Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement

OCWLA Foundation

The Orange County Women Lawyers Foundation is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.

2022 OCWLA Foundation Board of Directors

Kelly Galligan Dunn

Natalie Ortiz

Heidi Plummer


Siena Moberly Caruso


Sayuri Espinosa


Betty Fracisco

Morgan Gallagher

Dana Heyde

Dawn Knepper

Community Service Awardees:

2021 - Laura's House

2020 - Veterans Legal Institute

2019 – OC Justice Fund 

2018 – Elder Law & Disability Rights Center 

2017 – Project Military Sexual Trauma at Veterans Legal Institute 

2016 – Breast Cancer Solutions 

2015 – Human Options 

2013 - Judge Borris  

OCWLAF Bar Stipend Awards

Bar Stipend Award 

OCWLA Foundation is pleased to provide the Bar Stipend Award to worthy law students about to take the bar exam.  Offered twice a year, the award is given to the student(s) that best exemplifies the mission of OCWLA, and a commitment to scholarship, community service, advancement of women or women’s issues, financial need, and to Orange County.

July Bar Stipend Due April 20
February Bar Stipend Due December 20- Extended

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Diversity Bar Stipend Award

OCWLA Foundation awards a $1000 Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a minority ethnic background and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered.

July Bar Stipend Due April 20
February Bar Stipend Due December 20- Extended

EIN: 27-4737680
Month/Year Est: October 2010

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