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


  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:56 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Please click on the link below to access the Notice from the Clerk re Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2016.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:05 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Following please find a link to the University of California Office of the General Counsel’s posting for Senior Counsel-Litigation in our Oakland office.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:41 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    1:30 p.m. Registration
    2:00 - 5:15 p.m. Program
    5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception
    Location: Nixon Peabody LLP
    300 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 4100
    Los Angeles, CA
    Betty T. Yee
    California State Controller

    Commissioner Ann M. Ravel
    Federal Elections Commission

    In its third year, the Elect to Run program continues to educate and encourage women to run for public office. Meet other women who have run for office, as well as those who support or train women to run, and get the information to decide whether you want to run.
    The Elect to Run program recently earned CWL the 2016 Outstanding Member Program Award from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations.
    CWL Member Price: $10.00
    Non-Member Price $20.00
    Click here for sponsorship opportunities!
    Register Now

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:41 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Salvation Army is offering 5 free CLE credits at a symposium to be held 9/21 at it's Western Territorial Headquarters in Long Beach.

    The Salvation Army Southern California Division
    180 E. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 500, Long Beach, CA 90802
    C: 805.769.4274  O: 800.275.3197  F: 562.264.3804

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 3:36 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
    Three new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court and Judicial Council forms have been posted to the California Courts web site, at
    SP16-08: Traffic and Criminal Procedure: Infraction Procedures Regarding Bail, Fines, Fees, and Assessments; Mandatory Courtesy Notices; and Ability to Pay Determinations
    SP16-09: Traffic: Installment Payment of Bail Forfeiture and Traffic Violator School Fees
    SP16-10: Traffic: Online Installment Payment of Bail Forfeiture and Traffic Violator School Fees
    You are welcome to distribute this within your court and to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016.
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at, or at 415-865-7681.
    We greatly appreciate your time and dedication to the continued improvement of administration of justice in California.

  • Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:13 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Chapman University Fowler School of Law will host a speed mentoring event with the NAWJ (National Association of Women Judges) and OCWLA on September 15 from 5:30-8:00 pm. If you would like to participate as a mentor for the student attendees, please email OCWLA at

    Thank you for your support!

  • Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:26 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Michelle Philo is Corporate Counsel at Adtile Technologies Inc., a company with a focus on motion engagement and virtual reality technology for mobile devices.  Michelle joined Adtile as its first in house counsel in March 2015 after working at a mid-size firm doing both business litigation and transactional work.  Michelle has been active in the legal community since becoming a lawyer and currently serves as the Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, Treasurer of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, and Immediate Past President of the Whittier Law School Alumni Association.  She is also active in the ABA as a California State Bar Delegate to the House of Delegates, the YLD Liaison to the Section of Human Rights and Social Justice, and routinely posts content for the Commission on Women’s gender equity social media platforms.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 10:27 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The following positions will consider applicants under the entry-level classification Deputy Attorney General.
    San Francisco, Division of Civil Law, Correctional Law Section
    San Francisco, Division of Civil Law, Health Quality Enforcement Section
    The remaining Deputy Attorney General III positions may be viewed by clicking on the hyperlinks below:
    Sacramento, Division of Civil Law, Tort & Condemnation Section
    Sacramento, Division of Civil Law, Licensing Section
    San Diego, Division of Civil Law, Licensing Section
    Los Angeles, Division of Civil Law, Licensing Section
    Alameda County (Oakland), Division of Public Rights, Civil Rights Enforcement Section
    Los Angeles, Division of Public Rights, Civil Rights Enforcement Section
    DAG III applicants must first complete an online Training and Assessment questionnaire before submitting an application. The questionnaire (exam) may be accessed HERE. Attached is an advertisement with a listing of all the above vacancies. Please feel free to share this advertisement with your network. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    LIKE and FOLLOW the DOJ on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with exam and vacancy information.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 10:14 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has approved and posted for public comment its 29th release of proposed revisions and additions to the civil instructions (CACI). This release includes proposed new and revised instructions and verdict forms in response to developments in the law over the last six months. The committee is very interested in your input.
    The proposed changes and additions are available for viewing on the internet at Only these currently proposed changes and additions are being submitted for comment at this time. We will gladly accept other comments, but the committee will not be able to consider them until the next release cycle.
    Our preferred way of receiving your comments is in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to However, you may also respond online.  And we have also posted a comment form that you may use to comment on individual instruction or groups of instructions. Please do not comment by Reply All to this e-mail.
    Comments by letter should be sent to:
    Mr. Bruce Greenlee, Attorney
    Judicial Council of California
    Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
    455 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

    All comments will be reviewed by the advisory committee, which will make recommendations to the Judicial Council's Rules and Projects Committee and then to the full council. Comments received will become part of the public record of the council's action.
    When submitting comments, please:

    • Indicate whether you agree with the proposal, would agree with the proposal if it is modified, or do not agree with the proposal.
    • Clearly identify the specific language in the instruction that you are commenting on.
    • Suggest alternative language, if appropriate.
    • Provide any applicable authority for your position.

    We encourage your comments and critique because they help us refine both the particular instructions and the more global choices about format and approach.  We appreciate your participation in this effort.
    On behalf of the Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
    Hon. Martin J. Tangeman, Chair

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:52 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Following please find a link to the University of California’s posting for a Litigation Paralegal in our Oakland office.    Please post on your bar association job board or website, if applicable, and/or forward to any qualified applicants you know of who may be interested in working for the University of California.  Thank you in advance!

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