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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
Deshani Florance (Senewiratne)

Whittier Law School
Monique Posada

Trinity Law School
Tiffany D. Cheuvront & Jackellyn Trinh

Western State College of Law
Anna Trujillo

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Mackenzie Johnson

Law Student Representative Documents

OCWLA Student Representative Responsibilities [PDF]

Student Membership

Looking for a community dedicated to the advancement of its members? Excited for the opportunity to attend networking events with legal movers and shakers? The Orange County Women Lawyers Association invites you to join and obtain the benefits of membership. As a law student, there is no cost to join the OCWLA, and, your membership will permit you to attend events at the reduced, member rate. OCWLA hosts monthly lunch meetings and several member mixers each year (including an annual Mardi Gras party and Gala at Pelican Hill). It also sponsors the events hosted by the affiliate bars of the OCBA, providing even more networking opportunities.
The OCWLA is dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession by providing a professional network, raising awareness of discrimination and bias, and supporting charitable organizations.

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

Bar & Diversity Bar Stipend Awards

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

More Information

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 Phuong Luong!

"I am deeply grateful and honored to be selected as one of the recipients of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, 2018 Bar Stipend Award.  The generous award and thoughtful words from the OCWLA’s Board members have been a tremendous support giving me more strength to overcome this challenging bar exam.  After the bar, I wish to be part of the great mission of the OCWLA and to make greater impact to the community. 

"Thank you OCWLA for this wonderful opportunity."

Phuong Luong

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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