As a public service to assist the voters in Orange County, the Orange County Bar Association (“OCBA”) has conducted a review and evaluation of the 24 candidates running for Superior Court Judge in the June 7 election.
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Judge Joanne Motoike to serve as an Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. The Governor also announced his appointment of one Superior Court Judge in Orange County.
Orange County Superior Court’s Judicial Mentor Program is hosting a virtual workshop at 12:15 PM, on May 18, 2022, via ZOOM.
The following members have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Michael Gregg, Littler Mendelson, to serve on the 2022 Nominating Committee.
The OCBA Mentoring Committee invites OCBA members to sign up as a Protégé or Mentor
3rd Amended Administrative Order and announcement regarding the Court’s expansion of our online Check-in/Zoom program effective Friday, April 22, 2022.
The OCBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is conducting a Mock Interview Program to help job seekers.
Persons who test positive for COVID-19 or display symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Court facilities for at least five days.
Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Meet the Candidates Running for Orange County Superior Court Judge.
The Orange County Superior Court Veterans Treatment Court has been named one of just five (5) national mentor courts by Justice For Vets—a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)—and the U.S. Department of Justice.
It is the intent of this Order to provide the maximum length of constitutionally permitted continuance days authorized by the March 30, 2020 Statewide Emergency Order issued by the Hon. Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of three Superior Court judges in Orange County.
Effective April 1, 2022, the Superior Court of California, County of Orange has adopted new rules addressing remote proceedings in civil, probate, and family law proceedings
The OCBA encourages its members to consider visiting these sites to see how you can help provide resources and relief to Ukranians in need.
The OCBA Mentoring Program is available to all OCBA Attorney Members, and provides lawyers with a helpful, independent resource to assist in their career development.
This Order supersedes Administrative Order No. 20/17 issued on May 26, 2020. This Order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until 90 days after the Governor declares that the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, or until amended or repealed.
Pursuant to Government Code section 68106, the Superior Court of California, County of Orange is providing 60 days’ notice of the permanent closure of the Superior Court Service Center, located at 27573 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, California 92691.
FACE COVERINGS NO LONGER REQUIRED IN COURT
While the Court is aware of Governor Newsom’s and the California Department of Public Health’s recent announcement that the universal indoor masking requirement would end on February 15th, the Court will continue with mandatory masking, irrespective of vaccination status, pursuant to Administrative Order 20-16.
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Fourth District Court of Appeal Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.
Administrative Order 22/01: Cross-Designation of Judges as Juvenile Court Judges and Delegation of Authority to Temporarily Designate Juvenile Court Judges executed on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
In collaboration with the Judicial Mentor Committee, Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh and Assistant Presiding Judge Maria D. Hernandez are hosting a virtual informational meeting of the Orange County Superior Court’s Judicial Mentor Program at 12:00 PM, on February 16, 2022, via ZOOM.
Statement from Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Denouncing Racism in Schools in Support of Makai Brown
Read the Orange County Bar Association’s January 12th response to the State Bar Board of Trustees' request for public comment concerning the Final Report and Recommendations of the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group.
OCBA Installation of Officers briefly took place on Thursday, January 13.
Unfortunately, due to the growing prevalence of COVID cases, the 2022 OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting has been postponed to Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Presiding Judge Erick Larsh urges Bar and Litigants to use remote appearance opportunities as COVID-19 incidents increase.
This Order establishes the procedure for conducting proceedings in traffic cases. Notwithstanding any other law, Penal Code§ 1428.S(a) provides the Com1 authority to conduct remote proceedings, including arraignments and trials, for all infractions.
Effective immediately all civil and criminal jury trials shall be suspended for a period of three weeks.
It is ordered by the presiding judge of the appellate division that all oral argument will be conducted by Zoom videoconference.
The Orange County Superior Court announces that it offers the opportunity to our justice partners and the general public to appear remotely in various case-types.
On December 28, 2021, by way of circulating order, the Judicial Council made changes to the California Rules of Court with the effective date of January 1, 2022.
The results of the OCBA Young Lawyers Division annual election are in!
Appendix B was amended by the Judicial Council on Friday, December 17, 2021, by way of circulating order.
Help bring holiday cheer to frail older adults and persons with disabilities in Orange County.
Implementation Order Re: Penal Code Section 859b Emergency Relief executed December 7, 2021 by Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh.
Application deadline for the Summer 2022 paid legal internship with the UCLA Voting Rights Project has been extended to January 17, 2022.
Drive will run now through Monday, December 20, 2021
This Order applies to unlawful detainer actions filed between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. This Order will expire on March 31, 2022 or when ordered otherwise by the Court.
First Amended Administrative Order 21/06: Electronic Evidence Protocols, Code of Civil Procedure Sections 128, 177 and 187 executed on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
The OCBA is pleased to announce Joel S. Miliband as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Judge Maurice Sanchez as Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three.
The California Courts seek public comments on remote appearances - comments must be submitted by November 15, 2021 5:00 PM.
