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Newsletter for May 9, 2022 – May 23, 2022

OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble

Monday, May 23, 2022
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point
Limited Space Available

Tee up for charity at the ever-popular Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble! Proceeds benefit the OCBA Charitable Fund, the philanthropic arm of the OCBA, which provides funding and resources to organizations and programs that enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here for more information.

Featured Webinar

OCBA Webinar: Animal Law Issues in Common Practice Areas

Presented by the OCBA Education Committee
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Animal Law affects different aspects of our lives. Join us to hear a few of the legal issues non-animal law attorneys may face in their practice.
Click here to register online.


Worthy Mentions

Have Good News of Your Own to Share? Contact OCBA Communications Manager Erick Palacios at to acknowledge your achievement through the OCBA.


May 11, 2022
OCBA Webinar: Animal Law Issues in Common Practice Areas

May 17, 2022
OCBA Mommy Esquire In-Person and Zoom Meeting: Find Your Why, Know Your Way

May 23, 2022
OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble

May 23, 2022
OCBA Charitable Fund Golf Clinic & Reception


Volunteer Opportunities

Pack a To-Go Lunch Bag
Presented by the OCBA Community Outreach Committee
Saturday, May 14, 2022

People without homes have even less access to food and hygiene during this pandemic. Please join the OCBA YLD and Community Outreach Committee in their Pack a To-Go Lunch activity to help bring them a meal, essential items, and thoughtful notes during this challenging time.
Click here for more information.

Spring Mentoring Café
Presented by the OCBA Mentoring Committee
The OCBA Mentoring Committee invites all OCBA members in practice 5 years or less to sign up as a Protégé to be paired with a Mentor for an informal 30-minute coffee break at a date and time that works for you. This is a great opportunity for young lawyers to engage, ask a Mentor questions and receive immediate responses in an informal setting.
Application Deadline 5/20/22 – Matches Notified 5/26/22
Click here for more information.

2022-2023 Mentoring Program
Presented by the OCBA Mentoring Program
OCBA Members are encouraged to participate in the 2022-2023 Mentoring Program. This program will provide lawyers with a helpful and independent resource to assist in their career development. Participants will be matched with an experienced, active OCBA member available in such areas as ethics and professionalism, practice and law office management, general lawyering skills and business/client development. Apply here or email for more information.

OCBA Mock Interview Project
Presented by the OCBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Interviewers Please RSVP by June 13, 2022 - In Practice Five Years or More Required

Volunteers needed to conduct virtual mock interviews with law students. This program will provide job seekers—and those just looking to brush up their interviewing skills—with valuable interviewing practice. Attendees will also receive tips and feedback to enhance their interviewing skills.
Click here for more information.

CLA SoCal: Remote Pro Bono Opportunity: Unlawful Detainer Answer Clinic
Assist low-income tenants facing eviction during the pandemic by helping to prepare answers to Unlawful Detainer complaints in this remote clinic that takes place every Tuesday, shifts at 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Volunteers and clients “meet” via a conference call, and housing staff attorneys are available to provide real-time assistance in a video conference room for the duration of the clinic. Watch the.45-minute prerecorded training video here. To sign up, please email Monica Mar, Associate Director of Pro Bono at

CLA SoCal: Remote Pro Bono Opportunity: Eviction Defense: Trial Co-Counsel
CLA SoCal is seeking attorneys with jury trial experience to co-counsel eviction cases with CLA SoCal staff attorneys. Volunteers will work with CLA SoCal staff to prepare the case for jury trial, conduct discovery, participate in settlement discussions, and represent clients at trial, all with the support of a housing staff attorney. Currently, CLA SoCal has 6 pending trials set for October-November 2021, with more likely to come. To sign up, please email Monica Mar, Associate Director of Pro Bono at

Join an OCBA Committee – Your involvement is an integral component of the OCBA’s service to its members, the community, and the judiciary.

OCBA HELP-Line – Join the Hotline of Experienced Legal Professionals to provide brief consultations in your area of practice to inquiring OCBA Attorney Members.


Refer with confidence to the OCBA’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS). An experienced non-profit community service providing quality legal referrals for over 50 years. LRIS representatives screen each call and properly refer callers to an attorney for legal needs or to a local organization for non-legal assistance. LRIS attorneys have experience in over 30 areas of law and provide a free brief consultation with each client to discuss their legal needs and fees.

OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service provides referrals online at or by phone at: (877) 257-4762 or (949) 440-6747.

Click here and join now to receive referrals through 2022.

Young Lawyers Division

Learn more about the OCBA Young Lawyers Division or join today! Visit the OCBA calendar to find great opportunities to connect with fellow YLD members.

Join an OCBA YLD Committee, Make a Difference
OCBA YLD committees help plan annual events and activities for OCBA YLD members. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your ideas, meet fellow YLD members, plan programs and events, and help the local legal community. Visit the OCBA YLD webpage at for more information, or sign-up online at

OCBA YLD and William P. Gray Inn of Court Trivia Night
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

OCBA YLD Angels Game Night 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022

Masters Division

The OCBA Masters Division is open to practitioners with 25 years or more in the practice of law. Learn more about the OCBA Masters Division or join today and discover unique networking opportunities.

Law School Corner

OCBA Law Student Members:

Launching a successful legal career starts here! Click here to learn more about your membership benefits.

Law students are invited to participate in one of the 26 OCBA Specialty Sections which focus on professional growth and are a great resource to explore various areas of law. Attend your first section meeting for free, contact to sign up.

Orange County Lawyer Magazine

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    by John H. Fuson and Hilary Johnson
  • Cyber-Security: Shining a Light on Dark Patterns
    by Noelle Malindzak
  • Hurdles Employers Face When Responding to Religious Exemption Requests to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
    by Shirin Forootan
  • Recent Developments Related to California’s Private Attorney General Act Provide Rare Good News for Employer Defense Bar
    by Samantha E. Dorey and Grant N. Hutchins
  • Irreparable Harm, I Presume? The Trademark Modernization Act and Other Changes in Trademark Law
    by Deborah A. Gubernick and Michelle Emeterio
  • How to Drive Your Trademark Attorney Completely Bonkers in Ten Easy Steps
    by David Christopher Baker
  • The Specialty Sections of the OCBA

Affiliate Bars

OCTLA: Palm Springs Seminar

To submit affiliate bar events or news to the Orange County Lawyer, contact OCBA Communications Manager Erick Palacios.

From the Courts & State Bar

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