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The OCBA wants to help its members stay up to date with the latest information from the courts and legal community regarding COVID-19. Please use this page as a resource for local information.


How You Can Help
OCBA WEBINARS
Local State and Federal Courts Update
Risk Updates in Orange County
Best Practices - How Firms Can Deal with COVID-19
Insurance Coverage Updates for Law Firms
Affiliate & Legal Community Updates
Federal Coronavirus Legislation
OCBA Covid-19 Message Board
OCBA Members Helping Others

OCBA Covid-19 Message Board - This resource allows OCBA members to share ideas and help each other out with work and personal needs

OCBA Office Closed, OCBA Staff Working Remotely

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Judicial Council Emergency Authority

State of California Executive Order N-28-20

OCBA Urgent Notice from OCBA President Regarding COVID-19

OCBA Webinars


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OCBA Upcoming Webinars

November 13, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Science of COVID-19: The Progression of the Pandemic in Orange County
Presented by the OCBA COVID-19 Task Force
Register online

OCBA Webinars Video Replays

OCTLA Video Replay

Local State and Federal Courts Update

OC Courtroom Live Stream

What You Should Know - HCA

Orange County Superior Court - Court News & General Information

Orange County Superior Court - COVID-19 Case Type & Related Information

Orange County Superior Court - COVID-19 Administrative Orders

 

Los Angeles Superior Court

 

Ventura Superior Court

 

Riverside Superior Court

 

San Diego Superior Court

 

San Bernardino Superior Court

 

California Courts / Judicial Council of California

 

California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three

 

Supreme Court of California

 

United States District Court for the Central District of California

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 

Supreme Court of the United States

 

Risk Updates in Orange County

  • August 5COVID-19 Testing Information & Who Should Get Tested - Read more
  • August 5COVID-19 Testing 101 - Read more
  • LAPD Community Alert - COVID-19 Scams
  • March 19 - Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Covid-19 Response Read more.
  • March 19 - The State of California Issues Stay at Home Order Read more.
  • March 18 - OC Health Officer Amended Order Press Conference Stream the replay.
  • March 18 - OC Health Officer Amended Order Read more.
  • March 17 - OC Health Officer Issues Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Read more.
  • March 16 - The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Ways to Slow the Spread Read more.
  • March 16 - County of Orange Clerk-Recorder Read more.
  • March 13 - Voice of OC - OC Health Care Agency Reports First Locally Acquired Case of COVID-19 Read more.
  • March 13 - Orange County Health Care Agency Read more
  • March 13 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read more
  • March 13 - World Health Organization Read more
  • March 4 - City of Costa Mesa Urgency Ordinance Read more

Best Practices - How Firms Can Deal with COVID-19

  • March 23 - CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce - Read more
  • March 23 - Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus - Read more
  • March 23 - California EDD Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Read more
  • March 22 - CA.gov Stay home except for essential needs - Last updated March 22, 2020 at 5:22 PM - Read more
  • March 16 - COVID-19 Updates from the State Bar of California - Read more
  • March 14 - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers from the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency - Read more
  • March 14 - Open for Business Hub: A list of technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period. - Read more
  • March 13 - American Bar Association: Trending CLE Programs on Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Read more
  • March 13 - LAW.COM - Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic: How Firms Are Aiding Clients and Running Their Own Operations - Read more
  • March 12 - LA Times - Coronavirus and labor law: Know your rights, from paid sick leave to working from home - Read more
  • March 10 - 6 Tips For Managing Remote Employees: How To Maintain Productivity And Engagement - Read more

Insurance Coverage Updates for Law Firms


(03/14/2020)
AHERN Insurance Brokerage
As AHERN continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our clients and their employees is of the utmost importance. We also understand that many of you are left wondering what you can do to protect your business and workforce. To assist you, AHERN’s COVID Resource Center includes information regarding potential insurance coverage implications and additional resources to monitor this evolving situation. Read more

Affiliate & Legal Community Updates

 

Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Orange County Chapter

Association of Corporate Counsel

Celtic Bar Association

  • Click here for the latest message from CBA President J. Craig Williams (April 6).
  • Click here for a message from CBA President J. Craig Williams (March 15).

Community Legal Aid SoCal

  • Click here for the latest message from Executive Director Kate Marr (April 28).
  • Click here to read CLA SoCal Response to COVID-19, Updated 3-23-20
  • Click here for a message from Executive Director Kate Marr (April 17).
  • Click here for a message from Executive Director Kate Marr (March 19).

Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County

Federal Bar Association - Orange County

  • Click here for the latest message from FBA/OC (March 13).

Iranian American Bar Association - Orange County Chapter

Italian American Lawyers of Orange County—Lex Romana

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Orange County Asian American Bar Association

  • Click here to RSVP for CA-39 Town Hall with Rep. Gil Cisneros and Rep. Judy Chu and AAPI Organizations on Monday, April 27.
  • Click here for more information on upcoming OCAABA events.
  • Click here for the latest message from OCAABA President Denise Crawford (April 24).
  • Click here for a message from OCAABA President Denise Crawford (April 13).
  • Click here for a message from OCAABA President Denise Crawford (April 3).
  • Click here for a message from OCAABA President Denise Crawford (March 13).

Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association

Orange County Jewish Bar Association

  • Click here for more information on upcoming OCJBA events.
  • Click here for the latest message from OCJBA President Sheila-Marie Finkelstein (March 13).

Orange County Korean American Bar Association

  • Click here for the latest message from OCKABA (April 4).

Orange County Lavender Bar Association

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

  • Click here for more information on upcoming OCTLA events.
  • Click here for the latest message from OCTLA President Jonathan Dwork (March 13).

Orange County Women Lawyers Association

  • Click here for the latest message from OCWLA President Michelle Philo.
  • Message from OCWLA President Michelle Philo (March 14).

Project Youth OCBF

Public Law Center

  • All PLC Community Clinics are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

  • Click here for the latest message from TMBA President Keshia Dorsey (April 28).
  • Join TMBA Now (through May 31, 2020) and 100% of your membership will go to provide food for people experiencing homelessness in Orange County.
  • Click here for a message from TMBA President Keshia Dorsey (April 14).

Veterans Legal Institute

  • Click here to read VLI's Response to COVID-19 (March 28).
  • Click here for the latest message from VLI Executive Director & Co-Founder Antoinette Balta.
  • Message from VLI (March 19).

Federal Coronavirus Legislation

 

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act (Updated March 29)

CARES Act Update: How to benefit from new tax provisions and forgiveable loan opportunities by JLK Rosenberger

H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Updated March 18)

California Association of Counties (CSAC) Update Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

U.S. Department of Labor News Releases – Read more

Specifically found under the Wage & Hour Division [WHD] of US DOL re: FFCRA – Read more

EDD COVID-19 – Read more

Separate and apart from the Federal FAQs on FFCRA, California EDD FAQs – Read more

OCBA Members Helping Others