Community Partner of the Year
Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund


CRF-OC is pleased to honor and acknowledge the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund for its exceptional support over a period of 15 consecutive years. The OCBA Charitable Fund has made many important financial gifts to CRF-OC: it has historically been CRF-OCís largest financial supporter. The OCBA Charitable Fundís generosity over many years has been indispensable to our ability to provide high-quality, interactive civic education programs to thousands of Orange County high school students. CRF-OC is deeply grateful to the OCBA Charitable Fund for partnering with us in advancing our mission to empower local youth to be active, responsible citizens. CRF-OC appreciates and thanks the OCBA Charitable Fund.

Honorable James P. Gray Judge of the Year
Hon. Craig E. Arthur, Superior Court of California, County of Orange


CRF-OC is pleased to honor and thank the Honorable Craig E. Arthur for many years of dedicated volunteer service to CRF-OC. Judge Arthurís loyal support and active participation in the Mock Trial and Peer Court programs have been invaluable to the success of those programs and our ability to positively impact the high school students served. His leadership as a member of CRF-OCís Judicial Advisory Board has greatly benefited CRF-OC.

All of CRF-OCís programs are dependent upon the volunteer efforts of local professionals and civic leaders. The Mock Trial and Peer Court programs, in particular, are dependent upon the committed participation of local judges. Judge Arthur has generously donated his time and legal expertise to ensure the continued success of CRF-OC and its programs. CRF-OC appreciates and thanks Judge Arthur for his significant and invaluable support!

Law Firm of the Year
Latham & Watkins LLP


CRF-OC is pleased to honor Latham & Watkins LLP for its longstanding and generous support of CRF-OC and its programs. Not only has Latham & Watkins provided financial support to CRF-OC, but its partners and associates have donated many hours of volunteer service by participating in our programs, serving on our annual benefit committee and our board of directors.

Strong, consistent support from firms such as Latham & Watkins LLP is critical to the success and continued vitality of CRF-OC and its programs. This is because CRF-OC is wholly dependent upon funding from local, community sources and the volunteer efforts of local professionals and civic leaders. CRF-OC appreciates and thanks the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Volunteer of the Year
Var Fox


CRF-OC recognizes and thanks Var Fox for his remarkable support of CRF-OC. Var Fox has a long history of dedication, support, and volunteer service to CRF-OC. Var Fox has volunteered for our programs, helped recruit additional mock trial volunteers and keynote speakers, and facilitated the 2015 Judicate West fundraising challenge. His exceptional leadership on the CRF-OC board of directors, annual benefit committee and mock trial committee are deserving of recognition. Var Fox has not only made many important financial gifts to CRF-OC, but he has also contributed countless hours of volunteer service for our programs.

CRF-OC appreciates and thanks Var Fox!


For more information, contact Shara Beral Witkin, Esq. at switkin@crfoc.org or 949.679.0730, ext. 102