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  • 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    Attached please find copies of the proposed repealed and revised rules, which are also posted on the Superior Court’s website at Invitation to Comment.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

  • 06 Feb 2018 11:24 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Santa Ana, CA – The Orange County Superior Court has implemented a Text-to-Pay service for traffic, infraction and criminal cases. It is a fast, convenient and secure way to use a smartphone to make payments or explore other case options, even when the Court is closed.
    To access services on the Court’s website, a customer sends his or her case-specific OC Pay number via text to (657) 215-4684. A response will appear with the customer’s general case information along with links to various services. An instructional video about where to find the case-specific OC Pay number is available online.
    In addition to making a payment, some cases may be eligible to reserve a court date online or to access other features. By clicking on links provided by return text, a customer can easily perform transactions via cell phone (message and data rates may apply). The service is available for delinquent and non-delinquent traffic, infraction and criminal cases.
    A video with an overview and a demonstration of the Text-to-Pay service is online.

  • 02 Feb 2018 9:44 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)


    Judge Steven D. Bromberg

    Speaks on State Supreme Court case of People vs. Sanchez

    Holding case-specific statements relating to expert witness testimony and what constitutes inadmissible hearsay.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    5:30 P.M -networking

    6:00 P.M. to 7:00 program

    One Hour of MCLE

    Sponsored Event

    No Charge

    Any questions? Contact John Cogorno, President of the Newport Harbor Bar Association, 714-892-2936

    Whittier Law School, Room 1

    3333 Harbor Boulevard

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    For Parking enter from either Harbor Blvd on the east side of the campus or from Sunflower at the rear on the north side of the campus.

     Go to Website to make a reservation 

    Newport Harbor Bar Officers are: President; John R. Cogorno, Vice-President; John M. Kremer, Secretary; Kristine Adams, and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer; Mark Bidwell.

    Board members are: Dianne Liddy, Jay Stoegbauer (webmaster) and R. Allen Baylis. Paralegal Board Member is Michele Pfeiffer. Law School Alumni Board Members are Adrienna Van Diermen and Linda Krolop-Silverstein. Student Member Liaisons are: Aaron Britton and Karli Burns.

  • 24 Jan 2018 1:26 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    The OCHBA, in collaboration with Santa Ana High School, is holding its Saints’ Closet collection to dress students for mock trial competitions, job interviews and school dances!

    We are collecting gently used:

    • suits
    • professional attire
    • event dresses & suits

    Please drop off your donation(s) to:
    Law Office of Carolina C. Gomez
    2112 E 4th Street, Suite 102
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    8:30 to 5:30 M-F

    Let’s make their closet worthy of Saints!

  • 22 Jan 2018 10:07 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    On January 19, 2018, the OCHBA attended the Enrobing Ceremony for Judge Andre De La Cruz at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

  • 15 Jan 2018 9:25 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)
    The 2018 Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients are Leticia Torres of Western State College of Law, Robbie Godinez Munoz of Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Jennifer Corona of Western State College of Law.

    Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students!

  • 15 Jan 2018 8:10 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Congressman Correa is hosting an Open House to celebrate his first year in office - the Open House will take place on Jan. 23rd at our office from 5:30pm-8:30pm. We would like to personally invite you, the OC Hispanic Bar Association, and all your members to the event. Hope to see you then!

    Best regards,

    Rachel Rolnicki | Field Representative

    Office of Congressman J. Luis Correa (CA-46)

    2323 N. Broadway, Suite 319 | Santa Ana CA 92706

    Office: (714) 559-6190

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