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 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement

Information for Law Students

Law Student Representatives

University of California at Irvine School of Law
Maria Peltakova & Shirley Diaz

Whittier Law School
Monique Posada

Trinity Law School
Tiffany D. Cheuvront

Law Student Representative Documents

OCWLA Student Representative Responsibilities [PDF]

OCWLA offers FREE membership to law students.  Fill out an application today!

Bar Stipend Award 

OCWLA 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.

July Bar Stipend Due April 20

Download Application [PDF]

Diversity Bar Stipend Award

OCWLA awards a $1000 Diversity Stipend to a recent law school graduate with a minority ethnic background and achievements and contributions in scholarship, community service, advancement of diversity or diversity issues. Financial need and connection to Orange County are also considered.

July Bar Stipend Due April 20

Download Application [PDF]


California Women Lawyers Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship

The California Women Lawyers Foundation proudly announces the creation of The Nancy E. O’Malley Scholarship, founded in 2016 to honor CWL Past President Nancy O’Malley (2009-2010) for her dedication and commitment to promoting California Women Lawyers and protecting all women and children in our society.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student whose prior and current activities, and future plans demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.  Women and men are eligible to apply.  Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually.

Congratulations 2016 Bar Stipend Winners!

Nancy Sotomayor

Nancy Sotomayor

"Being chosen as a recipient of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association Bar Stipend has helped ease the financial burden of the bar exam. I am grateful for the help provided by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association."

Tawny Do


Tawny Do

"I am incredibly humbled and grateful to have been selected alongside such talented peers to be a recipient of OCWLA's 2016 Bar Stipend Award. I look forward to continue engaging in scholarship and service that advance the association's tremendously important work of promoting both women in the legal field and women's issues more broadly, as well as standing beside all those who have faced societal or legal discrimination. This recognition marks the start, not the conclusion, of my career dedicated to these aims."

Sarah Correa

Sarah Correa

"I am honored to be one of the recipients of the 2016 Bar Stipend Award. As a full time student, I strived to do my best in order to understand the law and achieve a scholarship. Even after such achievements the bar exam was another financial obstacle my family and I were forced to face. With this award, I was able to focus on studying and, hopefully, passing the exam without the anxiety of the additional expenses. In the future I hope to inspire other women in the field to continue to work hard, because it will not go unnoticed."
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