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Saturday, December 4, 6:00pm – Midnight @ Brea Embassy Suites.

The fun begins with Cocktails from 6:00 – 700 pm.

Awards and Dinner: 7:30 pm.

Photo Booth!  Live DJ.

Prizes and Raffle.

Dancing till Midnight.

Please come and celebrate with us our court award recipients for the year of 2021!

Attorney Tickets:  $100.00 ($10.00 discount for current NOCBA members)

Non-Attorney Tickets: $60.00

 

It is with great pride and and a healthy respect for the accomplishments of each of our honorees, that NOCBA announces our 2021 choices for the following awards:

      • Our Roger B. Robbins’ Judge of the Year nominee is  Hon. Joanne Motoike. Judge Motoike has racked up many accomplishments in her time on the bench, including a legacy of highly successful Juvenile Justice Programs.
      • For Attorney of the Year, the NOCBA Board has selected Kate Corrigan.  Among Attorney Corrigan’s many accomplishments has been her never-ending support for the private bar, while serving as a liaison to the courts throughout the COVID Pandemic.
         
      • For Employee of the Year, NOCBA has selected Gloria Cervantes.  Ms. Cervantes had served our legal community for over 35 years, most recently as Judge Rogan’s clerk, prior to her recent retirement.
      • Finally, for Humanitarian of the Year, the NOCBA Board has selected  Hon. Gassia Apkarian.  Judge Apkarian is worthy of this award in recognition of her tremendous work in providing educational opportunities and preserving testimonials for the Armenian community through her non-profit charity, Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ). For more information about CFTJ, follow this link
We truly hope to see each one of you at this year’s Gala.  
 
Be sure and purchase your tickets early due to Covid limitations. 

Join us at the Matador on Wed, Nov 17th @ 6, (Note: different day) as Commissioner Michele Bell discusses Overcoming Implicit Bias.

We’ve all heard the phrase “implicit bias” but what does it really mean and why is it a current topic of conversation in the legal field?

Commissioner Bell’s presentation will cover what implicit bias means and how it may influence our decisions.

Other areas of review include:

• Having implicit bias does not necessarily mean we act in explicitly biased ways;

• Learn to recognize behaviors that may suggest bias or differential treatment.; and,

• Learn techniques that help debias perceptions and improve interactions.

Please note that 1 Hour MCLE, including Elimination of Bias credit will be available for this event. And as usual there will be a hosted bar & complimentary hors d’oeuvres
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Can’t make it that evening? NOCBA is pleased to announce that it will simulcast this event via Zoom and make it available via NOCBA Replays.

NOCBA Replays are available free-of-charge to current NOCBA Members, and for the discounted rate of $14.95 per viewing for everyone else.

The video is available for purchase for delivery study credits for which the member must keep records.

NOCBA provides MCLE certification for participatory credits only which includes attendance in person or live via Zoom.

Commissioner Bell

Join us at the Matador on Wed, October 27th @ 6, as  the Hon. Scott Steiner discusses Felony Sentencing.

In his presentation, Judge Steiner breaks down the confusing labyrinth of options, exceptions and supervision choices currently available.

Please note that 1.0 Hour Law Practice MCLE Credit will be available for this event.

Can’t make it that evening, NOCBA is pleased to announce that it will simulcast this event on Zoom and make it available via NOCBA Replays.
 
NOCBA Replays are available free-of-charge to current NOCBA Members, and for the discounted rate of $14.95 for everyone else.
 
The aforementioned MCLE Credit will be available to NOCBA members in good standing who view the presentation via this website.

There was not a dry eye in the house at Matador this past Wednesday when NOCBA President Jeff Kent, Board Member Lloyd Freberg and sponsor Dr. Stephanie Herring paid tribute to long time NOCBA Sponsor and friend Dean Stepper, at the groups’ September meeting. 

Dean, for those who may not know, is currently undergoing chemo to combat stomach cancer.

In speaking of his almost 30 year relationship with Dean, and with The MOST Program, the company Mr. Stepper heads, NOCBA President Jeff Kent had this to say:

“Dean, you are a hero to the thousands of people that you have helped over the last 30+ years

You were at the forefront of bringing drug and alcohol rehabilitation from the obscure and unusual sentence for individuals to something that is almost now the norm.

There are so many people that you have saved, and helped along the way, that it would fill a stadium.

Thank you for everything that you do.”

If you’d like to view the presentation, click the red button to the right.

Join us at the Matador on Wed, September 22nd @ 6, as  NJC’s resident probation officer, Valerie Preciado, and her panel of probation officers explain  how the puzzle pieces of the Orange County Probation Department’s separate units interact and connect to create the best justice picture for bench officers, attorneys, and other criminal justice providers.

Topics to be discussed include:

      • PARS (Pre-Trial Supervision: in-custody and out of custody assessments and reports).
      • SEC (Electronic Monitoring Application Process)
      • Investigation Unit (Pre-Plea, Probation & Sentencing Reports, Cognitive Disabilities, & SARATSO)
      • Firearm Relinquishments (Forms & Reports)
      • Interstate Compact (Out of state transfer on formal and some informal cases)
      • BTP/CAT (Program requirements, enrollment, progress reviews and programs)
      • Financial Unit (Financial Obligations and AB 1950)

Please note that 1.0 Hour Law Practice MCLE Credit will be available for this event.

