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  • 29 May 2018 11:28 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    June 7 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    1851 East 1st Street, Suite 1600 Santa Ana, CA 92705  

    Welcoming: Hon. Frederick P. Aguirre, Ret., Hon. Thierry P. Colaw, Ret., Ed Fernandez, Esq., Hon. Steven Perk, Ret., and Hon. Clay Smith, Ret.
    RSVP to susi@judicatewest.com.
  • 29 May 2018 8:21 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Invitation to Apply for OCBA

    Board of Directors &

    Office of Secretary 

    Qualified individuals are now being sought to run for open seats on the Orange County Bar Association’s Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2019. 

    Nominations are being accepted for three seats for Directors At Large. All active attorney OCBA members are eligible to run for the Director At Large seats on the Board, regardless of the location of their principal office.

    Nominations are also being accepted for the Office of Secretary. The individual elected as Secretary will serve a one-year term in that office beginning January 1, 2019. This is a multi-year commitment. Following their year as Secretary, the individual will be expected to continue to serve on the Executive Committee in the following capacities: Treasurer (2020), President-Elect (2021), President (2022), and Immediate Past President (2023).

    Applications should be submitted to the OCBA Nominating Committee, c/o OCBA, P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA  92658 or e-mailed to mocampo@ocbar.org. All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018. The application form is attached and is also available online at www.ocbar.org. The Nominating Committee, chaired by President-Elect Deirdre Kelly, will meet in July to select the slate of candidates for the OCBA election in the fall.

    Deadline:  All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 25, 2018

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  • 29 May 2018 11:23 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    The Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions has approved and posted for public comment the latest cycle of proposed revisions, additions, and deletions to the criminal jury instructions (CALCRIM). The committee is very interested in your input.
     
    The proposed changes are at this link:   http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm. Only these currently proposed changes and additions are being submitted for comment at this time. We will gladly accept other comments, but the committee will not be able to consider them until the next release cycle.
     
    Our preferred way of receiving your comments is in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to kara.portnow@jud.ca.gov. However, you may also respond online.  And we have also posted a comment form that you may use to comment on individual instruction or groups of instructions. Please do NOT comment by Reply All to this e-mail.
     
    Comments by letter should be sent to:
     
    Ms. Kara Portnow, Attorney
    Judicial Council of California
    Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions
    455 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102
     
    The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
    The committee will review all comments and make recommendations to the Judicial Council's Rules and Projects Committee and then to the full council. Comments received will become part of the public record of the council's action.
     
    When submitting comments, please:
    Indicate whether you agree with the proposal, would agree with the proposal if it is modified, or do not agree with the proposal.
    Clearly identify the specific language in the instruction that you are commenting on.
    Suggest alternative language, if appropriate.
    Provide any applicable authority for your position.
     
    We encourage your comments and critique because they help us refine both the particular instructions and the more global choices about format and approach.  We appreciate your participation in this effort.
     
    On behalf of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions
    Hon. René Auguste Chouteau, Chair
     
    Kara Portnow, Staff Attorney: Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions
    Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
    Judicial Council of California
    455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
    415-865-4961 kara.portnow@jud.ca.gov | www.courts.ca.gov

  • 08 May 2018 11:53 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Please click on the link below to access the Notice from the Clerk regarding amended local rules effective June 1, 2018.

    https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/amended-local-rules-effective-june-1-2018

  • 03 May 2018 10:41 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    2018 HNBA LGBT DIVISION
    Inaugural Public Interest Scholarship
    DEADLINE: May 15th, by 5:00 PM EST

    HOW TO APPLY
    1. Fill out the application HERE.
    2. Send application & supporting materials directly to:
    Gabriel Zorogastua at gzorogastua@polsinelli.com
    with copies to Javier Vargas at: jvargas@courts.state.ny.us
    and Marjorie Soto at: marjoriesoto87@gmail.com
    *All applications must be received by May 15th at 5:00 PM EST

    DONATE TO THE FUND
    If you would like to donate to the LGBT Division Scholarship Fund, please click HERE.

    In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the HNBA’s LGBT Section, the HNBA LGBT Division announced the launch of the LGBT Division Public Interest Scholarship Program at the 2018 Corporate Counsel Conference in San Francisco, CA. Applications are now open!

