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

Happy September OCWLA Members!

Monday, September 11, 2023 9:38 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

Happy September OCWLA Members!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Women Judges Reception last week and thank you to all the judges who attended and supported this great event. We had over 30 judges in attendance. One of the missions of the OCWLA is the advancement of women on the bench. Over the past year, from 2021 to 2022, there was around a 3% increase in women on the trial court in Orange County. While this is great news, women still only make up 35% of the judges on the trial court in Orange County. The California statewide percentage of women judges on the trial court is 39.7%. The 4th District Court of Appeal has 40.9% women justices and the statewide percentage of women justices on the Courts of Appeal is 42%. The California Supreme Court is 57.1% women. 

While women have made substantial progress on the bench here in California and in Orange County, there is still much progress to be made. The OCWLA thanks the women judges who have helped advance women on the bench and within the legal profession, and thanks the many people who have supported them along the way.

Our Annual Gala is just five weeks away and will be held at VEA Newport Beach on Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to register soon, as this event will likely sell out. Sponsorship opportunities are still available!


Thank You For Joining Us At The OCWLA Women Judges Reception!

The event was made possible by the generosity of our sponsors: 

Golden Gavel Sponsor: Law Office of Jennifer R. Johnson, APLC

Parking Sponsor: Gill Law Group, PC

Drink Sponsor: JAMS

Flower Sponsor: Aptus Court Reporting

Diamond: Bock & Plummer LLP

Platinum: Cox, Castle & NicholsonCrowell & Moring

Gold: Everett Dorey LLPJudicate WestRutan & Tucker

Emerald: ADR Services, Inc.Allen Flatt Ballidis & LeslieCiti Law Firm GroupGoodman Bail BondsKennedy McCarthy & Rumm LLPManufacturers BankMontage Legal GroupPremier UniformsSantos Lloyd Law Firm, P.C.Sunwest Bank

Silver: Aptus Court ReportingIkuta • Hemesath LLPTraut Firm 


OCWLA August Book Club: Thank you to all of our members who came to our book club this week! And a special thank you to Lori Cheyne for leading a wonderful discussion on Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. 

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