News & Publications Press Releases August 21, 2019

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OCBA Charitable Fund Honors OC Superior Court Collaborative Courts Program, Keller/Anderle LLP, and The Home Depot as its 2019 Annual Benefit Honorees


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019—The Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund will honor the Orange County Superior Court Collaborative Courts Program as its 2019 Community Partner Honoree of the OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit, Keller/Anderle LLP as the Law Firm Honoree, and The Home Depot as the Corporate Honoree during tomorrow night’s OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit.

Each year, the OCBA Charitable Fund hosts an annual benefit – a wine tasting and charity awards fundraiser, and this year’s benefit will be held at Newport Beach Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The evening will include great wines, culinary delights, live entertainment, and both a silent and live auction.

“This event also provides an opportunity for the Charitable Fund to recognize various individuals, law firms, corporations, and community partners for their contributions to enhance the system of justice and expand access to justice through the Charitable Fund,” said OCBA Charitable Fund President Nikki Miliband, who will be presenting this year’s honorees with their awards during the annual benefit.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund donations to various law-related charities in the Orange County community. In previous years, the OCBA Charitable Fund has awarded grants to organizations that provide critically needed services to a broad range of clients including assistance for victims of domestic violence, veterans, and homeless residents, legal services for low-income residents of Orange County and foster youth, and diversity pipeline efforts.

Please see below for more details about this year’s honorees.

2019 Community Partner Honoree
Collaborative Courts are “problem solving” or “solution” courts that work on the underlying personal issues of those going through the criminal justice system. These courts are at the center of addressing Orange County’s needs as they relate to veterans, homeless people, and those with mental health issues. The various Collaborative Courts include Adult Drug Court, DUI Court, Homeless Outreach Court, Juvenile Recovery Court, Opportunity Court, Recovery Court, Military Diversion Court, Truancy Court, Veterans Court, WIT Court (Whatever It Takes), and Teen Court. See occourts.org/directory/collaborative-courts.

2019 Law Firm Honoree
Keller/Anderle LLP is a women-owned law firm focusing on litigation of complex matters that place a company, fortune, or liberty on the line. The firm has fourteen attorneys who have collectively conducted more than 400 jury trials and received over $925 million in verdicts for plaintiff clients in the areas of class actions, white collar crime, securities, and commercial litigation. The founding partners Jennifer Keller and Kay Anderle have championed their law firm mantra of giving back to the community through pro bono work on behalf of homeless advocacy groups and homeless individuals and have supported the OCBA Charitable Fund year-round. See kelleranderle.com.

2019 Corporate Honoree
The Home Depot’s Orange County legal department provides pro bono legal services through local organizations, like the Public Law Center’s Domestic Violence Assistance Program, to empower and assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary restraining orders. See corporate.homedepot.com.

To learn more about or support the OCBA and its Charitable Fund, visit www.ocbar.org or www.ocbarcf.org.

About the Orange County Bar Association
Established in 1901, the Orange County Bar Association, with over 8,500 members, is one of the largest voluntary bars in California. The mission of the Orange County Bar Association is to enhance the system of justice, to support the lawyers who serve it, and to assist the community served by it.

About the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund
Founded in 1995 as the charitable giving and fundraising arm of the Orange County Bar Association, the OCBA Charitable Fund provides resources to organizations and programs in order to enhance the system of justice in Orange County and promote access to equal justice for all. Over the last decade, the OCBA Charitable Fund has provided over $1.2 million in grants to law-related charities in Orange County.