Umberg/Zipser co-founding partner Dean Zipser has become President of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (CRF-OC) for the 2017/2018 term, having served last year as its Vice President. Dean, who is Past President of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, has been a member of the CRF-OC board since 2007.
Dean follows in the footsteps of Umberg/Zipser partner Adina Stowell, who was President of CRF-OC for 2014/2015 and has been a member of the board since 2006.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County is a local non-profit, non-partisan, education organization dedicated to promoting civic literacy, youth leadership, and career awareness among Orange County teens. Operating consistently since 1981, CRF-OC organizes and operates high-quality, interactive civic and law-related education programs that connect students directly with professionals and community leaders. The innovative programs help local teens understand and appreciate our democratic institutions and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, develop academic and leadership skills, as well as an interest in contributing to the larger community, and aspire to professional careers. The programs are made available to all high school students in Orange County at no cost to participating youth.