OCBA Annual Travel Seminar
Moorea, Tahiti

November 8, 2015 – November 14, 2015
7 Days / 5 nights at the Hilton Moorea. All for the incredible price of $2,750 (plus airfare taxes currently $458.80). Space and room types subject to availability and are limited. $750 deposit due by May 15, 2015
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OCBA Veterans & Military Task Force Seminar: Military Cultural Competency
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
OCBA, Newport Beach

Earn 2.0 MCLE Credits
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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 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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The City of Fullerton is Currently Requesting Statement of Qualifications (RFQ) for Legal Services Related to Outdoor Digital Advertising

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015
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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..

Snell & Wilmer is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (FAR)

Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 

 Snell & Wilmer is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (“FAR”) and we hope you will help us promote the program to deserving students.  Snell & Wilmer names up to two FAR Fellows annually, and recipients receive the following benefits: (1) a fully paid commercial LSAT preparation course and a stipend covering the costs associated with sitting for the exam, (2) a 1L law school prep course, (3) money for books for all three years of law school, (4) a technology stipend (if needed), and (5) mentorship from a Snell & Wilmer attorney. 

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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..

Applications for the 2015 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship are now being accepted

Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015
Equality scholarship awards are available for academically qualified law students who have demonstrated commitment to advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Orange County. 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1, 2015. Click here to register and for more information.

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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..

Annual Tribute to Legal Giant

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
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Spring 2015 Caucus Meeting

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
For more information download the flyer or to register click here. Read More..

OCBA Masters Division Social & Seminar: “Reel Justice” the Sequel

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Promenade Event Center & Gardens, Costa Mesa

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OCBA ADR Recent Developments Seminar

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
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OCBA Annual Travel Seminar: Moorea, Tahiti

Come join the OCBA in Moorea, Tahiti for its Annual Travel Seminar! Click here for more information and to download the registration form for this event. Read More..

YLD Quarterly Business Meeting

OCBA Young Lawyers Division members are invited to attend the second quarterly business meeting. This is a complimentary event for YLD Members Only. Registration due by Friday, May 15, 2015. Download the flyer or register online Read More..

OCBA Community Outreach Event: Super Pet Adoption

Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015
Come support the mission to find homes for as many pets as possible, to spread awareness of shelters and homeless animals, and to highlight the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Read More..

OCBA Community Outreach Event: Restoration of Upper Newport Bay Preserve

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, Newport Beach
For more information download the flyer, or to register click here. Read More..

OCBA Summer Member Mixer

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Summit House, Fullerton
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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

Gail J. Standish Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Gail J. Standish as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Standish, who was sworn in on April 13, 2015, will sit in Los Angeles in the Court’s Western Division. 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 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..

Schachter joins Keller Rackauckas LLP as Associate attorney

Keller Rackauckas LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael A. Schachter has joined the firm as an associate.   Before joining Keller Rackauckas, Schachter was an associate at Paul Hastings in New York, where he gained significant experience in all phases of pretrial litigation. 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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