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  • 26 Mar 2018 5:37 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Discrimination in the Legal Profession

  • 26 Mar 2018 5:30 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    The Public Law Center invites you to be part of our naturalization project by volunteering your time as a legal volunteer at our upcoming Citizenship Fair.  Legal volunteers will help clients prepare citizenship applications. Your legal screening will provide clients with a sense of confidence about applying for naturalization.

    Naturalization Training:

    Training is for legal volunteers participating at our naturalization fairs in 2018. You must be an Attorney, Law Student, DOJ Accredited Representative or paralegal to take this training.

    In person training will be provided on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    LOCATION: Western State School of Law

    ADDRESS: 1 Banting, Irvine, CA 92618





    The training topics will include:

    • Basic requirements of naturalization
    • Screening for "red flag" issues
    • Intersection of criminal law
    • Benefits and process of applying
    • What to expect at the fair
    • Completing applications in one day

    Naturalization Clinic Date:
    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    (Shifts available, 9am-1:30pm, 1pm-5pm, and 9am-5pm)

    Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the duration of the event.

    Clinic Location:
    North Orange County Community College District
    1830 W Romneya Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801

    For questions, please contact Roxana Rosas at

    To begin registration, please click HERE >

  • 26 Mar 2018 5:19 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)
    June 29-July 1
    Wyndham Anaheim/Orange County Justice Center

    The California Judicial Competition (CJC) is a statewide YMCA Appellate Court competition program, taking place in Anaheim, CA and is hosted by the California YMCA Youth & Government in partnership with several Southern California Law Firms.  2018 is the inaugural year for the competition.

    This program brings together high school students from around the state to face off in an appellate court competition. Teams of two will compete against their peers in Moot Court trials as well have the chance to show off their understanding of the case and case law as justices.

    In order for this event to offer true court simulation, attorney and law school student volunteers are needed, that’s where you come in! Please see below and indicate when you would be available and interested in volunteering.

    More Information For Students
    More Information for VOLUNTEERS: Attorneys and Law Students
  • 22 Mar 2018 9:26 AM | OCHBA Administrator (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.

  • 21 Mar 2018 9:25 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Comments sought:

    Seven (7) new proposals to amend the Code of Judicial Ethics have been posted to the California Courts web site, at

    You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018.

    If you have any questions, please contact Mark Jacobson, at, or at 415-865-7898.

  • 27 Feb 2018 10:13 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    March 15-18, 6-8pm

    Hilton San Francisco 
    Join the HNBA at its 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference & 23rd Annual Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on March 15-18, 2018. 
    More Information 

  • 26 Feb 2018 11:03 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    The Rules and Forms Committee of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, has proposed revisions to the Local Rules of Court. The Court invites your comments pursuant to rule 10.613 of the California Rules of Court, for the following changes to the local rules: 

    Repeal of Local Rule 700.6Family Law Filings.  The proposed repeal is being made because the local rule has become obsolete with the implementation of Family Law electronic filing (e-filing). 

    Revised Local Rule 702(D)Qualified Domestic Relations Order.  The proposed revisions establish a standard protocol for the submission of a qualified domestic relations order or other community property retirement plan benefit order to the court.

    Attached please find copies of the proposed repealed and revised rules, which are also posted on the Superior Court’s website at Invitation to Comment. A comment form is attached to download and submit comments by paper format, it is also available online to submit comments electronically. All comments concerning a proposed rule must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

    Comments submitted by U.S. mail should be directed to:

    Honorable Ronald Bauer

    Chair, Rules and Forms Committee

    Superior Court, County of Orange

    P. O. Box 1994

    Santa Ana, CA 92702-1994

  • 21 Feb 2018 1:06 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Please click on the link below to access the Notice from the Clerk regarding changes to Local Civil Rules 5.2-1 and 7-4.

  • 19 Feb 2018 9:27 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Elizabeth G. Macias Legal Studies Academy (EGMLSA) at Santa Ana High School

    Multiple Opportunities This Spring!

    The Elizabeth G. Macias Legal Studies Academy (EGMLSA) is the first academy of its kind in Orange County. 

    In the summer, EGMLSA holds a four-day enrichment camp filled with activities such as improv/acting training, a visit to local courthouses, a college and law school campus and ultimately participate in a mock trial. 

    In the fall, the students participate in the Constitutional Right's Foundation (CRF) mock trial competition. 

    This spring, the students focus on writing skills, interviewing skills, fine-tuning trial skills, and further developing their knowledge of the legal profession through a Speaker Series. These projects enhance their skills and increase their knowledge of legal issues and expose them to the legal community. 

    Volunteer attorneys from the OCHBA coach the student mock trial teams and teach in the enrichment camp. This spring, EGMLSA has the following volunteer opportunities:

    1. Project Self Interview Preparation.
      Date: 3/13/18 
      Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Santa Ana High School
      Volunteers: 5 attorneys
    2. Career day. 
      Date: 3/20/2018
      Time: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.
      Location: Santa Ana High School
    3. Senior exit interviews.
      Dates: 5/21/2018 & 5/22/2018
      Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: Santa Ana High School
      Volunteers: 5 to 10 attorneys

    Volunteer Now by contacting OCHBA Board Member Carolina Gomez at

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