Join OCAABA or Renew Your Membership!
Learn about the many benefits of becoming an OCAABA member and JOIN or RENEW your membership today. Click here for more information!
IT’S TIME TO RENEW
Current members can renew by visiting the membership page (then click on Member Log-In). New members can visit the membership page to sign up online or to download a hard copy application. The system allows you to pay by credit card online or you can print an invoice to pay by check.
IMPORTANT: When renewing your membership with the Orange County Bar Association, please remember that you may designate $10 of your OCBA membership fee to OCAABA.
JANUARY 21ST – OCAABA DAY AT PLC’S SEALOP
To meet the needs of the under-served Southeast Asian community in Orange County, the Public Law Center (PLC) developed the South East Asian Legal Outreach Program (SEALOP) to provide free civil legal assistance every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The SEALOP clinics are held at the Little Saigon Social and Cultural Center, 8251 Westminster Blvd, Suite 110 Westminster, CA 92683. Volunteers are always welcome, however, as of June 18th, OCAABA “adopted” the SEALOP clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Two volunteer attorneys and Vietnamese-English translators are needed. If you are interested in volunteering at the next clinic on January 21st, use the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 23RD
OCAABA 22ND ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER
Michael Ray, Western Digital Corporation
Contact OCAABA for sponsorship opportunities at email@example.com.
JOIN A COMMITTEE!
OCAABA is currently accepting new members for its Committees. Please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which of the following committees you are interested in joining: Annual Gala Dinner, Community Service, In-House Counsel, Judicial Evaluation, Membership, Pipeline, PR/Affiliates, Professional Development and Social. For questions, please contact Van Nguyen at email@example.com.
- Annual Gala Dinner
- Community Service
The Committee facilitates and designs activities designed to promote access to the justice system for all persons no matter their economic or social condition, and encourages OCAABA members to provide legal services to those in need. It coordinates a pro bono clinic to provide basic legal information on issues affecting the local residents.
- In-House Counsel
The Committee exists to promote common professional and career development interests of in-house attorneys and to foster stronger relationships among corporate and outside legal counsels through exchange of ideas and information, networking events, and CLE programs.
- Judicial Evaluation
The Committee evaluates the qualifications of candidates for judicial office to recommend to the OCAABA Board of Directors whether to extend an endorsement to a candidate.
The Committee is responsible for recruitment of new OCAABA members and membership renewal, designing and participating in recruitment events, updating the new member packet, and reaching out to existing members.
The Committee serves as a liaison between local law students or young attorneys and more experienced OCAABA members who offer advice about coursework, life-balance, and career decisions. The Committee also organizes or participates in career nights, speed networking, resume workshops, panels, receptions, and other events for the benefit of local law students and OCAABA members.
The Committee promotes visibility of OCAABA amongst the legal and general communities as a whole and works with other affiliate bars on joint events to benefit attorneys, students, and the general public.
- Professional Development
The Committee develops and coordinates seminars/symposiums/continuing education on topics of interest to the OCAABA membership and to the community at-large.
The Committee plans and coordinates social events such as the summer barbeque, softball tournament, Moon Festival Mixer, judges reception, holiday dim sum party, student-attorney mixers, and gathering with other minority bar organizations to promote friendship and professional ties among OCAABA members and the local attorneys.