Event calendar

    • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    • Friday, March 17, 2023
    • UCI Law


    Message from Letitia Johnson Smith
    Director of Judicial Relations
    Moot Court Competition Executive Board
    UC Irvine School of Law


    It is with great pleasure that the Executive Board of the 2022–2023 UC Irvine School of Law Moot Court Competition invites you to serve as an oral argument judge for this year’s competition.

    As a growing law school, we count on the local legal community to train and encourage our next generation of lawyers. We are incredibly grateful that we have been able to rely on local judges and attorneys each year to provide challenging questions and valuable feedback. This year, we have 52 student competitors. The students are eager to expand their legal skill set – and answer tough questions from the judges. We are asking for your expertise to give these students a truly challenging and constructive competition experience.
    The oral argument schedule is as follows:

    Preliminary Round I: January 31, February 1, 2, 3, and 4
    Preliminary Round II: February 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
    Top 16 Elimination Round: February 23, 24, and 25
    Quarterfinal Round: March 1 and 2
    Semifinals: March 17

    On weekdays, we will hold two sessions of concurrent rounds beginning at 7:00 p.m and ending at 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays, we will hold arguments from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For Saturday arguments, we ask judges to commit to either a morning session (10:00 - 1:00 p.m.) or afternoon session (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.), or both. Please be advised that Preliminary Rounds I & II will be held via Zoom and the remaining arguments will take place here at UCI Law. Prior to oral arguments, judges will receive a bench memorandum summarizing the relevant law and containing suggested questions for competitors. Meals and parking will be provided to judges by the Competition.  

    The 2022-2023 Moot Court Competition is based on a fictional case, Dr. Helen Croix v. Aguefort University. The problem presents the following issues: Whether the termination of a university professor for statements made on a personal, public blog infringes upon the professor's Fourteenth Amendment liberty interest in her reputation or violates the professor's First Amendment free speech rights.

    If you are able to donate your time during one or more of these dates and times, please email me at lawmootcourt@lawnet.uci.edu. Please include your email address and phone number, and also indicate your preference for the dates and times that you are available to judge the competition.

    As you know, courtroom experience is pivotal to law students’ growth as young professionals. We rely on our community partners to assist us in providing this unique and vital opportunity to the next generation of Orange County attorneys. Thank you for your kind consideration of this invitation, and we hope that you can join us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you for your time,

    Moot Court Board

    • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    UCI Law: Creating a Prison to University Pipeline: Prison Education and the New "Clean Slate" Laws

    UCI Law: Creating a Prison to University Pipeline: Prison Education and the New "Clean Slate" Laws : Orange County Bar Association (ocbar.org)

    This CLE (also satisfying the "Elimination of Bias" requirement) will provide an overview of LIFTED (Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Education), a new University of California, Irvine initiative offering a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) to incarcerated students and will address key legal policy issues facing incarcerated students, in particular, access to federal financial aid in and after prison. This CLE will also provide a review of the new and existing “clean slate” laws which help individuals expunge their criminal records after their release from prison. UCI Criminology and Law Professor and Director of LIFTED Keramet Reiter; UCI Clinical Professor of Law and Criminal Justice Clinic Director Katie Tinto; and Hector Cervantes, Program Director, UCI Underground Scholars Initiative, will discuss these issues, address audience questions, and host a reception afterwards for further engagement. This CLE is also supported by the Orange County Public Defender, and Public Defender Martin F. Schwartz plans to attend.
    Keramet Reiter
    Criminology and Law Professor and Director of LIFTED
    Katie Tinto
    Clinical Professor of Law and Criminal Justice Clinic Director
    Hector Cervantes
    Program Director, UCI Underground Scholars Initiative
    Moderated by Nahal Kazemi, Senior Counsel, Keller/Anderle LLP
    Location: UCI School of Law
    401 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697 | EDU 1111
    Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    For questions, please contact UCI Law Events at (949) 824-0197 or events@law.uci.edu.

    [Register Here]

    • Monday, April 03, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA

    To further the goal of casting a wide net to attract the broadest possible pool of qualified applicants to serve as federal judges, the Judicial Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and Magistrate Judges System present their national diversity event:

    Interested lawyers and law students are invited to observe a national keynote address or panel discussion and participate in local roundtables with bankruptcy, magistrate, district, and appellate judges about pathways to the federal bench.

    More information will be provided as the date approaches. Registration may be limited due to space constraints.

    For more information, please contact:
    Beryl Dixon |  213-894-2783 | beryl_dixon@cacb.uscourts.gov

    • Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • Details TBD

    We are currently working out the details for this travel CLE. If you would like to receive updates, please sign up for the interest list using the link below.

