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OCBA Proposes the Formation of a Criminal Law Section - 7/29/2015

The Orange County Bar Association is considering the formation of a section dedicated to the practice of criminal law. It is contemplated that the section would be open for both public and private attorneys—prosecutors and defense. Read More..

OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates - 7/24/2015

The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members). Read More..

Call for OCBA Mentor Applications - 7/24/2015

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
The Orange County Bar Association is now accepting Mentor applications for its 2015 Mentoring Program. Read More..

Governor Brown Announces Orange County Judicial Appointments - 7/17/2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the appointment of Melissa R. McCormick and Julie A. Palafox to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney - 7/15/2015

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Santa Ana
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OCBA Members Invited to Attend Complimentary LexisNexis Webinar - 7/13/2015

OCBA Members are invited to attend a new non-CLE LexisNexis webinar focusing on law firm marketing. Read More..

OCBA Orangewood Children and Family Center Visit - 7/9/2015

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Orangewood Children and Family Center, Orange
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OCBA Launches Veterans Legal Resources Website - 7/8/2015

The OCBA is pleased to announce the launch of, a one-stop shop providing easy access to Orange County veterans in need of legal information. Read More..

OC-ALA Posts Introductory Video Featuring OCBA Members Wesierski, Armstrong - 7/8/2015

The Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (OC-ALA) recently posted a video featuring the following members of the Orange County Bar Association, in order to introduce prospective members to the benefits of membership: 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
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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 or contact Patricia Lee at 415.538.2240 or More..
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