Passing the Torch at Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County

Dean Zipser and Adina Stowell

U/Z’s Adina Stowell recently ended her term as President of the Board of Directors Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (CRF-OC).  Adina will continue to serve on CRF-OC’s Executive Committee and head the organization’s Board Development Committee.  At the same time, Umberg/Zipser will increase its strong commitment, as Dean Zipser is stepping into the role of Secretary and will be in line to be President of CRF-OC beginning in June 2017.  Adina and Dean have been on the CRF-OC Board since 2006 and 2007, respectively.  For more about Adina’s term as President see our previous post: U/Z’s Adina Stowell and CRF-OC: Helping to Fuel Civic Engagement

CRF-OC is a non-profit, non-partisan education organization dedicated to empowering Orange County youth to be active, responsible citizens.  For over 34 years, CRF-OC has been the only provider of high-quality, interactive civic and law-related education programs to all high school students in Orange County, regardless of ability to pay. CRF-OC’s programs include Mock Trial and Peer Court, as well as Law Day, Constitution Day and Career Forum conferences. These programs and conferences serve nearly 10,000 local teens and adult volunteers each year.

Umberg/Zipser’s Zipser Contributes to Advice for New Lawyers from the OC Bar’s “Masters Division”

The June issue of OC Lawyer included a segment, “Professional Practice Makes Perfect (Advice from the Masters),” by Julie McCoy that features advice from the “Masters Division” of the Orange County Bar to new lawyers.  According to the article, “The Division is comprised of the most experienced practitioners in our community and currently boasts a board of directors populated by some of the most talented and esteemed members of the Orange County Bench and Bar.”

U/Z’s Dean Zipser, former Master Division Chair and current board member, offered this advice:  “There’s nothing wrong with not knowing immediately the answer to every client question, and don’t feel that you need to have every answer at your fingertips.  No one does.  There’s nothing wrong in responding that you’ll need to look into the question and get back.”