FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: SCOTT COOPER, ESQ.
OCTLA PRESIDENT TEL: (949) 724-9200/JANET THORNTON OCTLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TEL: (949) 916-9577
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Raises over $64,000 for Veterans’ Services; Honors Retiring Judge Wendy Lindley
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Montage Laguna Beach, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) hosted a silent and live auction that raised more than $64,000 for Operation Veterans Re-Entry, a program of the Public Law Center aimed at helping military veterans overcome legal obstacles as they re-enter civilian life. Over the past 10 years, OCTLA has raised more than $350,000 to benefit non-profit charities in Orange County.
Operation Veterans Re-Entry honors the legacy of Captain Matthew Patrick Manoukian, United States Marine Corps, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, who was killed in combat August 10, 2012 in Sangin District, Afghanistan. An Orange County native, Captain Manoukian had been accepted to law school and planned to begin law studies after returning from Afghanistan. He had planned to enter public service as a public defender – inspired to enter the legal profession by his parents, both of whom are judges. Continue reading