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    • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mimi’s Café, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780
    Register

    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:

    The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

    Monday, November 26, 2018
     
    Mimi’s Café
    17231 E 17th St.
    Tustin, CA 92780

    No Host Dinner & Beverages

    Discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.

    Participate in the book swap by bringing a book off your bookshelf to exchange with other readers!Future Book Club Dates & Titles

    January 28 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
     
    February 25 – The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constanine

    Past Book Club Dates & Titles


    2016 Book Club Selections

    1.     ---
    2.     February - "Who Do you Love" by Jennifer Weiner
    3.     March - "Grey Mountain" by John Grisham 
    4.     April - "The Revenant" by Michael Punke
    5.     May - "The Girl On The Train" by Paula Hawkins
    6.     June -
    7.     July - "Waiting to be heard" by Amanda Knox
    8.     August - "Invention of Wings" by Susan Monk Kidd
    9.     September - "Wizard: The Life and Times of Nicola Tesla"
    10.  October - "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption"
    11.  November - "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty
    12.  December - Book Party

     2017 Book Club Selections

    1.     January - "All The Light We Cannot See" By Anthony Doerr
    2.     February - "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple
    3.     March - "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
    4.     April - "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
    5.     May - "The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O'Connor" by Craig Joyce
    6.     June - "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid
    7.      July - “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline
    8.     August - “The Nest” by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
    9.     September - "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain
    10.  October - "Defending Jacob" by William Landay
    11.  November - "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood
    12.  December - Book Party

    2018 Book Club Selections

    13.  January - "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
    14.  February - "Missoula: Rape...in a College Town" by Jon Krakauer
    15.  March - "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skoot
    16.  April - "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah
    17.  May 29 - "Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
    18.  June 25 - "The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy
    19.  July 30 - "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
    20.  August - "The Woman Behind the New Deal: the life of Francis Perkins" by Kirstin Downey
    21.  September - "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    22.  October 29 - "The Girl Before" by J.P. Delaney
    23. November 26 - "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story" by Hyeonseo Lee
    24.  December - Book Party

    2019 Book Club Selections

    1. January 28 – "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly
    2. February 25 – "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constanine
    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BENTLEY & MORE, LLP, 4931 Birch Street, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Register

    Get your State Bar fingerprint requirements out of the way while you enjoy a little champagne and holiday shopping!

    Fingerprint services are available first come, first served.
    Members will need to bring:

    1. A driver's license or government issued ID, and
    2. Their pre-populated Live Scan form, which can be downloaded from the CA State Bar's website here: https://members.calbar.ca.gov/login.aspx, and
    3. Check payable to "Newport Beach Live Scan". Discounted rate for OCWLA and OCBA Members: $64. $3 processing fee for debit/credit cards. Non-Members must pay full rate.
    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • home of Yvette Patko
    Register

    The OCWLA Book Club will hold its Second Annual Holiday Party!

    All OCWLA members are invited, even if you have not yet been able to attend a book club meeting.

    The event will take place at home of Yvette Patko on Tuesday December 4 at 5:30pm. There is no book club reading required!

    Bring a new book wrapped for book exchange!
     
    Please bring something to share.
    It is suggested that those with last names starting with the following letters bring the following:

    • A-H – Wine / Drinks
    • I-S - Appetizers
    • T-Z - Dessert

    Please contact Amelia Montgomery with any questions: info@ocwla.org.
    Thank you for your support!

    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Register

    Please join us for the Installation of the 2019 Board of Directors &

    Holiday Celebration

    Honoring Community Service Awardee Elder Law & Disability Rights Center


    Download Flyer

    Members may register one guest at the member rate.
    Sitting bench officers may register one guest at the sitting bench officer rate.

    OCWLA Thanks Its Sponsors:

    DIAMOND

    Irell & Manella LLP

    PLATINUM

     Enenstein Pham & Glass  
     HittelmanStrunk Law Group, LLPhttp://calljensen.com/  

    GOLD

     Call & Jensen  Knobbe Martens
     Rutan & Tucker LLP  

    Sponsorships Available!
    For more information, contact us at info@ocwla.org.

    Collections:

    • Small denominational gift cards ($5, $10, $20) benefiting Collaborative Courts Foundation
    • Monday, January 28, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mimi’s Café, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780
    Register

    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:

    Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

    No Host Dinner & Beverages

    Participate in the book swap by bringing a book off your bookshelf to exchange with other readers!Future Book Club Dates & Titles

    February 25 – The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constanine

    Past Book Club Dates & Titles

    2016 Book Club Selections

    1.     ---
    2.     February - "Who Do you Love" by Jennifer Weiner
    3.     March - "Grey Mountain" by John Grisham 
    4.     April - "The Revenant" by Michael Punke
    5.     May - "The Girl On The Train" by Paula Hawkins
    6.     June -
    7.     July - "Waiting to be heard" by Amanda Knox
    8.     August - "Invention of Wings" by Susan Monk Kidd
    9.     September - "Wizard: The Life and Times of Nicola Tesla"
    10.  October - "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption"
    11.  November - "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty
    12.  December - Book Party

