Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is pleased to claim ties to two 2017 Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) executive board nominees, Deirdre Kelly and Antoinette Balta.

Deirdre Kelly

Deirdre Kelly

Deirdre Kelly joined Fowler School of Law last spring as Director of Career Services. She is currently OCBA Secretary and expected to be Treasurer in 2017 and President in 2019. She is also Chair of the OCBA’s Judiciary Committee, Immediate Past President of OC Women Lawyers, and previously served as chair of the OCBA’s Law School Task Force, where she helped create a student membership program that brought all of the 2,000 students of Orange County law schools into the OCBA.

Antoinette Balta

Antoinette Balta (’06)

Alumna Antoinette Balta (’06) is nominated for a Director At Large Position. Balta is co-founder of Veterans Legal Institute, a nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to homeless, at-risk, disabled and low-income current and former military service members, which she opened in 2014.