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  • 05 Jul 2017 10:13 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Comments sought:

    A new proposal to revise the California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) has been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.

    You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017.

    If you have any questions, please contact Robin Seeley, staff to the Criminal Jury Instructions Advisory Committee, at robin.seeley@jud.ca.gov.


  • 14 Jun 2017 12:36 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)


    The two primary first responders to a victim of human trafficking are law enforcement and CPS (Community Service Programs). When a CSP Advocate receives a call, they immediately go to assist the victim. They bring a bag including various necessities to meet the victim wherever he or she is. The victim’s clothing may be taken for evidence or they may have barely any clothing on at all. Oftentimes they need the necessities of life, like shelter, food and toiletries. Your donation will go directly to these victims.

    Collect and donate to the Necessities Drive.

    Drop off will be throughout the month of July at the OCBA headquarters.

    All items must be new/clothing must have tags.

    Here is a list of the most needed items:

    • Target, food, and clothing gift cards.*
    • Clothes/shoes (new w/tags) in sizes S-XXL.
    • Backpacks/duffel bags.
    • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, face wash.
    • Non-perishable snacks.
    • Socks/sports bras (new w/tags).
    • Cash donations may be made directly to CSP at www.cspinc.org and donors will receive a letter certifying that their donation is tax deductible.

    *Donations to www.cspinc.org and gift cards will be used by victim advocates to best help victims with necessities and as deemed appropriate by the advocate.

    Donations can be dropped off at the OCBA Office, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, CA 92660 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.


  • 14 Jun 2017 11:59 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Join Board of Disability Rights California

    Help us create a barrier-free, inclusive, diverse world where Californians with disabilities enjoy equal rights, dignity, choice, independence and freedom from abuse, neglect and discrimination.

    How to Apply

    1. Describe your connection to the disability community and disability civil rights.
    1. Identify and briefly describe prior experience serving on boards, including the dates of service and the activities you engaged in as a board member.
    1. Describe why you want to join Disability Rights California’s board and what you would like to accomplish as a board member.
    1. Describe your educational background, current employment and/or other volunteer activities.
    1. Identify your unique skills and experience such as accounting, legal, public relations, fundraising, disability community connections and languages spoken.
    1. List at least two references.  Please include the name, telephone number and email address for each reference. Additionally, please list if you have a relative who is a DRC staff member or on DRC’s Board.
    1. In addition to applying for a position on the Board of Directors, please tell us all of the following Committees for which you would like to be considered: Finance, Legislation, OCRA, PAIMI, and/or Program & Planning.
    1. The following is voluntary: DRC’s Board values diversity. In order to assist the Board in selecting diverse Board members, please identify which of the following group(s) you belong to: Decline to State, African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, White, Multi-racial; Developmental Disability, Psychiatric Disability, Learning Disability, Sensory Disability, Physical Disability, Other Disability; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender.
    1. For PAIMI Advisory Council applications, describe your experience working on issues of importance to mental health consumers, and in what capacity you are a provider of mental health services.

    Disability Rights California

    We are the largest disability rights advocacy group in the nation, established by federal law to protect and advocate for Californians with disabilities.  Last year we assisted more than 25,000 individuals and hundreds of thousands more benefited from our systems litigation, policy work, trainings and publications. Last year we helped Raul get support from the state so he could make his van accessible and keep his job; helped state hospital residents receive dental care; and ensured that voting systems were accessible to Californians with visual disabilities.  Read more about our work at http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/AR201501.pdf

    DRC’s work is guided by a board, which values diversity of culture, disability and other life experiences.  Board members work together to set DRC’s strategic direction, establish the budget and policies, evaluate the effectiveness of our work and raise funds for DRC.  We are looking for members who embrace what DRC stands for, are leaders in their community, are engaged and able to actively participate at board meetings and in board committees. Please visit our webpage to learn more about each committee. We currently are seeking Board of Director applicants who are attorneys and/or Californians with learning, physical, or sensory disabilities. We are also seeking public member applications for DRC’s Finance and Legislation Committees. For all positions, we encourage applicants from California’s diverse communities to apply.

    Submit a letter of interest and references by Friday, July 14, 2017 to Victor.Alvarez@disabilityrightsca.org or Fax (916) 504-5809.  The letter should include your contact information and answer the following questions.

    1831 K Street

    Sacramento, CA 95811

    TTY: (800) 719-5798

    Toll Free: (800) 776-5746

    Fax: (916) 504-5809

    www.disabilityrightsca.org


  • 07 Jun 2017 7:23 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  Please refer to the link below for more information. 

    https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/seeking-applications-ninth-circuit-judicial-conference-lawyer-representatives-2


  • 07 Jun 2017 7:23 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Please see the notices announcing fee changes effective July 1, 2017 posted on the Superior Court of Orange County website, here:

    http://www.occourts.org/general-public/notices/general/2017-06-02_Notice_E-filingFeeChange.pdf

    http://www.occourts.org/general-public/notices/general/2017-06-02_Notice_FeeChanges.pdf


  • 07 Jun 2017 7:20 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2017) -- Nadia Davis-Lockyer has been confirmed unanimously by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to serve on the 10-member Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission, the agency's governing board. She replaces Commissioner Owen Newcomer, who resigned.

