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OCBA Summer Beach Clean-Up
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach

The OCBA invites you to help keep our beaches clean at this event held in conjunction with the Surfrider Foundation. Families welcome! Download the flyer for more information or register online. ...See More
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Navigating VA Benefits

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

This two-hour MCLE program will provide an overview of VA disability law, outlining the VA claims and appeals process. Download the flyer for more information or register online. ...See More
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OCBA Featured Member Benefit: LEXIS ADVANCE®
As a member of the OCBA, attorneys in 1-10 attorney firms are eligible to receive up to 40% off a new Lexis Advance® subscription! To learn more, contact Randy Howarth at 714.454.4077 or and mention you’re a member of the Orange County Bar Association. Or request a price quote at
A Dinner & CLE Presentation Featuring Attorney E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg
Presented by the OCBA Masters Division

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

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OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS)
OCBA Members enjoy discounted Lawyer Referral & Information Service membership dues. LRIS refers hundreds of clients in over 30 different areas of law to LRIS panel members every month. Join now to gain a proven practice-building tool. To join, call the Public Services Administrator at (949) 440-6700, ext. 128 or email ...See More
OCBA Young Lawyers Division
Fall Softball
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hit a home run with the Bad News Bearristers! The Young Lawyers Division co-ed softball team (a social group where athletic skill is purely optional) will play in Irvine on Wednesday evenings. Download the flyer for more information or register online. ...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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OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates

The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members). Read More..

Call for OCBA Mentor Applications

The Orange County Bar Association is now accepting Mentor applications for its 2015 Mentoring Program. Read More..

Governor Brown Announces Orange County Judicial Appointments

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the appointment of Melissa R. McCormick and Julie A. Palafox to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Santa Ana
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OCBA Members Invited to Attend Complimentary LexisNexis Webinar

OCBA Members are invited to attend a new non-CLE LexisNexis webinar focusing on law firm marketing. Read More..

OCBA Launches Veterans Legal Resources Website

The OCBA is pleased to announce the launch of, a one-stop shop providing easy access to Orange County veterans in need of legal information. Read More..

OC-ALA Posts Introductory Video Featuring OCBA Members Wesierski, Armstrong

The Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (OC-ALA) recently posted a video featuring the following members of the Orange County Bar Association, in order to introduce prospective members to the benefits of membership: Read More..

OCBA Notes the Passing of Two Former OCBA Presidents

The Orange County Bar Association notes with sadness the passing of two Past Presidents: William F. Wenke and Arthur W. Gray, Jr. Read More..

OCBA Proposes the Formation of a Conservatorship & Guardianship Section

The Orange County Bar Association is considering the formation of a section dedicated to dealing primarily with conservatorship and guardianship issues involving both law and procedure, as well as the possible need for legislative action to address issues with no current resolution. Read More..

Orange County Superior Court Releases Procedural Guidelines for Military Diversion Program

Orange County Superior Court has developed procedural guidelines and a resource guide in response to the Penal Code section 1001.80, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 and establishes a pretrial diversion program for current and former members of the U.S. military. Read More..

OCBA Summer Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach

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OCBA Orangewood Children and Family Center Visit

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Orangewood Children and Family Center, Orange
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OCBA Masters Division Summer Reception

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information or register online. Read More..

OCBA Race For The Cure

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information or register online for team OCBA #1901. Read More..

OCBA Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
The Promenade Event Centre & Gardens, Costa Mesa

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OCBA Charitable Fund Fall Fundraiser: Raise Your Glass III

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach

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OCBA Annual Travel Seminar: Moorea, Tahiti

Sunday, Nov. 8 - Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Hilton Moorea, French Polynesia

Come join the OCBA in Moorea, Tahiti for its Annual Travel Seminar! Download the flyer for more information and to register for this event. Read More..

Save the Date: OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Irvine Marriott, Irvine

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Awards & Accolades

OCBA Members Installed on American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Board

OCBA members Eleanor A. Stegmeier (Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP) and Michael A. Fisher (Fisher & Rich, Attorneys at Law, PC) were recently installed on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Southern California Chapter. Read More..

Legal Services Trust Fund Program Passes Resolution in Honor of OCBA Past President William Wenke

The California State Bar's Legal Services Trust Fund Commission recently passed a resolution to recognize the passing of William Wenke on May 28, 2015, and honor him for his contribution to the California legal services community. Read More..

OCHBA to Honor OCBA Member Hon. Andrew Guilford

Hon. Andrew Guilford (U.S. District Court) will be honored at the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Annual Judges BBQ, to be held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Read More..

OCWLA Celebrates OCBA Members Judge Staton, Attorney Polyakov

The OCBA is pleased to announce that members Hon. Josephine Staton, U.S. District Court, and Karen "Kerry" Polyakov, Home Depot

, have been named Judge of the Year and Attorney of the Year, respectively, by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.

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OCBA Member Firms Named to Law360 Global Top 20

The OCBA is pleased to congratulate five of its member firms, which were recently recognized in Law360's Global 20, a ranking of the top firm's with considerable global presence that have handled the largest as well as most groundbreaking and significant international cases for the past year. Read More..
Moves & Rearrangements

OCBA Member James Parke Makes Partner, Firm Changes Name

Holstrom, Block & Parke APLC (formerly Holstrom, Sissung & Block APLC) recently announced that OCBA member James Parke has been named partner. Read More..

Denisha McKenzie Joins Fisher & Phillips

OCBA member Denisha McKenzie has joined national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP as an associate in the firm's Irvine office.


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Buchalter Orange County Office Grows with Two New Lawyers, Names One New Shareholder

Buchalter Nemer

is pleased to announce that it has welcomed two new attorneys and named a new Shareholder in its Orange County office.

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Gail J. Standish Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Gail J. Standish as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Standish, who was sworn in on April 13, 2015, will sit in Los Angeles in the Court’s Western Division. Read More..

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