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OCBA Members Helping Others - 3/31/2020

As we all deal and cope with the COVID-19 situation, it is helpful to hear the acts of kindness and goodwill that abound. The OCBA would like to showcase the good deeds of its members.

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OCBA Member Edmond Connor Bag Lunches for the Homeless in South County - 3/31/2020

With all of the local food banks in South Orange County being closed down due to the COVID-19 crisis, OCBA past president Edmond Connor and his wife, Sue, organized a group of volunteers to make bag lunches for the homeless in San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and Dana Point.

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OCBA Members M.C. Sungaila, Jennifer Keller, and Seymour Everett Coordinate with Local Businesses to Provide Meals to First Responders - 3/31/2020

M.C. Sungaila, OCBA Board member and partner at Haynes & Boone, OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller of Keller/Anderle, and Seymour Everett of Everett Dorey are working together to support Cost Mesa First Responders and essential city employees.

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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Judicial Council Emergency Authority - 3/30/2020

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to enhance the authority of California’s Judicial Branch to take emergency action in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

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OCBA Webinar - Insights From OC In-House Counsel During the COVID Crisis - Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00 P.M. - 3/27/2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
12:00 P.M

Join Here: http://www.ocbar.org/webinar040120

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OCBA Office Closed, OCBA Staff Working Remotely - 3/26/2020

While our office will be closed, we will be working remotely to continue to serve our members and legal community.

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OC Superior Court - Information Regarding Coronavirus and Court Operations - 3/23/2020

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.

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OC Superior Court - UPDATE on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. - 3/19/2020

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.

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Helpful COVID-19 Resources & Updates - 3/14/2020

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.

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UC Irvine Law School Update on COVID-19 - 3/12/2020

UCI School of Law will begin conducting all law school class sessions remotely starting Monday, March 16, until further notice.

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Urgent Notice from OCBA President Scott Garner - 3/10/2020

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.

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OCBA Mentoring Program - Now Accepting Applications - 2/27/2020

The OCBA is now accepting applications for mentors and protégés.

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OCTLA President Jonathan Dwork Presented CRF-OC Orator of the Year Award - 2/24/2020

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.

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Register Now! 2020 UC Irvine 1L Speed Mentor Program Invitation - 2/24/2020

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.

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Tee Up for the OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble - 2/6/2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast

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Join OCKABA's Inaugural Mentorship Program - 2/6/2020

The Mentoring Committee of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) is now accepting applications for its inaugural Mentorship Program.

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OCHBA Honors Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye - 1/28/2020

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.

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CRF-OC Celebrates Mock Trial Winners - 1/28/2020

The organization also honored exceptional volunteers and the Orange County Superior Court as Community Partner of the Year.

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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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