     2017 Book Club Selections

    1.     January - "All The Light We Cannot See" By Anthony Doerr
    2.     February - "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple
    3.     March - "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
    4.     April - "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
    5.     May - "The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O'Connor" by Craig Joyce
    6.     June - "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid
    7.      July - “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline
    8.     August - “The Nest” by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
    9.     September - "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain
    10.  October - "Defending Jacob" by William Landay
    11.  November - "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood
    12.  December - Book Party

    2018 Book Club Selections

    13.  January - "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
    14.  February - "Missoula: Rape...in a College Town" by Jon Krakauer
    15.  March - "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skoot
    16.  April - "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah
    17.  May 29 - "Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
    18.  June 25 - "The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy
    19.  July 30 - "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
    20.  August - "The Woman Behind the New Deal: the life of Francis Perkins" by Kirstin Downey
    21.  September - "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    22.  October 29 - "The Girl Before" by J.P. Delaney
    23. November 26 - "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story" by Hyeonseo Lee
    24.  December - Book Party

    2019 Book Club Selections

    1. January 28 – "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly
    2. February 25 – "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constanine
    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mimi’s Café, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780
    Register

    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:

    The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constanine

    No Host Dinner & Beverages

    Participate in the book swap by bringing a book off your bookshelf to exchange with other readers!Future Book Club Dates & Titles

    TBA

    Past Book Club Dates & Titles

    2016 Book Club Selections

    1.     ---
    2.     February - "Who Do you Love" by Jennifer Weiner
    3.     March - "Grey Mountain" by John Grisham 
    4.     April - "The Revenant" by Michael Punke
    5.     May - "The Girl On The Train" by Paula Hawkins
    6.     June -
    7.     July - "Waiting to be heard" by Amanda Knox
    8.     August - "Invention of Wings" by Susan Monk Kidd
    9.     September - "Wizard: The Life and Times of Nicola Tesla"
    10.  October - "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption"
    11.  November - "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty
    12.  December - Book Party

     2017 Book Club Selections

    1.     January - "All The Light We Cannot See" By Anthony Doerr
    2.     February - "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple
    3.     March - "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
    4.     April - "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
    5.     May - "The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O'Connor" by Craig Joyce
    6.     June - "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid
    7.      July - “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline
    8.     August - “The Nest” by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
    9.     September - "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain
    10.  October - "Defending Jacob" by William Landay
    11.  November - "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood
    12.  December - Book Party

    2018 Book Club Selections

    13.  January - "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
    14.  February - "Missoula: Rape...in a College Town" by Jon Krakauer
    15.  March - "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skoot
    16.  April - "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah
    17.  May 29 - "Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
    18.  June 25 - "The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy
    19.  July 30 - "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
    20.  August - "The Woman Behind the New Deal: the life of Francis Perkins" by Kirstin Downey
    21.  September - "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    22.  October 29 - "The Girl Before" by J.P. Delaney
    23. November 26 - "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story" by Hyeonseo Lee
    24.  December - Book Party

    2019 Book Club Selections

    1. January 28 – "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly
    2. February 25 – "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constanine