Nominations Deadline: Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Franklin G. West Award. Click here to download the nomination form.
Now is your chance to submit nominations for the OCHBA Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 Term.
The OCBA announces this year's Appointments Committee!
Interested in running for a 2022 OCWLA Director position? Please submit a short Candidate's Statement and photo to Kaity Van Amersfort, OCWLA Executive Director, by the close of business on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Implementation Order regarding Penal Code Section 859b Criminal Emergency Relief effective September 24, 2021
The State Bar seeks public comment on recommendations for the implementation of a paraprofessional licensing program, Deadline to submit comment is: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The OCBA's annual Board of Directors Election closed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. In accordance with the OCBA bylaws, 2021 President-Elect Daniel S. Robinson (Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.) will succeed to the Presidency in 2022.
Section leadership is of vital importance to continuing education and business networking in particular areas of the law. Nominations opened on Tuesday, September 21.
Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wally Davis Scholarship Fund will award a maximum of one – three (1-3) scholarships and up to $15,000.00 will be distributed among the scholarship winners.
Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's 2022 Bar Stipend will grant a maximum of one – two (1-2) stipend awards. A maximum of $1,500.00 will be distributed among the scholarship winners.
Today, the Orange County Bar Association announced John Sganga, Partner at Knobbe Martens, as this year’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of two Superior Court judges in Orange County.
The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting.
Friday, October 8, 2021 • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The MET, Costa Mesa
The Rules and Forms Committee of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, has proposed revisions to the Local Rules of Court. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 10.613, the Court invites you to comment on the following proposed changes to the local rules. If approved, the proposed changes will be effective January 1, 2022.
Congratulations to all the tournament and contest winners!
Effective August 2, 2021, a pilot was launched in which all new Mental Health Diversion Motions will be submitted for filing to Department CCB 1
Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021
Orange County Superior Court announced today the 4th amended Administrative Order No. 20/16. This Order is effective August 2, 2021.
Orange County Superior Court announced today an amendment extending the expiration of the original Order that commenced on JULY 14, 2021. This Order will remain in effect through August 4, 2021, or until amended or repealed.
The online election will open for voting on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members).
Effective July 26, 2021, all persons entering the Central Justice Center, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask at all times in the public areas of the Central Justice Center, including courtrooms.
There's no better time than now to become an OCHBA Law Student Mentor!
SATURDAY, July 17, 2021
Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The Orange County Superior Court implemented an online check-in pilot program starting June 7, 2021 to facilitate the use of Zoom for hearings, including law and motion calendars, at zero cost to the public. Courtrooms participating in this program will be using Zoom in lieu of CourtCall for remote hearings.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Eric J. Wersching as California superior court judge in Orange County.
Orange County Superior Court announced today the mandatory use of masks/facial coverings again for all those entering Harbor Justice Center regardless of vaccination status, beginning tomorrow, July 14, 2021.
Based on the extraordinary circumstances posed by the pandemic, including the limitations on gatherings, mask requirements, and court delays, the time for current judges to complete the content-based continuing temporary judge education required by California Rules of Court, rule 2.815(a) is hereby extended by 12 months.
This Order provides for the termination of livestreaming of criminal proceedings and the opening of criminal courtrooms to the public and the media.
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association’s (OCKABA) board election is underway. They are holding a “Meet the Board and Secretary Candidates” event on Tuesday, June 22 at 5:30 pm.
SATURDAY, June 26, 2021
Please join the Orange County Association of Affinity Judicial Officers for this virtual Town Hall that is co-sponsored by the OCBA. The event will introduce event participants and the Orange County community to the criminal justice system.
Today we grieve the loss of a pillar in our legal community, John B. Hurlbut, Jr.
The Superior Court of California, County of Orange is implementing an online check-in pilot program in four departments to facilitate the use of Zoom for all hearings, including law and motion calendars, in four Civil Unlimited courtrooms.
Associate Justice Richard M. Aronson of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three will retire on June 15, 2021.
Associate Justice Raymond J. Ikola of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three will retire on July 1, 2021.
The OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee is conducting a Mock Interview Program to help job seekers.
The Rick Hopcraft Memorial scholarship seeks to carry on Rick’s memory and legacy of community service by supporting returning veterans in their careers in Orange County.
Join TMBA's Juneteenth Scholarship Event for an insightful panel discussion about the Tulsa Race Massacre and Greenwood Rising.
On May 24, 2021, the O.C. Superior Court Collections extended hours of payment services will be terminated.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today released the following statement on the Governor's May budget revise.
The following members have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Daniel Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., to serve on the 2021 Nominating Committee.
Comments sought: Judicial Administration SP21-03
Judicial Administration: Court’s Duty to Prevent Bias
UCI announces the creation of the Newmeyer Dillion Diversity Scholarship.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announces the creation of its Hate Crimes Unit.
SATURDAY, May 22, 2021
Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
TMBA will award selected applicants with a bar scholarship to assist with the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam.
