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OCAABA-OCAPICA Lunar New Year Food Drive - 1/14/2019

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TMBA Outgoing President's Statement - 1/14/2019

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Calling all OCBA YLD Members! Join a YLD Committee. - 1/14/2019

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OCTLA Announces 2019 OCTLA Officers and Board of Directors - 1/14/2019

The OCBA congratulates and welcomes the new officers and directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, an affiliate bar of the OCBA.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Announces 2019 Events - 1/11/2019

The OCBA Charitable Fund announces the dates of its 2019 grant reception, golf tournament, and annual benefit. Mark your calendars!

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Mark Minyard To Chair OCBA Masters Division - 1/4/2019

The OCBA Masters Division is pleased to announce Mark Minyard, Minyard Morris LLP, will serve as the 2019 Chair. His one-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2019.

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Commission Confirms Joshua Groban to the Supreme Court of California - 12/26/2018

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed the appointment of Joshua P. Groban to the Supreme Court of California.

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Kristin Garcia Gomez Set to Be OCBA Young Lawyers Division Chair - 12/26/2018

The 2018 OCBA YLD Chair-Elect Kristin Garcia Gomez, Honda N.A. Inc./American Honda Motor, will assume the role of OCBA YLD Chair in January 2019.

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Fourteen OCBA Members Installed as 2019 OCWLA Officers & Directors - 12/20/2018

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association installed its 2019 officers and directors for 2019 this month at the OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

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TMBA Announces 2019 TMBA Officers and Board of Directors - 12/19/2018

The OCBA congratulates and welcomes the new officers and directors of the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, an affiliate bar of the OCBA.

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Memorial Services for Judge Betty Lou Lamoreaux - 12/10/2018

Memorial Services for retired Judge Betty Lou Lamoreaux will be held Wednesday, December 12 at McCormick & Son Mortuaries in Laguna Hills. Judge Lamoreaux was instrumental in the building of the courthouse in Orange, California, which bears her name Betty Lou Lamoreaux Juvenile Justice Center.

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OCBA Announces Officers and Incoming Board Members for 2019 - 12/3/2018

The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) is proud to announce officers and incoming board members for 2019.

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Governor Brown Appoints OCBA Member H. Shaina Colover to Orange County Superior Court - 11/29/2018

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of member H. Shaina Colover to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court.

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OCBA To Honor Justice William Bedsworth With Franklin G. West Award - 11/21/2018

The OCBA is pleased to announce Associate Justice William W. Bedsworth as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.

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Governor Brown Selects Joshua Groban for California Supreme Court - 11/14/2018

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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, January 8, 2019 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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