The Annual Gala at Pelican Hill was simply a stunning, inspirational, and motivational evening. Members and guests enjoyed a reception overlooking the sunset in Newport Coast, followed by an awards ceremony that included a flash mob of dancers from Orange County High School of the Arts. Guests dined amongst tables filled with roses and rose petals with the OCWLA "EmpowHer" logo prominently displayed in the middle of the room.
OCWLA is proud to have recognized, Hon. Elizabeth Macias
as the Judge of the Year, Lei Lei Weng Ekvall
as the Attorney of the Year, and Walsworth - WFBM, LLP
with the Advancement of Women Award. Videos about the award recipients can be found here
. OCWLA also recognized two of its philanthropy award recipients, CASA of Orange County
and Family Legal Assistance at CHOC Children's
with donations of $5,000 each.
The charitable arm of the organization, the OCWLA Foundation, presented a record-breaking $10,000 in bar study stipends. A special thank you to Jennifer Keller and Keith More for their efforts in raising funding to sustain and grow OCWLA Foundation's stipend and scholarship program.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, the Gala Committee, and the boards of directors of OCWLA and the Foundation. This event would not be possible without you.