Ashleigh Aitken Vows to Assist Veterans as 2015 President of the Orange County Bar Association

Cover January 2015On January 15, 2015, Ashleigh E. Aitken was sworn in as President of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and featured on the cover of Orange County Lawyer.  The OCBA provides a wide variety of programs, services and opportunities for its attorney members, the judiciary and the community. The OCBA is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California, with over 9,000 members.  The reception dinner hosted over 775 people during which Aitken announced her President’s platform—a pilot task force to assist Orange County veterans with a variety of pro bono legal needs. “About 1/3 of the homeless have served in the Armed Forces, and Orange County has over 3,500 homeless vets within its borders.  This program is designed to assist veterans and military families with the legal services they richly deserve, but often do not have access to.”

Aitken Aitken Cohn also congratulates Judge James J. Di Cesare who received OCBA’s 2014 Franklin G. West Award. This highest of honors was presented to Judge Di Cesare for providing outstanding leadership, professionalism and compassion in serving the client community.

      Ashleigh gets sworn in by Hon. Lon Hurwitz        Hon. Di Cesare receives the Franklin G. West Award

Read more of Ashleigh Aitken’s presidential message on the Orange County Lawyer