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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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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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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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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 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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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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Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wally Davis Scholarship Fund - 9/14/2022

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wally Davis Scholarship Fund will award a maximum of one – four (1-4) scholarships and up to $20,000.00 will be distributed among the scholarship winners.

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order No. 20/10 - 9/8/2022

In light of the State of Emergency declared in the State of California, the Chief Justice's Advisory on COVID-19 and Court Operations, and pursuant to Penal Code section 1270, the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange is hereby issuing an amended administrative order.

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Orange County Bar Association to Honor Richard J. McNeil, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, With the Prestigious Harmon G. Scoville Award - 9/7/2022

The Orange County Bar Association announced Richard J. McNeil, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, as this year’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient.

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OCBA Leadership Election - 8/31/2022

The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting.

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OCBA Mourns the Passing of James W. Obrien - 8/23/2022

The OCBA mourns the passing of James W. Obrien.

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September 2022 - OCBA Lawyers’ Companions During the Dog Days of Summer - 8/23/2022

The dog days of summer refer to the hot days between July 3 and August 11. The “dog” references Sirius, the Dog Star. During this period, the sun and Sirius— the Dog Star—rise and set together.

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Governor Newsom Announces Historic Supreme Court Nominations - August 10, 2022 - 8/11/2022

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as California’s next Chief Justice after Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye concludes her current term of office on January 2, 2023.

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OCBA Member Alert - State Bar Fee Bill AB 2958 - 8/10/2022

The OCBA and its State Bar Task Force have endeavored over the past few years to keep OCBA members apprised of ongoing changes within the State Bar of California.

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Governor Newsom Announces Judicial Appointments - 8/9/2022

Governor Gavin Newsom announced his nomination of Judge Thomas Delaney to serve as an Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three, and his appointment of a new Superior Court judge in Orange County.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release: Court Discovers Irregularities with Warrants Issued by Night Judge - 8/3/2022

The Orange County Superior Court recently discovered the Court’s Night Judge issued a number of warrants while outside the United States.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release: Temporary Judge Application Information - Call for Applications - 8/1/2022

The Court is pleased to announce the opening of the recruitment process for highly qualified attorneys to serve as temporary judges for the new term beginning the fiscal year of July 01, 2023, through June 30, 2026. If you are interested in becoming a temporary judge, please read the APPLICATION LETTER and complete the TEMPORARY JUDGE APPLICATION.

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OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates for 2023 Officers and Board of Directors - 7/28/2022

The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members).

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release: Court Encourages the Use of N95 or KN95 Masks as COVID-19 Cases Increase - 7/20/2022

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, causing Orange County to move to “HIGH” community transmission status, the Orange County Superior Court strongly recommends everyone entering Court facilities to wear N95 or KN95 masks.

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06/24/22 Statement from OCHBA Regarding Roe vs. Wade Decision - 6/27/2022

Roe vs. Wade Statement from OCHBA.

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Orange County Superior Court - 4th Amended Administrative Order 21/07 - 6/24/2022

Effective July 1, 2022, the Zoom program will be expanded to include Civil Limited proceedings.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release: Temporary Judge Applications Are Now Available Online - 6/8/2022

The Court is pleased to announce the opening of the recruitment process for highly qualified attorneys to serve as temporary judges for the new term beginning the fiscal year of July 01, 2023, through June 30, 2026.

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Governor Newsom Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judge - 6/6/2022

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Superior Court judge in Orange County.

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Civil Order AC 01/22 - 5/31/2022

This order is effective May 24, 2022.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble 2022 Results - 5/26/2022

Congratulations to all the tournament and contest winners!

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order No. 22/02 - 5/17/2022

This order is effective May 17, 2022, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2022, or
until amended or repealed.

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Orange County Bar Association Releases Ratings of Candidates Running for Judicial Office in June 7 Election - 5/11/2022

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. 

