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CANCELLATION POLICY: No registration refunds are available within 72 hours of OCWLA events; however, an event ticket may be transferred to another individual for the same event as originally purchased. Late RSVPs are subject to a $5. fee.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 29, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:

    Radium Girls by Kate Moore

    Leader - Yvette Patko - OC District Attorney Office 


    Virtual Book Club Meeting

    Also participate in a virtual book swap by suggesting a book off  your shelf to other readers attending the meeting!


    Future Book Club Dates & Titles

     July 27- A Fall Of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
    Leader: Lori Cheyne

    August 31- The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy
    Leader:  Linda Miller 

    September 28- TBD

    October 26- Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Leader: Natalie Ortiz 


    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Resort At Pelican Hill, 22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast
    • 167
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    The 45th OCWLA Gala

    Business attire

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    2019 Event Sponsors

    ~ DIAMOND ~

    Smiley Wang-Ekvall

    KellerAnderle LLP


    Ogletree Deakins


    ~ PLATINUM ~

    Buchalter

    Call & Jensen

    Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP


    ~ GOLD ~

     Montage Legal  Rutan & Tucker, LLP

    Songstad Randall Coffee Humphrey LLP
     Bentley & More LLP

    Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

    ~ SILVER ~

     Philo Law Firm, P.C.  ADR Services, Inc.
     McDermott Will & Emery
     
       


    ~ BRONZE ~

     Judicate West  Traut Firm
       weintraub tobin
       

    ~ INVITATIONS ~

    JAMS


    ~ FLORAL ~

    Saphyna Delgado, Z Settlement Advisors – Ringler


    ~ PLATINUM SOLO ~

     Ahava Law  Law Office of Melinda Gomez, APC  Minuteman Press Tustin
       


               SerpaLaw.

    ~ AFFILIATE BAR SPONSOR ~


    Sponsorships Available!

    Contact us at info@ocwla.org.


    CANCELLATION POLICY
    No registration refunds are available within 72 hours of OCWLA events; however, an event ticket may be transferred to another individual for the same event as originally purchased. Late RSVPs are subject to a $5. fee.

Past events

Thursday, May 28, 2020 OCWLA & OCWLA FOUNDATION JOINT BINGO MIXER
Monday, May 18, 2020 OCWLA's Book Club: The Institute by Stephen King
Friday, May 15, 2020 OCWLA: Specialty Competence MCLE Credit - Indentifying, Preventing & Recovering From Secondary Trauma During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Monday, April 27, 2020 Virtual Meeting -OCWLA's Book Club: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Michelle Richardson
Thursday, April 23, 2020 OCWLA Members Only Social Hour
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 POSTPONED -Women Judges Reception
Thursday, April 16, 2020 CANCELLED -Guilty or Not Guilty? – Chicago The Musical
Friday, March 13, 2020 General MCLE: Tips From The Bench: What Judges Want You To Know
Thursday, March 05, 2020 International Women's Day Cocktails & Connect Event
Saturday, February 29, 2020 HEALTH Day at CHOC
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Welcome to The Decade Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer
Monday, February 24, 2020 OCWLA's Book Club: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Saturday, February 08, 2020 USA v. Canada Women’s National Game
Monday, January 27, 2020 OCWLA's Book Club: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Friday, January 10, 2020 General MCLE: Follow My Lead: Excelling In Private Practice And On The Bench
Monday, December 16, 2019 OCWLA's Book Club: Holiday party and book exchange
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2019 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner
Monday, November 18, 2019 OCWLA's Book Club: Recursion by Blake Crouch
Thursday, November 14, 2019 OCWLA Social at The Center Club
Friday, November 08, 2019 Competence Issues MCLE: The Power of NO – Setting Boundaries to Help You Find Success and Fulfillment in Your Personal and Professional Life
Monday, October 28, 2019 OCWLA's Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Friday, October 11, 2019 General MCLE: Trial Tips & Techniques From Superstars Of The Courtroom
Sunday, October 06, 2019 Coastal Wilderness Hike
Thursday, October 03, 2019 The 44th OCWLA Gala
Monday, September 30, 2019 OCWLA's Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sunday, September 22, 2019 2019 Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk™
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Women Judges Reception
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Sip and Swing for Charity
Monday, August 26, 2019 OCWLA's Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover
Monday, July 29, 2019 OCWLA's Book Club: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Saturday, July 27, 2019 Volunteers needed for John‛s Picnic
Friday, July 12, 2019 General MCLE: A 360 View of In-House Counsel
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 The 3rd Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill
Monday, June 24, 2019 OCWLA’s Book Club: June 24 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Monday, May 20, 2019 OCWLA’s Book Club: May 20 - Next Year In Havana, by Chanel Cleeton
Friday, May 17, 2019 CWL Southern California Judicial Reception Honoring Hon. Maria Hernandez
Friday, May 10, 2019 General MCLE: A Startup Success Story: Trade Secrets and a $112 Million Verdict
Monday, April 29, 2019 OCWLA’s Book Club: April 29 – Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Elimination of Bias MCLE: Equal Pay Day Panel
Monday, March 25, 2019 OCWLA’s Book Club: March 25 – Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Friday, March 08, 2019 Elimination of Bias MCLE: Getting a Seat at the Bench: Lessons from Female Leaders of the Judiciary
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer
Monday, February 25, 2019 OCWLA’s Book Club: February 25 – The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constanine
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Coastal Wilderness Hike
Monday, January 28, 2019 OCWLA’s Book Club: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Friday, January 11, 2019 Ethics 2.0: California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct
Friday, January 04, 2019 On the Basis of Sex OCWLA Film Viewing
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2018 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 OCWLA Book Club Holiday Party
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Champagne, Shopping and Fingerprints!
Monday, November 26, 2018 OCWLA’s Book Club: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee
Friday, November 09, 2018 General MCLE: 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 MCLE: 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: 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 Elimination of Bias MCLE: 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 General MCLE Luncheon: The Basics of Presenting Evidence
Monday, October 30, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Defending Jacob by William Landay
Friday, October 13, 2017 General MCLE: 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 General MCLE: Equal Pay Day Panel
Monday, March 27, 2017 OCWLA’s Book Club: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Friday, March 10, 2017 General MCLE: 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 Competence Issues MCLE: 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 Elimination of Bias MCLE: 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 Ethics MCLE: 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 General MCLE: 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 General MCLE: 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 Elimination of Bias MCLE: 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 General MCLE: 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 Legal Ethics MCLE: 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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