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


  • Friday, February 09, 2018 7:52 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Congratulations to OCWLA member Pearl Mann who will receive CWL's 2018 Judith Soley as a Citizen Award. The award recognizes an attorney for her charitable work, bar leadership, and dedication to her community. Pearl will receive the award at CWL's Annual Conference in San Francisco in May.

  • Friday, February 09, 2018 7:41 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)


    PART 2
    Pathways to the State and Federal Bench
    FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018
    California State Capitol Building
    1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    11:00 a.m. - Registration and Lunch
    12:00 p.m. - Opening Session
    2:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
    4:00 p.m. - Networking Reception
    CWL or CLA Litigation Member - early bird extended (by February 23): $100
    Non-member - early bird extended (by February 23): $125
    CWL or CLA Litigation Member - regular: $125
    Non-member - regular: $150
    Government: $75
    Event Flyer - pdf

    David Casey, State Chair of Senator Feinstein's Judicial Selection Committee
    David Fu, 2017 JNE Commission Chair
    Panelists Currently Include:
    Judge Barbara Dickinson, Alameda County Superior Court (Appt'd 2017)
    Judge Laurie Earl, Sacramento County Superior Court (Appt'd 2005)
    Judge Leslie Landau, Contra Costa County Superior Court (Appt'd 2003)
    Judge Benjamin Reyes, Contra Costa County Superior Court (Appt'd 2017)
    Judge Tara Desautels, Alameda County Superior Court (Appt'd 2010)
    ...more panelists to be added.

    CWL will be back in the Bay Area for our Annual MCLE Conference on May 4, 2018. Click here for the full calendar of events.
    For more information, please visit our web page at or contact us at or 916-930-9020.

  • Friday, February 09, 2018 4:55 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Estate Planning Essentials for Non Trust and Estate Lawyers: The Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes People Make
    February 20, 11:30 Registration, 12:00 p.m. program starts

    Darlynn Morgan, Esq. Morgan Law Group

    Estate Planning Attorney Darlynn Morgan will provide invaluable insight on this important topic so that you will be able to issue spot when your clients, friends and even you own family members ask you questions related to Trusts and Estates and Probate. Get the high-level overview on current strategies as well as updates in the law related to estate planning, trusts and incapacity planning.

    ($25 price includes CLE. Lunch hosted by Morgan Law Group)

    For more information and to register:

  • Friday, February 09, 2018 4:48 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

  • Friday, February 09, 2018 4:46 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)


    Please join us at the Courthouse for a celebration of Judge Nakazato'slife and career.
    Advance reservations are requested to ensure adequate seating. Space is limited.

    February 21, 2018
    4 PM Service | Reception to follow
    Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
    411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana
    Courtroom 10A


    Co-hosted by:
    Federal Bar Association, Orange County
    Orange County Bar Association
    Orange County Asian American Bar Association

  • Thursday, February 01, 2018 2:42 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    It's been a whirlwind year in employment law! Join our panel of employment law practitioners for a fast-paced review of employment law developments in 2017 -- and key trends to keep an eye on in 2018. We'll survey developments from federal agencies, review important U.S. Supreme Court rulings, and discuss trends from joint employment and gig workers to predictive scheduling and fair chance ordinances and the #MeToo movement. We'll also cover best practices in-house counsel and other employment lawyers can use to prepare their clients for employment law compliance in the new year and beyond.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:58 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Meet & Greet Social Welcoming YLD and the OCBA Affiliate Bar Groups

    February 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at MESA, Costa Mesa

    Come meet and mingle with peers and members of OCBA affiliate bar associations.

    Registration is $30.

    Exclusive for OCBA YLD & Law Student members, and OCBA Affiliate Bar Members (OCWLA Members invited).

    Download Registration Flyer

    Register Online

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:14 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    UC Berkeley is seeking a senior leader who has solid experience working on legal issues affecting major public research universities and in providing sophisticated legal advice in a broad range of areas. The Chief Campus Counsel will maintain a significant individual legal portfolio and lead a small team of legal colleagues and staff. We are looking for candidates who have approximately 15 years of complex, high-level legal experience, experience managing attorneys, and membership in the State Bar of CA (or are willing to pass the July 2018 CA bar exam).

    The recruitment announcement and position description can be found here:

  • Saturday, January 06, 2018 12:13 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
    Mid-sized law firm headquartered in San Diego is seeking a full-time experienced associate attorney to lead the business expansion project into Orange County. Law firm specializes in community association law; including general counsel, collections, and construction defect litigation. This position requires strong organizational and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and occasional travel throughout Southern California.  This person will begin training in San Diego office for approximately two to three (2-3) weeks.

    Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Rate/ Salary Range: DOE

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • JD from an ABA approved school
    • Must be licensed in CA
    • Community Association experience, and/or collections and General Counsel experience
    • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
    • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
    • Professional appearance and demeanor
    • Strong client satisfaction skills
    • Marketing skills a plus

    Benefits Include:

    Generous salary and annual discretionary bonuses, medical, dental and vision plans, annual 401K contributions, casual dress code, generous paid vacation time and 11 holidays per year, quarterly team building events, and more.

    If you believe you would be an excellent candidate for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to “Administrator” for consideration. All inquiries will remain confidential.  

  • Saturday, January 06, 2018 12:12 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The California Department of Justice has an opening for a Deputy Attorney General in the Appeals, Writs, and Trails Section. You will have the opportunity to represent the People of California in criminal cases in all levels of state and federal courts!
    For more information on the job and how to apply click HERE

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