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 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement

Information for Law Students

Law Student Representatives

University of California at Irvine School of Law
Maria Peltakova & Shirley Diaz

Whittier Law School
Monique Posada

Trinity Law School
Tiffany D. Cheuvront

Law Student Representative Documents

OCWLA Student Representative Responsibilities [PDF]

OCWLA offers FREE membership to law students.  Fill out an application today!

Bar Stipend Award 

OCWLA is pleased to provide the Bar Stipend Award to worthy law students about to take the bar exam.  Offered twice a year, the award is given to the student(s) that best exemplifies the mission of OCWLA, and a commitment to scholarship, community service, advancement of women or women’s issues, financial need, and to Orange County.

July Bar Stipend Due April 20
February Bar Stipend Due November 30

Download Application [PDF]

Diversity Bar Stipend Award

OCWLA awards a $1000 Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a minority ethnic background and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered.

July Bar Stipend Due April 20
February Bar Stipend Due November 30

Download Application [PDF]


California Women Lawyers Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship

The California Women Lawyers Foundation proudly announces the creation of The Nancy E. O’Malley Scholarship, founded in 2016 to honor CWL Past President Nancy O’Malley (2009-2010) for her dedication and commitment to promoting California Women Lawyers and protecting all women and children in our society.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student whose prior and current activities, and future plans demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.  Women and men are eligible to apply.  Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually.

Congratulations July 2017 Bar Stipend Winners!


Rebecca J. Chmura

"Being selected as a recipient of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association’s Bar Stipend Award was a glimmer of hope during this summer’s stressful and tedious bar preparation. I would like to thank the OCWLA for the great honor and to congratulate the other hard-working women who have received the stipend as well!"


Cristel S. Martinez

"I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association 2017 Bar Stipend Award. I migrated to this country when I was nine years old, and as an undocumented student I always had to work full time and attend school at the same time. I could not have afforded all the bar related expenses without this stipend. After passing the bar, I plan to use my education to work towards an equal access for people who are deprived."


Stephanie Rigoli

"I am beyond honored to have received this scholarship. It will allow me to further my educational and legal career so I can continue to make a greater impact in my community. Thank you Orange County Women Lawyers Association for this wonderful opportunity."


Elaine Torres

"I am deeply humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, 2017 Bar Stipend Award. The OCWLA’s generosity has undoubtedly eased some of the stress that comes with preparing for the bar exam. It is my hope to continue to be a part of the OCWLA and in the future bestow this great honor onto other women who aspire to be part of the legal community."
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