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OCBA Webinar - Updates on The Family First Bill, the CARES Act, & Other Available Resources

Friday, April 3, 2020
12:00 P.M

Register Here: http://www.ocbar.org/webinar040320

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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Judicial Council Emergency Authority

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to enhance the authority of California’s Judicial Branch to take emergency action in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

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OC Superior Court - UPDATE on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

The Orange County Superior Court will remain closed to the public until April 24, 2020, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community.

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OC Superior Court - Information Regarding Coronavirus and Court Operations

The Orange County Superior Court is closed to the public, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters, or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community.

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OCBA Office Closed, OCBA Staff Working Remotely

While our office will be closed, we will be working remotely to continue to serve our members and legal community.

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OCBA Members Helping Others

As we all deal and cope with the COVID-19 situation, it is helpful to hear the acts of kindness and goodwill that abound. The OCBA would like to showcase the good deeds of its members.

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Helpful COVID-19 Resources & Updates

The OCBA wants to help its members stay up to date with the latest information from the courts and legal community regarding COVID-19. Please use this page as a resource for local information.

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Awards & Accolades

OCBA Member Reuben Camper Cahn Selected as Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

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OCBA Member Michael Balmages Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from OC Superior Court Temporary Judge Program

OCBA member Michael Balmages received the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program in recognition of his 35 years of service to the court as a volunteer, temporary judge, trainer, and mentor.

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OCBA Tax Law Section Honors Bradley Martinson and Jacqueline Maar

The section presented its 2019 Tax Law Section awards to Bradley Martinson and Jacqueline Maar.

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Members On The Move

Judge Andrew J. Guilford Joins Judicate West’s Exclusive Roster of Neutrals

Judicate West welcomes recently retired U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford to its roster of neutrals.  Read More..

OCBA Member Denisha McKenzie Elevated to Senior Counsel

Employment, labor, and business immigration law firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF) announced the elevation of OCBA member Denisha McKenzie to Senior Counsel. McKenzie is based in the firm's Orange County office.

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OCBA Member Mark Foster Elected to be Partner at Snell & Wilmer

Snell & Wilmer announced that member Mark Foster has been elected to join the firm’s partnership.

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