OBCL News & Articles

One Decision with No Regrets: A Mother’s Perspective

Ten years have passed since the last of our three JD students graduated from OBCL and passed the bar. It has been even longer since we graduated the same students from...

“1, 2, 3 Smile” – Law and the Business World

Running a small business from my home has been such an amazing experience! My name is Bethany Covey, and I’m a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Orange,...

Mediation: The Key to Mutual Success

What is Mediation?  Well, let’s look first at what it is not: 1) It is not a way to punish your opposing party; 2) It is not Litigation; 3) It is not (or at least...

Should College Be The Next Step?

Should College Be The Next Step?

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments It is very significant that our founders stated in the Declaration of Independence that “governments are instituted among men” for the purpose of securing unalienable rights. The first...

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness The third unalienable right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence is the “pursuit of happiness.” If “liberty” was meant to be restricted to the absence of physical restraint...

True Right to Liberty

True Right to Liberty

Right to Liberty Today, “liberty” is used to describe different things to different people. Some say that liberty is personal autonomy without limitations. Others view liberty as the absence of physical restraint. In...

True Right to Life

True Right to Life

True Right to Life It is not surprising that America’s founders listed physical “life” as the first unalienable right. Without life you can have no other unalienable rights from the Creator, but with the endowment of...

True Unalienable Duties

True Unalienable Duties

True Unalienable Duties While you may not have heard anyone speak in terms of unalienable duties, duties are implicit within the concept of rights. If there are unalienable rights from the Creator, there are...

True Unalienable Rights

True Unalienable Rights

True Unalienable Rights Inalienability presupposes that it is the Creator, not man, who endows us with certain unalienable gifts— unalienable rights among men. Maybe that is why few people, not even lawyers and judges,...

True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness One of the enumerated unalienable rights is the “pursuit of happiness.” Within the Declaration this truth is reiterated in the context of the right of the people to alter or abolish an...

True Consent of the Governed

True Consent of the Governed

True Consent of the Governed The American founders recognized that with great authority comes great responsibility. Yet people are fallible with weaknesses and they lack perfect wisdom. In addition, people have...

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments It is very significant that our founders stated in the Declaration of Independence that “governments are instituted among men” for the purpose of securing unalienable rights. The first...

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness The third unalienable right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence is the “pursuit of happiness.” If “liberty” was meant to be restricted to the absence of physical restraint...

True Right to Liberty

True Right to Liberty

Right to Liberty Today, “liberty” is used to describe different things to different people. Some say that liberty is personal autonomy without limitations. Others view liberty as the absence of physical restraint. In...