Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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While our office will be closed, we will be working remotely to continue to serve our members and legal community.
The Orange County Superior Court is closed to the public, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters, or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community.
The Orange County Superior Court will remain closed to the public until April 24, 2020, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community.
The OCBA wants to help its members stay up to date with the latest information from the courts and legal community regarding COVID-19. Please use this page as a resource for local information.
UCI School of Law will begin conducting all law school class sessions remotely starting Monday, March 16, until further notice.
As you can imagine, the OCBA staff and leadership have been following the COVID-19 situation, which has now been labeled a global pandemic. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been preparing for the possibility that in-person events may be infeasible for some period of time. We believe that time is now. Based on recent recommendations from federal, state, and local health agencies, we have decided that the OCBA will postpone all in-person events scheduled to be held in March.
The OCBA is now accepting applications for mentors and protégés.
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association President Jonathan Dwork proudly presented El Dorado High School Senior Colby Bladow with the Judge Henry Moore Orator of the Year Award.
UCI School of Law will be hosting our 2nd Annual Speed Mentoring event on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast
The Mentoring Committee of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) is now accepting applications for its inaugural Mentorship Program.
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, honors California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye with the 2020 Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award.
The organization also honored exceptional volunteers and the Orange County Superior Court as Community Partner of the Year.
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.
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.
OCBA volunteers helped to pack donations collected during the month of October for the OCBA Necessities Drive.
Western State College of Law has received confirmation of its continued American Bar Association accreditation under new ownership
The OCBA is pleased to announce The Honorable James P. Gray as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County (CRF-OC) celebrated 38 years of service to Orange County students this year.
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.
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.
The OCBA is proud to announce four newly appointed Board Members.
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.
Hon. James Ortega Perez, a retired judge of the Orange County Superior Court, recently passed away.
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.
The OCBA honored its member volunteers for their dedicated service and community voluteerism throughout the year.
Grant Application Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019
The OCBA Charitable Fund is now accepting applications for its 2019 Grant Cycle.
Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship Committee. All materials must be postmarked by Thursday, October 31, 2019.
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA), an affiliate of the OCBA, is seeking nominations for the TMBA 2020 Board.
The Federal Bar Association of Orange County (FBA/OC), an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2019-2020 Board.
The OCBA Board prepared public comment to the State Bar's proposals. Click here to view the OCBA's public comment.
The Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) Pipeline Committee is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 school year mentorship program.
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.
The OCBA presented a sold-out ethical issues seminar on September 19 at Chapman University Fowler School of Law.
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.
If you want to see what OCBA Specialty Sections have to offer, now is the time.
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.
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.
On September 16, the OCBA invited leaders from Orange County law school student organizations to OCBA Headquarters for a special reception.
Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
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.
The OCBA Appellate Law Section hosted a candid discussion to hear from a distinguished panel of Ninth Circuit Judges.
The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting.
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.
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.
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Central Justice Center – Department C1
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.