23rd Annual MCLE Last Dash & Trade Show
A One-Day Continuing Legal Education Marathon

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa

**Choose from 19 CLE Sessions, Including 11 Hours General, 1 Hour Bias, 6 Hours Ethics, & 1 Hour Competence/SA** Attention lawyers in Compliance Group 2 (Last Names H-M): If you haven’t met all of your MCLE compliance requirements, we invite you to take advantage of our 23rd Annual Last Dash MCLE Marathon. Download the flyer for more information or register online.
OCBA Releases New Mentor On Demand Videos
The OCBA is pleased to announce that two new resources are now available on the OCBA Mentor On Demand website: a Judicial Profile of Hon. Josephine L. Staton and attorney G. Emmett Raitt, Jr. discussing the basics of an unlawful detainer action. ...See More
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OCBA HELP-Line Mentoring Program
The HELP-Line is your “Hotline of Experienced Legal Professionals” connecting you with experienced attorneys for practical answers to law-related questions. This is a member benefit available to OCBA members at no charge. Help is just a phone call away. Contact the OCBA Membership Department at 949.440.6700, ext. 384 to be put in touch with a HELP-Line volunteer or to get more information.
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Orange County Grand Juror Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 30

Deadline Extended: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
The Orange County Superior Court is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Orange County Grand Jury. A new 19-member Grand Jury will be empaneled for a one-year term that begins July 1. Read More..

Save 25% on ABA Job Postings

Celebrate the New Year with terrific savings! Find top legal candidates to fill job openings at a reduced rate with the American Bar Association. Read More..

OCBA Members Running for State Bar Board of Trustees

OCBA members Teresa A. McQueen of Pedersen McQueen APLC and Scott C. Smith of Best Best & Krieger LLP are running for the California State Bar Board of Trustees in District 4, which is comprised of Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Announces 2015 Grants

The OCBA Charitable Fund is pleased to present 2015 grants totaling $140,600. Read More..

Pooled Court Reporter Coverage for Civil Courtrooms

Effective Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, all 24 Orange County Superior Court civil courtrooms, including the civil complex courtrooms, will shift from one-to-one assignment of court reporters to civil courtrooms for all hearings to a system where court reporters are assigned to a courtroom as needed for trials and evidentiary hearings only. Read More..

OCWLA Seeks 'Everyday Hero' Nominees

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association wants to acknowledge those members of the legal profession who inspire us by making a difference, day in and day out, in the lives of so many people through their hard work, generosity, and commitment to justice. Read More..

Michelle Philo Named OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Chair-Elect

Kring & Chung LLP's Michelle Philo has been named OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Chair-Elect. In accordance with the OCBA YLD Bylaws, 2014 Chair-Elect Jesse K. Bolling of Greenberg Gross LLP will succeed to OCBA Young Lawyers Division Chair in January 2015. Read More..

Court Launches Appeals Webpage

The Orange County Superior Court has launched a new webpage that provides information about the appeals process for each type of court case. Read More..

Settle Your Case Quickly, Cost Effectively with Orange County Superior Court's Civil Mediation Program

The Orange County Superior Court and others offer a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to help people resolve disputes without going to trial. ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial. Through the Orange County Superior Court's Civil Mediation Program, each side in the dispute Read More..

Post Your Jobs with the OCBA

As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website. Read More..

OCBA Second Harvest Food Bank Harvesting Event

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Incredible Edible Farm at the Great Park, Irvine

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OCBA Donations Drive for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Donations Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2015
The OCBA is collecting emergency supplies for survivors of human trafficking. The donations drive will benefit the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF), a collaboration of agencies working together to protect victims, prosecute offenders, prevent further perpetration of the crime, educate the public, and build partnerships. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Pelican Hill Golf Resort, Newport Coast

Download the flyer for more information or register online.
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Awards & Accolades

OCBA Member Brad McGirr Elected Mayor of Rancho Santa Margarita

OCBA member Brad McGirr of La Follette Johnson has been elected Mayor of Rancho Santa Margarita. Read More..

PLC Executive Director & General Counsel to Be Recognized by OCWLA

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association will honor Public Law Center Executive Director & General Counsel and OCBA member Kenneth Babcock as the OCWLA Community Service Awardee during its 2015 Holiday Celebration. Read More..

Five OCBA Member Firms Named to Daily Journal 'Top Boutiques' List

Kudos to Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP; Carothers, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP; Fish & Tsang LLP; Keller Rackauckas LLP; and Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP on their recent achievement. Read More..

ADL to Honor OCBA Member

The Anti-Defamation League will honor OCBA member Stuart Katz and his wife, Heather, at its 2014 Annual Appeals Brunch, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Read More..
Moves & Rearrangements

Hittelman Law Group Now Hittelman Strunk

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the firm formerly known as Hittelman Law Group has changed its name to Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP. Read More..

New OCBA Member Gabriel Padilla Joins Umberg Zipser

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Gabriel J. Padilla has joined the firm as an associate. Read More..

New Law Firm for OCBA Member Harlene Miller, Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

With more than 25 years of experience practicing solely in Bankruptcy Law, OCBA member Harlene Miller is pleased to announce the opening of her new law firm: Harlene Miller Law, A Professional Law Corporation located in Irvine, Calif., near the John Wayne Airport. Read More..

OCBA Member to Serve as Team Leader for EU Access to Justice Project

Congratulations to Shelley Liberto on this exciting new position! Read More..

Western State College of Law Dean William Adams to Lead ABA Section of Legal Education

William Adams, dean and vice chancellor at Western State College of Law is joining the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar as deputy managing director. Read More..

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