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Passing of the Honorable Beverly Reid O'Connell - 10/12/2017

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips announced the passing of District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell on October 8, 2017.  Judge O’Connell was 52 years old. Read More..

The State Bar of California names new Chief Court Counsel to administer State Bar Court - 10/12/2017

The State Bar of California has named a new Chief Court Counsel to lead the State Bar Court of California. Read More..

2018 OCBA Section Elections - Leadership Opportunities Available - 10/4/2017

This fall, all OCBA sections will conduct online elections for the open leadership position of Secretary/Treasurer. The elections will be conducted on a staggered schedule from October through December, and the section leaders will take office in January 2018 for a one-year term. Read More..

State Bar prepares to implement historic reforms following Gov. Brown signature on the agency’s annual fee bill - 10/4/2017

Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into law, the fee bill for the State Bar of California. In addition to setting the annual licensing fee for lawyers, SB 36 includes historic reforms for the public protection agency. Read More..

OCBA Announces 2018 Election Results - 10/3/2017

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2017 President-Elect Nikki P. Miliband will succeed to the Presidency in 2018. Read More..

Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California - 9/28/2017

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani as a United States Magistrate Judge. Read More..

OCBA Young Lawyers Division Hockey Night - 9/21/2017

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Honda Center, Anaheim
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IALOC Honors the Honorable James Di Cesare - 9/15/2017

The Italian American Lawyers of Orange County, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, honored OCBA Member Judge James J. Di Cesare as the recipient of this year's Hon. James J. Alfano Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More..

Orange County Legal Community Unite for First Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration - 9/15/2017

The Honorable Elizabeth Macias (Orange County Superior Court) and Justin Cruz, Esq. (Assistant Dean of Admission and Diversity Initiatives, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law) are honored at the 1st Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration on Sept. 6, 2017. Read More..

OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Summer Social - 9/15/2017

The OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section hosted an evening of networking and socializing with section members on Aug. 16, 2017, at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine. For more photos, visit the OCBA Facebook page. Read More..

Thank You to CASA Annual Picnic Volunteers - 9/15/2017

Thank you to the OCBA Young Lawyers Division and law student volunteers who helped at the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County) Annual Picnic on Aug. 5, 2017. Read More..

OCBA Fall Food Packaging Event - 9/11/2017

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
The Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank, Garden Grove
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OCBA YLD Ronald McDonald House Meal of Love - 9/6/2017

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
Ronald McDonald House, Orange
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Hurricane Harvey Emergency Order Permits Out-of-State Lawyers to Practice in TX Temporarily - 9/1/2017

The Supreme Court of Texas entered an order to allow any attorney not licensed to practice in Texas, but licensed and in good standing in any other jurisdiction of the United States, to provide legal assistance to individuals and entities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Read More..

OCBA Trivia Night - 8/31/2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The Harp Inn, Costa Mesa
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OCBA Charitable Fund 2017 Raise Your Glass Annual Benefit - 8/31/2017

On August 24, 2017, the OCBA Charitable Fund held its 2017 Raise Your Glass Annual Benefit at the Newport Beach Country Club.  Read More..

Thank You to OCBA Volunteers at Orangewood - 8/24/2017

Thank you to OCBA volunteers who participated in a memorable volunteer experience. Read More..

OCBA Leads Coalition Amicus Brief Supporting OC Superior Court, Successfully Defeating Preliminary Injunction Request - 8/21/2017

The OCBA, alongside public interest organizations Family Violence Appellate Project, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Public Law Center, and Veterans Legal Institute, submitted an amici curiae brief in district court in Santa Ana in opposition to a preliminary injunction motion brought by Courthouse News that sought to prevent the Court from continuing to screen to protect litigants’ statutory rights to privacy (including the identity of domestic violence survivors) before releasing these filings to the press and the public. Read More..

OCBA 2018 Travel Seminar to Thailand - 8/17/2017

The OCBA 2018 continuing legal education travel seminar will be in Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Thailand from January 26, 2018 - February 4, 2018. Read More..

Seeking Applications: Merit Selection Panel Members - 8/16/2017

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel.  Read More..

OCBA Fall Member Mixer - 8/4/2017

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Hilton Irvine/OC Airport, Irvine

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OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception - 8/4/2017

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Twenty Eight Restaurant & Lounge, Irvine
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OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates for 2018 Officers and Board of Directors - 7/27/2017

The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members). Read More..

Call for Nominations: OCBJ 2017 General Counsel Awards - 7/24/2017

The Orange County Business Journal is accepting nominations for its 8th Annual General Counsel Awards. Read More..

Special Thanks to Bridging the Gap Speakers and Participants - 7/21/2017

Presented by the Orange County Bar Association, the OCBA Young Lawyers Division, and the Daily Journal, this biannual event took place on Saturday, July 15 and helps recent admittees to the California State Bar “bridge the gap” between law school and law practice through an invaluable introduction to the Orange County Courts and legal community. Read More..

OCBA Mentoring Program - 7/6/2017

This program matches experienced lawyers with new lawyers who have been in practice for five years or less.  Read More..

OCBA Trusts & Estates Section Hosts Reception Honoring Retiring Judge Jamoa A. Moberly - 6/29/2017

This month, the OCBA Trusts & Estates Section started their monthly meeting with a special reception honoring retiring Superior Court Judge Jamoa A. Moberly. Read More..

OCBA Annual Committee Chair Luncheon - 6/29/2017

This year's OCBA committee leaders met with 2017 OCBA officers and key OCBA support staff. Read More..

Orange County Superior Court Selects Bob Niccum as Grand Jury Foreperson - 6/29/2017

Bob Niccum has been selected to be foreperson of the 2017-2018 Orange County Grand Jury, announced Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Charles Margines. Read More..

LASOC Honors Todd Friedland, the OCBA and its Charitable Fund - 6/21/2017

The OCBA is pleased to share that OCBA Charitable Fund President Todd Friedland, the OCBA and its Charitable Fund has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Community Service Award by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. Read More..
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