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Governor Newsom Announces Nomination of Judge Joanne Motoike and Appointment of One Superior Court Judge in Orange County - 5/9/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court Announces Judicial Mentor Program Workshop - 5/3/2022

Orange County Superior Court’s Judicial Mentor Program is hosting a virtual workshop at 12:15 PM, on May 18, 2022, via ZOOM.

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OCBA Announces 2022 Nominating Committee - 4/28/2022

The following members have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Michael Gregg, Littler Mendelson, to serve on the 2022 Nominating Committee.

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OCBA Mentoring Committee: Spring Mentoring Café - 4/26/2022

The OCBA Mentoring Committee invites OCBA members to sign up as a Protégé or Mentor

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Orange County Superior Court - Third Amended Administrative Order No. 21/07 - 4/22/2022

3rd Amended Administrative Order and announcement regarding the Court’s expansion of our online Check-in/Zoom program effective Friday, April 22, 2022.

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OCBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Mock Interview Program - 4/22/2022

The OCBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is conducting a Mock Interview Program to help job seekers.

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Orange County Superior Court - 1st Amended Administrative Order No. 20/17 Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure - 4/8/2022

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.

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OCAAJO 2022 Judicial Election Candidates Community Forum - 3/31/2022

Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Meet the Candidates Running for Orange County Superior Court Judge.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release: OCSC Veterans Treatment Court Receives National Recognition as Mentor Court - 3/21/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Implementation Order Re: Penal Code Section 859b Emergency Relief - 3/17/2022

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.

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Governor Newsom Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judges - 3/15/2022

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of three Superior Court judges in Orange County.

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Orange County Superior Court - New Rules Addressing Remote Proceedings in Civil, Probate, and Family Law Proceedings - 3/14/2022

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

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Help Provide Relief to Ukrainian Refugees - 3/11/2022

The OCBA encourages its members to consider visiting these sites to see how you can help provide resources and relief to Ukranians in need.

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OCBA Mentoring Program Accepting Mentor and Protégé Applications - 3/9/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Amended Administrative Order No. 20/17 - 3/9/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Public Notice of Permanent Closure of Superior Court Service Center Pursuant to Government Code Section 68106 - 3/4/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Order Rescinding Fifth Amended Administrative Order No. 20/16 - 3/1/2022

FACE COVERINGS NO LONGER REQUIRED IN COURT

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Honoring Judge Frank Ospino - 2/22/2022

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Orange County Superior Court - Ongoing COVID-19 Masking Requirements - Fifth Amended Administrative Order No. 20/16 - 2/15/2022

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.

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Governor Newsom Nominates Justice Patricia Guerrero to Serve on California Supreme Court - 2/15/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order No. 22/01 - 2/14/2022

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.

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Orange County Superior Court Announces Judicial Mentor Program Informational Meeting - 2/1/2022

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.

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Statement from TMBA Denouncing Racism in Schools in Support of Makai Brown - 1/28/2022

Statement from Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Denouncing Racism in Schools in Support of Makai Brown

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OCBA Public Comment on Final Report and Recommendations of the Calif. Paraprofessional Program Working Group - 1/14/2022

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.

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OCBA Installation Ceremony of 2022 Officers - 1/13/2022

OCBA Installation of Officers briefly took place on Thursday, January 13.

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OCBA 2022 Judges' Night & Annual Meeting – Postponed until April - 1/10/2022

Unfortunately, due to the growing prevalence of COVID cases, the 2022 OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting has been postponed to Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release Regarding Remote Appearance Opportunities as COVID-19 Incidents Increase - 1/4/2022

Presiding Judge Erick Larsh urges Bar and Litigants to use remote appearance opportunities as COVID-19 incidents increase.

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Orange County Superior Court - First Amended Administrative Order No. 20/23 - 1/4/2022

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. 

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Notice From U.S. District Court - Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials - 1/4/2022

Effective immediately all civil and criminal jury trials shall be suspended for a period of three weeks.

