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OCAABA Backpack Supply Drive for the Homeless - 1/17/2020

OCAABA has partnered with Elder Law & Disability Rights Center, People's Homeless Task Force Orange County, and LawWorks to create and pass out care packages/backpacks for the homeless that will include critically needed items.

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Justice Ming Chin to Retire from California Supreme Court - 1/17/2020

Justice Ming W. Chin today announced he will retire from the Supreme Court of California on August 31, capping a nearly 25-year career on the state high court.

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OC Superior Court Filing Instructions - January 1, 2020 - 1/6/2020

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OCBA Volunteers Pack Up Necessities Drive - 12/23/2019

OCBA volunteers helped to pack donations collected during the month of October for the OCBA Necessities Drive.

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ABA Approves Western State Law School Accreditation - 12/23/2019

Western State College of Law has received confirmation of its continued American Bar Association accreditation under new ownership

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Happy Holidays from the OCBA! - 12/23/2019

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OCBA To Honor Retired Judge James P. Gray - 12/23/2019

The OCBA is pleased to announce The Honorable James P. Gray as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.

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Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Celebrates 38 Years of Service - 12/9/2019

The Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County (CRF-OC) celebrated 38 years of service to Orange County students this year.

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TMBA Accepting Applications for TMBA Law School Ambassadors - 11/22/2019

The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA), an affiliate bar of the OCBA, is accepting applications from current law students in the Orange County area to serve as a TMBA Law School Ambassador.

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TMBA Seeking Applications for State Bar Exam Scholarship - 11/22/2019

TMBA will award selected applicants (first-time and repeat bar takers) with a bar scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to assist with the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam.

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OCBA Announces Newly Appointed Board Members for 2020 - 11/21/2019

The OCBA is proud to announce four newly appointed Board Members.

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OCSC Hosts First Young Women’s Leadership Conference - 11/18/2019

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the Orange County Superior Court hosted 130 young women from throughout the County’s high schools for the first ever Young Women’s Leadership Conference.

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OCBA Notes the Passing of Honorable James Ortega Perez - 11/18/2019

Hon. James Ortega Perez, a retired judge of the Orange County Superior Court, recently passed away.

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OCBA Appellate Law Section Honored Theodore Boutrous, Jr. with Sills Award - 11/14/2019

The OCBA Appellate Law Section awarded its 2019 David G. Sills Award for Appellate Excellence to Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. in honor of his distinguished career and achievements.

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OCBA Honored Harmon G. Scoville Honoree Neil Pedersen - 11/14/2019

The OCBA honored its member volunteers for their dedicated service and community voluteerism throughout the year.

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Now Accepting 2019 OCBA Charitable Fund Grant Applications - 10/14/2019

Grant Application Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

The OCBA Charitable Fund is now accepting applications for its 2019 Grant Cycle.

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OCHBA Accepting Applications for Wally Davis Scholarship - 10/7/2019

Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship Committee. All materials must be postmarked by Thursday, October 31, 2019. 

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TMBA Seeking Nominations for 2020 Board - 10/7/2019

The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA), an affiliate of the OCBA, is seeking nominations for the TMBA 2020 Board.

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FBA/OC Announces 2019-2020 Board - 10/7/2019

The Federal Bar Association of Orange County (FBA/OC), an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2019-2020 Board.

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OCBA Submits Public Comment Regarding State Bar Proposed Changes - 10/4/2019

The OCBA Board prepared public comment to the State Bar's proposals. Click here to view the OCBA's public comment.

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OCAABA Mentor & Mentee Applications Now Being Accepted - 10/1/2019

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) Pipeline Committee is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 school year mentorship program.

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OCBA Masters Division Hosts Annual Trivia Night - 9/27/2019

OCBA members spent an evening getting their geek on by participating in teams comprised of younger lawyers and more experienced lawyers for a fun, two-hour trivia night mixer.

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OCBA Presented Ethical Issues Seminar at Chapman University Fowler School of Law - 9/26/2019

The OCBA presented a sold-out ethical issues seminar on September 19 at Chapman University Fowler School of Law.

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OCBA Facilitates Town Hall Meeting to Discuss State Bar’s Proposed Changes - 9/25/2019

On September 18, the State Bar of California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss possible regulatory changes to remove barriers in order to promote innovation in the delivery of legal services by lawyers and others.

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OCBA Section Membership Trial Offer - 9/25/2019

If you want to see what OCBA Specialty Sections have to offer, now is the time.

