OCBA 31st College of Trial Advocacy (Civil)
A Series of Weekday & Saturday Sessions, April 15 – May 16, 2015
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Orange

Earn 19.25 CLE credits (includes 0.5 Legal Ethics)! Download the flyer for more information or register online. ...See More
OCBA Spring Member Mixer
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Antonello Ristorante, Santa Ana

Join members of the Bench and Bar for an evening of socializing and networking. (Don’t forget to bring your business cards!) Download the flyer for more information or register online. ...See More
Special Offer from LawPay
The Orange County Bar Association has added LawPay: Credit Card Processing as its newest member benefit. Members can now easily accept credit and debit card payments from clients! **Special Offer: Open a LawPay account by Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 and receive a free 3-month trial!** To learn more, please visit or call 866.376.0950. ...See More
OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Pelican Hill Golf Resort, Newport Coast

Tee up for charity! Proceeds benefit the OCBA Charitable Fund, the philanthropic arm of the OCBA, which provides funding and resources to organizations and programs that enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all. Download the flyerfor more information or register online. ...See More
OCBA Releases New Mentor On Demand Videos
The OCBA is pleased to announce that two new resources are now available on the OCBA Mentor On Demand website: a Judicial Profile of Hon. Josephine L. Staton and attorney G. Emmett Raitt, Jr. discussing the basics of an unlawful detainer action. ...See More
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OCBA HELP-Line Mentoring Program
The HELP-Line is your “Hotline of Experienced Legal Professionals” connecting you with experienced attorneys for practical answers to law-related questions. This is a member benefit available to OCBA members at no charge. Help is just a phone call away. Contact the OCBA Membership Department at 949.440.6700, ext. 384 to be put in touch with a HELP-Line volunteer or to get more information.
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OCBA Members Running for State Bar Board of Trustees
Voting Deadline: Monday, March 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..

Call for Applications: California State Bar Council on Access & Fairness
Deadline Extended: Monday, March 16, 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..

Join the OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee

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..

OCWLA Seeks 'Everyday Hero' Nominees

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..

Settle Your Case Quickly, Cost Effectively with Orange County Superior Court's Civil Mediation Program

The Orange County Superior Court and others offer a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to help people resolve disputes without going to trial. ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial. Through the Orange County Superior Court's Civil Mediation Program, each side in the dispute Read More..

Post Your Jobs with the OCBA

As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website. Read More..

OCBA Hockey Night

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Honda Center, Anaheim

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OCBA Spring Member Mixer

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Antonello Ristorante, Santa Ana

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OCBA Donations Drive for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Donations Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2015
The OCBA is collecting emergency supplies for survivors of human trafficking. The donations drive will benefit the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF), a collaboration of agencies working together to protect victims, prosecute offenders, prevent further perpetration of the crime, educate the public, and build partnerships. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Pelican Hill Golf Resort, Newport Coast

Download the flyer for more information or register online.
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Awards & Accolades

OCBA Member M.C. Sungaila Named OCHBA Attorney of the Year

OCBA member and former Appellate Law Section Chair Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila of Snell & Wilmer LLP has been named Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association for her sustained commitment to pro bono appellate work. Read More..

OCBA Members, Firms Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Our sincere congratulations to everyone who made the cut! Read More..

OCBA Member Brad McGirr Elected Mayor of Rancho Santa Margarita

OCBA member Brad McGirr of La Follette Johnson has been elected Mayor of Rancho Santa Margarita. Read More..

PLC Executive Director & General Counsel to Be Recognized by OCWLA

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association will honor Public Law Center Executive Director & General Counsel and OCBA member Kenneth Babcock as the OCWLA Community Service Awardee during its 2015 Holiday Celebration. Read More..

Five OCBA Member Firms Named to Daily Journal 'Top Boutiques' List

Kudos to Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP; Carothers, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP; Fish & Tsang LLP; Keller Rackauckas LLP; and Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP on their recent achievement. Read More..
Moves & Rearrangements

OCBA Member John Isaza Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Social Media Subcommittee

OCBA Member John Isaza of Rimon, P.C. has been appointed Co-Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Law Committee. Read More..

Hittelman Law Group Now Hittelman Strunk

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the firm formerly known as Hittelman Law Group has changed its name to Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP. Read More..

New OCBA Member Gabriel Padilla Joins Umberg Zipser

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Gabriel J. Padilla has joined the firm as an associate. Read More..

New Law Firm for OCBA Member Harlene Miller, Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

With more than 25 years of experience practicing solely in Bankruptcy Law, OCBA member Harlene Miller is pleased to announce the opening of her new law firm: Harlene Miller Law, A Professional Law Corporation located in Irvine, Calif., near the John Wayne Airport. Read More..

OCBA Member to Serve as Team Leader for EU Access to Justice Project

Congratulations to Shelley Liberto on this exciting new position! Read More..

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