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OCBA Member Benefit and Affinity Programs

All OCBA members are invited to take advantage of the following Benefits and Affinity programs that support the Orange County Bar Association — through discounts to members, direct support of the organization or a combination of both.

AFFINITY PROGRAMS††

  • INSURANCE
    Professional Liability
    Ahern Insurance Brokerage
    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.
  • CREDIT CARD PROCESSING
    Never Commingle Client Funds
    Law Pay: Credit Card Processing
    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.

MEMBER BENEFIT & AFFINITY PROGRAMS*

  • DISCOUNTS
    Clothing
    Mark Pomerantz
    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.

    Wireless Service
    Verizon Wireless
    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 ocbar.org/Membership/MyAccount.aspx 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.

    Shipping
    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.

    Car Rentals
    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.
  • INSURANCE
    Life, Disability & Health
    Insurance Specialists, Inc.
    Offers preferred rates and simplified underwriting to OCBA members. Contact ISI sales direct at 888.474.1959 or sales@isi1959.com
     
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Aflac
    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.
     

OCBA PROVIDED MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAMS**

  • EDUCATION
    Continuing Legal Education
    Members can earn all required MCLE credits by attending seminars and section meetings at discounted prices. The OCBA offers personalized MCLE tracking by verifying each member's MCLE compliance and participation in our programs.
     
    Self Study MCLE CD & DVD Recordings
    Members can buy recordings from the OCBA at discounted Member prices to earn self study credit.
     
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT
    Leadership Opportunities
    The numerous Sections and Committees of the OCBA, 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.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    OCBA Young Lawyers Division
    The YLD holds regular educational, social, volunteer and sporting events geared to the needs of OCBA members in their first four years of practice. To learn more, visit the YLD homepage.
     
  • PUBLICATIONS
    • SERVICES
      HELP-Line Program
      The HELP-Line is a 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.
       
    • PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
      Qualified Referrals
      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 x128for information on how to join.
       
      Advertising
      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 949.440.6700x123, for more information and special member rates
       
      Mailings To 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, or contact Member Services at 949.440.6700 x103.
    Orange County Lawyer Magazine
    Orange County Lawyer magazine is published monthly and provides substantive legal articles, features, news of the Bar and updates on sections, committees and affiliates.
     
    Online OCBA Membership Photo Directory
    OCBA Members have access to a searchable Photo Directory of all OCBA Members. Searches can be performed by name, area of practice, law school, firm,...
    Browse the OCBA Membership Directory
     
    Experts & Consultants Directory
    Click here to access the OCBA's Online Directory of Attorney Support Services & Expert Witnesses
    In addition to the OCBA's Online Directory, the 2018 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. Or contact OCBA Member Services at 949.440.6700, ext. 384 to order a copy today.
    There is a $4.95 shipping fee for each mailed copy.
     
    * These partners provide both benefits to OCBA members (in the form of discounts or access to products, services or some combination of both otherwise unavailable to non-OCBA members) and provide direct support to OCBA
    † These partners provide a benefits OCBA members (in the form of discounts or access to products, services or some combination of both otherwise unavailable to non-OCBA members)
    ** These benefits are provided directly by OCBA to OCBA members (in the form of discounts or access to products, services or some combination of both otherwise unavailable to non-OCBA members)
    †† These partners provide direct support to OCBA.