U.S. Courthouse to see what happens behind the scenes. On October 18, we will hold our premier event, Judges’ Night, to discuss the state of the Central District and present the prestigious Alicemarie H. Stotler Award. We also will continue our efforts to welcome into our ranks our youngest lawyers. In addi- tion to the annual swearing-in event for new- ly-admitted attorneys that we will host in De- cember, with the support of Judge Selna, watch for events and communications from our growing Young Lawyers Division. Please contact me or any of our Board mem- bers with ideas for programs or events that would be of interest to you or your federal practice area. Thank you for your continued support of FBA/OC and for the privilege of serving as your President. I hope to see you at our events throughout the year. *Amy J. Laurendeau is a partner in the New- port Beach office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and is President of the Federal Bar Associa- tion, Orange County Chapter. (Continued from page 3) President’s Message Page 4 FBA/OC About the FBA/OC The Federal Bar Association of Or- ange County (FBA/OC) is committed to meeting the needs of federal prac- titioners in Orange County, Califor- nia by sponsoring important “Bench and Bar” events, CLE events and other social events. These events all focus on issues relevant to federal practitioners and provide an im- portant bridge between the many federal judges in Orange County and the attorneys who practice be- fore them. We encourage you to join the FBA/OC and benefit from this great and ongoing dialogue between the local federal bench and bar. www.fbaoc.com