Orange County Lavender Bar Association LGBTQ+ Lawyers & Allies
May 2024

Hello, friends!  Please find information further below about the following highlights over the next few months:

  • May 22 – Harvey Milk Day MCLE Luncheon
  • June 7 –  Application Deadline for Darmer Equality Scholarship
  • June 13 – Pride Member Mixer
  • July 10 – Fourteenth Anniversary Party
  • Get an OCLBA T-Shirt By Attending Events!
  • Solicitation for Board Applications
  • Solicitation for Mentors and Mentees
  • National LGBTQ+ Bar Discount for OCLBA Members

Be sure to register on our website for all of the events!

Harvey Milk Day MCLE Luncheon

Join us for our annual Harvey Milk Day MCLE Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, 2024.  This year our special guest speaker is Tony Hoang, the Executive Director of Equality California and Silver State Equality and a veteran of the LGBTQ+ equality movement. 

Free for Members 
$20 for Non-Members 
Register Here

Solicitation for Darmer Equality Scholarship Applicants

The M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund was named in memory of the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer, an activist, law professor, and champion of change for the LGBTQIA+ community in Orange County and beyond.  The Fund, which is sponsored by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) and the Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC), will award one $5,000 scholarship each calendar year to an academically qualified law student who has demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex community in Orange County.

More information is available hereApplications are due June 7.

Pride Member Mixer

OCLBA will host a Pride Member Mixer on Thursday, June 13 at 5 p.m. at Tin Lizzie Saloon in Costa Mesa.  Let us know if you plan to join!

Fourteenth Anniversary Party

Get your tickets for OCLBA's Fourteenth Anniversary Party, which will be held on Wednesday, July 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Park Plaza Commons at 3 Park Plaza, Irvine, CA 92614.  

This year's event is presented by Crowell & Moring LLP with additional support from Kading Briggs LLP; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; Rutan & Tucker, LLP; and Bock Plummer Law.  Additional sponsorships are available.

Purchase tickets at 
(consider becoming a member for $30)

Ticket Costs
Members $20
Non-Members $50

Law Students $10
Judicial Officers Free

Get an OCLBA T-Shirt!

In anticipation of Pride Month and the upcoming Anniversary Party, OCLBA will be giving out new custom t-shirts to those that attend our Harvey Milk Luncheon and Pride Mixer.  We hope to see you at our events so we can share our swag!

Solicitation for Board Applications

The Orange County Lavender Bar Association will soon elect board members for the 2024-2025 term.  If you are an attorney and would like to be considered by the membership for one of OCLBA's open board positions, please send a letter of interest and your resume to [email protected] by no later than next Friday, June 7, 2024.

Interested in Being a Mentor or Mentee?

OCLBA is considering an attorney mentorship program for LGBTQ+ law students and lawyers in the Orange County area.  Mentors would meet with their mentees at least twice during the program and OCLBA will host a networking event in October.

If you are interested in participating as an OCLBA mentor or mentee, please email [email protected] by May 30.

National LGBTQ+ Bar Discount

OCLBA is an affiliate of The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.  Our active members can join the LGBTQ+ Bar at a 50% discount by using a discount code at checkout.  Get the discount code on your OCLBA Account Overview page.

Orange County Lavender Bar Association
PO Box 6173, Newport Beach, CA 92658
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