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2018 Election for OCBA Young Lawyers Division Chair-Elect - 12/1/2017

Deadline to Vote: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 Read More..

2018 OCBA Young Lawyers Division Committee Chairs Application - 11/30/2017

The OCBA Young Lawyers Division is seeking Young Lawyers Division members to serve as 2018 OCBA YLD Committee Chairs.
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2017

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OCBA Announces Newly Appointed Board Members for Three-Year Board Terms - 11/20/2017

The OCBA is proud to announce two newly appointed Board Members. Kate Corrigan (Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC) and Yolanda V. Torres (Law Office of Yolanda V. Torres) were recently appointed for three-year board terms. Read More..

OCWLA Announces 2018 Officers & Directors - 11/16/2017

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

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Thank You to Our OCBA Veterans - 11/10/2017

To acknowledge the tremendous sacrifice and service given by veterans of many conflicts, the OCBA invited its members to submit photos of themselves in their service. This montage of photos represents the selflessness of many in our Orange County legal community who have served in the armed forces and reflects our gratitude for their sacrifices.

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Chapman University Law Mediation Clinic Receives Ninth Circuit Award - 11/9/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law received the 2017 Ninth CircuitAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education Award in recognition of the good work of the school’s Mediation Clinics. Read More..

Resource: 2017 Northern California Wildfires Helping Handbook - 11/9/2017

A resource compiled by Morrison & Foerster for those affected by Southern California wildfires  Read More..

OCBA To Honor Attorney Julie M. McCoy With Franklin G. West Award - 11/9/2017

The OCBA is pleased to announce attorney Julie McCoy as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.  Read More..

Senior Santa & Friends - 11/6/2017

A great way to bring holiday cheer to the abused, neglected, elderly, and disabled adults of Orange County. Donated items must be delivered by Friday, December 15, 2017Read More..

Spark of Love Toy Drive - 11/3/2017

Join us this holiday season in making a child’s holiday special, by donating new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment in the Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive! Donated gifts must be delivered by Monday, December 18, 2017. Read More..

Governor Brown Appoints Three OCBA Members to Orange County Superior Court - 11/2/2017

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA members Scott B. Cooper, Andre De La Cruz, and Katherine E. Lewis to judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

OCBA Honors Harmon G. Scoville Honoree John Bergen and Volunteers - 10/27/2017

The OCBA honored its member volunteers for their dedicated service and community volunteerism throughout the year. A special highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Harmon G. Scoville Award to attorney John Bergen. Read More..

OCBA Announces 2017 Appointments Committee – Deadline to Apply for Appointment to Board of Directors November 10, 2017 - 10/27/2017

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2017
OCBA President-Elect Nikki Miliband has appointed members of the 2017 Appointments Committee who will be considering OCBA members for appointment to two board seats. Read More..

The State Bar of California issues fraud alert, warns the public to watch for and report potential legal fraud in response to recent fires - 10/25/2017

The State Bar of California is warning the public to watch out for and report potential fraud in response to the recent fires across the state.  Read More..

Veterans Legal Institute Launches LA Legal Clinics with USC Gould School of Law - 10/24/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) has announced its partnership with the University of Southern California Gould School of Law to conduct the USC / VLI Veterans Legal Clinic after its first collaboration.  Read More..

LASOC Honors Todd Friedland, the OCBA and its Charitable Fund - 10/18/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA Charitable Fund President Todd Friedland, the OCBA and its Charitable Fund received the 2017 Outstanding Community Service Award by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. Read More..

Passing of the Honorable Beverly Reid O'Connell - 10/12/2017

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips announced the passing of District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell on October 8, 2017.  Judge O’Connell was 52 years old. Read More..

The State Bar of California names new Chief Court Counsel to administer State Bar Court - 10/12/2017

The State Bar of California has named a new Chief Court Counsel to lead the State Bar Court of California. Read More..

2018 OCBA Section Elections - Leadership Opportunities Available - 10/4/2017

This fall, all OCBA sections will conduct online elections for the open leadership position of Secretary/Treasurer. The elections will be conducted on a staggered schedule from October through December, and the section leaders will take office in January 2018 for a one-year term. Read More..

State Bar prepares to implement historic reforms following Gov. Brown signature on the agency’s annual fee bill - 10/4/2017

Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into law, the fee bill for the State Bar of California. In addition to setting the annual licensing fee for lawyers, SB 36 includes historic reforms for the public protection agency. Read More..

OCBA Announces 2018 Election Results - 10/3/2017

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2017 President-Elect Nikki P. Miliband will succeed to the Presidency in 2018. Read More..

Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California - 9/28/2017

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani as a United States Magistrate Judge. Read More..

IALOC Honors the Honorable James Di Cesare - 9/15/2017

The Italian American Lawyers of Orange County, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, honored OCBA Member Judge James J. Di Cesare as the recipient of this year's Hon. James J. Alfano Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More..

Orange County Legal Community Unite for First Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration - 9/15/2017

The Honorable Elizabeth Macias (Orange County Superior Court) and Justin Cruz, Esq. (Assistant Dean of Admission and Diversity Initiatives, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law) are honored at the 1st Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration on Sept. 6, 2017. Read More..

OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Summer Social - 9/15/2017

The OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section hosted an evening of networking and socializing with section members on Aug. 16, 2017, at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine. For more photos, visit the OCBA Facebook page. Read More..

Thank You to CASA Annual Picnic Volunteers - 9/15/2017

Thank you to the OCBA Young Lawyers Division and law student volunteers who helped at the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County) Annual Picnic on Aug. 5, 2017. Read More..

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Order Permits Out-of-State Lawyers to Practice in TX Temporarily - 9/1/2017

The Supreme Court of Texas entered an order to allow any attorney not licensed to practice in Texas, but licensed and in good standing in any other jurisdiction of the United States, to provide legal assistance to individuals and entities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund 2017 Raise Your Glass Annual Benefit - 8/31/2017

On August 24, 2017, the OCBA Charitable Fund held its 2017 Raise Your Glass Annual Benefit at the Newport Beach Country Club.  Read More..

Thank You to OCBA Volunteers at Orangewood - 8/24/2017

Thank you to OCBA volunteers who participated in a memorable volunteer experience. Read More..

OCBA Leads Coalition Amicus Brief Supporting OC Superior Court, Successfully Defeating Preliminary Injunction Request - 8/21/2017

The OCBA, alongside public interest organizations Family Violence Appellate Project, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Public Law Center, and Veterans Legal Institute, submitted an amici curiae brief in district court in Santa Ana in opposition to a preliminary injunction motion brought by Courthouse News that sought to prevent the Court from continuing to screen to protect litigants’ statutory rights to privacy (including the identity of domestic violence survivors) before releasing these filings to the press and the public. Read More..
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