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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.
 

FEBRUARY 9TH – RECENT AND FUTURE U.S. SUPREME COURT CASES INVOLVING DISCRIMINATION ISSUES

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**
 
Speaker: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
 
OCAABA, Crowell & Moring LLP and JAMS jointly present an MCLE evening program on Recent and Future U.S. Supreme Court Cases Involving Discrimination Issues: How the Roberts Court Will Impact This Area of Law”.
 
Admission is free, but space is limited. Please register early.
 
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OCAABA FOOD DRIVE – SHOPPING, PACKAGING & DELIVERY! FOR 30 OC FAMILIES

OCAABA needs YOU! We have partnered with OCAPICA to donate food packages for the Lunar New Year! We are actively looking for volunteers who can donate their time and strength by shopping, packaging the boxes for each family, and delivering the boxes. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please email each respective leader for each ethnic family group:
 
Vietnamese/Chinese/Cambodian: Diamond Tran – diamond@diamondtranlaw.com
Filipino: Jeanie Kim – jkim@winthropcouchot.com
Korean: Peggy No – peggyno@gmail.com
 
1st week Feb: Food shopping | Feb. 7th (A.M.): Packaging | Feb 10th/11th (P.M.): Delivery to OCAPICA
 

FEBRUARY 18TH – 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 February 18th, use the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
 
Attorney volunteer | Non-attorney volunteer
 

FEBRUARY 24TH – OCAABA 2015 MEMBERSHIP MIXER & GENERAL MEETING: SUSHI & SAKE FEST

Join OCAABA on February 24th at RA Sushi at The District in Tustin from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sushi and appetizers will be served.
 
Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members.
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
DTI
Judicate West
Regal Court Reporting
 
COME MEET & VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2015-2016 BOARD
 
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SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 23RD
OCAABA 22ND ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER

Keynote Speaker:
Michael Ray, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Western Digital Corporation
 
Presenter & Honoree:
Peggy Huang
Deputy Attorney General & Council Member for the City of Yorba Linda
 
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For more information, email contactus@ocaaba.org.
 

JOIN A COMMITTEE!

OCAABA is currently accepting new members for its Committees. Please contact Heather at contactus@ocaaba.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 vnguyen@crowell.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.
  • Membership
    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.
  • Pipeline
    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.
  • PR/Affiliates
    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.
  • Social
    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.