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OC Superior Court NJC Temporary Closure - Update - 9/22/2020

The Orange County Superior Court’s North Justice Center (NJC) will remain closed through Friday, September 25, 2020.

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OC Superior Court NJC Temporary Closure - 9/21/2020

The Orange County Superior Court’s North Justice Center (NJC) will be closed on Monday, September 21, 2020 and Tuesday, September 22, 2020, due to building safety concerns. 

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OCBA Community Outreach Committee Presents: Pack a To-Go Lunch Bag - 9/18/2020

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OCBA Member Steffi Gascón Hafen Re-elected As Chairman of the Board of Directors for Orange County Head Start - 9/18/2020

OCBA member Steffi Gascón Hafen, California Partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been re-elected for a second term as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Orange County Head Start, Inc.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble - 9/17/2020

Monday, October 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pelican Hill Golf Club, South Course
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Announcement from Judge Hurwitz on September 9, 2020 regarding hearings before DCSS - 9/10/2020

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Judges Unanimously Elect Hon. Erick L. Larsh as Presiding Judge and Hon. Maria D. Hernandez as Assistant Presiding Judge in Uncontested Election - 9/9/2020

Hon. Erick L. Larsh was elected Presiding Judge, and Hon. Maria D. Hernandez Assistant Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the two top posts of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange.

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The Elder Law and Disability Rights Center Welcomes a New Staff Attorney - 9/3/2020

OCBA member Amanda Barbatoe has joined the ELDR Center as a staff attorney.

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OCBA to Honor Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura and Celebrate Member Volunteers - 9/3/2020

A Virtual Event Acknowledging OCBA Volunteers

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Materials from the August 19, 2020 Family Law Section Webinar - 9/2/2020

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Materials from the June 16, 2020 Family Law Section Webinar - 9/2/2020

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OCBA Webinar: Orange County Superior Court Update on Civil Jury Trials - REPLAY - 9/1/2020

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September 2020 Ethically Speaking - Documenting the Engagement: Where Minimal Compliance Is Not Enough - 8/31/2020

As many attorneys continue to work from home, it is important to adhere to ethical rules.

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September 2020 Cover Story – The OCBA’s 2021 Candidates for Secretary: Shirin Forootan and Christina Zabat-Fran - 8/31/2020

Get to know Christina and Shirin! And remember to vote online by September 22.

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September 2020 President’s Page - All for One and One for All: Orange County Legal Community - 8/31/2020

Learn how OCBA leaders have been proactively addressing multiple issues.

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September 2020 Criminal Waste of Space – Voice Wreck-Ignition - 8/31/2020

You have been four worms for when you Dick Tate massages.

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September 2020 Millar's JurisDiction - A Left-Handed Compliment - 8/31/2020

Calling something a “compliment” does not necessarily make it one.

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Last Day to Cast Your Votes for the OCBA Leadership Election - 8/31/2020

The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting.

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Revised Public Notice of Reduced Court Clerk's Office Hours - 8/28/2020

Pursuant to Government Code section 68106, the Superior Court of California, County of Orange is providing 60 days’ notice of the reduction of hours of operation for the Clerk’s Offices located at each of the branches of the Court.

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OC Superior Court Statewide Fiscal Crisis Forces Court to Reduce Clerk’s Office Hours of Operation - 8/26/2020

The Orange County Superior Court announced today that Clerk’s Offices located at all branches will be closed every Friday at noon, starting on October 30, 2020, as a result of budgetary reductions, imposed by California’s fiscal crisis.

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Second amended administrative order 20/15: Family Law Order Mandating Remote Hearings - 8/18/2020

Please see the second amended administrative order 20/15 by Presiding Judge Nakamura, dated August 17.

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OCBA Webinar: THE EFFECTIVE USE OF REMOTE MEDIATION: TIPS FROM THE PROS - REPLAY - 8/18/2020

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OC Superior Court Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief Authorized - 8/14/2020

Click here to see Presiding Judge Nakamura’s Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief Authorized by Governor Executive Order and by the Judicial Council of California executed August 14, 2020.

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Orange County Bar Association to Honor Judge Kirk Nakamura, Presiding Judge of Orange County Superior Court, With the Prestigious Harmon G. Scoville Award - 8/11/2020

Today, the Orange County Bar Association announced the Honorable Kirk Nakamura, Presiding Judge of Orange County Superior Court, as this year’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient.

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OC Superior Court Second Implementation Order RE: Penal Code 859b Emergency Relief - 8/7/2020

Click here to download the PDF.

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Buchalter Welcomes OCBA Board Member Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila As New Appellate Practice Chair in Orange County - 8/7/2020

OCBA Board Member Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila has joined the firm Buchalter as Chair of its Appellate practice.

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Supervising Judge Hurwitz’s August 6, 2020 Announcement - 8/7/2020

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Materials From the August 5, 2020 Family Law Section Webinar - 8/6/2020

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OCBA Member Mark Powell Appointed to Orange County Superior Court Probate Mediation Panel - 8/4/2020

OCBA member Mark Powell, Orange County partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed to the Orange County Superior Court Probate Mediation Panel.

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American Bar Foundation Welcomes OCBA Member Elizabeth Weldon Into The Fellows - 8/4/2020

OCBA member Elizabeth M. Weldon, a partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been invited to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

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Orange County Family Court's Department Rules for Virtual Hearings as of August 3, 2020 - 8/4/2020

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Judge Hurwitz’s Answers to Questions Posed to Him During a May 2020 Webinar on the State of the Family Court - 8/4/2020

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August 2020 Cover Story - Raise Your Glass at Home: Celebrating Local Law-Related Charities - 8/3/2020

Learn about the local organizations who received grants from the Charitable Fund this year, despite the challenges to fundraising.

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August 2020 Ethically Speaking - Ethical Issues in Working Remotely - 8/3/2020

As many attorneys continue to work from home, it is important to adhere to ethical rules.

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August 2020 President’s Page - Civility in the Time of Pandemic - 8/3/2020

We have an opportunity to practice civility beyond the pandemic.

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August 2020 Millar's JurisDiction - Waste Not, Want Not - 8/3/2020

Judicial resources are not disposable.

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August 2020 Criminal Waste of Space – Another Journal of the Plague Year - 8/3/2020

Beds advocates studying mental health during a pandemic.

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OC Superior Court Offers Weekly Virtual Probate Workshop - 7/29/2020

The Orange County Superior Court created and is offering a weekly virtual workshop teaching self-represented members of the public the process to clear Probate Notes for Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Decedents’ Estate cases.

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OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Presents Mock Interview Program - 7/27/2020

Space is limited. Register online or by email to mockinterview@ocbar.org. Download application.

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OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates for 2021 Officers and Board of Directors - 7/23/2020

The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members).

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