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Court Adds Appointment Scheduling for In-Person Self-Help Services at the Lamoreaux Justice Center - 11/24/2020

The Orange County Superior Court is offering an online scheduling tool for self-represented litigants to schedule brief, in-person appointments with Self-Help Services at the Lamoreaux Justice Center.

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Orange County Superior Court - COVID-19 Update - Access to Courthouses - 11/20/2020

The number of positive COVID cases in Orange County is increasing at an alarming rate, forcing the County to return to the Purple Tier.

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OCWLA Announces 2020-2021 Board - 11/16/2020

​The Orange County Women Lawyers Association, an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2020-2021 Board.

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OCBA Community Outreach Committee Pack a To-Go Lunch Bag Volunteer Opportunity Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 11/10/2020

This month the OCBA Community Outreach Committee is again partnering with OCBA volunteers to bring those who are without homes a meal

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OC Superior Court Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief on November 6, 2020 - 11/9/2020

Click here for the Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief, executed November 6, 2020 by Acting Presiding Judge Kirk H. Nakamura. 

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OCAABA Announces 2020-2021 Board - 11/4/2020

The Orange County Asian American Bar Association, an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2020-2021 Board.

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OCBA Member Elizabeth M. Weldon Co-hosts American Bar Association's 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising - 11/3/2020

OCBA member Elizabeth M. Weldon co-hosted the American Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising, which was held on October 27-30, 2020.

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OC Superior Court Implementation of Electronic Payment of Civil Fees Effective October 27, 2020 - 10/29/2020

The Orange County Superior Court will implement a new process for Civil cases, where trial and other court related fees can be paid using the court’s mobile application or online via the Court’s website.

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Dedication Ceremony of the Stephen K. Tamura Justice Center - 10/28/2020

Justice Stephen K. Tamura’s name now will grace Orange County Superior Court’s West Justice Center to honor the late Justice’s legacy of trailblazing successes and to serve as recognition of the contributions of Asian Americans to Orange County and the United States.

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California Attorney General Notice: Healthcare Antitrust Monitor Sought for Sutter Health Case - 10/26/2020

The California Attorney General representing the People of the State of California, UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust (on behalf of the Plaintiff Class) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), and Sutter Health (collectively, “the Parties”), are seeking qualified applicants to serve as the monitor to oversee compliance with the Proposed Final Judgment (“PFJ”) that resolves the claims in the consolidated antitrust actions against Sutter Health

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FBA/OC Announces 2020-2021 Board - 10/26/2020

The Federal Bar Association of Orange County (FBA/OC), an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2020-2021 Board.

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OCBA Community Outreach Committee Pack a To-Go Lunch Bag Volunteer Opportunity October 31, 2020 - 10/26/2020

Lunch bags and other items will be distributed around Orange County by non-profit organizations.

 

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OCBA Charitable Fund Hosted Its Golf Tournament Virtual Awards Ceremony October 20, 2020 - 10/20/2020

The OCBA Charitable Fund is hosting its Virtual Awards Ceremony tonight, October 20, 2020, starting at 5:00 p.m.

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OC Superior Court Fourth Amended Administrative Order 20/06: Civil Order Regarding Court Closure Executed October 14, 2020 - Updated October 20, 2020 - 10/15/2020

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OCBA Section Specialty Day Virtual Event - 10/15/2020

Join the OCBA for part two of an interactive Zoom meeting with OCBA Section Leaders

Wednesday, October 21, 2020: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  

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OCBA Announces 2020 Appointments Committee - 10/14/2020

The OCBA announces this year's Appointments Committee and invites all qualified individuals to apply for appointment to the OCBA Board of Directors. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020.

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OC Superior Court Implementation Order Re: Penal Code Section 859b Emergency Relief - 10/14/2020

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The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund - 10/14/2020

The Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community.

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OCBA Virtual Trivia Night - 10/13/2020

November 05, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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OC Superior Court Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief - 10/9/2020

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OC Superior Court Notice: Temporary Closure of North Justice Center (NJC) - Updated November 20, 2020 - 10/9/2020

Court leadership has made the difficult decision to keep the North Justice Center closed until Monday, February 1, 2021.

