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

Professionalism Awards Nomination 2017

Posted on: 06/28/2016 6:46 PM

Oct. 31 - Nomination Deadline. The OCBA is now accepting nominations for its three most prestigious awards of the year: 2017 William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award; 2017 Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award; 2017 James G. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award. Please click on the link to complete a petition and nominate a colleague today!

Coffee & Donut Drive-Thru

Posted on: 10/24/2016 5:50 PM

Oct. 31 - All treats, no tricks! Drive through the OCBA parking lot between 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. for a free coffee and donut. It's our way of saying "Thanks for being a member of the OCBA!"

Judges Needed for South Atlantic Regional Moot Court

Posted on: 09/20/2016 8:39 PM

Nov. 5 & 6 - The 2016 South Atlantic Regional Moot Court still needs judges. Attorneys who volunteer will earn 9.0 free CLE. Competitions will be held at FAMU and UCF. For details, see the flyer, or go to the UCF Department of Legal Studies website.

Florida Bar Appointments

Posted on: 09/20/2016 6:14 PM

Nov. 4 - Application Deadline. The Florida Bar is seeking individuals to fill several vacancies: Florida Rural Legal Services; Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Commission; Eleventh Judicial Circuit Conference. Please see press release.

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.

The Florida Bar Voter Guide

Posted on: 08/04/2016 6:46 PM

Please see the 2016 voter guide provided by The Florida Bar. Feel free to share. Read more.

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.

Pulse Victims Legal Support Program

Posted on: 06/13/2016 5:44 PM

Attorneys - Needed: Spanish-speaking attorneys who practice employment law and/or workers' compensation law to provide pro bono legal assistance. Please complete the Victims' Legal Assistance Program Form. Thank you.

Victims and Families
- To determine whether you are eligible for free legal services, please call the Victims' Legal Assistance Hotline at 407-422-4537. Se habla Espanol.

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 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.

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.

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