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Newsletter for May 20, 2024 – June 3, 2024


Golfers Tee Off in Support of Charitable Causes

The OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble was hosted last week at The Huntington Club. The proceeds from the event will support the OCBA Charitable Fund and its mission to enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all. Thank you to all the golfers and tournament sponsors.

Click here to learn more about the Orange County programs and projects that received OCBA Charitable Fund grants this year. For more event photos, visit the OCBA Facebook Page.

Featured Seminar

OCBA Seminar: Peremptory Challenges in Jury Selection

Presented by the OCBA Masters Division
Peremptory Challenges in Jury Selection: Navigating the New Frontier Under CCP Section 231.7
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Click here to register.


Worthy Mentions

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

Call for Photos: OCBA Members Submit Photos of Your Companion Animal - Deadline: Monday, June 10

With the “Dog Days of Summer” set to end in August, the OC Lawyer magazine is once again looking to celebrate with a photo layout in the August issue.

Please send a photo of your companion animal enjoying the summer season, their name and a short one sentence description of the photo to OCBA Communications Manager Erick Palacios at by Monday, June 10th, 2024 – photos should be hi-resolution (at least 300 dpi).

NOTE: if you have multiple companions, please send in only one photo picturing all of them. Also, please refrain from submitting a photo that was previously submitted and published. See 2022 photospread here. We kindly ask that you forward this information to any OCBA members who may be interested in participating in this special feature.


MAY 29, 2024
OCBA Mommy Esquire Monthly Meeting

MAY 29, 2024
OCBA Veterans & Military Committee: An Introduction To Veteran Benefits And Discharge Upgrades

MAY 31, 2024
OCBA Town Hall Meeting - A Conversation with the State Bar

JUNE 4, 2024
Vietnam: A Journey Back

JUNE 6, 2024
OCBA Summer Social: Celebrating Excellence Through Diversity
*Sponsorship Opportunities Available*

JUNE 14, 2024
OCBA Past President’s Luncheon

JUNE 29, 2024
OCBA Artificial Intelligence Symposium

JULY 6, 2024
OCBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee and Mommy Esquire: Yoga In The Park

AUGUST 15, 2024
OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit
*Sponsorship Packages Available Online*

2024 OCBA College of Trial Advocacy


Volunteer Opportunities

OCBA 12-Month Core Mentoring Program
Deadline to Apply: May 24, 2024
This 12-month program will provide newer lawyers or lawyers looking to make a change in their area of practice with a helpful, independent resource to assist in their career development. Participant protégés will be matched with an experienced, active OCBA attorney mentor available in such areas as ethics and professionalism, practice and law office management, general lawyering skills and business/client development. This opportunity is open to all OCBA attorney members, however OCBA Mentors will be attorneys that are OCBA members in good standing that have been in practice for at least 7 years. Visit for more information or email

Drive-Thru Pet Food Pantry
Presented by the OCBA Community Outreach Committee and OCBA Young Lawyers Division
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Come volunteer at the monthly OC Animal Care drive-through Pet Food Pantry which provides members of our community, who may be encountering financial difficulties, with food supply for their pets.
Click here for more information.

Orange County Superior Court - Ambassador Recruitment Program
The Orange County Superior Court serves 3.2 million residents in the third most populated county in the State of California. As the 6th largest court in the nation the Orange County Superior Court hosts hundreds of visitors every year. The ambassador program is designed to help these visitors gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the work of the Court, its history, and the art, and architecture of the building. All applicants are required to submit a completed online application, have the proper attachments, and answer the supplemental questionnaire. Interested in applying? Email

Veterans Legal Institute In-Person Volunteer Opportunity
All interested in providing a day of free legal consultations to veterans should reach out to Antoinette Naddour at Veterans Legal Institute conducts a monthly legal clinic at the VA Hospital. Dates for 2024 are March 29, May 31, July 26, September 27, and November 22 from 9am to 12pm.

Veterans Legal Institute Family Law Clinic - Remote Volunteer Opportunity
If you're a family law attorney, you can advise a veteran on his or her case from the comfort of your own home. VLI seeks volunteers to the monthly Family Law Clinic on the last Friday of the month from 1 PM - 4 PM. Clients receive a free consultation from a family law attorney on his or her Southern California family law case. For more information, please contact Katie Binkley at

Veterans Legal Institute General Legal Clinic - Remote Volunteer Opportunity
Looking for an easy way to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? VLI seeks attorney volunteers each third Tuesday of the month to conduct 20 minute phone interviews with veterans around Southern California. For more information, please contact Katie Binkley at

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. 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.


Does a client's legal need fall outside of your area of practice? Refer clients with confidence to the OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service toll free at (877) 257-4762.

LRIS is a non-profit legal referral service serving Orange County for over 55 years. Each call is carefully screened and each client receives a free brief consultation.

JOIN NOW - Accepting new LRIS panel member applicants. If you have any questions, please call (949) 440-6700 x 128 or email

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.

MAY 31, 2024
OCBA YLD Roundtable Luncheon with The Honorable Kimberly A. Knill and The Honorable Scott Van Camp


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.

JUNE 5, 2024
OCBA Masters Division Angels Game Night 2024

JUNE 13, 2024
OCBA Masters Division Seminar: Peremptory Challenges in Jury Selection: Navigating the New Frontier Under CCP Section 231.7

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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Affiliate Bars

OCLBA: 2024 Harvey Milk Day Luncheon - May 22


OCAABA: Banh Mi and Brews! - June 5

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