Happy July OCWLA Members!

I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July Holiday. It is nice that it finally feels like Summer. Thank you to everyone who came out for our Annual Membership Mixer on June 8th. It was a great evening and a great way to kick off the start of Summer. Thank you again to our many Annual Sponsors who helped make this event happen. 

I am excited to share about our upcoming Speed Networking event on Friday, July 14th. This event will be a great opportunity to perfect your elevator pitch with tips from Leadership & Development Consultant, Tracy Stayton. We will then practice these skills by speed networking. This is a great way to meet other women lawyers and expand your referral network. I hope to see you at this great event! Register here.

This year’s Annual Gala will be held at VEA Newport Beach on Tuesday, October 17th. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more here.

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Yoga In The Park


Join us on Saturday, July 8, from 10:00am to 11:30am at beautiful Begonia Park in Corona Del Mar for a yoga class instructed by registered ERYT500, YACEP teacher Robin Hall. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.

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WISEPlace Summer Bash:

Donate or Volunteer!

Join OCWLA on Sunday, July 9, 2023 to donate Summer essentials or volunteer at the event. For more information, please visit our website.

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Women Supporting Women

I Want to Refer You Business!

Join us on Friday, July 14, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Avenue of The Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa for lunch and a presentation from Tracy Stayton, a renowned speaker and trainer at conferences and companies across the U.S. She will provide tips on how to give an effective elevator pitch and provide the "dos and don’ts" in professional networking and business development. We will then use those skills as we break into groups for speed networking.

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OCWLA Past Presidents' Tea

Join the OCWLA for a full tea service on Saturday, July 22, at 10:00am at Morning Lavender Cafe, Tustin outdoors on the patio.

An exclusive members-only event. Space is limited.

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July OCWLA Book Club - One Week Early This Month

An OCWLA Members-Only Club. Join us for our monthly book club! This month we will be reading The Only Woman In The Room by Marie Benedict. The discussion will be led by Janelle Price of Price Legal Practice at 5:30pm on July 24th at Mimi's Café in Tustin!

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The 2023 OCWLA Annual Gala

Registration and sponsorship opportunities have opened for the 2023 OCWLA Annual Gala on Tuesday, October 17 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm at VEA Newport Beach. Join us in honoring the OCWLA Judge of the Year, the Honorable Claudia J. Silbar, Attorney of the Year, Kate Corrigan, and the Advancement of Women Awardee, The Orange County Bar Association.

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OCWLA & OCWLA Foundation Summer Membership Mixer: OCWLA and the OCWLA Foundation members and guests joined in networking and shopping on June 8 at Zov's Tustin. Thank you to Crowell & MoringCox, Castle & Nicholson, Judicate WestRutan & Tucker, ADR Services, Inc.Allen Flatt Ballidis & LeslieCiti Law Firm GroupGoodman Bail BondsManufacturers BankKennedy McCarthy & Rumm LLPMontage Legal GroupPremier UniformsSantos Lloyd Law Firm, P.C., and Sunwest Bank for sponsoring this event!

OCWLA June Book Club: Lori Cheyne from Aptus Court Reporting led a discussion about Verity by Colleen Hoover. OCWLA members: join our next meeting on July 24!


Share Your Recent Achievements: We love learning more about our members! Our Featured Member Series is a great way for members to introduce themselves to the membership and share their recent accomplishments. Nominate yourself, or another spectacular OCWLA member, today. 

Let’s Celebrate Each Other!: OCWLA’s Everyday Hero Award recognizes members of our profession who have made a positive impact in the community through their hard work, generosity, and commitment to justice. At an upcoming event, the OCWLA will recognize one "Everyday Hero" and the great work they do. To nominate an Everyday Hero, fill out this form.

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 became an Affiliate Organization with California Women Lawyers, which in 1974 established itself as the only statewide women lawyers organization. The mission of both OCWLA and CWL is the advancement of women in the legal profession through collaboration and leadership. OCWLA Members can join at a discounted annual rate of $95 when they sign up for an "Affiliate" membership Join CWL as an "Affiliate Member" today!


Welcome New & Renewing Members!

Thank you & welcome Anna Aberman, Carley Anderson, Skye Anderson, Melani Bartholomew, Olivia Benvenuto, Rachel Boden, Jordan Carman, Victoria Cendejas, Kristina De La Rosa, Kala Gabler, Dina Joseph, Erica Lee, Melanie McCorkle, Emily McCorry, Aditi Murillo, Meghan Murphey, Samantha Pruett, Taline Ratanjee, Melanie Scotto, Leyla Tabatabaie, Michelle Wang, Audi Wu, Elif Yesildal. We are thrilled that you joined OCWLA! We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

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