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Orange County Superior Court - Appellate Division Administrative Order No. 21/01 - 1/3/2022

It is ordered by the presiding judge of the appellate division that all oral argument will be conducted by Zoom videoconference.

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Orange County Superior Court - Remote Appearance Procedures/Information - 12/30/2021

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.

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Judicial Council of California Announces Changes to the California Rules of Court - 12/30/2021

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.

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OCBA Young Lawyers Division Announces 2022 Chair-Elect - 12/27/2021

The results of the OCBA Young Lawyers Division annual election are in!

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Judicial Council of California Amended California Rules of Court, Appendix B - 12/21/2021

Appendix B was amended by the Judicial Council on Friday, December 17, 2021, by way of circulating order.

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OCBA Community Outreach Committee Senior Santa and Friends Program, Donate by December 22, 2021 - 12/14/2021

Help bring holiday cheer to frail older adults and persons with disabilities in Orange County.

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Orange County Superior Court - Implementation Order Re: Penal Code Section 859b Emergency Relief - 12/7/2021

Implementation Order Re: Penal Code Section 859b Emergency Relief executed December 7, 2021 by Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh.

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UCLA Voting Rights Project - Summer '22 Paid Legal Internship Application Deadline Extended - 12/3/2021

Application deadline for the Summer 2022 paid legal internship with the UCLA Voting Rights Project has been extended to January 17, 2022.

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Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Virtual Holiday Toy Drive - 11/30/2021

Drive will run now through Monday, December 20, 2021
Virtual Event

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order 21/14: Unlawful Detainer Actions Filed Without Issuance Of A Summons - 11/30/2021

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - First Amended Administrative Order 21/06 - 11/24/2021

First Amended Administrative Order 21/06: Electronic Evidence Protocols, Code of Civil Procedure Sections 128, 177 and 187 executed on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

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OCBA To Honor Past President Joel S. Miliband - 11/11/2021

The OCBA is pleased to announce Joel S. Miliband as the next Franklin G. West Award recipient.

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Governor Newsom Announces Nomination for Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three - 11/10/2021

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Judge Maurice Sanchez as Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three.

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The California Courts Seek Public Comments on Remote Appearances - 11/9/2021

The California Courts seek public comments on remote appearances - comments must be submitted by November 15, 2021 5:00 PM.

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Call for Nominations: Franklin G. West Award – OCBA’s Highest Honor - 10/20/2021

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.

 

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Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Accepting Nominations For Board of Directors and Executive Officers - 10/11/2021

Now is your chance to submit nominations for the OCHBA Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 Term.

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OCBA Announces 2021 Appointments Committee - 10/1/2021

The OCBA announces this year's Appointments Committee!

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OCWLA Accepting Nominations for 2022 Board of Officers and Directors - Deadline Friday, October 8 - 9/30/2021

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order Re: Penal Code Section 859b Emergency Relief - 9/24/2021

Implementation Order regarding Penal Code Section 859b Criminal Emergency Relief effective September 24, 2021

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The State Bar of California Seeks Public Comment on Paraprofessional Program Recommendations - 9/24/2021

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

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OCBA Announces 2022 Election Results - 9/22/2021

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.

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OCBA 2022 Section Leadership Nominations Opened This Week - 9/22/2021

Section leadership is of vital importance to continuing education and business networking in particular areas of the law. Nominations opened on Tuesday, September 21.

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Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Wally Davis Scholarship Fund - 9/17/2021

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.

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Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's 2022 Bar Stipend Award - 9/17/2021

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.

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Orange County Bar Association to Honor John Sganga, Partner at Knobbe Martens, With the Prestigious Harmon G. Scoville Award - 9/9/2021

Today, the Orange County Bar Association announced John Sganga, Partner at Knobbe Martens, as this year’s Harmon G. Scoville Award recipient.

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Governor Newsom Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judges - 9/8/2021

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of two Superior Court judges in Orange County.

