All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted

April 16 ~ 5:30 pm

OCAABA, OCBA, FLOC, VABASC: Alzheimer’s Education for Attorneys

Held at Kahana Feld featuring the topics: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, Effective Communication, and Alzheimer's and Attorneys. Go HERE for more information and ticket pricing.

April 17 ~ 6:30 pm

Launch of APABA NEXT

Bond with law students and early-career attorneys over food, drinks, and fellowship. Location: Arts District Brewing Company - 828 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles. Go HERE to RSVP.

April 18 ~ 6:00 pm

BWL: Fireside Chat: L.A.'s Housing Crisis & Eviction Landscape

This is a virtual discussion on L.A.'s housing crisis and eviction landscape. We have a wonderful group of panelists who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on various housing issues, including affordable housing, homelessness, evictions, new housing regulations, etc. This event is open to the public, lawyers and non-lawyers. Note: Two California MCLE credits pending approval. RSVP HERE.

April 18 ~ 6:00 pm

PABA: Rainmaking - Winning Strategies for Business Development

Join Franz Espanol of Prime Healthcare, Toni Jaramilla of Toni Jaramilla, ALPC, Philip Nulud of Buchalter and Albert Valencia of Ervin Cohen & Jessup, LLP as they discuss strategies to develop business, including building client relationships and brand.

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP HERE.

April 23 ~ 5:30 pm

TMBA: An Introduction to the World of Artificial Intelligence

Join us for food, drinks, and a lively and educational discussion on AI for attorneys, exploring:

  • A concise overview of AI and machine learning, and how it all works
  • Specific use cases of AI in the legal field, such as legal research, contract analysis, eDiscovery, due diligence, and predictive analytics
  • How AI can increase efficiency, reduce manual workloads, and provide insights
  • How bias is presented in AI, from its introduction into AI systems, to examples of bias in AI systems, to the importance of addressing bias to ensure fairness and equity in hiring in the legal field and beyond

1.5 hours Elimination of Bias MCLE credit. Go HERE to RSVP.

April 25 - 12:15 pm

CAPAJA: Cultural Competence in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Join our distinguished panelists in a discussion on how culture impacts outcomes in dispute resolution. Learn about cultural context and competence in mediation and arbitration. 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. Go HERE for all the details and to RSVP.

April 25 - 6:00 pm

SABA-SC: OC Networking Mixer

Open to non-members. Location: The Boardwalk, Irvine. Hope to see new and familiar faces there! Appetizers and drinks and garage parking validated. RSVP HERE.

April 26 ~ 11:45 am

OCWLA: Equal Pay & Closing The Dream Gap

Dive in to the perspective of bench officers: the challenges faced, as a woman, both on the bench and on the path to the bench, and how the United States stacks up in terms of pay equity for women. Featuring speakers:

  •    Hon. Tania R. Vallejo, Judge, Orange County Superior Court
  •    Hon. Juliet Macaulay, Judge, Orange County Superior Court
  •    Prof. Andrew Penner, University of California Irvine (Via Zoom)

1.0 hour MCLE credit. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

May 1 ~ 8:15 am

OCWLA & OCHBA: May Day Coffee

Wear flowers or Spring attire and enjoy coffee and breakfast with colleagues and friends. Location: Corner Bakery, Irvine/Tustin Marketplace. RSVP HERE for this free event.

May 2 ~ 5:30 pm

OCHBA: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo mixer with light dinner and cocktails. Location: Avila's El Ranchito, 2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana. Go HERE for tickets.


TMBA's July 2024 Bar Exam Scholarship

Law Students, we applaud your commitment and perseverance in achieving your goal of becoming a member of the legal profession.

In recognition and in support of your efforts, TMBA will award select applicants with a bar scholarship to assist with the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam. Our goal is to relieve some of the financial burden through our scholarship program which will in turn, help you focus all your efforts on passing the bar exam.

Email the application and all required documents no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 7, 2024.

Read the detailed instructions and download the application HERE.


OCWLA Foundation Bar & Diversity Bar Stipend Awards

OCWLA Foundation 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. Apply HERE. July 2024 Bar Stipend is due April 20.

OCWLA Foundation awards a $1,000 Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a diverse background, cultural or ethnic community, sexual or gender identity, veteran status, or disability, and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered. Apply HERE.


Mariposa Women & Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in women's health issues. These include counseling, mental health, drug and alcohol support, domestic violence, community workshops, and professional training. Since its inception, Mariposa has been passionate about improving the health of our local communities through the well-being of women, their children, and their families. Get more information about Mariposa and donate HERE.


Laura's House

Laura’s House, a domestic violence shelter, also accepts a variety of items for their clients, families, and their upscale resale store. Get more information about Laura's House HERE.


Working Wardrobes

Doing everything in their power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work. Information about clothing and accessories needed for their clients is available HERE.


Check out the open positions posted jobs HERE. Fresh opportunities are added as soon as they arrive in our mailbox.


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