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OCWLA President's August Message

Friday, August 02, 2019 9:18 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

OCWLA Community,

Summer is in full swing. Even with the warmer weather and vacation schedules, OCWLA members have continued to stay active within the organization by volunteering in the community and with the OCWLA Gala committee.

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July Recap:

In July, OCWLA members volunteered with CASA OC at their annual back to school picnic. Members assorted in a variety of capacities from assisting with cookie decorating, to handing out books, playing baseball, and working the photo booth. The annual event provides a fun afternoon for children in the foster system along with their advocates to mingle and get school supplies.

OCWLA also debuted its EmpowHer™ shirts at the event! Watch for details on how you can earn or purchase one of these shirts and other merchandise.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, August 26 - The August book club book is Educated by Tara Westover. This no host group continues to meet at Mimi's Café in Tustin for casual conversation about the monthly books. There is no charge for members to attend.

Tuesday, August 27 - Sip and Swing for Charity at Strawberry Farms Golf Club! In exchange for a donation of 3 bottles of 90 point or higher wine, members will have time on the driving range with an instructor, followed by adult beverages and appetizers. The wine that is collected will be donated to the Orange County Women Lawyers Association Foundation silent auction and the Veterans Legal Institute's Lawyers for Warriors event. Due to the limited space, this is a member's only event. Be sure to sign up early as a wait list is anticipated. Thank you to Rutan & Tucker LLP and Knobbe Martens for sponsoring this event.

Wednesday, September 18 - OCWLA's annual Women Judges Reception will be held at Chapter One Local. The annual event celebrates and encourages the advancement of women on the bench. Light appetizers, wine and beer will be served. This event will sell out. Be sure to register early! Sitting judges are complimentary.

Thursday, October 3 - The Annual Gala returns to Pelican Hill with an exciting program honoring Hon. Elizabeth Macias as the Judge of the Year and Lei Lei Weng Ekvall as the Attorney of the Year. OCWLA is also recognizing Walsworth - WFBM, LLP with the Advancement of Women Award. Registration is now available. The Gala committee has been hard at work creating a fantastic evening. 

Other Opportunities:

Sponsor the Gala: OCWLA's 2019 Gala Sponsorship Package is available.

The Gala Committee is currently seeking sponsorships and donations to the silent auction. For inquiries about the silent auction, you can contact foundation@ocwla.org.

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

Philo Law Firm, P.C.

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