser LLP) and Michael S. LeBoff (Klein & Wilson); Competence Issues, Michael M. Brewer (The Brewer Law Firm)

Approved for 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 1.0 Legal Ethics, 1.0 Competence Issues
Download the flyer for more information or register online.

News

OCBA 2020 Section Leadership Election - Vote Online!

Online voting CLOSES on Monday, Nov. 25 for the Banking & Lending, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate Law, Tort & Trial, and Trusts & Estates sections.

Online voting OPENS on Tuesday, Nov. 26, for Business Litigation, Construction Law, Conservatorship, Guardianship, & Protective Proceedings, Entertainment, Sports, & Marketing Law, Family Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, and Solo Practitioner/Small Firm sections.

View the full nomination and election schedule online at ocbar.org/elections.


Worthy Mentions

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

Events

Your Career Sponsor: Why It’s Important for Your Career and How to Get One - TONIGHT!
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Forum on Judiciary Independence
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange

Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Irvine Marriott, Irvine

OCBA Travel Seminar to Cuba
2020 OCBA Travel Seminar Co-Chairs: Larisa Dinsmoor and Nikki Miliband
April 17-21, 2020
Havana, Cuba

Join fellow members for this 5 days / 4 nights trip to Havana, Cuba. Deposits are due by December 17, 2019. Contact Laura Adams via email at Laura@CubaCulturalTravel.com or phone at 760.645.3269 with any questions. Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE

3/31 OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble

8/27 OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit

Volunteer Opportunities

OCBA Necessities Drive to Benefit Human Trafficking Victims
Last Day to Donate: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
The two primary first responders to a victim of human trafficking are law enforcement and Waymakers. Waymakers is a nonprofit resource helping people find their way. Waymakers clears the path so clients can advance beyond crisis. When a Waymakers Advocate receives a call to assist a victim, they bring a bag including various necessities to meet the victim wherever he or she is. The victim’s clothing may be taken for evidence or they may have barely any clothing on at all. Oftentimes they need the necessities of life, like shelter, food and toiletries. Click here to show your support; your donation will go directly to these victims.

Senior Santa & Friends
Donation Deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
This program provides holiday gifts and gift certificates to elderly and disabled clients of the Orange County Social Services and Health Care Agencies, who may be forgotten during this special time of year. To participate, email events@ocbar.org. Drop off items at OCBA Headquarters – 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, or at Gordon & Rees – 2211 Michelson Drive, Suite 400, Irvine. Visit www.ocbar.org or contact the OCBA Events Department at events@ocbar.org for more information.

Spark of Love Toy Drive
Donation Deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
Make a child’s holiday special by donating new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment in the Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive! Coordinated by ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters, donations will be distributed to Orange County children of all ages who may otherwise go without. Gift cards are accepted, and toys for teenagers are appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at OCBA Headquarters – 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.ocbar.org or contact the OCBA Events Department at events@ocbar.org.

Coming Soon from Orange County Lawyer

Get all this and more in the December 2019 issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine.
  • COVER STORY OCBA’s Journey to Cuba
    by Daniel Perez
  • OCWLA’s Gala Inspires and EmpowHers With Outstanding Honorees
    by Michelle A. Philo
  • Trap for the Unwary: Malpractice and the Missed Attorney’s Fees Issue
    by Marc Alexander
  • Congress Acts! Chapter 11 Reorganization Tailored to Small Businesses
    by Richard A. Marshack and Tinho Mang
  • Meet George Choriatis: Health Sciences Counsel at UCI
    by Hedyeh Tirgardoon and Quynh-Anh Nguyen
  • “Were They Lying?” Questions: A Practitioner’s Look at the California Rule Versus the Federal Rule
    by Jesse Gessin

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.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
OCBA YLD Holiday Decorating at the Alzheimer’s Family Center

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
OCBA Young Lawyers Division Holiday Mixer

Bowlmor Lanes, Tustin

Masters Division

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

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
OCBA Masters Division Celebratory Luncheon

Law School Corner

News and Events from Orange County Law Schools

Upcoming MCLE Programs

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
OCBA Specialty Credit Night

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
OCBA Ethics Update 2019

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

April 17-21, 2020
OCBA Travel Seminar to Cuba
2020 OCBA Travel Seminar Co-Chairs: Larisa Dinsmoor and Nikki Miliband
Join fellow members for this 5 days / 4 nights trip to Havana, Cuba. Deposits are due by December 17, 2019. Contact Laura Adams via email at Laura@CubaCulturalTravel.com or phone at 760.645.3269 with any questions. Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATES

1/11 OCBA Last Dash 2020

1/18 OCBA Last Dash Specialty Credit Replay

2/8 Bridging the Gap

Affiliate Bars

OCWLA 44th Gala


To submit affiliate bar events or news to the Orange County Lawyer, contact OCBA Publications & Social Media Manager Jane Tang.

From the Courts & State Bar

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

 

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