Past events

Friday, November 09, 2018 Serving Service Members: Issue-Spotting For The Non-Military Attorney
Monday, October 29, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
Friday, October 12, 2018 Ethics of Marketing Under the New Professional Rules of Conduct
Monday, September 24, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Sunday, September 23, 2018 OCBA & OCWLA Race For The Cure
Thursday, September 13, 2018 The 43rd OCWLA Gala
Monday, August 27, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins by Kirstin Downey
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Women Judges Reception
Monday, July 30, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Saturday, July 28, 2018 School Supply Drive Backpack Assembly Party Benefiting Project Hope
Friday, July 13, 2018 Elimination of Bias MCLE Luncheon: Promoting Equity: The Influence Of Unconscious Gender Bias
Monday, June 25, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy
Thursday, June 21, 2018 OCBA DIVERSITY SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 The 2nd Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Thursday, May 17, 2018 OCWLA members will be attending a showing of the film RBG at Edwards University Town Center 6
Friday, May 11, 2018 General MCLE Luncheon: How Intimate Partner Violence and Harassment are Dealt with in the Courts
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Girls, Esquire
Friday, May 04, 2018 CWL Annual Conference
Monday, April 30, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Equal Pay Negotiations: A Lookback One Year Later
Monday, March 26, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Friday, March 09, 2018 General MCLE Luncheon: Running for Office As A Woman Lawyer
Monday, February 26, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a Small Town by John Krakauer
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer
Monday, January 29, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Friday, January 19, 2018 Ethics MCLE Luncheon: Dealing with Common Ethical Challenges in Workplace Investigations
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Gender Pay Equity - Has the Time Arrived? Recent Judicial and Legislative Developments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2017 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner
Monday, November 27, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Friday, November 10, 2017 MCLE Luncheon: The Basics of Presenting Evidence
Monday, October 30, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Defending Jacob by William Landay
Friday, October 13, 2017 Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Reproductive Technologies
Thursday, October 05, 2017 No-Sew Blanket Event
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Chapman Speed Mentoring Event
Monday, September 25, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Sunday, September 24, 2017 OCBA & OCWLA Race For The Cure
Thursday, September 14, 2017 The 42nd OCWLA Gala
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1st Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration
Monday, August 28, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: “The Nest” by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Thursday, August 17, 2017 The Annual End of Summer Joint Bar Mixer
Friday, August 11, 2017 General MCLE: Expert Witnesses 101 and Beyond: The Effective Use of Experts
Monday, July 31, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 The 1st Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill
Thursday, June 29, 2017 A Reception In Honor Of Retiring Judge Jamoa Moberly, Orange County Superior Court
Monday, June 26, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Friday, June 09, 2017 General MCLE: The Sanchez Decision and its Effect on Family Law Litigation
Monday, May 22, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Women Judges Reception
Monday, April 24, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Equal Pay Day Panel
Monday, March 27, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Friday, March 10, 2017 The Impact of SB1322 on Human Trafficking in Orange County
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Mardi Gras Night
Monday, February 27, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Monday, January 30, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: All The Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr
Friday, January 20, 2017 Substance Abuse Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2016 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner
Monday, November 28, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Friday, November 11, 2016 Overcoming Implicit Bias: Why "Lean-In" to Something that Doesn't Work? Best Practices to Overcome Bias in the Legal Profession
Monday, October 24, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 The Attorney-Client Privilege and Duty of Confidentiality: Practical Application and Complex Issues
Thursday, September 29, 2016 CWL 42nd Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
Monday, September 26, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla by Marc Seifer
Sunday, September 25, 2016 OCBA & OCWLA Race For The Cure
Thursday, September 22, 2016 The 2016 OCWLA Gala
Friday, September 09, 2016 Elect to Run
Monday, August 29, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Friday, August 19, 2016 Law and Motion Dos, Don’ts, Pitfalls and Pet Peeves – A Judicial Perspective
Thursday, August 11, 2016 The Annual End of Summer Mixer
Monday, July 25, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: Waiting to be heard by Amanda Knox
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Sunset Newport Harbor Cruise
Saturday, July 16, 2016 OCBA Bridging The Gap
Monday, June 27, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Friday, June 10, 2016 23rd Annual Southern California Judicial Reception - Joan Dempsey Klien Award
Friday, June 10, 2016 Going Solo: Should I Take the Leap? And if so, what next?
Monday, May 23, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Friday, May 20, 2016 So You Want to Be a Judge
Friday, May 13, 2016 Salary Negotiation for Women Lawyers: Reach Your Career Goals and Receive a Salary You Deserve
Friday, May 06, 2016 2016 CWL Annual Conference
Monday, April 25, 2016 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Revenant by Michael Punke
Monday, April 11, 2016 Women Judges Reception
Monday, March 28, 2016 OCWLA’s Second Book Club: Grey Mountain by John Grisham
Friday, March 11, 2016 Don’t Leave (Insurance) Money on the Table
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 OCWLA’s First Book Club: Who Do You Love, by Jennifer Weiner
Friday, February 19, 2016 Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner: Advancing Equality in Israeli Jurisprudence
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Mardi Gras Night
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 OCBA Reception Honoring Presiding Judge Charles Margines and Assistant Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura
Thursday, January 21, 2016 OCBA Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
Friday, January 15, 2016 Informants in the Criminal Justice System
Monday, December 07, 2015 OCWLA Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Jurors in Cyberspace
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Perspectives from Women Lawyers on Achieving Work Life Balance
Thursday, October 08, 2015 CWL 41st Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
Sunday, September 27, 2015 OCBA & OCWLA Race For The Cure
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 The 2015 OCWLA Gala
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 A Perspective of The State of The Courts
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Marketing, Social Media & Business Development for Lawyers
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 In-House Panel: A Look In House
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Civility and Ethics in Family Law
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Gracefully and Seamlessly Navigating Maternity Leave: Tips from the Trenches
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 A Comparative Look at Criminal Practice in the State and Federal Courts
Monday, March 23, 2015 Women Judges Reception
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Top Ten Do’s and Dont’s for Attorneys When Litigating in Court
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Mardi Gras Night
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Modern Families in the Legal Profession: Redefining Parent, Esq.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Our Top Ten Drug Policy Goals
Monday, December 08, 2014 OCWLA Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Effectively Using the Three R’s at Trial: RFAs, RPDs, and Roggs
Thursday, October 23, 2014 SOLD OUT: The 2014 OCWLA Gala
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Elimination of Bias MCLE: Business Development From A Woman’s Perspective
Sunday, September 28, 2014 "RAISING THE BAR" Team 23rd Annual Race for the Cure®
Thursday, August 28, 2014 OCKABA, OCDTF & OCWLA Networking Mixer
Friday, August 22, 2014 The Annual End of Summer Joint Bar Mixer
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 General MCLE: Betty Crocker on Evidence
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