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OCHBA Nominations Open: 2021 Board & Executive Officers - 10/5/2020

OCHBA's annual election has now opened for 2021 nominations. 

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Orange County Superior Court - Civil Jury Trials - Announcement - 10/5/2020

Effective September 1, 2020, the Court implemented a process to select civil cases to commence jury trials.

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Governor Newsom Selects Justice Martin Jenkins (Ret.) for California Supreme Court - 10/5/2020

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Justice Martin Jenkins (Ret.) for Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Justice Jenkins has held several prominent state and federal judicial positions throughout his career.

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OCBA Member John W. Holcomb Confirmed as United States District Judge for the Central District of California - 9/30/2020

OCBA member John W. Holcomb, Orange County partner at Greenberg Gross LLP, has been confirmed as United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

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OCWLA Nominations Open: 2021 Directors and Officers - 9/30/2020

OCWLA has opened their director nominations for 2021. 

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OC Superior Court Notice: Temporary Closure of North Justice Center (NJC) - Updated October 1, 2020 - 9/24/2020

The North Justice Center will remain closed through Friday, October 9, 2020. 

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OCBA Announces 2021 Election Results - 9/23/2020

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2020 President-Elect Larisa M. Dinsmoor will succeed to the Presidency in 2021.

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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

An OCBA Community Outreach Committee Event
Co-Chairs, John Fujii and Brooke Weitzman

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

A Virtual Event Acknowledging OCBA Volunteers

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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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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

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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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OCBA Racial Justice Task Force Hosts Virtual Town Hall: Our Black Colleagues Unmasked - 7/17/2020

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Second Amended Administrative Order Re: Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court, Executed on July 15 - 7/15/2020

Effective July 15, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health, all members of the public entering the court are subject to the following restrictions.

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Senior Outreach Programs - Presented by the OCBA Elder Law & Special Needs Section - 7/13/2020

A series of complimentary webinar programs presented by attorneys specializing in Elder Law

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OCBA Launches Appellate Law Summer Academy for Law Students and New Graduates - 7/10/2020

A series of four one-hour Webinar programs in July and August to provide law students with practical knowledge in appellate law. Register for Each Program Individually – Certificate Awarded Upon Completion of All 4 Programs!  

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Scott Kelly Selected as Orange County Grand Jury Foreperson - 7/8/2020

​Scott Kelly, of Fullerton, was selected as the foreperson for the 2020- 2021 Orange County Grand Jury, Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura announced last week.

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OCCDL Law Student Mentorship Program - 7/2/2020

The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) is organizing a mentorship program for law students from Southern California law schools and is looking for attorneys to participate in the program.

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Court Sets Up Triage Booths to Serve Public’s Needs - 6/30/2020

Court employees under pop-up tents line the entrance to the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana most of the day, ready to provide assistance and guidance to members of the public that arrive at the Court with general questions, a scheduled in-person hearing or other approved in-person matters.

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Orange County Grand Jury Selected - 6/22/2020

Nineteen Orange County residents were selected on June 18, 2020, to serve on the Grand Jury for a one-year term that begins when the jurors take the oath of office on July 1, 2020.

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Thank You to the Donors and Participants of the OCBA Charitable Fund’s Raise Your Glass at Home - 6/17/2020

Thank you to the over 200 donors and participants in the OCBA Charitable Fund’s Raise Your Glass at Home virtual fundraiser held on Friday, May 29th.

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OCBA COVID-19 Office Supplies Drive for Legal Aid Providers - 6/12/2020

Given the unprecedented issues impacting the Orange County community caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, local legal aid organizations have had to transition staff to working at home, which has drastically impacted their budgets and needs.

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West Justice Center to be named after first Asian American Orange County Superior Court Judge S. K. Tamura - 6/9/2020

Stephen K. Tamura’s name will grace Orange County Superior Court’s West Justice Center to honor the late Judge’s legacy of groundbreaking successes and to serve as recognition of the contributions of Asian Americans to Orange County and the United States.

