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Newsletter for April 17 – April 30, 2017

Thank you to all our current sponsors!

Interested in being an event sponsor? Follow the link for sponsorships that are still available.

OCBA Volunteers Harvests with Second Harvest Food Bank

A big thanks to OCBA member volunteers who participated in the harvest this weekend at The Incredible Edible Farm at the Great Park! Volunteers served the nearly 336,000 OC residents, many of them children, who are at risk of hunger every month. Harvesting included planting, picking and/or weeding the current in-season crop.

For more photos, visit the OCBA Facebook Page.

Featured MCLE

Fourth Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Update
Presented by the OCBA Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange

Download the flyer for more information or register online.


Worthy Mentions

Coming Soon from Orange County Lawyer

Get all this and more in the May 2017 issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine. Have an idea that you'd love to see in print? We're always on the lookout for cutting-edge content relevant to the Orange County legal community. Review our writer guidelines and submit your article for consideration!
  • COVER STORY Who’s Who in the OCBA - The Affiliate Bars
  • More of Less: A Preemptory Challenge
    by Judge David A. Hoffer
  • Ethics Implications in Disqualification Bids
    by Peter Afrasiabi
  • Efforts to Provide Paid Family Leave on the Rise
    by Shirin Forootan
  • Approaching the Bench Column: Attorney Fee Motions: Hunting for Fluff and the Avoidable Haircut
    by Steven S. Streger
  • Family Law Corner Column: Assessing E-Discovery Needs in Family Law Cases: Strategies for the Practitioner
    by Kapil Dandamudi


Own the Room: Strengthen Your Public Speaking and Business Development Skills
Presented by the OCBA Mommy Esquire Committee
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble
Monday, April 24, 2017
Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, Coto de Caza

OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee Spring Caucus
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA Summer Member Mixer
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Mastro's Steakhouse, Costa Mesa

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

Volunteer Opportunities

WHW/Men2Work Spring Quarterly Sale
Saturday, April 22, 2017
1800 East McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705

OCBA volunteers are needed to assist with WHW’s quarterly sale where shoppers are able to buy clothing and accessories at $5 and under. Click here for full details.

Second Harvest of Orange County Food Drive: FOOD FROM THE BAR
May 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017
The OCBA Community Outreach Committee will participate in the Second Harvest of Orange County FOOD FROM THE BAR grassroots campaign to fight hunger and help more than 335,000 food-insecure individuals within our community. Participate in this friendly competition between law firms to close the meal gap. For complete details, visit

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
Presented by the OCBA and Public Law Center
Contact OCBA Public Services Coordinator Dana Mullin at 949.440.6700, ext. 110 or by email at, or Leigh Ferrin at 714.541.1010, ext. 290 or by email at

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.

Check out recent photos from the OCBA YLD Spring Social.

Own the Room: Strengthen Your Public Speaking and Business Development Skills
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

YLD Angels Game Night
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Angels Stadium, Anaheim

Masters Division

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

Masters Division Angels Game Night
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Angels Stadium, Anaheim

Law School Corner

Check out more photos from the OCBA Law Student Seminar: Becoming A Professional on the OCBA Facebook page.

TMBA, Chapman University Fowler School of Law BLSA & DSJF
Movie Screening of 13th

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange

In addition to the movie screening of 13th, TMBA and local law school students were joined by Judge Horan prior to the movie. Judge Horan shared his W.I.N. strategy - What's Important Now - emphasizing courage, hard work, and excellence in all things. To view more photos, visit the TMBA affiliate bar webpage.

The Trump Administration and International Law

Thursday, April 20, 2017
UC Irvine School of Law, Education Building Room 1111, Irvine

Presented by Harold Hongju Koh - Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School; and one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. To RSVP, click here.

Western State Law Review Symposium 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017
1 Banting, Irvine

The Western State Law Review operates as a traditional, student-edited law review at Western State College of Law, and is a member of the National Conference of Law Reviews. The Western State Law Review publishes articles focused on California law and Federal law that directly impacts the state of California. For more information, click here.


The OCBA has built a lasting tradition of “Attorneys Helping Attorneys” with the OCBA HELP-Line or Hotline of Experienced Legal Professionals.Have a legal question? Don’t hesitate to utilize this free service. Email or 949.440.6700, ext. 384 to start. The HELP-Line also welcomes volunteer attorneys who are willing to provide brief consultations to inquiring members. Those with experience in conservatorship, guardianship, and protective proceedings or elder law are encouraged to join! Download the HELP-Line attorney form.

Upcoming MCLE Programs

April 12 - May 13, 2017
OCBA College of Trial Advocacy

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Fourth Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Update

Presented by the OCBA Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Thursday, May 11, 2017
From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: What's Next for HealthCare

Presented by the OCBA Health Care Law Section


6/20 Veterans & Military Committee Seminar
Presented by the OCBA Veterans & Military Committee

6/21 Evidence Seminar
Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

6/24 Labor & Employment Law Symposium
Presented by the OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section

OCHBA 39th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner

The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County held its annual fundraiser and installation dinner on March 4 at Irvine Marriott. The event honored OCBA member Robert Cohen with the Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award, and named OCBA members Yamilet Medina, Gardenia Montero, and Brianna Ruiz as Wally Davis Scholarship recipients. To view more photos, visit the OCHBA affiliate bar webpage.

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

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