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OCBA Leadership Election - 8/31/2021

The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting.

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Project Youth OCBF 9th Annual Associate Board Brewfest - 8/24/2021

Friday, October 8, 2021 • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The MET, Costa Mesa

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Orange County Superior Court - Invitation to Comment - Fall 2021 - 8/20/2021

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.

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OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble 2021 Results - 8/19/2021

Congratulations to all the tournament and contest winners!

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Orange County Superior Court - Amended Administrative Order 18/04 - 8/6/2021

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

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Call for Nominations: 2021 Harmon G. Scoville Award - 8/5/2021

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021

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Orange County Superior Court - Fourth Amended Administrative Order No. 20/16 - 7/30/2021

Orange County Superior Court announced today the 4th amended Administrative Order No. 20/16. This Order is effective August 2, 2021.

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Orange County Superior Court - Amended Administrative Order No. 21/10 - 7/28/2021

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. 

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OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates for 2022 Officers and Board of Directors - 7/28/2021

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).

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order No. 21/11 - 7/26/2021

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.

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OCHBA Mentoring Program Accepting Mentor Applications - 7/22/2021

There's no better time than now to become an OCHBA Law Student Mentor!

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OCBA Volunteers Needed To Pack A To-Go Lunch - 7/17/2021

SATURDAY, July 17, 2021

Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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Orange County Superior Court - Court Expansion of Online Check-in / Zoom Pilot Program And Courtroom Relocations - 7/16/2021

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.

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OCAABA Accepting Board of Director Applications - Deadline July 16 - 7/15/2021

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Governor Newsom Announces Eric J. Wersching as Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judge - 7/13/2021

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Eric J. Wersching as California superior court judge in Orange County.

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Orange County Superior Court - Press Release and Administrative Order No. 21/10 - 7/13/2021

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.

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Orange County Superior Court - Amended Administrative Order No. 003 - Family Law - 7/2/2021

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OC Superior Court - Administrative Order 21/09: Extension of Educational Deadlines and Terms of Temporary Judges executed on June 28, 2021 - 6/30/2021

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.

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Mourning the Loss of Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, 2010 OCBA President - 6/28/2021

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Orange County Superior Court - Administrative Order 21/08 Public Access to Criminal Proceedings - 6/25/2021

This Order provides for the termination of livestreaming of criminal proceedings and the opening of criminal courtrooms to the public and the media.

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OCKABA Election: Meet the Board & Secretary Candidates Event - 6/22/2021

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.

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Third Amended Administrative Order 20/16: Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court executed on June 18, 2021 - 6/21/2021

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OCBA Volunteers Needed To Pack A To-Go Lunch - 6/18/2021

SATURDAY, June 26, 2021

Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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OCAAJO A Town Hall: Introduction to Your Criminal Justice System - 6/16/2021

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.

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OCBA Mourns the Passing of John Hurlbut - 6/15/2021

Today we grieve the loss of a pillar in our legal community, John B. Hurlbut, Jr.

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Join Us for Justice Edward Jens Wallin's Celebration of Life - 6/7/2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
The Pacific Club 
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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OCBA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors and Office of Secretary - Deadline June 28 - 6/4/2021

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OC Superior Court Online Check-In / Zoom Pilot Program Protocol & Implementation - 6/4/2021

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.

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Associate Justice Richard M. Aronson Is Retiring - 6/4/2021

Associate Justice Richard M. Aronson of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three will retire on June 15, 2021.

 

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Associate Justice Raymond J. Ikola Is Retiring - 6/4/2021

Associate Justice Raymond J. Ikola of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three will retire on July 1, 2021.

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OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Mock Interview Program - 6/4/2021

The OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee is conducting a Mock Interview Program to help job seekers.

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Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship - Now Open! - 5/28/2021

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.

