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


  • Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:47 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    January 2018
    For Charitable Giving

    It is the goal of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association to make charitable gifts to non-profits in the spirit of assisting the advancement of the status of women and children in law and society in matters including, but not limited to:

    1. Offering legal, education, awareness, and prevention services to the women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
    2. Gender discrimination, harassment, or bias against women.
    3. Bridging the gap of legal needs of women and children, particularly programs that serve to support and improve the rights of these individuals.

    OCWLA is currently accepting applications for its philanthropic giving.  All applications are due by January 31, 2018.

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  • Friday, December 15, 2017 10:12 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Automobile Club of Southern California - Los Angeles.

    Dynamic trial counsel needed to represent & defend insureds in personal injury & property damage lawsuits, with an emphasis on high exposure cases. The experienced trial litigator can flourish in this position with a legendary company. Ideal candidate will have significant trial & insurance defense experience, or similar background. We provide great benefits, including pension, matching 401k & insurance packages. Come join us & put your litigation & customer service skills to work in our supportive environment. Email resume,
    For a complete job description visit: - job number 12818. EOE
    Litigation Attorney, Insurance Defense
    Automobile Club of Southern California - Los Angeles. We are looking for enthusiastic litigators to represent & defend insureds in personal injury & property damages lawsuits, including some high exposure cases. Will have the opportunity to develop trial skills in this position with a legendary company. Ideal candidate will have minimum 2 years insurance defense experience, or a similar background. Some jury trial experience preferred. We provide great benefits, including pension, matching 401k & insurance packages. Come join us & put your litigation & customer service skills to work in our supportive environment. Email resume, For a complete job description visit - job number 16412. EOE

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 1:09 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    President: Jaimi Groothuis

    President-Elect: Michelle Philo

    Vice-President: Sarah Nowels

    Treasurer: Sheila-Marie Finkelstein

    Secretary: Shelly Aronson

    Jessica Achtsam
    Jacqueline Beaumont
    Betty Fracisco
    Kelly Galligan
    Carolina Gomez
    Dana Heyde
    Abby Meyer
    Janice Ramsay
    Laurie Rowen

    The 2018 OCWLA Officers & Directors will be installed at the OCWLA Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 12 at The Avenue of The Arts Hotel, Costa Mesa. For more information, and to register, please visit:

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:30 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Job Title: Senior Employment Attorney – Representing Employees in Individual Matters

    Experience: Senior Level

    Job Function: Legal

    Job Description:
    We are a national employee-side employment law firm looking for a senior-level attorney to help launch our Individual Practice in a new office in Los Angeles, CA. This is an exciting opportunity to help grow the firm’s Individual Practice in Southern California. We are looking for candidates who are entrepreneurial, dynamic, and interested in building a thriving practice representing individual employees (including executives and professionals) in all areas of employment law, such as counseling, coaching, and negotiating on behalf of employees and handling discrimination, harassment, retaliation, discharge, whistleblower, and contract claims and litigation.
    The firm takes pride in encouraging all of its attorneys to grow and develop professionally. We provide tremendous support to our attorneys to pursue public speaking and publishing opportunities and non-profit and bar association activities. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to diversity among our lawyers and staff and to fostering a collegial and supportive workplace that values work/life balance.

    Desired Skills and Expertise:

    • At least 10 years of experience representing employees in individual (not class action) matters.
    • Experience interacting with and counseling individual clients, especially in the context of terminations.
    • Experience prosecuting claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract.
    • Experience negotiating separation/severance agreements, offer letters/employment contracts, and other transactional documents.
    • Seasoned drafting, writing, analytical, and client-management skills.
    • A commitment to protecting employee rights.
    • Portable business would be preferred but is not required.
    • Experience handling some or all of the following is desirable (though not required): partnership agreements; agreements for independent contractors and other talent; retention, bonus, compensation, and equity agreements; corporate restructuring; restrictive covenants, including trade secret, non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions; expatriate agreements, including secondment, employment, and severance agreements.