    Davis-Lockyer, who was appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn, will take her seat at the May 26 meeting of the full commission.

    Davis-Lockyer has been a strong advocate for young people ever since she was an undergraduate at UCLA in the early 1990s. While a student at UCLA, she mentored inner-city youth through Project Motivation. At Loyola Law School, where she received her J.D. in 1996, Davis-Lockyer mentored students at a neighboring elementary school.

    Following law school, she wrote a handbook and conducted seminars throughout the state for immigrant children and youth seeking higher education.

    In 1997, Davis-Lockyer was elected to the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Trustees. As board president, she led efforts to increase college attendance rates and reduce teen pregnancy rates. Davis-Lockyer later served as executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center, where she helped children and families cut through red tape to get the assistance and support they needed.

    In 2010, Davis-Lockyer was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. She chaired the SSI Advocacy Committee and worked on such pressing issues as mental health, homelessness, youth violence prevention, and education.

    "I am very honored to be named to the LAHSA Commission," said Davis-Lockyer, "and I am eager to join my colleagues in the ongoing effort to end homelessness in Los Angeles County. There is no more critical issue facing our community in these times."

    "Nadia has devoted her life to helping those in need," said Wendy Greuel, chair of the LAHSA Commission. "Her dedication and commitment will be great assets to the Commission." 

    "Homelessness is the most pressing issue currently facing Los Angeles County and LAHSA is at the frontlines," said Supervisor Hahn, who appointed Davis-Lockyer to the commission. "Nadia Davis-Lockyer has dedicated her life to public service and will continue to fight for those most in need in her new role on the LAHSA Commission." 

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $132 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. For more information visit www.lahsa.org.


  • 26 May 2017 1:13 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Santa Ana, CA – Nineteen Orange County residents were selected today to serve on the Grand Jury for a one-year term that begins when the jurors take the oath of office on June 30. Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court, presided over the proceeding with David Yamasaki, Court Executive Officer and Jury Commissioner, randomly drawing cards printed with the names of the candidates. The Grand Jury panel is comprised of 12 men and 7 women who range in age from 55 to 86 years old. 

    More than 150 Orange County residents applied for the upcoming term. The 25 judges of the Grand Jury Recruitment and Selection Committee reviewed applications and selected top candidates who were each interviewed by judges from the committee. Superior Court judges voted to approve the final slate of candidates. 

    The California Penal Code requires that the Grand Jury be selected by a random drawing of no less than 25 and no more than 30 individuals who proportionally represent the five supervisorial districts of the County. The first 19 names drawn constitute the Grand Jury, with the remaining individuals selected as alternates in the order drawn. Alternates will serve in the event that any members cannot complete the one-year term. The grand jurors and alternates will attend a four-day training program in June. 

    The newly selected grand jurors will take the oath of office in a public ceremony on June 30 at 10:00 a.m. in Department C1 of the Orange County Superior Court. The names of the grand jurors and alternates are on the following page, listed in order of their selection. 

    2017/2018 ORANGE COUNTY GRAND JURY 

    1. Dorothy Fenton 

    2. Patricia Allweiss 

    3. James Cast 

    4. Thomas Oliver 

    5. Yvette Hill 

    6. Santosh Mohanty 

    7. John Beauman 

    8. Everett Geis 

    9. Richard Carson 

    10. David Kasabo 

    11. Barbara Worsley 

    12. Joyce Zohar 

    13. Catherine Ford 

    14. Richard Jolly 

    15. Stuart Newman 

    16. Robert Niccum 

    17. Daniel McCarthy 

    18. Elaine Mata 

    19. William Postma 


    ALTERNATES 

    1. Trina Dodd 

    2. James Donckels 

    3. John Sciacca 

    4. Steven Randall 

    5. Stephen Adams 

    6. Javier Castellon 

    7. Tim Bardwell 

    8. Michael Juarez 

    9. Mary Laub 

    10. Denise Cunningham 


  • 26 Apr 2017 9:31 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    A new proposal has been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.

     ·         SP17-03 Criminal Procedure: Judicial Council Form Under Proposition 63 (approve form CR-120)

    The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017.


  • 06 Apr 2017 9:25 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    A new proposal has been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.

     ·         SP17-02 Judicial Administration: Rules for the Advisory Committee on Audits and Financial Accountability for the Judicial Branch (amend Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.63)

    The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017.


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