News and Events


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

Hurricane Relief Resources

Posted on: 09/07/2017 1:43 PM

FREE CITIZEN DISPUTE MEDIATION - Orange County Residents: If you have a dispute with your neighbor or landlord, or a consumer complaint, property damage or settlement issue, call 407-423-5732. The Orange County Bar Association offers FREE mediation for residents of Orange County through its Citizen Dispute Program from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mediation is free regardless of income. Call 407-423-5732 today to schedule an appointment.

FLORIDA BAR HURRICANE RELIEF HOTLINE - ATTORNEYS NEEDED. The Florida Bar YLD, ABA Young Lawyers Section, FEMA, and other legal aid organizations, are soliciting volunteers to help provide basic legal services for low-income individuals affected by the storm. Attorney volunteers assist by returning calls placed to a toll-free hotline providing legal and non-legal assistance to callers. The most pressing need is for volunteers to return calls. Please click on the link to The Florida Bar YLD Disaster Relief - FEMA Hotline page to sign up and for more information about the program.

RESOURCES FOR ATTORNEYS - Information from Ninth Judicial Circuit representatives to The Florida Bar Board of Governors: Mary Ann Morgan, Esq.; Wayne L.  Helsby, Esq., and Julia Frey, Esq. Click here.

Help Answer Civil Legal Questions for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted on: 09/05/2017 4:04 PM

From the ABA: Want to volunteer to answer civil legal questions for Texas residents who are victims of Hurricane Harvey? You can do so on ABA Free Legal Answers in a few simple steps! Go to and click on “Volunteer Attorney Registration” and register. If you are licensed outside of Texas, you will be required to complete and submit a Registration for Temporary Practice of Texas Law. For more information, please contact the TX Free Legal Answers administrator at See flyer.

26th Annual OCBA YLS Golf Tournament

Posted on: 08/30/2017 3:30 PM

Sept. 29 - If you haven't formed your foursome, signed up as an individual player, or become a sponsor, now's the time to do it! See the OCBA calendar for details!

2018 Professionalism Award Nominations

Posted on: 09/05/2017 8:30 PM

Oct. 31 - Nomination deadline. Nominate candidates now for the 2018 William Trickel, Jr., Professionalism Award, the Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award, and the James G. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award. Click on award name for criteria and the nomination form.

Statement from the OCBA Executive Council

Posted on: 08/16/2017 9:27 PM

Consistent with our mission statement, the Orange County Bar Association is an inclusive organization. Diversity and inclusion are key tenets of our organization. We stand for freedom of speech but against bigotry, racism, and violence.

Florida Bar Legislative Update

Posted on: 08/11/2017 9:46 PM

See The Florida Bar's Legislative Update!

The Florida Bar News TV

Posted on: 08/01/2017 2:14 PM

See the latest news from The Florida Bar News TV.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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