Federal Bar Association

FBA/OC Statement Updated April 2024

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is the preeminent national organization for lawyers and judges involved in federal practice. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and needs of federal practitioners, the federal judiciary, and the public.

The Orange County Chapter of the FBA (FBA/OC) covers the spectrum of federal legal practice in Orange County and focuses on presenting frequent and topical CLE programs. Local federal judges participate in presenting many of the programs, provide insight on federal practice in Orange County, and serve on the FBA/OC Board of Directors. Programs and events provide a unique opportunity to interact with federal judges and personnel, stay current on developments in federal practice, and meet and learn from other federal practitioners in our community.

FBA/OC regularly offers programs on cutting-edge topics in civil, criminal, and intellectual property practice. The Chapter also hosts special programs with nationally recognized members of the legal community. Each summer, the FBA/OC offers two Bench and Bar luncheon events at which local federal judges provide valuable insights to practitioners. The Chapter also hosts four Judicial Lunches every year, where a small group of our members will attend lunch with a federal judge in a relaxed and informal setting. The Chapter’s hallmark event each year, Judges’ Night, draws many judges from local and regional courts.

FBA/OC also supports the local community by hosting an annual pro bono lunch to raise awareness of and participation in pro bono programs in the county. Its members also support the Federal Pro Se Clinic at the Ronald Regan Courthouse through volunteer activities.

FBA/OC is also committed to promoting the growth of younger federal court practitioners via its Young Lawyers Division. The YLD hosts brown bag lunches with local judges and networking opportunities for younger federal court practitioners. And the YLD supports the Federal Pro Se Clinic and the Constitutional Rights Foundation and hosts a variety of public service events.

The Chapter’s membership spans a wide range of attorneys, from civil to criminal, from private practitioners to corporate counsel to government attorneys, and includes lawyers in diverse practices, from solo offices to the largest firms.

For more information, membership applications, or to join the FBA/OC, visit the website at www.fbaoc.com or contact FBA/OC Administration at info@fbaoc.com, or 949-608-9905.

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For more information about upcoming events, visit www.fbaoc.org.