OCBA Announces 2023 Nominating Committee

The following members have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Christina Zabat-Fran, Lanvin Group, to serve on the 2023 Nominating Committee.

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OCBA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors and Office of Secretary - Deadline June 26

Nominations are being accepted for four 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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Governor Newsom Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judges

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of three Court of Appeal Justices: Justice Brian Currey as Presiding Justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Four; Judge Helen Zukin as an Associate Justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Four; and Judge Martha Gooding as an Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three.

The Governor also announced his appointment of 27 Superior Court Judges, which include one in Orange County.

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Notice from the Clerk - New and Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2023

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2023.

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OCBA Mourns the Passing of 2001 President Danni Murphy

It's with great sadness that the OCBA announces the passing of Danni R. Murphy, 2001 President.

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Awards & Accolades

OCBA Member Michael Balmages was Interviewed on the Podcast Masters of Dispute Resolution

Michael G. Balmages, Esq. is an accomplished mediator and discovery referee with extensive experience as a trial lawyer, general counsel, and transactional lawyer.

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OCWLA To Honor OCBA and Members at 47th Annual Gala

Join the OCWLA at their Annual Gala on Wednesday, October 17, 2023 to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession and support this year's awardees. Formal attire is encouraged.

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OCBA Members Honored by Congressman Lou Correa with 2023 Women of the Year Awards

Congratulations to OCBA Members Monica E. Glicken, Public Law Center; Kate Marr, Community Legal Aid SoCal; Antoinette Naddour, Veterans Legal Institute; and Brooke A. Weitzman, Elder Law & Disability Rights Center, on being honored with Congressman Correa's 2023 Women of the Year Award.

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Members On The Move

OCBA Members Join Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Orange County Office

IRVINE, CA (May 15, 2023) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. announced three new principals have joined its Orange County office. Christian J. Keeney, Patricia A. Matias and Alis M. Moon join the firm from Ogletree Deakins.

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OCBA Member Judge James L. Crandall Joins Judicate West

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

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OCBA Member Ryan W. Smith Joins Greenberg Traurig

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