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OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2023 Chair-Elect Nominations Now Open - 11/23/2022

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

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The California State Bar is Implementing a Client Trust Account Protection Program Beginning in December 2022 - 11/17/2022

Beginning in December 2022, attorneys will be able to fulfill their reporting requirements through My State Bar Profile; law firms and organizations will be able to provide account information for attorneys through agency billing.

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Orange County Superior Court - Media Advisory: Harbor Justice Center DUI Treatment Court Celebrates 1,000+ Graduates - 11/17/2022

Judge Matthew Anderson will be hosting a Graduation Ceremony on December 13, 2022, honoring five successful participants, and celebrating 1,000+ graduates from the Harbor Justice Center DUI Treatment Court since 2004.

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Orange County Superior Court Announcement: Superior Court Develops Notification System for Attorneys - 11/17/2022

The Orange County Superior Court has developed a new tool to provide retained and conflict attorneys’ information on cases they have before the Court, by mailing a copy of any notice or correspondence sent to the client also to the attorney of record.

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OCBA To Honor Attorney Mark E. Minyard - 11/14/2022

The OCBA is pleased to announce Mark E. Minyard as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.

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OCBA Member Monica Eav Glicken Named as Public Law Center's Next Executive Director - 11/3/2022

Monica Eav Glicken has been selected as PLC’s next Executive Director and General Counsel.

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Orange County Superior Court Statement on Court Reporter Shortage Crisis in California - 11/2/2022

Clarifying the record: there is a court reporter shortage crisis in California.

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Now Accepting 2022 OCBA Charitable Fund Grant Applications - 11/2/2022

Grant Application Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022

The OCBA Charitable Fund is now accepting applications for its 2022 Grant Cycle.

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OCBA Mourns the Passing of Hon. Frances Munoz, Ret. - 10/31/2022

The OCBA mourns the passing of Hon. Frances Munoz, Ret. Judge Munoz recently passed away at the age of 92.

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OCBA Members Recognized at the "Temporary Judge Appreciation Event" held at the Orange County Superior Court - 10/27/2022

The Judges of Orange County Superior Court celebrated all volunteer lawyers that gave their time to serve our community as temporary judges during this year’s Temporary Judge Appreciation Event held on Tuesday, October 25th.

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November 2022 Cover Story - Scoville Award Honoree Richard J. McNeil Champions Others’ Needs as His Own - 10/26/2022

This year’s honoree leads through service.

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November 2022 A Criminal Waste of Space - Laws and Disorder - 10/26/2022

Beds reflects on the complicated relationship between state legislature and state courts.

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November 2022 Ethically Speaking - The Secrets of Success: Crafting Attorney Bios While Safeguarding Client Confidentiality - 10/26/2022

All Lawyers Should Render Pro Bono Legal Services—Ethically

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November 2022 Peek at Pro Bono - Guidance for Bankruptcy Litigants - 10/26/2022

There Are Many Ways to Help Low-Income Veterans

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November 2022 Millar’s JurisDiction - Lottery Winners and Losers - 10/26/2022

The Bourne Sanction

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November 2022 President’s Page - October Is a Time to Volunteer and Give Back to Our Community - 10/26/2022

A reminder not to lose sight of civility during election season.

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“Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America” Selects OCBA Members to Inaugural List - 10/19/2022

Congratulations to all seven partners of Keller/Anderle LLP for their inclusion in the inaugural list of the 2023 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America.”

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Orange County Superior Court - Juneteenth Day Holiday 2023 - 10/17/2022

The Superior Court of California, County of Orange, will be closed on Monday, June 19, 2023, in observation of the Juneteenth Day holiday.

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order No. 22/03 - 10/12/2022

In order to promote timely and effective resolution of child custody, domestic violence, and Department of Child Support (DCSS) matters; to ensure compliance with legal requirements; and to accurately record and reflect matters heard by the Family Law panel, effective January 1, 2023, the following procedures apply.