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Superior Court of California, County of Orange, Central Justice Center, in Santa Ana - Closure - Friday, June 5th - 6/5/2020

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IABA-OC Webinar: OC Courts & the Reopening - 6/3/2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. PST

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Statement from Scott Garner, Orange County Bar Association President - 6/3/2020

The Orange County Bar Association's Mission Statement starts with "To enhance the system of justice." If the events of the last week have taught us anything, it is that our justice system needs enhancing.

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OCBA Announces 2020 Nominating Committee - 6/1/2020

OCBA President-Elect Larisa Dinsmoor announces 2020 Nominating Committee.

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OCBA Webinar: California Reopens for Business - REPLAY - 5/13/2020

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OCBA Webinar: COVID-19 and Pro Bono - 5/8/2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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Be Wary of Fraudulent Phishing Emails - 5/7/2020

Please be aware of email phishing scams and scrutinize any email that contains links or attachments.

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Temporary Emergency Local Rule 1: Suspension of Case Management Conferences Due to Pandemic - 5/6/2020

The court is suspending case management conference procedures through December 31, 2020.

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OCBA Webinar: Law Schools Update Regarding COVID-19 - 5/1/2020

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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Governor Newsom Appoints OCBA Past President Robert Gerard and Member Thomas Lo as Superior Court Judges - 4/29/2020

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of OCBA Past President Robert Gerard and member Thomas J. Lo as California superior court judges in Orange County.

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OCBA Webinar: Mindfulness & Competency - REPLAY - 4/29/2020

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OCBA Webinar: COVID-19 and Your Job-VIDEO REPLAY - 4/23/2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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OCBA Webinar: Unity in a Time of COVID-19​ - REPLAY - 4/22/2020

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OCBA Webinar: How to Take a Deposition Virtually - REPLAY - 4/17/2020

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OCBA Participates in Virtual Food Drives - 4/16/2020

Local food banks and providers are facing unprecedented challenges with the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on the local economy.

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TMBA July 2020 Bar Taker Scholarship Application - 4/16/2020

TMBA will award selected applicants with a bar scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 to assist with the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam.

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OCBA Webinar: Keeping Your Zoom Meetings Safe - 4/15/2020

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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COVID-19 Update with Orange County Superior Court Leadership - 4/13/2020

LIVE WEBINAR - Thursday, April 16 at 12:00 PM

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OCBA Webinar: Working with a Virtual Team - 4/10/2020

 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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Message from OCBA 2020 President Scott Garner - 4/8/2020

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OCBA Webinar: Insurance Issues Implicated by COVID-19 REPLAY - 4/7/2020

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COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Donations Drive - 4/6/2020

Click here for complete details.

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OCBA Webinar: Keeping Calm During COVID - Tips for Mental and Physical Well-Being - 4/3/2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Register here: https://www.ocbar.org/webinar040820

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OCBA Member M.C. Sungaila and MGA Entertainment Provide Necessary Medical Supplies - 4/2/2020

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OCBA Member Catherine Lukehart Works With Huntington Beach Police Department's Homeless Task Force - 4/2/2020

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OCBA Webinar REPLAY: Don't Let COVID Infect Your Ethics and Civility - 4/1/2020

View the Video Replay Here.
Offering 1.0 Legal Ethics Self-Study Credit.

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OCBA Webinar - Updates on The Family First Bill, the CARES Act, & Other Available Resources - 4/1/2020

Friday, April 3, 2020
12:00 P.M

Register Here: http://www.ocbar.org/webinar040320

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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

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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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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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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..

Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund to Honor 2019 Grant Recipients - 2/11/2019

The Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund has awarded grants to 17 law-related organizations and programs in Orange County. A special reception for grant recipients will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the OCBA office in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Judicial Investiture Ceremony Held for The Honorable Maurice Sanchez - 2/11/2019

The Honorable Maurice Sanchez was enrobed on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Orange County Superior Court.

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