News and Events

Chief Judge Perry Retirement Events - August 22, 2014

Posted on: 08/20/2014 10:55 AM

Join your colleagues to honor retiring Chief Judge, Belvin Perry, Jr.

Jones High School Retirement Celebration
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Jones High School Auditorium
801 South Rio Grande Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804

OCBA Reception
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Orlando
60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 30804

RSVP deadline: Friday, August 22, 2014 at Noon

Cost: None but registration is required. Register at the OCBA Store

The Hon. Frederick J. Lauten Elected Chief Judge of Ninth Judicial Circuit

Posted on: 08/05/2014 5:57 PM

Aug. 5 - In a unanimous vote, the judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court have elected the Honorable Frederick J. Lauten as Chief Judge. Judge Lauten will replace nine-term Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., who retires from the bench at the end of August. Read more.

Recent Administrative Orders Issued for the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Posted on: 08/06/2014 11:13 AM

The Hon. Belvin Perry, Jr., Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, has issued the following Administrative Orders:

Administrative Order No. 2014-04 - Governing Cellular Telephones and other Electronic Devices - effective January 1, 2015

Amended Administrative Order No. 07-96-19-02- Governing Media Interest - High Profile Proceedings - effective January 1, 2015. Note: Information concerning application for court-issued media credentials will be available on the Ninth Judicial Circuit website ( after October 1.

Administrative Order No. 2014-07 - Establishing Ninth Circuit Professionalism Panel - effective June 13, 2014. Note: Exhibit "A" to this Order is the form for submitting complaints to the Professionalism Panel.

23rd Annual YLS Charity Golf Tournament

Posted on: 08/04/2014 6:01 PM

The Young Lawyers Section will hold its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 3, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Resort. See Ad for details. Sponsors and Players Sign Up Today!

Breakfast of Champions Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted on: 08/13/2014 4:49 PM

Nov. 6 - The Legal Aid Society's Annual Breakfast of Champions is coming up! Please consider sponsoring LAS's major fundraiser today! For details, contact Donna Haynes at 407-515-1850, or see the flyer!

Judicial Candidate Information

Posted on: 07/18/2014 4:30 PM

The Florida Bar website shows the voluntary disclosure forms submitted by candidates for judicial office. The forms include self-reported information about the candidates' career, education, civic involvement, and why they believe they would be good a good judge. See

Dues Renewal!

Posted on: 05/08/2014 4:10 PM

You still have time to renew your OCBA membership! Renew online - it's convenient! Just login and you'll be directed to your online renewal statement. If you have questions, please contact 407-422-4551, ext. 225.

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 or 407-422-4551, ext. 225.

JNC News

Posted on: 05/21/2014 1:15 PM

Aug. 22 - Deadline. The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a circuit court vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of the Honorable Chief Judge Belvin Perry. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person appointed must be a resident of either Orange or Osceola County at the time that he/she assumes office. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website and are also available from the office of the chair.

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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