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OCWLA President's March Message

Friday, March 01, 2019 11:36 AM | Lori Butler (Administrator)

OCWLA Community,

March is Women's History Month. OCWLA has a full and exciting calendar this month and we hope you will stop by one of our events as we continue to EmpowHer™ women attorneys in Orange County.

February Recap:

On February 16, OCWLA members and OCBA YLD members enjoyed a break from the rain for a hike along the coast at Crystal Cove. As a reminder, OCWLA has free membership for new admittees and a reduced membership rate for attorneys in their first 5 years of practice.

Congratulations! OCWLA would also like to congratulate Hon. Maria Hernandez on being named as California Women Lawyer's Joan Dempsey Klein Award recipient. OCWLA nominated Hon. Hernandez for the award and we are beyond pleased she is the recipient. The awards reception will be held on Friday, May 17 - stay tuned for future details.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 5 - Membership Mixer & Wine Tasting - This popular event is almost sold out!!! Take a moment to celebrate Mardi Gras with OCWLA at Orange Coast Winery in Newport Beach. There will be plenty of beads, a photo booth, and of course, wine tasting to enjoy the festivities. 

Friday, March 8 - CLE: Getting a Seat at the Bench: Lessons from Female Leaders of the Judiciary - featuring Hon. Josephine L. Staton, Hon. Kathleen O'Leary, Hon. Glenda Sanders, and Hon. Kim Hubbard. 

This event falls on International Women's Day and OCWLA has arranged for each attendee to receive a special gift at this luncheon. This CLE features an Elimination of Bias credit.

Also at this luncheon, OCWLA will be collecting donations for WHW as part of OCWLA's first quarter philanthropy event. Members are encouraged to clean out their closets for WHW's annual Suits for a Cause drive and bring donated items to the meeting. WHW will provide tax donation receipts. 

Monday, March 25 - The March book club book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This no host group continues to meet at Mimi's Café in Tustin for casual conversation about the monthly books.

Other Opportunities:

Annual Sponsorship Package: Our 2019 Annual Sponsorship Package is available. For one flat rate, sponsors are featured at OCWLA's four signature events and receive recognition all year long.

CWL Speakers Bureau: OCWLA's affiliate, California Women Lawyers, has launched its Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is a resource for persons seeking media responses, speakers, panelists, and authors, and consists of CWL members who are willing to serve in those roles. More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here

Do not hesitate to reach me with your ideas, thoughts, and goals. In the meantime, we will continue our work to EmpowHer women in our legal community.


Michelle A. Philo

OCWLA President

General Counsel

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