September 14th - OCWLA 42nd Gala
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association ("OCWLA") will host their 42nd Annual Gala on September 14th celebrating The 2017 Judge of the Year: The Honorable Maria D. Hernandez, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, Superior Court of California, County of Orange and Attorney of the Year: Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila, Haynes And Boone, LLP. Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Torres-Guillén, ACLU Director of Education for California. Business attire


September 15th - CWL "So You Want to be a Judge - Pathways to a Judicial Career"
California Women Lawyers ("CWL") and the Litigation Section of the California State Bar Present "So You Want to Be a Judge - Pathways to a Judicial Career" on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Location: Federal Courthouse (Ceremonial Courtroom), 350 West 1st Street, Suite 4311 in Los Angeles.

Guest Panelist: Josh Groban, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown on Judicial Appointments

Other Guest Speakers Include:
Wylie Aiken, Aitken, Aitken & Cohn
The Honorable Kimberly Gaab, Presiding Judge, Fresno County Superior Court
The Honorable Steve Kim, Magistrate Judge, Central District of California
The Honorable Patricia Murphy, Ventura County Superior Court
The Honorable Virginia Phillips, Central District of California
The Honorable Beverly Reid O’Connell, Central District of California
The Honorable Gail Standish, Magistrate Judge, Central District of California
Helen Zukin, Kiesel Law


September 15th-16th - NCVAA 11th Annual Conference
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys ("NCVAA") will host its 11th Annual Conference September 15-16 in Garden Grove, CA. Special discounted hotel rates starting at $139 per night are available for a limited time at: Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove. Please click here to book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations. Limited rooms are available at the discounted rates. After the room block has been filled, if rooms are still available, the rooms will be sold at the prevailing rate. For general conference schedule and information, please visit

September 16th - OCBA YLD - Affiliate Bar Association Bowling
This Saturday from Noon to 2 pm, the OCBA Young Lawyers Division is hosting a Bowling mixer specifically to meet and mingle with all of the OCBA affiliate bar associations! This is open to all affiliate bar members, not just young lawyers. Location: Bowlmor @ the Tustin District at 2405 Park Avenue, Tustin CA 92782. Cost is $20 for 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and a drink ticket.

To register, email

September 17th - OCHBA Annual Judges BBQ Honoring Judge Elizabeth Macias
RSVPs are requested by 4 p.m. Friday
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County ("OCHBA") presents the Annual Judges BBQ honoring Judge Elizabeth Macias on September 17th from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at a private residence in Trabuco Canyon. Guests will receive more information about the event location after completing registration.


September 27th - USDC Central District Presents "Lessons Learned - Executive Order 9066"
The United States District Court-Central District of California will present "Lessons Learned - Executive Order 9066" on September 27th at 12 pm in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States.

Special guest speakers: Chief U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips; Assistant Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura; Filmmaker Stacey Yahashi; and U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Retd.

FLYER | An RSVP to is appreciated.

October 27th - PLC Advocates & OC Lavender Bar Association 5th Annual Halloween Bash
You are invited to the PLC Advocates & OCLBA 5th Annual Halloween Bash on Oct 27th from 6 pm to 11 pm at the Randy Higbee Gallery to benefit the Public Law Center. Costume Contest * Hosted Bar * DJ & Dancing * Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres * Photobooth * Swag Bags


November 2nd-5th - NAPABA Convention 2017
The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Join NAPABA as they celebrate their 29th Convention and convene over 2,000 attendees in Washington, D.C.! .

Click here for more information about the Convention.

January 26th-February 4th - OCBA Travel Seminar: Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Thailand
A $750.00 deposit must be received by September 15, 2017.
The Orange County Bar Association ("OCBA") is offering an MCLE Travel Seminar to Thailand for 8 Days/7 Nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel & Dhara Dhevi Hotel, all for the incredible OCBA member price of $2998.00** (plus taxes, fuel & security charges of $326.36). Space is limited and subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis.

The trip price Includes 8 hours of CLE credit, syllabus materials and light refreshments. Seminar topics/speakers to be announced. (This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of CA in the amount of 8.0 hours, as appropriate to the content of the activity. OCBA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.)