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 Lawyers Association
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Happy October OCWLA Members!

Monday, October 02, 2023 1:04 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

Happy October OCWLA Members!

Our 47th Annual Gala is only 2 weeks away! Please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible as it will likely sell out. The Gala will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at the VEA Hotel in Newport Beach where we will honor our award recipients including, the Honorable Claudia J. Silbar for Judge of the Year, Kate Corrigan for Attorney of the Year, and the Orange County Bar Association for our Advancement of Women Award. Please make sure to RSVP by October 10th.

We will also hold our silent auction with over 60 items including, wine baskets, jewelry, restaurant and shopping gift cards, spa packages, and much more. For our live auction, we will auction off an Electric Bike, a Balenciaga Purse, and a 2-Night Stay at the VEA Hotel. It’s going to be a fun night that you won’t want to miss. I hope to see you there! 

It is also not too late to sponsor our Gala. Sponsorship Opportunities are available here. Please email our Executive Director at by October 9 to reserve your Gala Sponsorship. 


The 2023 OCWLA Annual Gala 

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 OCWLA Annual Gala on Tuesday, October 17 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm at VEA Newport Beach. Join us in honoring the OCWLA Judge of the Year, the Honorable Claudia J. Silbar, Attorney of the Year Kate Corrigan, and the Advancement of Women Awardee The Orange County Bar Association.

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October OCWLA Book Club

An OCWLA Members-Only Club. Join us for our monthly book club! This month we will be reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The discussion will be led by Heidi Plummer of Bock & Plummer Attorneys at Law at 5:30pm on October 30th at Mimi's Café in Tustin!

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Save The Date!

OCWLA Installation Dinner & Holiday Celebration

Join us as we install our 2024 Officers & Directors of both OCWLA and the OCWLA Foundation on Wednesday, November 29, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at a new venue, the Lido House, Newport Beach. Thank you to our generous sponsor Bock & Plummer Attorneys at Law!

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Save The Date!

OCWLA Book Club Holiday Party & Book Gift Exchange

Join us at the residence of a Book Club member in Orange for a holiday dinner (address provided upon registration). Please bring a drink to share and a new, wrapped book to participate in our book gift exchange!

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Interested in Running for a 2024 OCWLA Director Position?

Accepting Nominations!

It’s time for OCWLA’s annual election for ten (10) Director positions. The time commitment for an OCWLA Director (or Officer) is a one (1) year term. If you are interested in running, please submit a short Candidate's Statement and photo (optional) to us by the close of business on Friday, October 20, 2023, via email:

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Judge Frances Muñoz Memorial Lecture

Join us for the first annual Judge Frances Muñoz Memorial Lecture and Celebration - honoring the life and legacy of a "poderosa" in the law - hosted by Santa Ana College at the Johnson Student Center 219. Thu, Oct 12, 2023: 5:30pm Welcome; 6:00pm Panel; 7:30pm Reception. Registration is required.

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Have a great idea that you'd love to see in print?

Orange County Lawyers Magazine is seeking article submissions from OCWLA Members! Authors can write about anything law-related, such as a new case/practice area update, practice tips, policy information, practicing law in a big firm or small firm or as a solo in Orange County, mentoring, pro bono work, attorney wellness, etc. 

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