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 Lawyers Association
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Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 26, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mimi’s Café, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780

    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:
    The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    Mimi’s Café
    17231 E 17th St.
    Tustin, CA 92780

    No Host Dinner & Beverages

    Discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Noguchi Gardens behind the 611 Anton Blvd. building., Costa Mesa

    You Are Invited To A Reception In Honor Of Retiring Judge Jamoa Moberly, Orange County Superior Court

    A special thank you to Rutan & Tucker, LLP for coordinating the reception at the Noguchi Gardens.

    Presidential Sponsor

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Great Room Social Lounge at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast

    The 1st Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill

    Join us for an evening of wine, light appetizers, live music and good company.

    Valet is complimentary.

    Members: $15*
    *Invite an In House Counsel attorney for free

    Non-Members: $35**
    **Pay an additional $5 and receive OCWLA membership for the rest of 2017

    Sitting Judges: Complimentary

    Event Sponsors


    • Monday, July 31, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mimi’s Café, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780

    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:
    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    Mimi’s Café
    17231 E 17th St.
    Tustin, CA 92780

    No Host Dinner & Beverages

    Discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.

    • Monday, August 28, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mimi’s Café, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780

    OCWLA’s Book Club

    Book Selection:
    “The Nest” by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    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!

    • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Resort At Pelican Hill, 22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast

    The 42nd OCWLA Gala

    Celebrating The 2017

    Judge of the Year
    The Honorable
    Maria D. Hernandez,

    Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, Superior Court of California, County of Orange

    Attorney of the Year
    Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila,
    Haynes And Boone, LLP

    Business attire

    Sponsor The Event!

    Sponsorship Information

    2016 Sponsors


    Greenberg Gross LLP
    Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP


    Littler Mendelson P.C.
    Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
    Whittier Law School


    Jones Day
    Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Schilling Law Group


    Aitken Aitken Cohn
    Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
    Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group
    Fish & Tsang LLP
    Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.), Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.), Hon. Judith M. Ryan (Ret.)-----JAMS
    Keller/Anderle LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Minyard Morris
    Payne & Fears LLP
    Rutan & Tucker, LLP
    Snell & Wilmer
    Umberg Zipser LLP
    weintraub | tobin


    ADR Services, Inc.
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
    Judicate West
    Michelle A. Reinglass | ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass & Judicate West
    Call & Jensen

    Supporting Star

    Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University
    Jacqueline Zweig, CPA, CFP
    The Orange County Bar Foundation


    Public Law Center
    Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

    Friend of the OCWLA

    Callahan Dispute Resolution
    M&M Court Reporters, Inc
    Shields Law Offices

    Wine Sponsor

    Bentley & More, LLP

    Media Sponsor

    Regal Court Reporting

Past events

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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