The Celtic Bar Association of Orange County

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at Muldoon's Irish Pub,
through the graciousness of one of our founding members, Ronald O'Schwartz,
located near Fashion Island at 202 Newport Center Drive (949-640-4110).

Important Notice

Membership Meetings Are Postponed

The Celtic Bar Association of Orange County will not hold its March 17 or April 21, 2020 meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We plan to resume our regularly-scheduled third-Tuesday-of-the-month  meetings on May 19, 2020, at Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach, and will keep our membership informed of any changes via email and our website,

Our October 11-18, 2020 MCLE trip to Helsinki, Finland and the old, walled city of Tallinn, Estonia with an extension to St. Petersburg, Russia remains on calendar. The small, 700-year old Estonia hotel we reserved has a limited number of rooms, however, and only a few spaces on our trip remain available
to our members. Please see the Events section of our website for the Registration form.

Information about the Orange County Bar Association’s response to Covid-19 as well as updates from the Celtic Bar Association is available here:

Stay safe,
J. Craig Williams, President
Andrew A. Wood, Treasurer

About Us

First off, those not interested in fun, those unable to afford $25.00 per year ($20.00 for Judges) and those unwilling to belong to an organization which has no redeeming value other than social, can skip the rest of this website.

The goals of the Celtic Bar are to promote camaraderie amongst membership, civility and professionalism within the Orange County legal community, and a greater awareness of the Celtic culture and history, particularly its contribution to the law. There are seven separate Celtic nations, all of which are connected to one another by common history and culture. These seven nations are Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man (if your ancestors are from Man, your dues are waived for the first year), Galicia (in Spain), Brittany (in France), and Cornwall (in Great Britain). The Celtic peoples are known for their outgoing nature and their love of the written and spoken word. Not surprisingly, many descendants of Celtic immigrants have entered the legal profession. While there are many Irish-American lawyers groups in major cities throughout the United States, we believe that the CBA is the first attempt to gather all the Celtic nations in a single legal organization.

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