OCBA Announces 2024 Nominating Committee

The following members have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Mei Tsang, Umberg Zipser LLP, to serve on the 2024 Nominating Committee.

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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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Judicial Council of California Newly Adopted and Amended Rules - Effective Date April 1

Please find newly adopted and amended rule(s) with the effective date of April 1, 2024. These rules were adopted by the Judicial Council at its September 19, 2023 and March 15, 2024 business meetings.

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OCBA Member Alert - Proposed State Bar of California Dues Increase

The OCBA's Future of the Profession Task Force, co-chaired by Nikki Miliband, Scott Garner and Dan Robinson, has highlighted a proposal by the State Bar of California to increase attorney dues.

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Orange County Superior Court: Rules and Forms - Invitation to Comment - Spring 2024

The Rules and Forms Committee of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, has proposed new and revised Local Rules of Court. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 10.613, the Court invites you to comment on the following changes to the local rules. If approved, the proposed changes will be effective July 1, 2024.

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Awards & Accolades

The Daily Journal Names OCBA Member Mark E. Minyard as a 2024 Top Family Lawyer

he Daily Journal named OCBA member Mark Minyard in their latest special report.

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OCBA President Christina Zabat-Fran Recognized by Orange Coast Magazine

2024 OCBA President Christina Zabat-Fran was recently featured in Orange Coast magazine's Power of Women as Lifestyle Leaders article and spoke at their 3rd annual Kickass Women Luncheon.

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OCBA Secretary Eric V. Traut Receives Highest Honor from CAL-ABOTA

2024 OCBA Secretary Eric V. Traut has been recognized as the recipient of the CAL-ABOTA 2024 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

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Members On The Move

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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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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