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

Judicial Investiture Ceremony

Posted on: 02/10/2017 8:56 PM

Mar. 3 - You are cordially invited to attend the investiture ceremony for The Hon. Luis F. Calderon; The Hon. Eric H. DuBois; The Hon. Evellen Jewett; The Hon. David P. Johnson; and The Hon.Gisela T. Laurent, 4:00 p.m.,  James W. “Chief” Wilson Auditorium, Jones High School. Please RSVP to Helene Welch at

2017 Professionalism Awards Recipients & Ceremony

Posted on: 02/10/2017 8:46 PM

Mar. 10 - We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Professionalism Awards: The Hon. Charles T. Wells (William Trickel, Jr. Award); Karen L. Persis, Esq. (Lawrence Mathews Young Lawyer Award); The Hon. Arthur B. Briskman (James G. Glazebrook Award). Save the date: March 10, Professionalism Award Ceremony & Reception, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Orange County Courthouse. Please RSVP by Mar. 6 through the OCBA Store

OCBA Elections

Posted on: 02/22/2017 1:41 PM

Mar. 1 - 31 - Election ballots for voting members of the Association will be sent via email on Mar. 1. Voting ends Mar. 31. Read about the candidates below, and be sure to vote!

OCBA Officer Candidates
OCBA Executive Council Candidates
Legal Aid Society Board of Trustees Candidates
Young Lawyers Section At-large Board Candidates

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!

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.

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