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Top Of The Morning To You!


As we head into March and begin our search for leprechauns, I am thrilled to announce that future The Orange County Women Lawyers Association events are back in person! If OCWLA was a four-leaf clover, our clovers would be: building professional and personal relationships, networking events, educational lunches, and community outreach opportunities. These things bring us together and remind us that it is important for women to support each other. 

Upcoming Events


Sip And Mingle: Friday, March 4, is the last day to register for OCWLA’S Wine Tasting! The event will be on March 9, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery. This beautiful venue is the perfect setting to mingle with OCWLA members while tasting a variety of wines. Register now!


Connect With Other Book Lovers: Join me as I moderate the members only Book Club on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Café in Tustin. Betsy Olson will lead the group for a lively discussion of Midnight at the Bright Idea Book Store by Matthew Sullivan.


Our Lovely February


The Gals of OCWLA got together for a Galentine’s Day Coffee to kick of Valentine's Day. This event was a huge success because it allowed both members and non-members to connect with each other. Thank you to our generous sponsor: Bock & Plummer for hosting the coffee and goodies!

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Get Involved!


Make An Immediate Impact: You can advance women in the legal profession, raise awareness of discrimination and bias, and support charitable organizations by becoming an Annual Sponsor of OCWLA. Sponsors receive recognition and connect with OCWLA members at several events throughout the year. Thank you for your interest in supporting this amazing organization!


Share Your Recent Achievements: Our Featured Member Series highlights one member each a month. It’s a great way for members to share information about themselves and connect with others. Nominate yourself or another spectacular OCWLA member through this online nomination form. We love learning more about our members!


Nominate An Outstanding Judge Or Attorney: Every year, OCWLA recognizes one Judge and one attorney who have made contributions to the bar and the community that advanced women in the legal profession. These awards are presented at OCWLA’s Annual Gala so that our entire membership can celebrate these achievements. Nominate an Outstanding Judge or Attorney by March 14, 2022.


Let’s Celebrate Each Other!: OCWLA wants to acknowledge members of our profession who inspire us by making a difference in the community. Our Everyday Hero Award recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the lives of others through their hard work, generosity, and commitment to justice. To nominate an Everyday Hero, send the nominee’s name, firm, contact information and a brief description of why they are a hero to Executive Director Kaity Van Amersfort at info@ocwla.org.


Join Us!: We would love to have you join OCWLA! Renew your membership today to become a part of this active and dynamic group! Discounted and/or complimentary membership rates are available for judges, government attorneys, attorneys with less than five years of practice, and law students.


Become A California Women Lawyers Member: Over forty years ago, OCWLA aligned with California Women Lawyers, which in 1974 began its role as the only statewide women lawyers organization. OCWLA has continued to be a vital affiliate of CWL to this day. The mission of both OCWLA and CWL is the advancement of women in the legal profession through collaboration and leadership. Join today!

Welcome New Members!: Welcome Sirine Yared, Michelle Villareal, Margaret Roper, Rosanne Muschenheim, Jeany Duff, Erika Iler, Bridget Harrison, Karin Tan, Eric Dubin, Annee Della Donna, Mariaisabel Rivera, Kristen Cary, Mary Brade, Erin Beltran Rowe, R. Hillary Willett, Najwa Beyodun, Haleigh Cummings, Isabel Cruz, Cara Vincent, Andrea Rodriguez, liana Castaneda, Camisha Tran, Lara Ibrahim, Alexandra Romano, Isabella Wynn, Ji hea Oh, Kendall Woirhaye, Tristina Richards, and Elissa Schilling.

We are thrilled that you have all joined OCWLA! We look forward to meeting you at the next event. 

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Dana Heyde, OCWLA President

Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde, LLP


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