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OCBA ADR Recent Developments Seminar - 4/24/2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
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Annual Tribute to Legal Giant - 4/24/2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
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The City of Fullerton is Currently Requesting Statement of Qualifications (RFQ) for Legal Services Related to Outdoor Digital Advertising - 4/24/2015

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015
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YLD Quarterly Business Meeting - 4/23/2015

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: Restoration of Upper Newport Bay Preserve - 4/22/2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, Newport Beach
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Spring 2015 Caucus Meeting - 4/21/2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
OCBA Headquarters, Newport Beach
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OCBA Summer Member Mixer - 4/17/2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Summit House, Fullerton
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OCBA Community Outreach Event: Super Pet Adoption - 4/16/2015

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..

Snell & Wilmer is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship for Advancement and Resources (FAR) - 4/8/2015

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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Applications for the 2015 M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship are now being accepted - 4/2/2015

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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OCBA Annual Travel Seminar: Moorea, Tahiti - 4/1/2015

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..

OCBA Passes Resolution in Support of the Independence of the Judiciary - 3/30/2015

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..

Call for Nominations: California State Bar Solo and Small Firm Section Attorney of the Year Award - 3/13/2015

Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Call for Applications: California State Bar Council on Access & Fairness
Deadline Extended: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2/23/2015

New members are expected to have a working knowledge of diversity pipeline issues, a record of leadership and performance addressing challenges along the diversity pipeline, and ability to engage in strategic visioning towards fulfilling the Council’s vision and mission statement. For more information on the appointments process or to apply online, please click here. For more information about the Council, please visit or contact Patricia Lee at 415.538.2240 or More..

Join the OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee - 2/10/2015

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..

OCBA Masters Division Social & Seminar: “Reel Justice” the Sequel - 2/9/2015

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

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Save 25% on ABA Job Postings - 1/5/2015

Celebrate the New Year with terrific savings! Find top legal candidates to fill job openings at a reduced rate with the American Bar Association. Read More..

OCBA Members Running for State Bar Board of Trustees
Voting Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015 - 1/2/2015

OCBA members Teresa A. McQueen of Pedersen McQueen APLC and Scott C. Smith of Best Best & Krieger LLP are running for the California State Bar Board of Trustees in District 4, which is comprised of Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Announces 2015 Grants - 1/2/2015

The OCBA Charitable Fund is pleased to present 2015 grants totaling $140,600. Read More..

Pooled Court Reporter Coverage for Civil Courtrooms - 1/2/2015

Effective Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, all 24 Orange County Superior Court civil courtrooms, including the civil complex courtrooms, will shift from one-to-one assignment of court reporters to civil courtrooms for all hearings to a system where court reporters are assigned to a courtroom as needed for trials and evidentiary hearings only. Read More..

OCWLA Seeks 'Everyday Hero' Nominees - 12/22/2014

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..

Michelle Philo Named OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Chair-Elect - 12/16/2014

Kring & Chung LLP's Michelle Philo has been named OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Chair-Elect. In accordance with the OCBA YLD Bylaws, 2014 Chair-Elect Jesse K. Bolling of Greenberg Gross LLP will succeed to OCBA Young Lawyers Division Chair in January 2015. Read More..

Governor Brown Appoints OCBA Members Apkarian and Arthur to Orange County Superior Court - 11/14/2014

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced the appointment of OCBA members Gassia Apkarian and Craig E. Arthur to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Read More..

Court Launches Appeals Webpage - 11/6/2014

The Orange County Superior Court has launched a new webpage that provides information about the appeals process for each type of court case. Read More..

Judges Needed for National Moot Court Competition - 10/23/2014

The Orange County Bar Association is working this year with local law schools, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the Bar of the City of New York to stage the National Moot Court Competition. The Southern California Regional is being held locally, at the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. Read More..

Appointments Committee Announced - 10/23/2014

In accordance with Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) bylaws, the OCBA Appointments Committee will be making recommendations to appoint OCBA members to fill three open seats on the OCBA Board of Directors for terms beginning in January 2015. Read More..

OCBA Announces Election Results - 10/21/2014

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2014 President-Elect Ashleigh E. Aitken will succeed to the Presidency in 2015. Read More..

Orange County Grand Juror Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 30 - 10/14/2014

Deadline Extended: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
The Orange County Superior Court is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Orange County Grand Jury. A new 19-member Grand Jury will be empaneled for a one-year term that begins July 1. Read More..

OCBA Releases New Mentor On Demand Videos - 10/10/2014

The OCBA is pleased to announce that three new resources are now available on the OCBA Mentor On Demand website. Read More..

Associate Justice Ming Chin Addresses OCBA Appellate Law Section - 9/11/2014

On Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, the OCBA Appellate Law Section hosted a salon-style discussion, during which California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming Chin shared his experiences on the Supreme Court and perspective on oral advocacy and brief writing. Read More..
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