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The Burning of Black Wall Street: Then and Now - 5/27/2021

Join TMBA's Juneteenth Scholarship Event for an insightful panel discussion about the Tulsa Race Massacre and Greenwood Rising.

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O.C. Superior Court Collection Payment Services Extended Hours Terminated - 5/21/2021

On May 24, 2021, the O.C. Superior Court Collections extended hours of payment services will be terminated.

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Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal for the Judicial Branch - 5/17/2021

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today released the following statement on the Governor's May budget revise.

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OCBA Announces 2021 Nominating Committee - 5/17/2021

The following members have been appointed by OCBA President-Elect Daniel Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., to serve on the 2021 Nominating Committee.

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California Courts: Comments Sought: Special Cycle (SP21-03) - 5/14/2021

Comments sought: ​Judicial Administration SP21-03

Judicial Administration: Court’s Duty to Prevent Bias

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Law Firm Newmeyer Dillion Establishes Endowed Scholarship at UCI Law - 5/14/2021

UCI announces the creation of the Newmeyer Dillion Diversity Scholarship. 

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OC District Attorney Spitzer Announces Creation of new Hate Crimes Unit - 5/12/2021

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announces the creation of its Hate Crimes Unit. 

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OCBA Volunteers Needed to Pack A To-Go Lunch Bag - 5/12/2021

SATURDAY, May 22, 2021

Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

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Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) July 2021 Bar Taker Scholarship - 4/30/2021

TMBA will award selected applicants with a bar scholarship to assist with the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam.

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Drive Cash Flow and Grow Revenue with LawPay! - 4/22/2021

Right now, our member benefit partners at LawPay have a limited-time offer for OC Bar members!

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OC Legal Community Statements Regarding the Recent George Floyd Verdict - 4/22/2021

Please see the following statements from various organizations in the legal community regarding the recent George Floyd Verdict.

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OCBA Volunteers Needed to Help Our Furry Friends - 4/14/2021

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.

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Food From the Bar Orange County - 4/14/2021

Food From The Bar is an annual campaign driven by the Orange County legal community.

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OCBA Volunteers Needed to Pack A To-Go Lunch Bag - 4/9/2021

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021
Drop off donations between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

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Get Involved with VLI - 4/8/2021

Consider Taking a Case Pro Bono from VLI! Click here to view available cases and contact VLI with the case you are Interested in!

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Fowler School of Law Names Inaugural Wylie A. Aitken Professor of Law, Race, and Social Justice - 4/8/2021

Nationally recognized Top 100 trial lawyer and Chair Emeritus of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees Wylie A. Aitken has established a new professorship.

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Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Law School Ambassador Scholarship - 4/8/2021

In alignment with TMBA's goals of promoting diversity and inclusion, applicants are invited to apply to be a TMBA Law School Ambassador

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Bryant Garth Appointed Interim Dean of UCI Law - 4/7/2021

​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).

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Governor Newsom Appoints 2 Superior Court Judges, Isabel Apkarian and Carmen R. Luege, to Orange County Superior Court - 3/26/2021

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.

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Orange County Superior Court Launches Electronic Evidence Submission Pilot Program and Accompanying Administrative Order 21/06 - 3/24/2021

The Orange County Superior Court will launch an electronic evidence submission pilot program on April 5, 2021.

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OCBA Statement on the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Incidents - 3/18/2021

Statement by Orange County Bar Association President Larisa Dinsmoor on recent acts of hate and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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2022 Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation - 3/4/2021

The State Bar seeks applications for an appointment to the statewide Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE).

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Orange County North Justice Center Partial Reopening Phase 1A Updated March 1, 2021 - 2/17/2021

Click here for the the calendar/department assignments for the North Justice Center, Reopening Phase 1A, which becomes effective March 1, 2021. 

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Orange County Superior Court Receives National Technology Awards - 2/9/2021

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.

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Fifth Amended Administrative Order 20/07: Probate Order Regarding Court Closure executed on February 2, 2021 - 2/2/2021

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. 

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