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OC Lawyer Cover Story

November 2021 Cover Story - Out-Thinking and Out-Persuading With Character: The OCBA’s 2021 Harmon G. Scoville Award Winner: John B. Sganga

John gives lawyers a good name by representing the very best of our profession.

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October 2021 Cover Story - Raise Your Glass 2021: “Summer Wine” in October

The OCBA’s Charitable Fund raises a glass to raise funds for many great causes.

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September 2021 Cover Story - The OCBA’s 2022 Secretarial Candidates: Mei Tsang and Shirin Forootan

Get to know the two phenomenal nominees for next year’s OCBA Secretary, and remember to vote online.

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August 2021 Cover Story - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Explained

Who is covered by DACA and what does that mean?

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August 2021 Cover Story - Who Is Authorized to Work in the United States?

A person’s status can depend on an employer, a spouse, or another factor.

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August 2021 Cover Story - T Visas Are Available for Survivors of Domestic Servitude

Sometimes trafficking occurs at home.

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July 2021 Cover Story - Social Media Companies Should Not Control The National Debate

An argument that Congress should impose free speech rules on social media companies.

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July 2021 Cover Story - The First Amendment Limits State Actors—Not Private Companies

A rebuttal: private companies should operate outside government speech restrictions.

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June 2021 Cover Story - Who’s Who in the OCBA-The Affiliate Bars

Learn more about the OBA Affiliate bars from their leaders.

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May 2021 Cover Story - A Go Map for Civil Jury and Court Trials in 2021

Practical and helpful advice for your upcoming court appearances.

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May 2021 Cover Story - Virtual Technology Solutions Transcend the Brick and Mortar Courthouse

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Orange County Superior Court was able to advance justice using technology.

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May 2021 Cover Story - Options for Protecting Businesses From Aggressive Anti-Masking Trespassing

Businesses have a right to require masks for customers’ safety.

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May 2021 Cover Story - COVID-19 Vaccines: What an Employer Needs to Know About Mandates and Workplace Laws

To some extent, employers can require vaccines.

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April 2021 Cover Story - 2021 Who’s Who in the OCBA

Meet the OCBA leaders who tirelessly pursue excellence and promote the OCBA’s mission.

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March 2021 Cover Story - It’s Time for Beds

This month marks forty years of Beds’ humor column, none of them wasted.

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February 2021 Cover Story - Golf and Giving; Driving Forward in 2021

Fundraising is needed more than ever for these charities, even as the pandemic prevents traditional gatherings.

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January 2021 Cover Story - Larisa M. Dinsmoor: OCBA’s Superhero: Wanderlust Attorney and Public Defender

Learn why the new OCBA President is the perfect leader for this point in time.

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December 2020 Cover Story - Silver Linings From Community Organizations

How non-profit organizations have dealt with 2020’s unique challenges and setbacks.

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December 2020 Cover Story - OCBA Affiliate Bars Embrace the New Normal

Affiliate Bars were able to pivot to continue offering relevant programs.

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December 2020 Cover Story - Silver Linings: The OCBA Community Finds the Helpers

The OCBA’s year in review as the association continued to build community during a crisis.

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November 2020 Cover Story - Seven Illegal Situations Employees Should Recognize

How workers can be sure their rights are upheld.

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November 2020 Cover Story - How California Businesses Can Reduce Liability From COVID-Related Employment Lawsuits

Businesses must comply with the myriad of laws that apply to working during a pandemic.

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October 2020 Cover Story - The 2020 Scoville Award Honoree: The Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura, A True Captain for Rough Seas

The Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura relies on experience and compassion to provide leadership for our entire community.

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September 2020 Cover Story – The OCBA’s 2021 Candidates for Secretary: Shirin Forootan and Christina Zabat-Fran

Get to know Christina and Shirin! And remember to vote online by September 22.

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August 2020 Cover Story - Raise Your Glass at Home: Celebrating Local Law-Related Charities

Learn about the local organizations who received grants from the Charitable Fund this year, despite the challenges to fundraising.

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July 2020 Cover Story - The State Bar Takes Significant Step Towards Sweeping Changes

A summary of what has been proposed and a look ahead.

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June 2020 Cover Story - Who’s Who in the OCBA: The Affiliate Bars

Affiliate Bar leaders share their visions for this 2020-2021 year, and invite you to join them.

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May 2020 Cover Story - Reducing Stress in the Practice of Law: More Practical Tips

This may be a good time to reduce stress by making changes to your lifestyle, professional activities, and attitude.

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May 2020 Cover Story - Overwhelmed? Five Strategies Lawyers Can Implement Today to Reduce Stress and Find More Hours in the Day

Self-care is essential and possible, even now.

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May 2020 Cover Story - In Times of Crisis, Look for the Opportunities

Some strategies to adopt to live a more balanced life, even during a pandemic.

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