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Thank You To Our Veterans - 11/12/2018

The OCBA would like to recognize and thank the many men and women who have served, and currently serve, in our country’s armed forces.

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Governor Brown Appoints OCBA Member Maurice Sanchez to Orange County Superior Court - 10/30/2018

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of member Maurice Sanchez to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court.

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Governor Brown Appoints OCBA Member Michael Perez to Orange County Superior Court - 10/26/2018

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of member Michael E. Perez to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court.

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Seeking Nominations for the 2019 Judge Karen L. Robinson Legal Excellence Award - 10/19/2018

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FBA/OC Announces 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors - 10/19/2018

Congratulations to the incoming FBA/OC officers and board members!

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Seeking Nominations for the 2019 Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Officers & Directors - 10/18/2018

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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OCBA Announces 2018 Appointments Committee – Deadline to Apply for Appointment to Board of Directors November 9, 2018 - 10/15/2018

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2018
OCBA President-Elect Deirdre Kelly has appointed members of the 2018 Appointments Committee who will be considering OCBA members for appointment to four board seats.

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Someone Cares Soup Kitchen - New Volunteer Opportunity! - 10/5/2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018
720 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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OCHBA Wallace R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund - 9/28/2018

Application Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018; All materials must be postmarked by this date.

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OCBA Announces 2019 Election Results - 9/25/2018

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2018 President-Elect Deirdre M. Kelly will succeed to the Presidency in 2019.

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Judges Elect Hon. Kirk Nakamura as Presiding Judge and Hon. Erick Larsh as Assistant Presiding Judge - 9/18/2018

Hon. Kirk Nakamura was elected Presiding Judge, and Hon. Erick L. Larsh Assistant Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the two top posts of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Both Judge Nakamura and Judge Larsh will begin their two-year terms on January 1, 2019.

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Attorney Teresa McQueen to Receive Harmon G. Scoville Award - 9/12/2018

The OCBA is very pleased to announce Teresa A. McQueen as this year's recipient of the Harmon G. Scoville Award.

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Call For Nominations OCHBA Board & Executive Officers - 9/10/2018

Nominations are due by 5:00pm on October 19, 2018. Please submit all nominations to info@ochba.org.

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NEW OCBA Member Benefit! - 9/6/2018

The OCBA is pleased to announce a newly added member benefit with Mark Pomerantz menswear design and tailoring.

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OCBA Elder Law & Special Needs Section – New Name! - 8/3/2018

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OCBA Member Sheila Recio Appointed to Orange County Superior Court Judgeship - 7/24/2018

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA member Sheila Recio to judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court.

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OCBA Travel Seminar to Scotland - 7/23/2018

UPCOMING TRAVEL SEMINAR
Security Deposit Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
March 22-30, 2019
Edinburgh & Inverness, Scotland

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OCBA Member Nhan Vu Appointed to Orange County Superior Court Judgeship - 7/20/2018

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA member Nhan Vu to judgeship  in the Orange County Superior Court.

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OCBA Board Member Autumn D. Spaeth Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California - 7/9/2018

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of OCBA Board Member Autumn D. Spaeth as a United States Magistrate Judge

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OCBA Offers Discounted Fingerprint Scanning - 7/3/2018

Next Live Scan fingerprinting date - 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

No appointments necessary; first come first served.

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Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Arguments Concerning OC Superior Court’s Review of Newly Filed Civil Complaints, OCBA Lends Amicus Support - 6/28/2018

The Ninth Circuit heard arguments June 28 concerning the constitutionality of the OC Superior Court’s policy of reviewing newly e-filed unlimited civil complaints to prevent disclosure of information made confidential by law.

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Orangewood Children and Family Center Visit - 6/22/2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018
401 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868
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Call for Nominations: 2018 Harmon G. Scoville Award - 6/22/2018

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2018

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OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates for 2019 Officers and Board of Directors - 6/22/2018

The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members).

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Thank You for Supporting FOOD FROM THE BAR - 6/22/2018

During the month of May, the OCBA was proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank for its annual food drive - FOOD FROM THE BAR. Supporters and volunteers were recognized on Wednesday, June 20 at the Food From The Bar Awards Reception.

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OCBA Volunteers Restore Newport Back Bay - 6/22/2018

OCBA members volunteered on Sunday, June 10 for a unique opportunity to help restore and preserve the Newport Back Bay. 

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Legal Aid Society of Orange County Announce New Board Members - 6/11/2018

OCBA Board Member Mei Tsang and members Mike Balmages, Michael Arai Behrens, and Anna Davis were announced new board members of Legal Aid Society of Orange County. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit - Raise Your Glass - 6/6/2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach

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OCBA Announces 2018 Nominating Committee - 5/25/2018

The following people have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Deirdre KellyChapman University Fowler School of Law, to serve on the 2018 Nominating Committee. President-Elect Kelly will serve as the Chair.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Announces 2018 Annual Benefit Honorees - 5/21/2018

The OCBA Charitable Fund is pleased to announce the honorees of its 2018 Annual Benefit Raise Your Glass, a wine tasting and charity awards benefit organized in support of efforts to enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all. Read More..

