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Posted on: 11/21/2014 1:53 PM

OCBA Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors

Posted on: 07/13/2017 11:04 AM

Aug. 1 - The deadline for OCBA’s mentoring program is Aug. 1. We are seeking lawyers with 10+ years of experience to mentor young lawyers. The program lasts only 4 months (Sept. 1 through Dec. 31). For program details, click here, or see program application. Have questions? Contact mentoring committee chair, Kristopher Kest, or call 407-514-2667.

18th Circuit - Seminole County Judicial Reassignment

Posted on: 06/19/2017 9:12 PM

Effective July 1, 2017, in the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, pending civil cases assigned to Division G, K, and W could be reassigned to Division L. Please be diligent in checking the assignment of judges before scheduling hearings. Division assignments may be checked by case number at the Seminole Clerk's website after July 1, 2017. Please see pertinent information.

Open Ninth Podcast - Hidden in Plain Sight: Battling Bias

Posted on: 06/19/2017 12:58 PM

National expert Joseph Sawyer discusses the impact of explicit and implicit bias on society and the judicial system. Posted 6/5/17. See Ninth Judicial Circuit website for other podcasts of interest.

Gala Photos Available!

Posted on: 03/13/2017 8:30 PM

Gala Photos
- If you attended our fabulous Mardi Gras Gala, then you're sure to want some photos! See your special photos here and order some today!

I-4 Update

Posted on: 05/19/2017 7:00 PM

Jun 9 - Please see I-4 update as of June 9. See flyer.

Posted on: 07/17/2017 3:39 PM

Ninth Circuit Professionalism Panel

Posted on: 01/26/2015 12:25 PM

AO Establishing Local Professionalism Panel - Please see AO 2014-07, which created the Ninth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel, the Amended Administrative Order, AO 2014-07-A-01, and the Professionalism Panel Complaint Referral Form. To learn more about our Local Professionalism Panel, please see an article by Kristopher J. Kest, Esq.

Proposed Defunding of Legal Aid Services

Posted on: 03/22/2017 3:40 PM

Statement from William Schifino, president of The Florida Bar, on the proposed federal defunding of Legal Services Corporation

Open Ninth Podcast

Posted on: 02/22/2017 9:51 PM

"Conversations Beyond the Courtroom" - Hear Chief Judge Frederick Lauten's interview with OCBA president Wiley Boston, Esq. in episode 17 of the Ninth Judicial Circuit's Open Ninth podcast series. Listen here!

OCBA 2017 Installation of Officers Luncheon

Posted on: 05/22/2017 1:02 PM

June 15 - Join us for the 2017 Installation of Officers and Board members for the OCBA, Legal Aid Society of the OCBA, Inc., the OCBA Foundation, the OCBA Young Lawyers Section, and the OCBA Paralegal Section. RSVP through the OCBA Store by June 12.

Posted on: 08/27/2013 11:13 AM

Courthouse Access Cards Now Available!

Posted on: 01/08/2014 1:45 PM

Order your 2014-15 Courthouse Access Card today! Cards are good from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015. Fee: $75. Attorney application. Legal Support Staff application.

Posted on: 01/22/2014 4:45 PM

News from The Florida Bar

Posted on: 10/24/2014 8:09 PM

Click here for News from the Florida Bar.

I-4 Parking Lot Closures

Posted on: 06/07/2015 3:09 PM

Amended AO Governing Appellate Process for 9th Circuit

Posted on: 11/05/2015 6:26 PM

Please see Amended Administrative Order No. 2015-10-01 – Governing Appellate Process for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Note: the only change is the inclusion of “Exhibit B.” Amended AO.

Presentation by Raymon Abadin, President, The Florida Bar

Posted on: 10/26/2015 11:00 AM

“Changes in the Profession: The New Legal Marketplace” presentation by Ramón A. Abadin, President of The Florida Bar, to OCBA members on Oct. 22, 2015. Click here to read.

Foreclosure Sale Payment Change Notice

Posted on: 02/04/2016 11:20 AM

Beginning March 1, 2016, the Orange County Clerk of Courts will begin defaulting all foreclosure sales that are not paid in full by noon (12:00 p.m.) the next business day following the sale.

OCBA Luncheon RSVP / Cancellation Policy

Posted on: 04/08/2016 8:45 PM

Immediately - If you have RSVP’d for an OCBA luncheon and find you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by the published cancellation deadline. To cancel, contact Marie at Phone calls will not be accepted. If you do not cancel, we will follow this policy: • First no-show: We will record your reservation as a no-show; • Subsequent no-shows: You will be invoiced $35 per missed luncheon. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a seat. Read important details.

Ninth Judicial Circuit News

Posted on: 07/19/2016 11:35 AM

The Ninth Judicial Circuit will be disseminating information on media-interest cases, such as judicial rulings, whenever possible via its Twitter handle @NinthCircuitFl. Please feel free to follow the court’s Twitter for news about cases of interest to you and the public. Not all public-interest rulings will be disseminated as in the past.

Constitution Revision Commission Appointments

Posted on: 09/26/2016 2:09 PM

Dec. 31 – Application Deadline. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga will accept resumes for three appointments to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The 37-member CRC is created every 20 years to consider revising the state's constitutional charter or any part of it. Members are appointed by the governor, the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House, and the chief justice. For details, please see the Florida Supreme Court website.

Posted on: 09/05/2012 10:18 PM