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OCBA Race For The Cure - 5/15/2015

Join the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Women Lawyers Association “Raising the Bar” Team in its seventh year participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Read More..

Invitation to Apply for OCBA Board of Directors & Office of Secretary - 5/14/2015

Qualified individuals are now being sought to run for open seats on the Orange County Bar Association’s Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Nominations are being accepted for three (3) seats for Directors At Large. All active attorney OCBA members are eligible to run for the Director At Large seats on the Board, regardless of the location of their principal office.
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Request for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments to Library Content Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules - 5/8/2015

Request for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments to Guideline 8.4 (Library Content), Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules
Deadline: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Proposed amendments would reduce the hard-copy library expenditures by reducing the number and scope of the hard copy legal authorities currently required by Guideline 8.4. For more information, please click here. Read More..

OCBA Releases New Mentor On Demand Videos - 5/8/2015

The OCBA is pleased to announce that five new videos are now available on the OCBA Mentor On Demand website. Each video provides insights and practical information from leading OCBA members of the Bench and Bar and is around 10 minutes or less. Read More..

Save the Date: OCBA Judges’ Night and Annual Meeting - 5/1/2015

Save the Date!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Irvine Marriott, Irvine
A time-honored event recognizing Orange County Judiciary. Installation of Todd G. Friedland (Stephens Friedland LLP) as the 2016 Orange County Bar President. As well as the presentation of the Franklin G. West Award. For more information please download the flyerRead More..

OCBA Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception - 5/1/2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015 • 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
The Promenade Event Centre & Gardens
This exclusive event will be acknowledging OCBA Volunteers and is complimentary for OCBA member volunteers and Orange County Sitting Judges. The Harmon G. Scoville Award will be presented during the event. Download the flyer or for more information click here.  Read More..

OCBA Masters Division Summer Reception - 4/30/2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

Join your fellow members of the OCBA Masters Division for a Summer Reception Honoring 2015 Legends of the Law Award Recipients the Honorable James V. Selna, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and Don W. Martens Esq., Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear. Download the flyer for more information or to register please click here. Read More..

Call for Nominations: Harmon G. Scoville Award - 4/29/2015

Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Harmon G. Scoville Award. Click here for a nomination form or for more information, call 949.440.6700, ext. 162.  Read More..

OCBA Charitable Fund Fall Fundraiser "Raise Your Glass III" - 4/28/2015

Save the Date! Thursday, November 5, 2015
OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Fall Fundraiser Raise Your Glass III will be returning to Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach. For further information about the OCBA Charitable Fund or for detailed sponsorship information, call 949.440.6700, ext. 127, or visit To register for this event please click here. 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
For more information download the flyer, or to register click here. Read More..

Spring 2015 Caucus Meeting - 4/21/2015

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

OCBA Summer Member Mixer - 4/17/2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Summit House, Fullerton 

The Orange County Bar Association invites you to the Summer Member Mixer. Join your OCBA colleagues for an evening of socializing and networking at the Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton. Download the flyer or for more information click here. Read More..

OCBA Community Outreach Event: Super Pet Adoption - 4/16/2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Irvine Animal Care Center, Irvine
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.  Read More..

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 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..

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..
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