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Newsletter for October 7 – October 20, 2019
 

OCBA Announces 2020 Election Results

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2019 President-Elect Scott B. Garner will succeed to the Presidency in 2020. The rest of the 2020 Executive Committee will be comprised of President-Elect Larisa M. Dinsmoor, Treasurer Daniel S. Robinson, newly-elected Secretary Michael A. Gregg, and Immediate Past President Deirdre M. Kelly. Elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning January 2020 are Antoinette N. Balta, Shirin Forootan, Michael S. LeBoff, and Adrianne E. Marshack. The 2020 Officers and Board members will be installed along with the OCBA Charitable Fund's Board of Directors on Thursday, January 16, 2020, during the OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting. Read more.

Featured MCLE

OCBA Pro Bono Committee Disaster Planning Seminar:
HOW TO BE AN ATTORNEY FIRST RESPONDER IF DISASTER HITS ORANGE COUNTY
Presented by the OCBA Pro Bono Committee

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information or register online.

News

OCBA 2020 Membership Renewals

It's time to renew for 2020! As a reminder, membership is based on the calendar year, so renew early to avoid any interruption in benefits. Members receive special pricing on seminars and events and discounts on advertising in Orange County Lawyer. Click here to renew online or contact the OCBA Membership Department at 949.440.6700, ext. 384.


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

OCBA Leadership Roundtable - TONIGHT
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Learn about how the OCBA leadership process works, getting more involved, and share your expertise and knowledge of your volunteer work with the OCBA.

OCBA Mentoring Cafe
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Starbucks, Irvine

New Attorneys in their first few years of practice are invited to meet and talk with Judge Melissa McCormick and OCBA Past President Dean Zipser

OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2019
The Promenade by Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa

OCBA Member Volunteers are invited to a celebration honoring their dedicated efforts and community service throughout the year. Let us show our appreciation! A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Harmon G. Scoville Award to attorney Neil Pedersen. This award annually recognizes a member of the Orange County legal community whose career exemplifies the highest standards of the legal profession and who has contributed to the Orange County Bar Association and championed our constitutional system of justice.

OCBA MFA Advanced Arbitrator Training
*MFA Committee Members Only*
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

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

1/16 OCBA Judges' Night & Annual Meeting - Irvine Marriott, Irvine

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for CHOC's Family Legal Assistance
Family Legal Assistance at CHOC Children's seeks volunteers to assist with intakes and paperwork. We will host a clinic at CHOC's campus on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for families who need a limited conservatorship to obtain medical care. For more information, click here.

Volunteer Judges and Attorneys Needed for CRF-OC’s High School Mock Trial Competition
All trials are held at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana during the months of November and December. Check-in opens at 4:30 pm. Volunteers must be checked in by 5:00 pm; most trials finish by 7:30 pm. Interested judges can register online. Likewise, interested attorneys can register online. For more information, visit crfoc.org/programs/mock-trial.

Now Available from Orange County Lawyer

Both in print and on-the-go, this year's October issue features articles focused on Access to Justice. It 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 Tang at 949.440.6700 ext. 123, or jtang@ocbar.org to take advantage of a special OCBA member discount.

Do Not Give Advice When Declining to Represent a Prospective Client

When declining to take on a prospective client’s legal matter, some lawyers want to provide at least some assistance to the individual. Some lawyers might want to provide an opinion about the client’s legal matter. Click here to read our latest Tip of the Month brought to you by AHERN Insurance Brokerage and AXA XL. Exclusive professional liability insurance programs are available for OCBA members. Apply today.

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 YLD Business Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

An Afternoon Jazz Soiree with TMBA
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
Lucy’s Place, Laguna Hills

Masters Division

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

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
OCBA Masters Division Seminar & Dinner:
Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Presented by the OCBA Masters Division

SAVE THE DATE

12/4 OCBA Masters Division Luncheon Recognizing OCBA Members in Practice 50+ Years

Law School Corner

OCHBA Accepting Applications for Wally Davis Scholarship
The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Wally Davis Scholarship is available to all student regardless of immigration status. All materials must be postmarked by Thursday, October 31, 2019. Notification of scholarship awards will be mailed by Saturday, December 21, 2019. Click here to download an application.


News and Events from Orange County Law Schools

Upcoming MCLE Programs

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
OCBA Pro Bono Committee Disaster Planning Seminar

Presented by the OCBA Pro Bono Committee

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
OCBA Appellate Law Section Seminar & Sills Award Presentation

Presented by the OCBA Appellate Law Section

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
OCBA Conservatorship, Guardianship & Prot. Proceedings Seminar:
The Conservatorship Trial of Old Mother Hubbard

Presented by the OCBA Conservatorship, Guardianship & Prot. Proceedings Section

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
OCBA Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Seminar

Presented by the OCBA Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
California Insurance Law Annual Update 2019

Presented by the OCBA Insurance Law Section

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
OCBA Masters Division Seminar & Dinner:
Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Presented by the OCBA Masters Division

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

11/13 OCBA Seminar: Know Your Audience - Picking a Jury in a 6 Generation World

11/18 OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Seminar

Affiliate Bars

OCAABA Annual Moon Festival


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

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