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Member Benefit and Affinity Programs

 

Ahern Insurance Brokerage (AHERN) has been the Designated Professional Liability Insurance Broker for the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) since 2003. With AHERN, OCBA members will have the benefit of a valued consultant and professional liability insurance advocate. AHERN is prepared to provide your firm with superior service and exceptional counsel regarding the professional liability insurance needs of your firm. AHERN has access to over 40 insurance providers as well as proprietary programs exclusive to AHERN. For competitive rates and comprehensive coverage click here for our on-line application. To receive more information on AHERN's Professional Liability Insurance programs please call (800) 282-9786 or email info@aherninsurance.com for more information.
   
Insurance Specialists, Inc. offers preferred rates and simplified underwriting to OCBA members. Contact ISI sales direct at 888.474.1959 or sales@isi1959.com Learn more about the benefits of Aflac insurance policies—and how Aflac may be able to help with costs not covered by your health insurance—call your OCBA specific Aflac representative Annie Strenk 714.321.1614, to find out how your firm can enhance your existing benefits package and reduce payroll taxes AT NO COST TO THE FIRM! Click here for details.
 

With the LawPay program, your law firm can accept credit cards with confidence knowing transactions are handled correctly. The Orange County Bar Association Member Benefit Program offers reduced processing rates, multiple features for the client-attorney transaction and a level of personalized service not easily found elsewhere. LawPay meets the requirements for the American Bar Association trust account guidelines as well as the Attorney’s Professional Code of Conduct. If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call 866.376.0950 or visit www.LawPay.com/ocbar.
 
Verizon Wireless provides OCBA members with special pricing discounts on a wide range of calling plans, data services, equipment and accessories. OCBA members receive a 12% Verizon discount and are eligible for an additional 3% discount if they sign up for paperless online billing. To receive your OCBA member discount, please complete the OCBA Member Validation Form and submit it along with proof of membership to wfmbforyl@verizonwireless.com. Need to access your OCBA Membership Card for proof of membership? Please visit your online OCBA Account and click "Print Your Membership Card." We encourage you to visit a participating Verizon Retail Store for detailed information about Plans, Equipment, and special offers. OCBA members receive 20% off on the first custom clothing order through the MP/OCBA membership program, plus 5% of the purchase will be donated back to the OCBA. Ongoing benefits include: receive a complimentary custom-made dress shirt ($295 value) with any suit purchase or sports jacket and pant; 5% off all custom made clothing for OCBA members; 5% of purchase will be donated back to the OCBA. Visit www.markpomerantz.com to browse and start your order.
   

UPS: OCBA Members can save up to 41% on shipping
UPS is pleased to help OCBA members save time and money through special services and shipping discounts. We put the power of logistics to work for you every day by providing speed, outstanding reliability and technology tools so you can focus on your business—not your shipping. To learn more or to sign up for this program, please click here.

Hertz Business Rewards
OCBA members receive free membership to Hertz #1 Club Gold Program, including 20% off car rentals (economy through full-size vehicles). Discount number 1966239. No coupon required. Visit www.hertz.com/businessrewards for more information or to book a rental.
 

Qualified Referrals with the OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Members enjoy discounted fees on an excellent source of new clients, the Lawyer Referral & Information Service. LRIS makes hundreds of referrals monthly in over 34 areas of law. Call LRIS at 949.440.6700 x128 for information on how to join.

Pro Bono & Community Outreach Opportunities

OCBA members are encouraged to give back to the community and are provided with opportunities to perform pro bono service and/or join in community service activities.

Be Part of the Orange County Legal Community

Through involvement with the OCBA, members gain valuable contacts and exposure to highly respected members of the legal community. The extensive schedule of special events offers many opportunities to network with colleagues from the bench and bar.

Mentoring Program

This program matches experienced lawyers with new lawyers who have been in practice for five (5) years or less. The seasoned lawyers can then provide guidance to the new attorney in such areas as ethics and professionalism, practice and law office management, general lawyering skills and business/client development.

OCBA HELP-Line
Hotline of experienced legal professionals

Available only to OCBA members. Inquiring members are put in touch with volunteer experienced lawyers by telephone to answer questions on legal matters. Call the Membership Department at 949.440.6700 x384 for more information.

Leadership Opportunities

OCBA Sections & Committees, in addition to meeting regularly to provide sources of networking information and education to members, afford all members a chance to become part of the Association’s leadership. Involvement in committees is also a great way to make a positive impact on the justice system.

 

Continuing Legal Education

As a State Bar approved provider of continuing legal education, the Orange County Bar Association has designed a series of seminars, workshops and programs to specifically and creatively meet your legal education needs. The OCBA provides high quality, low-cost educational program to its members, who receive a substantial discount on OCBA-sponsored CLE programs.

Members can earn all required MCLE credits by attending OCBA seminars and section meetings. The OCBA offers personalized MCLE tracking by verifying each member's MCLE compliance and participation in our programs.

CLE Buy the Hour

CDs & DVD recordings available to members at discounted pricing to earn self-study credit.

 

Orange County Lawyer magazine is published monthly and provides substantive legal articles, features, news of the Bar and updates on sections, committees and affiliates. Subcription included with membership.

Orange County Lawyer Magazine Advertising
Members receive discounts on advertising in the Orange County Lawyer, an excellent way to reach over 7,000 law professionals. Call 949.440.6700, ext. 123, for more information and special member rates.

Online OCBA Membership Photo Directory
OCBA Members have access to a searchable directory of all OCBA Members. Searches can be performed by name, area of practice, law school, and firm. Browse the OCBA Membership Directory to connect with fellow members.

OCBA Mail List Use
OCBA members may distribute relevant, Bar-approved communications to their fellow members at a discounted rate. For more information, download the request form or contact Member Services at 949.440.6700, ext. 103.

Experts & Consultants Directory
Click here to access the OCBA Online Directory of Attorney Support Services & Expert Witnesses. In addition to the OCBA's Online Directory, the 2019 Experts & Consultants Directory is a comprehensive registry of expert witnesses & consultants in Southern California. Published by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, this directory is offered on a complimentary basis to OCBA members. Pick up a complimentary copy today at the OCBA office in Newport Beach or at a section meeting. Contact Member Services at 949.440.6700, ext. 384 to order a copy today. There is a $4.95 shipping fee for each mailed copy.