MARK YOUR CALENDARS
CCBA will present its 69th Annual Awards and Installation Dinner on April
20, 2024, at the beautiful Omni Hotel in DTLA. By popular demand, we plan
to increase our socal "hour" to 90 min.
Get ready to dress to impress, to have a great time and to cheer on your
favorite awardees. Lots of details to follow in the coming months.
CCBA is pleased to announce its
In-Person MCLE Dinner Meeting
Thursday - December 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM
LOCATION: CASA ITALIANA
1051 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Judges' Night -
The State of our Courts"
Featuring Supervising Judge
Ricardo R. Ocampo
Honorable Ricardo R. Ocampo
California may have its first Filipino American attorney general but the
legal profession is not historically one that reflects the Asian American
community, especially when it comes to Filipino Americans.
"My biggest advantage is to use my background to understand others
and why they’re in front of me," said Supervising Superior
Court Judge Ricardo Ocampo.
Ocampo is a Filipino immigrant who studied as a young man for a year in
Malaysia. He went to high school in Spain, a culturally diverse background
for someone who never thought he’d rise to decide people’s
fate from the bench.
He never wanted to be a litigator until he was introduced to criminal law
as a research attorney for Judge Lance Ito. He later spent years in the
District Attorney’s office and was eventually appointed to bench
in 2008 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"I want to make sure to improve lives of our community, and that’s
what’s in my mind with every decision I make."
He is currently the supervising judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court
Criminal Division. His path is unique, in a field where Asian Americans,
especially Filipino Americans in his position and with his background,
are rare. He is only one of two Filipino American supervising superior
court judges on the bench in Los Angeles County, a beacon in the community
who is giving back through mentoring the next generation.
"I think diversity is still lacking, not only color of skin but cultural
diversity. Someone else may see, 'hey if he can make it maybe I can
too' and it mean a lot to others who are taking notice.
According to Adrian Roxas, Filipino American attorney and legal expert,
despite the large population only 1% of Filipinos make up the legal representation.
In Judge Ocampo’s pursuit of justice, a key ruling he’s held
in his own life and his advice for others comes down to this. "Don’t
let anyone tell you there’s a ceiling"
THIS IS A IN-PERSON EVENT
DINNER AND EVENT PRICING - $75.00 PER PERSON
(JUDGES AND COMMISSIONERS - COMPLIMENTARY)
SEATING WILL BE LIMITED -
RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Last day to make a reservation will be
December 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Please reserve your seats for this event via this link:
Up to 1.00 hour of MCLE participatory credit will be provided by certificates
sent to attendees of the event via the email used to register.
IMPORTANT: Pursuant to State Bar regulations, certificates for MCLE participatory
only be provided to those persons who attend the ENTIRE event.
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