    Company Description:
    With offices in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC, Outten & Golden enjoys a strong national reputation for representing employees, executives and partners in all areas of employment law. From representing senior executives in contract negotiations, to protecting individuals' civil rights in the workplace, to combating worker exploitation and systemic discrimination in class action and impact litigation, our firm is a recognized leader in the field of employment law. As employment lawyers, we take great pride in our innovative approach to the practice of law and our firm's focus on protecting and promoting employee rights.

    Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

    To Apply:
    Send letter of interest and resume by e-mail to Specify in the subject line: Senior Employment Attorney - Los Angeles. No phone calls please.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:47 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Automobile Club of Southern California, part of the AAA federation, is seeking an employment litigator to join its in-house counsel team located in Costa Mesa, CA.  This is an exciting opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to: (1) first-chair single plaintiff employment cases in arbitration hearings; and (2) provide advice and counsel to internal clients.  The Auto Club’s benefits include pension and 401(k) matching contribution.  Apply online at:, or email your resume to

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 7:39 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Please click on the link below to access the Notice from the Clerk regarding amended local rules effective December 1, 2017.

    Thank you.

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 10:24 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Tuesday, November 21st, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    OCBA Headquarters, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Rachel Payne is the CEO and Co-Founder of holding company FEM Inc., a thinktank that focuses on the impact of media and entertainment upon society, with an emphasis on how representations of women and children affect longer term outcomes for them. She will present her research and provide the opportunity for dialogue on how to understand and improve outcomes for the most vulnerable and children.
    Her recent research includes "How Media Shapes Perceptions of Science and Technology upon Girls and Women", "Leadership Fictions" and "Take Back the AD - how gender bias in digital ads increases sexism in young men" (published in partnership with Google).
    Rachel is looking forward to being with us.
    Lunch will be provided at this free event. All OCBA members are welcome to attend.
    Please RSVP to by Friday, November 17.

  • Monday, October 30, 2017 7:47 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)



    Scott Well, Esq.

    Speaks on

    "Reefer Madness: Venture Capitalists Poised To Reap Rewards Update"

    (Mr. Well practices criminal law and cannabis consulting in Santa Ana.)

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    5:30 P.M -networking

    6:00 P.M. to 7:00 program

    One Hour of MCLE


    Sponsored Event

    No Charge



    Any questions? Contact John Cogorno, President of the Newport Harbor Bar Association, 714-892-2936


    Whittier Law School, Room 1

    3333 Harbor Boulevard

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    For Parking enter from either Harbor Blvd on the east side of the campus or from Sunflower at the rear on the north side of the campus.

     Go to Website to make a reservation 

    Newport Harbor Bar Officers: Officers: President: John R. Cogorno; Vice-President: John M. Kremer;

    Secretary: Kristine Adams; Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer: Mark Bidwell;

    Board members: Dianne Liddy; Jay Stoegbauer (webmaster); R. Allen Baylis; Paralegal Board Member: Michele Pfeiffer; Law School Student Board Members: Adrienna Van Diermen; Linda Krolop-Silverstein;

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:02 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Office of the Attorney General is now accepting applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship!
    Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to launch your legal career with the State of California’s top law agency!
    AG Honors Program-Graduate Legal Assistant:
    AG Honors Program-Deputy Attorney General:
    Office of the Solicitor General-Deputy Attorney General:
    For more information on the Attorney General’s Honors Program:

    For more information on the Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship:
    DOJ Recruitment Unit
    Office of Human Resources
    Office of the Attorney General
    California Department of Justice

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:51 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    University of California, Office of the President – Oakland, CA
    Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel-Litigation and Capital Strategies, the Managing Counsel-Capital Strategies manages construction, land use, and real estate practice areas, as well as providing direct client service. Serves as a resource to subordinates on highly complex legal matters or problems; advises and renders opinions to senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; works with representatives of the campus on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements. Acts as liaison with outside legal firms. Represents the organization and oversee outside counsel in certain litigation. Keeps informed on legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University or the construction and land use legal practices.
    For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

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