    INTEREST LIST: https://bit.ly/2023TravelCLEInterestList

    Saturday, October 21, 2023 to Saturday, October 28, 2023
    Extension option available through November 1, 2023

Past events

Saturday, January 28, 2023 Lunar New Year Dim Sum & Membership Mixer
Thursday, January 12, 2023 OCAABA Mentor-Mentee Mixer Night
Saturday, January 07, 2023 Judges Needed! UCI Mock Trial Tournament
Thursday, December 08, 2022 Meet The United States Attorney
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 FBA Ceremonial Swearing-In and Champagne Toast
Thursday, December 01, 2022 Wine Tasting Mixer
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 LawWorks Wet Lab (Competence CLE)
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 TMBA Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 OCAABA-OCBA Corporate Counsel Section Mixer
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Halloween Party with FLOC/OCAABA/OCKABA/VABASC
Saturday, October 22, 2022 OCAABA Food Drive + Lunch
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 CKA: Korean Americans on the Partner Track in Hollywood
Thursday, October 13, 2022 5th Annual Ante Up for ELDR Casino Night
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Annual Moon Festival
Thursday, September 22, 2022 OMM: A Fireside Chat with SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda
Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inaugural Orange County Unity Bar Mixer
Thursday, September 01, 2022 "Must Know GCs in OC" Mixer
Thursday, August 18, 2022 End of Summer Mixer
Thursday, July 28, 2022 28th Annual Installation Dinner
Friday, July 08, 2022 OCBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Mock Interview Program
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Summer Membership Mixer & General Meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 OCBA Summer Social: Celebrating Diversity
Thursday, May 26, 2022 ELDR Virtual Bingo Night!
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Understanding the Faces of the Housing Crisis
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 [IN PERSON] Navigating Relationships with the "Business Side" as In-House Counsel
Thursday, March 03, 2022 Wine Tasting Mixer
Thursday, February 10, 2022 OCAABA & OCKABA Lunar New Year Mixer
Monday, December 20, 2021 UC Irvine Mock Trial Team Seeks Judges
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Wine Tasting Mixer
Friday, November 19, 2021 [VIRTUAL] Ramos v. Louisiana: Jim Crow Juries and PJI's Fight for Justice
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 [VIRTUAL] Trailblazers: Asian American Women in the Judiciary
Monday, November 15, 2021 [IN PERSON] Fall Membership Mixer
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 [IN PERSON] Privacy: What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know
Thursday, November 04, 2021 OMM - An Insider’s Perspective: A Virtual Fireside Chat with Stephen Chen, General Counsel of Duolingo
Saturday, October 30, 2021 OCAABA Food Drive + Lunch
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 FLOC: "How Minority Attorneys in the Public Sector Can Find Success at the Highest Levels"
Friday, October 22, 2021 Annual Moon Festival
Thursday, October 07, 2021 Cigar Networking Night
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Bystanders Take Action (CLE)
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Golf & Lunch
Thursday, August 12, 2021 27th Annual Installation Dinner
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Crypto 101 with Amy Wan, Legal Hacker
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Membership Mixer & General Meeting
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee: What We Wish We Knew Project - Part 1
Thursday, June 03, 2021 CELA & FAIR: Empowering Attorneys to Fight Against Hate
Monday, May 24, 2021 NAPABA Virtual Lobby Day (registration closes 5/17)
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Three Must-Know GCs
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 FLOC: Overcoming Barriers Part Two: How Minority Attorneys in Private Practice Can Find Success at the Highest Levels
Thursday, April 22, 2021 ELDR Virtual Bingo Night!
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Solo/Small Firm Speed Networking
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 CAPAJA: Appointment to the California Superior Court: The Nuts and Bolts
Saturday, April 03, 2021 Rally for Solidarity - Stop Asian Hate
Thursday, April 01, 2021 Mixology 101
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Best Dam Hike In Orange County
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 CAPAJA: Appointment to the California Superior Court: The Nuts and Bolts
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Affinity Bar Virtual Celebration Room Swearing-In
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 OCAABA Virtual Group Swearing-In
Thursday, February 04, 2021 Virtual Poker Night (members only)
Friday, December 18, 2020 Drive In to the Toy Drive (and Watch a Movie!)
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Beer Tasting
Thursday, September 17, 2020 OCAABA Trivia Night!
Friday, September 11, 2020 Co-Hosted Event with OCWLA: The Legal and Social Implications of the Michael Flynn & George Floyd Cases
Thursday, September 10, 2020 OCAABA/ ACC SoCal “Transition in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Pivot Your Career in the Right Direction”

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