OCBA-Led Amici Brief Supporting OC Superior Court Helps Secure Partial-Summary-Judgment Victory Preserving Litigants’ Privacy Interests - 5/15/2018

The OCBA—leading a coalition of amici including the National Association of Women Lawyers, Family Violence Appellate Project, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Public Law Center, and Veterans Legal Institute—has helped the Orange County Superior Court maintain its policy of reviewing newly e-filed unlimited civil complaints before making them publicly available, in an effort to prevent disclosure of litigants’ statutorily protected sensitive, confidential information. Read More..

OCBA Homeless Outreach - Donations Needed for Courtyard Operational Partners - 5/10/2018

Courtyard Operational Partners is currently in need of the following donations: coffee, deodorant, sports bras, men’s underwear, adult pull ups, women’s underwear, stretch belts, shower shoes, razors, combs & brushes, c batteries, bulk liquid hand soap, tennis and work shoes, 2oz cups. Read More..

Orange County Bar Association Releases Ratings of Candidates Running for Judicial Office in June 5 Election - 5/4/2018

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 25, 2018— As a public service to assist the voters in Orange County, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) has conducted a review of both candidates running for Superior Court Judge in the June 5 election.  Read More..

OCAABA Seeks Applications for the First Judge Arthur Nakazato Memorial Scholarship - 4/13/2018

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association is offering awards to two law school students in the Orange County area. 

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OCWLA Offers July 2018 Bar Stipends - 4/9/2018

Application Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association will offer stipend awards to two law school students who are preparing to take the bar exam. 

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Daniel Glassman Newly Appointed as OCBA MFA Committee Co-Chair - 4/6/2018

The OCBA is pleased to announce that member Daniel Glassman of Crowell & Moring has been newly appointed as co-chair of the OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee. Read More..

OCWLA Seeks Nominations for the First Advancement of Women Award - 3/15/2018

Nomination Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA), an affiliate bar of the OCBA, seeks nominations for its inaugural "Advancement of Women" Award.

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OCBA Masters Division Honors 2018 Legends of the Law - 3/15/2018

The OCBA is pleased to share that Justice Raymond J. Ikola, Court of Appeal, and attorney Allan H. StokkeCorrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC, were named the 2018 Legends of the Law Award recipients by the OCBA Masters Division. Read More..

Governor Brown Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judges - 2/28/2018

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Cynthia M. HerreraKimberly A. Knill, and Thomas S. McConville to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

Special Thanks to Bridging the Gap Speakers and Participants - 2/26/2018

Presented by the Orange County Bar Association, the OCBA Young Lawyers Division, and the Daily Journal, this biannual event took place on Saturday, Feb. 10 and helped recent admittees to the California State Bar “bridge the gap” between law school and law practice through an invaluable introduction to the Orange County Courts and legal community.  Read More..

Four OCBA Members Added to Public Law Center Board - 2/22/2018

OCBA members Joseph L. Chairez of BakerHostetler, Adrianne Marshack of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Joel S. Miliband of Brown Rudnick LLP, and Nicole Whyte of Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP were added to the Public Law Center Board of Directors this year. Read More..

Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund Awards $205,000 in Grants to Orange County Charities - 2/15/2018

The Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund announces its annual grant recipients, providing a total of $205,000 to 15 law-related organizations and programs in Orange County. A special reception for grant recipients will be held tonight, Feb. 15, 2018, at the OCBA office in Newport Beach, Calif. Read More..

Orange County Bar Association Honors Attorney Julie McCoy with Franklin G. West Award - 1/19/2018

Last night, the Orange County Bar Association will present attorney Julie M. McCoy with the Franklin G. West Award at its 2018 Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, Calif.  Read More..

Passing of the Hon. Arthur Nakazato - 1/19/2018

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of retired Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato, who passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of 65. Read More..

Orange County Bar Association Installs Nikki Presley Miliband as 2018 OCBA President - 1/18/2018

Today, the Orange County Bar Association will install Nikki Presley Miliband as the 2018 OCBA President, along with the OCBA officers and board of directors. Ms. Miliband will be installed during the OCBA’s premier legal event, Judges’ Night, held at the Irvine Marriott. Read More..

OCWLA Calls for Grant Applications - 1/4/2018

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, is currently accepting applications for its philanthropic giving. All applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2018. Read More..

OCWLA Calls for Judge & Attorney of the Year Nominations - 1/4/2018

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, requests nominations for this year's Judge of the Year and Attorney of the Year. Nominations must be submitted via email to the OCWLA office by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2018.  Read More..

Governor Brown Appoints Judge Goethals to Fourth District Court of Appeal - 12/22/2017

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA member Judge Thomas M. Goethals as associate justice, Division Three of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Read More..

Governor Brown Appoints Two OCBA Members to Orange County Superior Court - 12/22/2017

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA members Jeremy D. Dolnick and David J. Hesseltine to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.

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L. Song Richardson Named Dean of UCI School of Law - 12/22/2017

Distinguished legal scholar and teacher L. Song Richardson is the next dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, effective Jan. 1, 2018, becoming the only woman of color to serve in this role among U.S. News & World Report’s top 30 law schools. Read More..