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 MCLE Credits (includes 0.5 Legal Ethics) while benefitting from this unique program and workshop approach. 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 Passes Resolution in Support of the Independence of the Judiciary

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..

Interested in Serving as a Judge Pro Tem?

Deadline: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Orange County Superior Court is working on scheduling a class to train those attorneys who are interested in serving as a judge pro tem at the Mandatory Settlement Conferences. Read More..

Los Angeles Superior Court to Host Judicial Diversity Summit

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Presiding Judge's Courtroom, Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Los Angeles

For more information, please view the Notice to AttorneysRead More..

Call for Nominations: California State Bar Solo and Small Firm Section Attorney of the Year Award

Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
For more information, including nomination forms and criteria, please click hereRead More..

Request for Public Comment: Proposed Rule Revisions
Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Orange County Superior Court is currently seek public comment on proposed revisions to Local Rules. The proposed revisions affect professional dues for Superior Court Personnel and a pilot project for e-filing in the Juvenile Court Division. Read 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 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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OCBA Community Outreach Event: Women Helping Women/Men2Work (WHW) Spring Quarterly Sale

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Women Helping Women/Men2Work (WHW), Santa Ana

Download the flyer for more information or register onlineRead More..

OCBA Mommy Esquire Committee & OCWLA: Gracefully & Seamlessly Navigating Maternity Leave

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach

Download the flyer for more information or to register to attend. Read More..
Awards & Accolades

OCBA Members to Be Honored by Anti-Defamation League

Our sincere congratulations to Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Shareholder Marc Schneider, Edwards Lifesciences Corporate Vice President and General Counsel Aimee Weisner, and the late Robert Palmer, former Litigation Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP on this notable recognition. Read More..

OCBA Member William Shapiro Named CAL-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year

Congratulations to Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. Partner William Shapiro for a well-deserved achievement! Read More..

OCBA Members Honored with 2015 CLAY Awards

Kudos to all those involved on this well-deserved recognition. Read More..

OCBA Members Hurlbut, Babcock to Be Honored By Chapman University Fowler School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation

The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will honor Rutan & Tucker, LLP Partner John B. Hurlbut, Jr. and Public Law Center Executive Director and General Counsel Kenneth W. Babcock at the 2015 PILF Silent Auction and Gala. Read More..

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..
Moves & Rearrangements

OCBA Member Brent Colasurdo Joins Umberg Zipser

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that OCBA member Brent S. Colasurdo has joined the firm as a litigation associate. Read More..

Greenberg Traurig Announces Elevations of OCBA Members

Greenberg Traurig recently announced the elevation of OCBA members Craig C. Glorioso and Irene Pyun Kim to shareholder and of counsel, respectively, in the firm's Orange County office. Read More..

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..

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