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Newsletter for October 22 – November 4, 2018
 

OCBA Honors Harmon G. Scoville Honoree Teresa McQueen

Last week, the OCBA honored its member volunteers for their dedicated service and community voluteerism throughout the year. A special highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Harmon G. Scoville Award to Teresa A. McQueen. This award annually recognizes a member of the Orange County legal community who has exemplified the highest standards of the legal profession throughout their career, as well as and contributed to and championed the mission of the OCBA. View a full list of past honorees here. To see more photos from the event, visit the OCBA Facebook page.


OCBA Announces 2018 Appointments Committee

The following members have been appointed by President-Elect Deirdre Kelly to serve on the 2018 Appointments Committee: Joseph Chairez, Baker & Hostetler LLP; Larisa Dinsmoor, Orange County Public Defender; Scott Garner, Umberg Zipser LLP; Caroline Hahn, Law Offices of Caroline R. Hahn; Dimetria Jackson, Nano Banc; Jeannie Kim, Buchalter APC; Richard McNeil, Orange County District Attorney's Office; Nikki Miliband, Good Wildman; James Pack, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; Yolanda Torres, Law Offices of Yolanda Torres; and Dean Zipser, Umberg Zipser LLP.

The Appointments Committee, established in accordance with OCBA Bylaws, will make recommendations for appointments to the Board of Directors sufficient to fill any vacancies in the eight (8) directorships to be appointed pursuant to Bylaws Section 6.9. The Committee will make its recommendations with a view to ensuring that the composition of the Board of Directors fairly represents the diverse composition of the Association.

The Appointments Committee will meet in November to recommend three OCBA members for appointments to the Board of Directors for three-year terms and one OCBA member for appointment to Board of Directors for a one-year term. All terms will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2018. Visit www.ocbar.org for more information, or click here to download the application.

Featured MCLE

California Insurance Law Annual Update 2018
Presented by the OCBA Insurance Law Section

Thursday, October 25, 2018
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
Registration/Dinner: 5:30 p.m.; Program: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
*2.0 General CLE Credits*


Speakers: Hon. Rex Heeseman (Ret.), JAMS; J. Kelby Van Patten, Esq., Payne & Fears; Phillip E. Smith, Esq., Smith Smith & Feeley LLP; Stephen E. Smith, Esq., Smith Smith & Feeley LLP

Download the flyer for more details or register online.

News

OCBA Section Leadership Elections

OCBA 2019 Section Leadership Nominations are Underway

Section leadership is of vital importance to continuing education and business networking in particular areas of the law. Nominations CLOSE on Monday, Oct. 22, 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. Please visit ocbar.org/nominations to submit a nomination, or 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

OCBA Offers Discounted Fingerprint Scanning - Next Live Scan Date - Today!
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Next Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

OCBA Open House Section Specialty Day at Western State
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Western State College of Law, Irvine

OCBA Fall Member Mixer
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Hotel Irvine

OCBA Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
Irvine Marriott

Volunteer Opportunities

OCBA Fall Food Packaging Event

OCBA volunteers assisted the Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank to help provide relief to those in need. They spent time packing and assembling food items into boxes for delivery to hungry families in our local communities. For more photos, visit the OCBA Facebook Page.


OCBA YLD Community Outreach Orangewood Volunteer Event
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Orangewood Children’s Home, Orange

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, Costa Mesa

CRF-OC Mock Trial Attorney Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help score CRF-OC’s 38th Annual Orange County High School Mock Trial Competition. The commitment for one evening is from 4:30pm 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. No experience is necessary; you do not need to be a litigator. Attorney scorekeepers will evaluate student performances and provide feedback and suggestions to competitors. Competition materials will be sent after registration. Click here for more details or to register online.

Coming Soon from Orange County Lawyer

The November 2018 issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine is a special issue on U.S. immigration law. 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 Working on a Merger and Acquisition Deal? Don't Forget About Immigration Implications
    by Mitchell L. Wexler and Jenna J. Robinson
  • COVER STORY Veterans Legal Institute and Its Volunteer Attorney Heroes Support Active Service Members and Veterans by Combating Immigration Needs Pro Bono
    by Antoinette N. Balta and Richard M. Wilner
  • COVER STORY A PLC Attorney's Look at Current Processes and Recent Changes Relating to Arriving Asylum-Seekers
    by Monica E. Glicken
  • COVER STORY Legal Aid Society of Orange County - Community Legal Services: Celebrating Sixty Years and Serving New Communities
    by Kate Marr

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 Trivia Night
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Muldoon's Irish Pub, Newport Beach

OCBA YLD Community Outreach Orangewood Volunteer Event
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Orangewood Children’s Home, Orange

OCBA YLD Diversity & Inclusion Committee Presents: Navigating yOUR Discomfort
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Troutman Sanders LLP, Irvine

OCBA YLD 2018 Winter Softball
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
Irvine

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.

OCBA Trivia Night
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Muldoon's Irish Pub, Newport Beach

The Dark Web and Cryptocurrency
Seminar Presented by FBA/OC, OCCDBA, OCBA Masters Division, and UCI Center for Psychology & Law Department of Psychological Science
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
University of California, Irvine

Law School Corner

OCBA Open House & Section Specialty Day
at Western State College of Law

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Western State College of Law, Irvine

Western State law student members are invited meet practicing lawyers from OCBA Sections. Learn about the different areas of law and the value of becoming and OCBA section member. The event will take place in Moot Court Room 233 A-B from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at membership@ocbar.org or at 949.440.6700, ext. 103. Click here for more information.


News from UC Irvine School of Law

Upcoming MCLE Programs

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
OCBA Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Law Update

Presented by the OCBA Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
OCBA California Insurance Law Annual Update

Presented by the OCBA Insurance Law Section

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
OCBA Appellate Law Annual Section Seminar & Sills Award Presentation

Presented by the OCBA Appellate Law Section

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
The Dark Web and Cryptocurrency

Presented by the FBA/OC, OCCDBA, OCBA Masters Division, and UCI Center for Psychology & Law Department of Psychological Science

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
OCBA Ethics Update 2018

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
OCBA Specialty Credit Night

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

March 22-30, 2019
OCBA Travel Seminar to Scotland

*Space is limited. First come, first served.*
Presented by the OCBA Education Committee

Join the OCBA Lawyer Referral
& Information Service

Need to expand your practice or build your client base? Join or renew your LRIS membership now and receive carefully screened referrals by trained representatives. LRIS is a trusted referral program that has proudly served the Orange County community for over 55 years. Elder Law and Medical Malpractice attorneys are especially needed. Please click here for more information or email us at lris@ocbar.org.

Affiliate Bars

OCWLA 43rd 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

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