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OCBA Announces 2022 Appointments Committee - 10/10/2022

The OCBA announces this year's Appointments Committee!

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OCBA Member Michael Balmages was Interviewed on the Podcast Masters of Dispute Resolution - 10/10/2022

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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Call for Nominations: Franklin G. West Award – OCBA’s Highest Honor - 10/6/2022

Nominations Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Franklin G. West Award. Click here to download the nomination form.

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OCBA Member Jennifer Keller Named to "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America" - 10/5/2022

Jennifer Keller, a nationally prominent trial attorney at Keller/Anderle LLP in Irvine, has been named to the 2023 Benchmark Litigation “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.”

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OCBA Board of Directors approves a new Formal Opinion 2022-01 (Attorney Bios) - 9/30/2022

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OCBA Announces 2023 Election Results - 9/28/2022

The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2022 President-Elect Michael A. Gregg (Littler Mendelson P.C.) will succeed to the Presidency in 2023.

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The Daily Journal Names OCBA Members As Top 100 Lawyers of 2022 - 9/28/2022

The Daily Journal recently published their 2022 Top 100 Lawyers list and recognized 9 OCBA members.

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The Recorder Announces OCBA Member M.C. Sungaila as a finalist for the California Legal Award for Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion - 9/26/2022

Winners will be announced at the California Legal Awards ceremony honoring all winners and finalists on the evening of Nov. 3 at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco.

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October 2022 President’s Page - October Is a Time to Volunteer and Give Back to Our Community - 9/26/2022

The OCBA celebrates professional excellence and provides many opportunities for growth and service.

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October 2022 Peek at Pro Bono - Guidance for Bankruptcy Litigants - 9/26/2022

Pro se litigants in bankruptcy court often need pro bono help.

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October 2022 Millar’s JurisDiction - Lottery Winners and Losers - 9/26/2022

If someone wants your cheddar, do your diligence!

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October 2022 Ethically Speaking - The Secrets of Success: Crafting Attorney Bios While Safeguarding Client Confidentiality - 9/26/2022

The OCBA’s new ethics opinion covers the type of client information you can include in your professional bio.

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October 2022 A Criminal Waste of Space - Ice Cream and . . . Beer? - 9/26/2022

Finally a beer that Beds might like to try.

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October 2022 Cover Story - A Sign of the Times: Commercial Speech Under Fire - 9/26/2022

Rules about billboards have their day in court.

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October 2022 Cover Story - The Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Rights and Gun License Restrictions - 9/26/2022

Diverging from precedent, this Term will result in stark distinctions between different state laws.

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October 2022 Cover Story - Administrative Law After the 2021 U.S. Supreme Court Term: Climate Change, Immigration, and Separation of Powers - 9/26/2022

Two cases this Term indicate a new judicial focus on agency action.

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October 2022 Cover Story - The 2022 Term Was a Mixed Bag for Arbitration - 9/26/2022

The Court honors the FAA’s purpose while rejecting some more specific rules.

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October 2022 Cover Story - The Roberts Courts’ Continued Protection of Religious Liberty - 9/26/2022

Out with excessive entanglement tests, and in with support for religious programs.

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Orange County Superior Court - Announcement: Justice Centers Closure on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 - 9/21/2022

The Superior Court of California, County of Orange, will be closed on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in celebration of Native American Day holiday.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release: Judges Elect Hon. Maria D. Hernandez as Presiding Judge and Hon. Cheri T. Pham as Assistant Presiding Judge - 9/21/2022

Hon. Maria D. Hernandez was elected Presiding Judge, and Hon. Cheri T. Pham Assistant Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the two top posts of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange.

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Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's 2023 Bar Stipend Award - 9/14/2022

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's 2023 Bar Stipend will grant a maximum of one – two (1-2) stipend awards and a maximum of $1,500.00 will be distributed among the scholarship winners.

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