The OCBA Foundation, Inc. -

The Orange County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. (OCBAF) focuses on community education. From the consequences of one's actions, to how the judicial system works, to supporting the local schools, to mentoring, the Foundation helps citizens gain a better understanding of the judicial system.


The Foundation is proud to announce its scholarship application with the goal of better serving our Orange County community though legal education. The OCBAF scholarship is made possible through the generous donations of Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) members, friends, and OCBA fundraising efforts such as the OCBA Law Day 5k.

The OCBAF’s 2018 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving, Orange County student who has graduated or is graduating from an Orange County public or private high school, or from a homeschooling program in Orange County. The scholarship award recipient will have demonstrated leadership, academic excellence, and involvement on campus and/or in the general community.

2018 OCBA Foundation Scholarship Application



Justice Teaching Volunteers Needed! Please join hundreds of attorneys throughout the state as they teach school students about our system of government and the basic principles underlying our constitutional institutions and structures. In additional to helping our students to become knowledgeable citizens, you can earn CLE!

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Mock Trials. Local high school mock trial teams, guided by teachers and attorneys, serve as lawyers and witnesses in mini-trials in the classroom and in state, regional and national competitions.


Training Symposium for Teachers. Educators meet to learn methods for teaching students about the law, including how laws affect individuals and the community. Much of this training was completed in partnership with the University of Central Florida's Lou Frey Institute for Politics and Government. See articles in back issues of The Briefs, or visit the Foundations' Facebook page.


Law Week. Law Week activities, spanning several months, include Goldilocks mock trials for elementary school students; DUI mock trials for middle and high school students presided over by judges, attorneys, and police officers, with students serving as jurors; student job shadowing with judges; lawyer in-class presentations; presentations by a person convicted of DUI Manslaughter and the legal and personal consequences of the conviction; student poster and essay contests; and the Naturalization Ceremony.


Justice Teaching. The Foundation supports the Florida Supreme Court's call for attorneys to volunteer to assist in teaching civics at Florida’s schools.See articles in back issues of The Briefs, or visit the Foundations' Facebook page.


Law Magnet Program. The Foundation supports the Orange County Public School's Law Magnet Program by providing guest speakers and judges for the annual mock trial competition.  See articles in back issues of The Briefs, or visit the Foundations' Facebook page.


Boys and Girls Clubs. The Foundation has been a partner with Boys and Girls Clubs.  Board members have served as educational speakers for the annual Summer Zone experience. See articles in back issues of The Briefs, or visit the Foundation's Facebook page.


AVID. The Foundation has supported the Advancement Via Individual Determination Program, an elementary and post-secondary college readiness system that is designed to increase scholastic learning and performance. Volunteer Board members have served as guest speakers to inspire participants in the program to rise to academic challenges.


A Gift for Teaching. The Foundation has been a partner with A Gift for Teaching, a charity that provides school supplies to teachers and classroom in need. See back issues of The Briefs, or see the Foundation's Facebook page.

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For more information about the OCBA Foundation, Inc., or to make a donation, please contact Ani Rodriguez-Newbern, Foundation President.


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Ani Rodriguez-Newbern, Esq.

Tangel-Rodriguez and Associates
222 Weber St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Ph: 407-849-1133
Contact by email


Eric B. Jontz, Esq.

Vice President
Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Ardaman, Ahlers, Langley & Geller, LLP
1947 Lee Rd.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Ph: 407-262-8400
Contact by email




Mary Ann Etzler, Esq.

Etzler Law, P.A.
P.O. Box 561307
Orlando FL 32856
Ph: 407-906-8885
Contact by email

Camara A. Williams, Esq.

Immediate Past President
The Williams Trial Group, P.A.
2295 S. Hiawassee Rd., Ste. 317-318
Orlando, FL 32835
Ph: 321-332-6136
Contact by email



The Hon. Andrew Cameron
Ninth Judicial Circuit

The Hon. Bob LeBlanc
Ninth Judicial Circuit

The Hon. Tanya D. Wilson
Ninth Judicial Circuit

Alisia M. Adamson, Esq.
Hylton, Adamson, Watson, PLLC.

Mark A. Buckles, Esq.
Buckles Law Firm, P.L.

Marc A. Consalo, Esq.
University of Central Florida, Legal Studies Program

Elizabeth Gillham, Esq.
Liz Gillham Mediations

Divinne B. Joseph-Smith, Esq.
Joseph Firm, PLLC

Daniel J. Kavanaugh, Esq.
GrayRobinson, P.A.

Annie P. Kwong, Esq.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Jennifer L. Morando, Esq.
Morando Legal, PLLC

Valencia N. Poitier, Esq.
State Attorney's Office

Jessica A. Travis, Esq.  
Law Office of Jessica Travis, P.A.