OCAABA Statement Updated June 2022
Established in 1993, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) celebrates its twenty-eighth year as Orange County’s Pan-Asian bar association. OCAABA embraces diversity, welcoming members from any and all backgrounds and practices. Interfacing regularly with fellow local bars and nationally with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), OCAABA is a voice for our community, dedicated to service, charity, and leadership.
In 2017, OCAABA was honored with NAPABA’s prestigious “Affiliate of the Year” award, competing with bar associations all across the United States and Canada. Above all, our members and leaders make the OCAABA experience truly exceptional. There is something for everyone in OCAABA, and we welcome you to join one of our ten committees.
The Professional Development Committee organizes MCLE programs and seminars. These provide guidance for professional development and advancement and often focus on popular, present-day issues.
The In-House Counsel Section helps build relationships among in-house counsel and with outside counsel through events such as the “Must-Know GCs in OC” reception and the “Must-Know GCs” lunch series.
The Small Firm/Solo Practice Section provides a welcoming home for solo, small firm, and general practice attorneys by offering a platform of programs, networking mixers, and general support to assist members in advancing their practices.
The Pipeline Committee works with law student associations and partners with local law schools to provide mentorship, career panel programs, and skills workshops. Student members can sign up for OCAABA’s popular mentor-mentee program.
The Community Service Committee organizes monthly pro bono clinics and charitable drives. OCAABA is also a strong supporter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the Public Law Center.
The Social Committee plans and coordinates social events throughout the year. The Moon Festival and Holiday Dim Sum mixers have become two of our signature events, creating opportunities for students, attorneys, judges, and community supporters to promote friendships and professional ties.
The Membership Committee works on expanding our membership base. Popular events include the Fall Membership Drive and Sushi & Sake Fest where members can also meet candidates for OCAABA’s incoming board.
The PR/Affiliates Committee interfaces with OCAABA’s affiliate bar organizations and the wider community. OCAABA often partners with affiliate bars to host events.
The Judicial Evaluation Committee evaluates qualified judicial candidates for OCAABA endorsement and endeavors to recognize and celebrate diversity on the bench.
The Digital/Social Media Committee provides up-to-date information about OCAABA activities and conducts member outreach via our website and social media platforms.
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For more information about upcoming events, visit www.ocaaba.org.