Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement

Message from OCWLA President Jessica Munk

Tuesday, January 03, 2023 9:48 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)
January 2023 President's Message by Jessica Munk

Hello OCWLA members,

Happy New Year!

It was great to see many of you at the Holiday Party and Installation Dinner, where OCWLA and the OCWLA Foundation Board Members were installed. Thank you again to Judge Macias who swore us in! I am honored to be the 2023 President of this great organization.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and had some quality time with your family and friends, as well as some time to relax. It is hard to believe a new year is already upon us! We have a lot of fun events planned for 2023, so I hope to see you soon at our next event.

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OCWLA President Jessica Munk Wiechert, Munk & Goldstein, PC


OCWLA Foundation Board Members sworn in at OCWLA's 2022 Holiday Installation Dinner

Congratulations 2023 OCWLA Foundation Board Members

2023 Foundation President Dana Heyde, Vice President Jessica Munk, Treasurer Jaimi Groothuis, Secretary Suzanne Leslie, and Directors Anna Brennan, Ashley Duell, Betty Fracisco, Ashley Peniche Montenegro, Heidi Plummer, and Sarah St. John were sworn in by Hon. Elizabeth Macias at OCWLA's Holiday Installation Dinner on December 6, 2022.

Learn more about the OCWLA Foundation


OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner: 2022 OCWLA Board Members welcomed the holiday season with a dinner for members and friends at Avenue of The Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa.

Holiday Book Club Photo

OCWLA Book Club Holiday Party: OCWLA Book Club Members joined for dinner and book exchange at the home of an OCWLA Board Member. Thank you to all who attended our book club meetings this year!


Share Your Recent Achievements: We love learning more about our members! Our Featured Member Series is a great way for members to introduce themselves to the membership and share their recent accomplishments. Nominate yourself, or another spectacular OCWLA member, today. 

Let’s Celebrate Each Other!: OCWLA’s Everyday Hero Award recognizes members of our profession who have made a positive impact in the community through their hard work, generosity, and commitment to justice. At an upcoming event, the OCWLA will recognize one "Everyday Hero" and the great work they do. To nominate an Everyday Hero, fill out this form.

Utilize Our Discussion Forum: OCWLA continues to take action that will connect members in new ways. Members can access a Discussion Forum to share referrals, mentorship, and provide professional resources. Simply log in to your OCWLA account to access the Discussion Forum

Join Us!: We would love to have you join OCWLA! Renew your membership today to become a part of this active and dynamic group! Discounted and/or complimentary membership rates are available for judges, government attorneys, attorneys with less than five years of practice, and law students. 

Become A California Women Lawyers Member: Over forty years ago, OCWLA became an Affiliate Organization with California Women Lawyers, which in 1974 established itself as the only statewide women lawyers organization. The mission of both OCWLA and CWL is the advancement of women in the legal profession through collaboration and leadership. OCWLA Members can join at a discounted annual rate of $95 when they sign up for an "Affiliate" membership Join CWL as an "Affiliate Member" today!


Welcome New & Renewing Members!

Thank you & welcome Amy Baum, Katrina Foley, Shirin Forootan, Bobbie Hooper, Letitia Johnson Smith, Julia Lopez, Fallon Martinez, Rachel Noblett, Sejal Patel, Andrea Patton, Sheri Sandecki, Venus Sultan, and Nichole Zahler. We are thrilled that you joined OCWLA! We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

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