    “The leadership displayed by LGBT Division Chair Raquel Matas in establishing this scholarship exemplifies this year’s theme of ‘Vision in Action’,” stated HNBA National President Erica V. Mason. “In less than 6 months, we were able to take the idea for the scholarship program from concept to fully-funded for the 2018 scholarship year, demonstrating, once again, what we can accomplish when we are all working towards a common goal. Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly to create and fund this program in such a short period of time, and to all that have contributed thus far. This scholarship is a wonderful way to commemorate the LGBT Division’s 10th Anniversary, and represents an important step in the Division’s legacy of promoting the advancement of Latinx LGBTQ lawyers and advocacy on behalf of the Latinx LGBTQ Community. I encourage our members to contribute to this fund!”

    About the Division: The mission of the HNBA LGBT Division is to monitor and ADVOCATE for legal issues affecting the Hispanic LGBT community; EDUCATE the HNBA and others on legal issues facing the Hispanic LGBT community; and PROMOTE the expertise, advancement, and empowerment of Hispanic LGBT legal professionals. In addition to programming and Division meetings through the year, in conjunction with the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference or Annual Convention each year, the Division hosts its Annual LGBT Division Latinx Legal Professionals Summit. The purpose of the Summit is to: (i) discuss issues of concern within the Latinx LGBT legal professional community and broader community; and (ii) develop advocacy strategies to address them.

    LGBT DIVISION PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship will provide up to $5000.00 in financial assistance to law students or recent law school graduates who are or will become members of the HNBA, and who will be performing public interest work (advocacy, policy, and/or direct legal services) with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals during their 2018 Summer (current law students) or 2018 Summer/Fall (recent law grads). 

    It is the goal of the LGBT Division Scholarship Program that scholarship recipients attend the Annual LGBT Latinx Legal Professionals Summit and contribute substantively by reporting on the work in which they were engaged during the summer and/or fall, respectively.

    One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each will be awarded annually, beginning in 2018, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the Division’s Scholarship Committee. 

    CRITERIA
    To be eligible, the applicant must:

    (i) be either a first, second or third year law student in good standing in an ABA accredited law school, or a recent law graduate (having received the degree within 12 months of the application date);

    (ii) have secured an internship or placement for Summer 2018 (which can extend beyond the Summer) or the fall of 2018 (for a recent law graduate) with a public interest organization engaged in legal, advocacy, or policy work with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 15th, by 5:00 PM EST
    Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their complete application and supporting materials, academic record, and demonstrated commitment to improve the legal and social standing of the Hispanic community, including Latinx LGBTQ individuals. Every effort will be made to award two scholarships and to reflect diversity in the award recipients.
    Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • 02 May 2018 10:39 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    This e-mail is to inform you that a new proposal has been posted to the California Courts website, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm

    • Judicial Administration: Judicial Branch Contracting Manual (JBCM)
    • Invitation to Comment No: SP18-10

    You are welcome to distribute this within your court and to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2017.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at benita.downs@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7957.

  • 28 Apr 2018 8:32 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    Three (3) new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court, Judicial Council forms and legislation have been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    The attached list provides a summary of the proposals and contains direct links to each individual proposal. You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2018.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at benita.downs@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7957.

  • 26 Apr 2018 8:33 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    The Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee has approved the circulation for comment of a proposal entitled “Judicial Administration: Public Disclosure of Settlement Agreements.” This proposal would amend California Rules of Court, rule 10.500 on public administrative records to clarify that settlement agreements must be disclosed in response to public records requests and that the names of judicial officers may not be redacted from settlement agreements produced in response to these requests.
     
    The proposal to amend rule 10.500 is available for viewing on the internet at:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm. The proposal is being circulated on a special expedited cycle so that it can be presented to the Judicial Council at its May 24, 2018 meeting.
     
    The deadline for receiving comments is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
     
    All comments will be reviewed by the Rule 10.500 Working Group, which will make recommendations to the Judicial Council's Rules and Projects Committee and then to the full council. Comments received will become part of the public record of the council's action.
     
    When submitting comments, please indicate whether you agree with the proposal, would agree with the proposal if it is modified, or do not agree with the proposal.
     
    We encourage your comments and appreciate your participation in this effort.
     
    On behalf of the Rule 10.500 Working Group
    Hon. Marsha G. Slough, Chair

  • 10 Apr 2018 10:20 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    Thirty-six (36) new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court, Judicial Council forms and legislation have been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    The attached list provides a summary of the proposals and contains direct links to each individual proposal. You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2018.

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