Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement


  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 1:47 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel is seeking highly qualified, well-rounded first and second year law students to participate in our volunteer law clerk program during the summer of 2023.    

    We endeavor to expose our summer law clerks to the practice, as well as the substance, of law.  In terms of research projects, preference is given to narrowly focused, relatively brief assignments, submitted by attorneys who are willing to work closely with the law clerks and to include them, when appropriate and possible, in meetings, hearings, negotiations, etc. 

    The law clerks will support the attorneys in responding to client inquiries, as well as in developing tools and resources to assist clients at the campuses and at the Office of the President.  Assistance will be provided across a broad spectrum of subject matters within the following practice groups: (1) business, transactions and innovation, (2) educational affairs, campus services, governance and compliance, (3) litigation, and (4) labor and employment.  Assigning attorneys are expected to give constructive and comprehensive feedback to the law clerks on their work product.  

    If interested, please submit your coversheet, resume, transcript and writing sample in a single PDF file (e.g., Doe_John.PDF) to  

    To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by January 13, 2023.  The positions will remain open until filled.

    2023 summer law clerks may qualify for a stipend from UC Legal.

    UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel is located at 1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor, Oakland, California 94607.  For more information on UC Legal please visit

  • Friday, December 02, 2022 7:03 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The SEC is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information below and link(s) to learn more.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program


    Position Title: Trial Attorney  Location: Washington, DC

    Compensation: $153,377 - $260,479 per year

    Learn More & Apply:

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 12/8/2022



    If you have any questions about the role or the application process please feel free to reach out to HR Specialist, listed in the job announcement!  

    Thank you for your interest - Good Luck!  

    -SEC Diversity Recruitment Team

  • Monday, November 28, 2022 11:56 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)


    Criminal Jury Instructions: Revisions, Revocations, and Additions

    Summary: New and revised jury instructions reflecting recent developments in the law and user suggestions. Please note that the proposed changes to CALCRIM Nos. 540A and 730 include citation to People v. Garcia (2022) 82 Cal.App.5th 956 [299 Cal.Rptr.3d 131] in the bench notes. A petition for review is pending in this case (as of November 18, 2022). If the California Supreme Court grants review, the committee intends to remove this citation from the proposed changes.

    Deadline: Review and submit comments by Monday, January 4, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

    California Courts web site:

  • Monday, November 28, 2022 6:24 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Benefits Advocacy Staff Attorney:

    Inner City Law Center seeks to hire a Staff Attorney to help clients who are homeless or precariously housed to connect with SSI, SSD, and CAPI benefits. The attorney will join an exciting county-wide project that is developing best practices in benefits representation. They will both represent clients in administrative hearings and provide technical assistance to our partners at the LA County Department of Health Services and elsewhere.

    Link to job posting found HERE.

    Inner City Law Center

    1309 East Seventh Street,

    Los Angeles, CA 90021

    (213) 891-3288 Direct

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:28 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Below you will find position information below and link(s) to learn more.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program

    Position Title: Trial Attorney - CRYPTO/CYBER Location: New York, NY

    Compensation: $157,493 - $261,400 per year

    Learn More & Apply:

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 12/9/2022

  • Monday, November 21, 2022 8:39 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Open position for Principal Counsel, Health Regulatory for the University of California, Office of the President in Oakland, CA.  Attached is the job description and a quick link for more information and to apply.


  • Monday, November 14, 2022 9:20 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Orange County Women Lawyers Association Congratulates the 

    2023 OCWLA Board of Directors

    Jessica Munk


    Wiechert, Munk & Goldstein, PC

    Caroline Djang

    Vice President



    Tracy Hughes


    Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

    Heidi Plummer


    Bock & Plummer

    Dana Heyde

    Immediate Past President

    Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde

    2023 Directors

    Jessica Achtsam

    Knobbe Martens

    Antoinette Balta

    Veterans Legal Institute®

    Sayuri P. Espinosa

    Rutan & Tucker, LLP

    Shirin Forootan

    Forootan Law

    Betty Fracisco

    Boyd Jensen

    Lauren A. McKay

    Cox, Castle & Nicholson

    Annie Nicholson

    Haynes Boone

    Amber Poston

    Orange County Public Defender


    Laurie Rowen

    Montage Legal Group

    Heather Stangle-Smith

    Blue Shield of California

  • Monday, November 07, 2022 1:15 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Compensation: $190,564 - $275,867 per year

    Learn More & Apply:

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 11/21/2022

  • Friday, November 04, 2022 7:05 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is launching the SEC Scholars Program in the Summer 2023. The program targets currently enrolled students to participate in a paid ten-week summer internship. The SEC Scholars Program will begin June 5, 2023 and conclude on August 11, 2023.

    A virtual information session about the program and application process will take place on November 08, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST.

    The application period is October 31, 2022, 2022 to November 18, 2022.

    Additional information can be found by accessing the links below:

    Legal HQ -

    Legal RO -

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2022 6:01 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    We are very much in need of volunteer judges for our collegiate in-person mock trial tournament hosted by UC Irvine at our campus on November 12th-13th. This event hosts teams from all over the area!

    It would mean a lot to the students to have real attorneys come and judge their rounds. Most of these students are on the track to law school as well as to be attorneys. We are also looking for female attorneys, a lot of our competitors are women and we would greatly appreciate it if you participated and gave your knowledge on being a woman in the field to inspire others as well.

    You can sign up to judge by clicking HEREPlease sign up ASAP so we know you're joining us

    The rounds: The trials are under three hours long and require zero preparation. On both days there will be a morning round (with check-in starting at 8 am and the trial ending at 12 pm) and an afternoon round (with check-in starting at 1 pm and the trial ending at 5 pm). You can judge for as many or as few trials as you would like.

    The case: This year's case is a civil suit of negligence against a company that employed a pilot that crashed his airplane into a mountain with a passenger, with no survivors. The witnesses and evidence vary across each round makes each trial unique and interesting.

    How judging works: We will host a brief judge training session before each round that will supply you with any materials you may need and also explain how the ballots work. 

    Signing up: If you would be willing to help us out as a judge, we would really appreciate it. We are very much in need of volunteers for the success of the tournament and the students involved.

    Here is the link to sign up: Sign up HERE

    Also, if you have any colleagues who might be interested in judging, please feel free to share our information with them!

    Thank you for your time!


    Iris Gillam

    UCI Mock Trial | Tournament Director

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