Right now, our member benefit partners at LawPay have a limited-time offer for OC Bar members!
Please see the following statements from various organizations in the legal community regarding the recent George Floyd Verdict.
DONATIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021
During this pandemic, the pets at Orange County Animal Care Center need support and TLC now more than ever.
Food From The Bar is an annual campaign driven by the Orange County legal community.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021
Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Consider Taking a Case Pro Bono from VLI! Click here to view available cases and contact VLI with the case you are Interested in!
Nationally recognized Top 100 trial lawyer and Chair Emeritus of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees Wylie A. Aitken has established a new professorship.
In alignment with TMBA's goals of promoting diversity and inclusion, applicants are invited to apply to be a TMBA Law School Ambassador
UCI Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hal S. Stern has appointed Bryant Garth as Interim Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law).
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of 18 California superior court judges, which include two in Orange County, Isabel Apkarian and Carmen R. Luege.
The Orange County Superior Court will launch an electronic evidence submission pilot program on April 5, 2021.
Statement by Orange County Bar Association President Larisa Dinsmoor on recent acts of hate and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
The State Bar seeks applications for an appointment to the statewide Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE).
Click here for the the calendar/department assignments for the North Justice Center, Reopening Phase 1A, which becomes effective March 1, 2021.
The Orange County Superior Court was honored by the National Association for Court Management (NACM) and Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC) with three 2020 NACM/CITOC Technology Awards.
Click here for the Fifth Amended Administrative Order 20/07 re: Probate Order Regarding Court Closure executed on February 2, 2021 by Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh.
Click here for the Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief, executed March 26, 2021 by Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh.
The updated document is focused on “Collections Payment Services.”
CRF-OC needs volunteers to help to score and evaluate student performances for CRF-OC’s 40th Annual High School Mock Trial Competition.
Click here for the Administrative Order Re: Limiting In Person Access to Court Properties executed on January 22, 2021 by Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Friday issued the following statement on the Governor’s budget proposal for the judicial branch.
The OCBA is proud to announce three newly appointed Board Members.
Effective December 15, 2020, there will be no in-custody transports of defendants to any courthouse until December 28th
The Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2020-2021 Board.
The Orange County Superior Court announced today the suspension of new Civil and Probate in-person court trials and jury trials through January 29, 2021.
In light of the COVID-19 surge impacting Orange County, the Court will implement multiple changes effective Monday, December 14, 2020.
Please join the OCBA Community Outreach Committee in their last Pack a To Go Lunch activity
Join us this holiday season in making a child’s holiday special by donating to the Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive!
At its meetings on November 13, 2020 the Judicial Council of California amended the California Rules of Court, effective November 13, 2020, and January 1, 2021.
The Orange County Superior Court is offering an online scheduling tool for self-represented litigants to schedule brief, in-person appointments with Self-Help Services at the Lamoreaux Justice Center.
The number of positive COVID cases in Orange County is increasing at an alarming rate, forcing the County to return to the Purple Tier.
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association, an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2020-2021 Board.
This month the OCBA Community Outreach Committee is again partnering with OCBA volunteers to bring those who are without homes a meal
Click here for the Implementation Order Re: Juvenile Emergency Relief, executed December 31, 2020 by Acting Presiding Judge Kirk H. Nakamura.
The Orange County Asian American Bar Association, an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2020-2021 Board.
OCBA member Elizabeth M. Weldon co-hosted the American Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising, which was held on October 27-30, 2020.
The Orange County Superior Court will implement a new process for Civil cases, where trial and other court related fees can be paid using the court’s mobile application or online via the Court’s website.
Justice Stephen K. Tamura’s name now will grace Orange County Superior Court’s West Justice Center to honor the late Justice’s legacy of trailblazing successes and to serve as recognition of the contributions of Asian Americans to Orange County and the United States.
The California Attorney General representing the People of the State of California, UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust (on behalf of the Plaintiff Class) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), and Sutter Health (collectively, “the Parties”), are seeking qualified applicants to serve as the monitor to oversee compliance with the Proposed Final Judgment (“PFJ”) that resolves the claims in the consolidated antitrust actions against Sutter Health
The Federal Bar Association of Orange County (FBA/OC), an affiliate of the OCBA, announced its 2021-2022 Board.
Lunch bags and other items will be distributed around Orange County by non-profit organizations.
The OCBA Charitable Fund is hosting its Virtual Awards Ceremony tonight, October 20, 2020, starting at 5:00 p.m.
Click here for the Second Amendment to the Fourth Amended Administrative Order 20/06
Join the OCBA for part two of an interactive Zoom meeting with OCBA Section Leaders
Wednesday, October 21, 2020: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
The OCBA announces this year's Appointments Committee and invites all qualified individuals to apply for appointment to the OCBA Board of Directors. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020.
The Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community.
Court leadership has made the difficult decision to keep the North Justice Center closed until Monday, February 1, 2021.