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Education (MCLE)

As a State Bar approved provider of continuing legal education, The Orange County Bar Association has designed a series of seminars, workshops and programs to specifically and creatively meet your legal education needs. The OCBA provides high quality, low-cost educational program to its members, who receive a substantial discount on OCBA-sponsored CLE programs.

The OCBA’s excellent education programs vary in content and format. They are led by (or include) prominent members of the judiciary; representatives from federal, state and local government; and expert practitioners of law, medicine, accounting and engineering

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Educational offerings through OCBA

Section Meetings

A major benefit of OCBA section membership is earning MCLE credit virtually free! Most of the 27 sections meet monthly to provide 45 minute to one hour programs for MCLE credit. Programs are generally geared to the section specialty. There is no charge to the section member for attending the program or for the MCLE credit — only the cost of the meal. Non-section members are charged a slightly higher rate.

CLE: Buy The Hour

Purchase a Purchase CLE DVDs and CDs of selected one to two hour seminars. You can listen to these recordings anywhere there is an audio player, including the car. OCBA makes earning CLE credit efficient and reasonably priced.

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OCBA offers more than 25 seminars annually. Care is taken to provide adequate hours in the State Bar required areas of Ethics, Substance Abuse and Elimination of Bias, as well as Legal Specialization for credit. The programs provide three to eight hours of MCLE credit and are held at various local venues. The speakers include some of the most prestigious attorneys and judges in the county (and sometimes in the state or country) in the various areas of law.

Programs are held to keep OCBA members informed of changing laws, interesting “hot” topics, and cross-over areas of the law.

Also, you can take advantage of our exciting travel seminars held in Hawaii, Mexico, South America, Central America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Get a year’s worth of CLE hours while visiting an exotic location.

Each OCBA CLE program is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the number of hours stated in the respective program description, as appropriate to the content of the activity. OCBA certifies that each CLE activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.

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