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OCBA Announces 2020 Election Results - 9/24/2019

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2019 President-Elect Scott B. Garner will succeed to the Presidency in 2020.

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Federal Judicial Nominees Announced - 9/23/2019

President Donald J. Trump announces his intent to nominate John W. Holcomb and Steve Kim as judges on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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OCBA Officers and Leaders Host OC Law Student Leadership Reception - 9/17/2019

On September 16, the OCBA invited leaders from Orange County law school student organizations to OCBA Headquarters for a special reception.

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OCBA Leadership Roundtable & Reception - 9/16/2019

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. 
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

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Circle of Counsel Event Celebrates Must-Know General Counsels - 9/13/2019

Last week, the OCBA Corporate Counsel Section hosted another successful Circle of Counsel that brought together Southern California’s in-house leaders and rising stars to connect and engage.

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OCBA Appellate Law Section Welcomes the Newer Appointments of the Ninth Circuit - 9/11/2019

The OCBA Appellate Law Section hosted a candid discussion to hear from a distinguished panel of Ninth Circuit Judges.

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OCBA Leadership Election - 8/30/2019

The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting.

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Orange County Legal Community Mourns passing of the Retired Commissioner Thomas Schulte - 8/26/2019

Hon. Commissioner Thomas Schulte (Ret.) passed away on August 20, 2019. He was 74 years old. He retired in August 2011, having served the Orange County Superior Court for over 20 years.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Honors OC Superior Court Collaborative Courts Program, Keller/Anderle LLP, and The Home Depot as its 2019 Annual Benefit Honorees - 8/21/2019

The Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund will honor the Orange County Superior Court Collaborative Courts Program as its 2019 Community Partner Honoree of the OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit, Keller/Anderle LLP as the Law Firm Honoree, and The Home Depot as the Corporate Honoree during tomorrow night’s OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit.

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Orange County Superior Court - Habeas Corpus Resource Center Attorney Town Hall - 8/19/2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. 
Central Justice Center – Department C1

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OCBA Dads Group for Lawyers - 8/7/2019

A few OC lawyer dads have formed a dad’s group committed to being active fathers, partners, lawyers, and members of the community and want to build a group of like-minded dads.

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Introduce Your Colleague to the OCBA - 7/15/2019

For a limited time, OCBA Section Members can bring a colleague, associate or partner to attend a complimentary CLE section meeting and experience the benefits of membership

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Call for Nominations: 2019 Harmon G. Scoville Award - 7/5/2019

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2019

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OCBA Welcomed State Bar Chair Jason Lee to Orange County - 6/21/2019

The OCBA welcomed State Bar Chair Jason P. Lee and State Bar Executive Director Leah Wilson to Orange County on Wednesday, June 19.

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OCBA Past President Don Martens Passes Away at 85 - 5/28/2019

Longtime OCBA member and Past President Don Martens passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the age of 85.

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Recruitment Notice for Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives - 5/22/2019

Deadline to Apply: Monday, June 17, 2019

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OCBA Announces 2019 Nominating Committee - 5/20/2019

The following people have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Scott Garner, Umberg/Zipser to serve on the 2019 Nominating Committee. President-Elect Garner will serve as the Chair.

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Food From The Bar - Benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County - 5/9/2019

The OCBA supports Second Harvest and community organizations that provide food to those in need.

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28 OCBA Members Named Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year - 4/17/2019

The OCBA is proud to share that 28 OCBA members were named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for 2019.

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OCWLA Awards $25,000 in Charitable Gifts - 4/16/2019

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA), an affiliate bar of the OCBA, announced that it will contribute approximately $25,000 in grants to nine charities.

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Chapman University Fowler School of Law Receives $1 Million Gift to Further Bar Preparation Program - 4/12/2019

A recent $1 million gift received by the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law establishes a new endowed professorship that will help expand the institution’s innovative bar exam preparation program.

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2019 Southern California Super Lawyers in the OCBA - 4/11/2019

The OCBA is proud to share its members that were listed as Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019. 

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OCAABA Honors Two OCBA Members - 3/25/2019

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, honors OCBA members Hon. Deborah Chuang Servino and attorney Nathan Watanabe.

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OCAABA Law Student Scholarship Opportunities - 3/8/2019

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA), an affiliate bar of the OCBA, is awarding scholarships to local law students.

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School of Law founding dean donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries - 3/4/2019

Acclaimed First Amendment scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California, Irvine’s School of Law, has donated his personal and professional records to the UCI Libraries. Read More..