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OCBA Mentoring Program Now Accepting Protégé Applications - 7/1/2015

Deadline: Friday, July 24, 2015
OCBA members who have been in practice five years or less are encouraged to apply for the OCBA Mentoring Program. Read More..

New Family Law Courtroom and Evidence Presentation Equipment - 7/1/2015

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Lamoreaux Justice Center opened a new Family Law courtroom, Department L611, which is located on the 6th floor in the area previously occupied by the Domestic Violence Assistance Program (now located on the 7th floor in room 705). Read More..

ABA Seeks Spirit of Excellence Nominees - 6/30/2015

Deadline: Friday, July 3, 2015
The American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession seeks nominees for the 2016 Spirit of Excellence Awards. Read More..

Applications Closed for OCBA Board of Directors, Office of Secretary - 6/29/2015

The application deadline has passed for open seats on the Orange County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, as well as the office of Secretary. Read More..

OCBA Proposes the Formation of a Conservatorship & Guardianship Section - 6/19/2015

The Orange County Bar Association is considering the formation of a section dedicated to dealing primarily with conservatorship and guardianship issues involving both law and procedure, as well as the possible need for legislative action to address issues with no current resolution. Read More..

OCBA Notes the Passing of Two Former OCBA Presidents - 6/19/2015

The Orange County Bar Association notes with sadness the passing of two Past Presidents: William F. Wenke and Arthur W. Gray, Jr. Read More..

Orange County Superior Court Releases Procedural Guidelines for Military Diversion Program - 5/29/2015

Orange County Superior Court has developed procedural guidelines and a resource guide in response to the Penal Code section 1001.80, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 and establishes a pretrial diversion program for current and former members of the U.S. military. Read More..

OCBA Summer Beach Clean-Up - 5/29/2015

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach

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Orange County Superior Court Announces CourtCall Courtroom Video Conferencing - 5/28/2015

On Monday, June 1, 2015, Central Justice Center and the Civil Complex Center in Santa Ana introduced video conferencing using CourtCall Video services in select courtrooms.

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OCBA Race For The Cure - 5/15/2015

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information or register online for team OCBA #1901. Read More..

Request for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments to Library Content Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules - 5/8/2015

Request for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments to Guideline 8.4 (Library Content), Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules
Deadline: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Proposed amendments would reduce the hard-copy library expenditures by reducing the number and scope of the hard copy legal authorities currently required by Guideline 8.4. For more information, please click here. Read More..

OCBA Releases New Mentor On Demand Videos - 5/8/2015

The OCBA is pleased to announce that five new videos are now available on the OCBA Mentor On Demand website. Each video provides insights and practical information from leading OCBA members of the Bench and Bar and is around 10 minutes or less. Read More..

Save the Date: OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting - 5/1/2015

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Irvine Marriott, Irvine

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OCBA Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception - 5/1/2015

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
The Promenade Event Centre & Gardens, Costa Mesa

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OCBA Masters Division Summer Reception - 4/30/2015

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

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Call for Nominations: Harmon G. Scoville Award - 4/29/2015

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Harmon G. Scoville Award. Click here for a nomination form or for more information, call 949.440.6700, ext. 162.  Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Fall Fundraiser: Raise Your Glass III - 4/28/2015

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach

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Spring 2015 Caucus Meeting - 4/21/2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
For more information download the flyer or to register click here. Read More..

Snell & Wilmer is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (FAR) - 4/8/2015

Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2015   
Snell & Wilmer is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (“FAR”) and we hope you will help us promote the program to deserving students.  Snell & Wilmer names up to two FAR Fellows annually, and recipients receive the following benefits: (1) a fully paid commercial LSAT preparation course and a stipend covering the costs associated with sitting for the exam, (2) a 1L law school prep course, (3) money for books for all three years of law school, (4) a technology stipend (if needed), and (5) mentorship from a Snell & Wilmer attorney.  Read More..

OCBA Annual Travel Seminar: Moorea, Tahiti - 4/1/2015

Sunday, Nov. 8 - Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Hilton Moorea, French Polynesia

Come join the OCBA in Moorea, Tahiti for its Annual Travel Seminar! Download the flyer for more information and to register for this event. Read More..

OCBA Passes Resolution in Support of the Independence of the Judiciary - 3/30/2015

The OCBA recently passed Resolution 15R-01, which restates the OCBA’s strong support of judicial independence, urges citizens and litigants to support judicial independence as an integral part of our American justice system, and announces the OCBA’s public disapproval of the use of tactics which are, or have the appearance of being, punitive and retaliatory towards any sitting judge and which exceed the realm of appropriate criticism and exercise of the protected right of appeal, or which unnecessarily impede the public’s access to justice. Read More..

Call for Applications: California State Bar Council on Access & Fairness
Deadline Extended: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2/23/2015

New members are expected to have a working knowledge of diversity pipeline issues, a record of leadership and performance addressing challenges along the diversity pipeline, and ability to engage in strategic visioning towards fulfilling the Council’s vision and mission statement. For more information on the appointments process or to apply online, please click here. For more information about the Council, please visit www.calbar.org/AFCouncil or contact Patricia Lee at 415.538.2240 or patricia.lee@calbar.ca.govRead More..

Join the OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee - 2/10/2015

Do you want to help make new laws? Or revise the current law? The OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee, which works each year to help create and revise California law through the Conference of California Bar Associations, is seeking participation from members of the OCBA. Read More..

Save 25% on ABA Job Postings - 1/5/2015

Celebrate the New Year with terrific savings! Find top legal candidates to fill job openings at a reduced rate with the American Bar Association. Read More..

OCBA Members Running for State Bar Board of Trustees
Voting Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015 - 1/2/2015

OCBA members Teresa A. McQueen of Pedersen McQueen APLC and Scott C. Smith of Best Best & Krieger LLP are running for the California State Bar Board of Trustees in District 4, which is comprised of Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Announces 2015 Grants - 1/2/2015

The OCBA Charitable Fund is pleased to present 2015 grants totaling $140,600. Read More..

Pooled Court Reporter Coverage for Civil Courtrooms - 1/2/2015

Effective Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, all 24 Orange County Superior Court civil courtrooms, including the civil complex courtrooms, will shift from one-to-one assignment of court reporters to civil courtrooms for all hearings to a system where court reporters are assigned to a courtroom as needed for trials and evidentiary hearings only. Read More..

OCWLA Seeks 'Everyday Hero' Nominees - 12/22/2014

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association wants to acknowledge those members of the legal profession who inspire us by making a difference, day in and day out, in the lives of so many people through their hard work, generosity, and commitment to justice. Read More..

Michelle Philo Named OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Chair-Elect - 12/16/2014

Kring & Chung LLP's Michelle Philo has been named OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Chair-Elect. In accordance with the OCBA YLD Bylaws, 2014 Chair-Elect Jesse K. Bolling of Greenberg Gross LLP will succeed to OCBA Young Lawyers Division Chair in January 2015. Read More..

Governor Brown Appoints OCBA Members Apkarian and Arthur to Orange County Superior Court - 11/14/2014

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA members Gassia Apkarian and Craig E. Arthur to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..
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