OCBA Announces 2024 Election Results

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2023 President-Elect Christina M. Zabat-Fran (Lanvin Group) will succeed to the Presidency in 2024.

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OCSC Judicial Mentor Program Workshop: You've Hit Send: What Happens Next?

Monday, October 16, 2023
Hybrid - ZOOM and Central Justice Center - Dept. C6, 4th Fl
700 W Civic Center Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Orange County Bar Association to Honor Cherrie I. Tsai, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, With the Prestigious Harmon G. Scoville Award

The Orange County Bar Association announced Cherrie I. Tsai, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, as this year’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient.

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2024 OCBA Section Leadership Elections

This fall, all OCBA sections will conduct online elections for the open leadership position of Secretary/Treasurer.

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Call for Nominations: Franklin G. West Award – OCBA’s Highest Honor

Nominations Deadline: Friday, Nov. 3, 2023

Click here to download the nomination form.

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Commission Confirms Appointment of Judge Martha Gooding to Court of Appeal

Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed Judge Martha Gooding as an associate justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three (Santa Ana).

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Awards & Accolades

The Daily Journal Names OCBA Members As Top 100 Lawyers of 2023

The Daily Journal recently published their 2023 Top 100 Lawyers list and recognized 11 OCBA members.

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OCBA Members Honored at OCCDL 2023 DEI Awards Gala

On October 12, 2023, OCCDL will be celebrating Orange County’s Top Young Lawyers, Top DEI Champions, and the Top Legal Organizations for DEI. Congratulations to all the OCBA member Honorees!.

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UCI Law Names Pro Bono Program in Honor of Michael G. Ermer of Irell & Manella LLP

The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) announced the naming of its accomplished Pro Bono Program in recognition of a generous gift from Michael G. Ermer, Partner Emeritus at Irell & Manella LLP.

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Members On The Move

OCBA Member Judge Linda S. Marks Joins Judicate West

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

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Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm, LLP Welcomes OCBA Member Lisa Hurns

Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm, LLP, a boutique employment law firm located in Irvine, California, announced the addition of attorney Alissa (Lisa) Hurns, formerly with Jackson Lewis P.C. 

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Umberg/Zipser LLP Promotes OCBA Member Molly Magnuson to Partner

Umberg/Zipser LLP (U/Z), a premier business litigation and intellectual property law firm located in Irvine, California, announced that OCBA Member Molly Magnuson has been promoted to partner.

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