Happy November OCWLA Members!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our 47th Annual Gala! We had a great turn out and it was a lovely evening honoring Kate Corrigan for Attorney of the Year, the Honorable Claudia J. Silbar for Judge of the Year, and the Orange County Bar Association for the Advancement of Women Award. The OCWLA and our Foundation collectively raised over $50,000 through sponsorships, the silent and live auctions, and through donations at the event. Thank you again for your ongoing support!

As a reminder, voting is happening right now for our 2024 Board of Officers and Directors! Please remember to vote online by November 8th. Our next MCLE, Ethics & Civility In Your Practice, will be held on Thursday, November 9th at Avenue of the Arts Hotel. We are thrilled to have the Honorable Michelle Bell and the Honorable Terri Flynn-Peister speak on such a relevant topic, and 1 hour of Ethics MCLE credit will be provided. We will announce the results of the Board elections at this luncheon. 

Finally, I hope to see you all at our Annual Holiday Party and Installation Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at Lido House in Newport Beach from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this fun event. Sponsorships opportunities are available here.

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1 Hour Ethics MCLE:

Ethics & Civility in Your Practice

Join us on Thursday, November 09, 2023, from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM. at Avenue of The Arts Hotel, Costa Mesa. Speakers Hon. Michele Bell, Orange County Superior Court, Family Law Panel and

Hon. Terri Flynn-Peister, Orange County Superior Court, Felony Panel will be moderated by OCWLA Board Member Sayuri P. Espinosa, Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

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Sponsorships Available!

OCWLA Installation Dinner & Holiday Celebration

Join us as we install our 2024 Officers & Directors of both OCWLA and the OCWLA Foundation on Wednesday, November 29, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at a new venue, the Lido House, Newport Beach. Thank you to our generous sponsor Bock & Plummer Attorneys at Law!

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November Book Club Meeting

OCWLA Members Only

Join OCWLA members on Monday, November 27 at 5:30 PM

at Mimi’s Café in Tustin for a no-host dinner and discussion led by

Dana Heyde of Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde, LLP. This month's book is "Part of Your World" by Abby Jimenez. See you there!

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OCWLA Book Club Holiday Party & Book Gift Exchange

Join us at the residence of a Book Club member in Orange for a holiday dinner (address provided upon registration). Please bring a drink to share and a new, wrapped book to participate in our book gift exchange!

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Have a great idea that you'd love to see in print?

Orange County Lawyers Magazine is seeking article submissions from OCWLA Members! Authors can write about anything law-related, such as a new case/practice area update, practice tips, policy information, practicing law in a big firm or small firm or as a solo in Orange County, mentoring, pro bono work, attorney wellness, etc. 

Our Outstanding October

The 47th OCWLA Annual Gala: We would like to extend our gratitude to all attendees and sponsors for the 47th Annual OCWLA Gala. It was a lovely night at VEA Newport Beach, and we are so honored to recognize our philanthropy recipients, bar stipend awardees, and our honorees: Attorney of the Year Kate Corrigan, Judge of the Year Honorable Claudia J. Silbar, and Advancement of Women Awardee the Orange County Bar Association. We appreciate your support!


OCWLA October Book Club: Thank you to Heidi Plummer from Bock & Plummer for leading a wonderful discussion on “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote!


OCWLA Halloween Coffee Meetup with the Lavender Bar: Thank you to all who attended our annual Halloween "Coffee & Costumes" meetup! We hope to see you all again next year!


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 Monique Bartley, Heather Blackinton, Gillian Boylan, Chelsey brainard, Wendy Burdei, Emma Cunningham, Frida Franco, Emily Gifford, Sarah Grill, Sandra Guzman, Erin Haggerty, Sarah Hall, Cynthia Ignatuk, Amina Khosbayar, Jacqueline LaBayne, Shannon Lamb, Bancy Makavana, Olivia Mazzucato, Shawna McKee, Nichelle Nakasu, Jennifer Nicolalde, Cheri Pham, Lila Reiner, Kira Rubin, Isabel Tashima, Courtney Thom, and Minh Hieu Vu. We are thrilled that you joined OCWLA! We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

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