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OCBA News

Governor Newsom Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judges

Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointment of 11 Superior Court Judges, which include two in Orange County.

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Orange County Superior Court - Public Notice - Intent to Modify Filing Deadline for Domestic Violence Ex-Parte Applications

An Invitation to Comment on the proposed amendmentto Local Rule 704 to effect this change was published on June 17, 2024. The Invitationto Comment period runs through Thursday, August 1, 2024. Posted June 24, 2024.

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Notice from the Clerk - Reminder: Requirement to Maintain Updated Contact Information in CM/ECF

All attorneys admitted to practice before the Court are reminded of the requirement to maintain accurate contact information in CM/ECF.

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Orange County Superior Court - News Release: Court to Implement an Ability-to-Pay Online Tool

The Orange County Superior Court is introducing the Ability to Pay (ATP) Program. MyCitations is an online application that offers individuals the option to request a reduction for their infraction citation, particularly in cases where there is financial need. The new application will be available on June 27, 2024.

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Orange County Superior Court - Rules and Forms - Invitation to Comment - Summer 2024 - Out of Cycle

All comments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

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Notice from the Clerk - Recruitment Notice for Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals.

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Awards & Accolades

Three OCBA Members Selected to Receive 2024 Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Award!

2024 OCBA Board Member Nicole Whyte (Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara LLP) and OCBA Members Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura (Ret.) (JAMS) and Michael G. Ermer (Irell & Manella LLP) will be honored with the 2024 Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League.

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The City of Irvine Recognizes OCBA Member Hani A. Habbas on the Wall of Recognition

The City of Irvine recently recognized OCBA member Hani A. Habbas with an engraving on the Wall of Recognition located at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.

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Five OCBA Members Named Top 100 Women Lawyers By Daily Journal

Five OCBA members were announced as this year’s Top 100 Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal.

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Members On The Move

OCBA Member Judge David L. Belz Joins Judicate West

Judicate West, one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services, has added Judge David L. Belz, formerly with the Orange County Superior Court, to its roster of neutrals.

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OCBA Board Member Sharon Oh-Kubisch Joins Kahana Feld as Partner

Kahana Feld recently announce that Sharon Oh-Kubisch, Esq., joined the firm as a Partner at the Irvine Office.

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Snell & Wilmer Elevates Three OCBA Members

Snell & Wilmer announced that six attorneys have been elected to join the firm’s partnership, effective March 1, 2024, including Orange County-based attorney Marshall J. Hogan. Additionally, six attorneys were promoted to the counsel role, effective January 1, 2024, including Orange County-based Katharine A. Adams and Jenny Hua.

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