President's Message

Dear Friends of OCKABA, 

We are only a month into the new term and thanks to our amazing board, we already have very exciting plans for our members well underway. 

We are especially excited for our upcoming installation dinner on September 28, 2023 at Fete the Venue in Costa Mesa. We hope you can join us for a night of amazing food, hosted drinks, and  inspirational speakers. 

I also want to take this opportunity to encourage  anyone reading this message who wants to get more involved to please reach out to me or anyone on the OCKABA board as we would love to loop you into our various committees. Our monthly board meetings are also open to our members so please join us and/or come to our happy hours after our board meetings!

For more information on events or to register for our meeting this month, please visit our website:

Below are also several upcoming events, several of which are complimentary for our members. We hope you can join us and until next time, cheers!


Mimi Ahn


SEPTEMBER 28, 2023

Please join OCKABA at its 18th annual installation event at Fete the Venue in Costa Mesa on September 28, 2023.

OCKABA is especially excited for this year’s installation dinner because we will be honoring Hon. Richard Lee, a longtime supporter of OCKABA, with the Judge of the Year award. We will also be presenting Joanne Lee Molinaro, our keynote speaker this year, with the Trailblazer award (partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and bestselling author with over 5 million followers across her social media platform). We are also honored to have Hon. Joseph Kang swearing in the new board. The event will be well attended by judges, attorneys, politicians, law students, and local influencers.

In addition to honoring our speakers/award recipients we plan to show our sincere gratitude to our sponsors for their support for OCKABA. OCKABA, with over 200 members, strives to make a meaningful difference in the Orange County community through bi-monthly pro bono clinics, panels, and a robust mentorship program. Our work supporting law students, attorneys, and promoting increased diversity in judicial officers would not be possible without your continued support.

This year, our theme is “Celebrating Being Together Again” and we would be honored to have you join us as we celebrate being together again.

Additional information regarding event registration and sponsorship can be found:


The OCKABA Foundation and Minyard Morris will be awarding two $1,500 bar stipends for 2023 and 2024 California Bar Exam takers. Stipend recipients will be presented with the stipend at OCKABA's 18th Annual Installation dinner on September 28, 2023.

To apply, please request an application by emailing and email your completed application to by August 31, 2023. 


Please join OCKABA for a Family Picnic which will include food, fun, sun and is completely FREE for members!!

We will be at Shelter No. 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Bill Barber Memorial Park (4 Civil Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606) and we highly encourage you to bring your families (including pets)

Space is limited so please register ASAP at


OCKABA Foundation is looking for volunteer attorneys, Korean speaking interpreters, and law students for its pro bono clinic.  

We have clients signed up in the areas of business, immigration, bankruptcy, divorce, personal injury and more. Bring your attorney friends and coworkers! 

Date/Time: Thursday, September 21st at 5:00 PM (Typically held on the third Thursday of every other month) and dinner is provided for volunteers after the clinic.

Location: KCS Community (714) 503-6550) 7212 Orangethorpe Ave Suite 8, Buena Park, CA 90621

Please RSVP or for any questions, please email:


We hope to see you for food and drinks and a casual night of networking at Crawfish Cave in Fullerton on August 10, 2023 (Thursday) with many of our fellow OC APA bars.

You can register at (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT).


IAKL and OCKABA will be hosting a joint mixer on August 23, 2023 to spread the work about the upcoming IAKL conference in Seoul, South Korea scheduled for September 14-17, 2023 (for more information about the conference, visit:

The event will be free for OCKABA members.

More details will be forthcoming but please mark your calendars for now!


Cal-APABA will be hosting their annual conference in Los Angeles this year with the incredible theme of "Empowering APA Women."

To register or sponsor, visit:

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