News and Events

AO Regarding Special Process Servers

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

Effective Immediately - At the request of Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten, please see Administrative Order NO. 2014-23, Emergency Temporary Order Governing Certification and Regulation of Grandfathered Special Process Servers, Orange County.

AO Establishing Local Professionalism Panel

On June 6, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court directed the chief judge of each circuit to “create a Local Professionalism Panel to receive and resolve professionalism complaints informally if possible.” Former Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. entered Administrative Order 2014-07, which created the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s panel, and Chief Judge, Frederick J. Lauten recently entered Amended Administrative Order 2014-07-A-01. Please see AO 2014-07, 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.

2015 Professionalism Award Nominations

Posted on: 09/04/2014 10:31 AM

Oct. 31, 2014 – Deadline. Nominate a colleague today! Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award (attorney practicing fewer than 15 years; William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award (attorney practicing 15 or more years); James G. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award (jurist).

OCBA Social Events

Posted on: 10/06/2014 12:36 PM

Nov. 14 OCBA Family Night with the Orlando Magic. Reception at 5:30 p.m.; tip-off at 7:00 p.m. Amway Center. (Magic v. Milwaukee Bucks.) Two seating options available. Ticket deadline to be entered in special drawing: Nov. 7. For details and to register, go to the OCBA Store.

Nov. 19
Joint Voluntary Bar Associations Happy Hour to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ember in downtown Orlando. Sponsored by Nater Law and US Legal Support. For details and to register, go to the OCBA Store.

The Florida Bar BOG Seeking Applicants

Posted on: 10/23/2014 11:15 AM

Dec. 12 - Deadline: The BOG is seeking applicants for two Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors positions. Please see press release for criteria and application information.

2015 Law Day Poster & Speech Contest

Posted on: 10/13/2014 12:47 PM

Feb. 27 - Deadline. The OCBA Law Week Committee has invited all Orange County public schools to participate in the 2015 Law Day Poster and Speech Contests. Encourage you students' participation by contacting their teachers! See the cover letter and Poster Contest and Speech Contest rules - and get involved!

Florida Bar Press Releases

Posted on: 09/02/2014 1:00 PM

Oct. 29 Deadline: One attorney to serve a six-year term commencing on January 1, 2015 and expiring December 31, 2020. Please read the full press release, or download the application, or call The Florida Bar at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application form.

Nov. 7 - Deadline: The Florida Bar is seeking one attorney to served on the board of Florida Rural Legal Services and one attorney from each appellate district to serve on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Commission. For details, please read the full press release.

Nov. 12 - Deadline: The Florida Bar is now accepting nominations for a variety of pro bono awards. Please see press release.

The Florida Bar has made information available to members of the community about the upcoming elections. Please read information here.

OCBA Store - Online!

Posted on: 01/04/2011 12:00 AM

Purchase CLEs, RSVP for OCBA luncheons, and register for select seminars online at the new OCBA Store. Plenty of discounts for OCBA members - simply use your login and password. If you don't have it, contact the membership department at karenf@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551, ext. 225.

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.

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