Can’t make it that evening, NOCBA is pleased to announce that it will simulcast this event via Zoom and make it available via NOCBA Replays.
 
NOCBA Replays are available free-of-charge to current NOCBA Members, and for the discounted rate of $14.95 for everyone else.
 
The aforementioned MCLE Credit will be available to NOCBA members in good standing who view the presentation via this website.
 

Superior Court Judge Richard M. King will host a special presentation of his stunning, heart- felt documentary, “VIETNAM: A Journey Back” at our August 25th meeting at the Matador.

Judge King’s documentary tells the story of his 2018 return to Vietnam with family members of two fellow Seabees, who died during a Viet Cong attack at Hill 494, on March 31, 1968.

It is with a heavy heart, and with the current tragedies in Afghanistan, that this presentation becomes even more relevant to the present day.

Regardless of political viewpoints, it is always a difficult decision for any administration to place our nation’s most prized resource, its citizens, in harm’s way. Similarly, It is becoming increasingly more difficult to then know when to bring them home.

Wars, or conflicts as we now like to call them, don’t seem to have traditional beginnings and endings anymore. Whether it be Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make decisions as to when to leave our soldiers in place or bring them home.

I hope to see you all at the meeting to learn more about these dire situations from Judge King’s first-hand experiences, and how the effects on individuals, families, and nations continue long after the events have transpired.

~ Jeff Kent

Join us at the Matador this month when Judge Rick King presents his amateur documentary: VIETNAM: A Journey Back!

Judge Rick King served in the SeeBees during the Vietnam War. His group came under attack by enemy soldiers, and several of his friends were killed.

Many years later, Judge King reached out to the families of those who had died, and urged them to join him back in Vietnam, at the very spot where his buddies had fought and fallen.

It was a chance to seek solace and redemption, and a living reminder of the struggles our veterans have to this day with the horrors of war.

This is their story.

Please note that MCLE’s are not available for this event. Nor will be presentation be available via Zoom or archived on the NOCBA website.

IT’S PARTY TIME!!!
 
NOCBA’S Soiree Returns!!!
Join us July 28th @ 5 pm @ Roscoe’s Famous Deli
 

These times can be stressful!

We had a great re-opening of our live MCLE events last month at the Matador.

Please join us in letting that stress go by attending our annual Soiree at Roscoes! There will be free drinks, food and prizes!

Returning for a second round is Johnny on the Spot who was super entertaining! Maybe Dennis Gaughn will return as well to add some extra excitement to the stage!

Don’t forget this fun and FREE event, open to ALL, and let NOCBA help you to UNWIND!

Your President, JDK

FIRST NOCBA HYBRID MEETING A SUCCESS

Over 40 members of our local legal community, some attending the live meeting at Matador, and others checking in from home by Zoom, listened in as DNA Expert, Suzanna Ryan, M.S. provided the latest cutting-edge information on DNA and its use in the criminal law arena.

For those unable to view this presentation, NOCBA has made Ms. Ryan’s presentation available via NOCBA RE-PLAYS.

To access NOCBA RE-PLAYS click the red button below.

NOCBA Replays are free-of-charge to current NOCBA Members, and available for the discounted rate of $14.95, for everyone else. 

1.0 MCLE Credit will be available to NOCBA members in good standing who view the presentation via this website.

CAN’T MAKE THE MEETING? NO PROBLEM WITH NOCBA REPLAY.
 
Your client is charged with domestic violence, child endangerment, narcotics trafficking, DUI or other offenses that can impact on the children.
 
Where are you? At the intersection of criminal defense, dependency, Child Protective Services, and deep in a professional and ethical minefield to protect your client’ rights and future access to the children.
 
NOCBA is please to welcome Orange County Public Defender Brian Okamoto to our May 26th Zoomcast.
 
Can’t make it that evening, NOCBA is pleased to announce that it will offer PD Okamoto’s presentation via NOCBA Replays.
 
NOCBA Replays are available free-of-charge to current NOCBA Members, and for the discounted rate of $14.95 for everyone else.
 
1.0 MCLE Credit will be available to NOCBA members in good standing who view the presentation via this website.
 
DIDN’T MAKE THE MEETING? NO PROBLEM WITH NOCBA REPLAY.

NOCBA was pleased to welcome  attorney Diane Bass to our April 28th ZOOMCAST, which was attended by over forty members of our local legal community.

In her ZOOM presentation, Ms. Bass discussed tools she considers necessary to refreshing one’s mental and emotional stamina.

NOCBA Replays are available free-of-charge to current NOCBA Members, and for the discounted rate of $14.95 for everyone else.

NOCBA members may access the REPLAY at no charge by using the coupon code comprised of the first letter of their last name (not case specific) followed (without any spaces) by their bar number.

1.0 MCLE Credit is available to NOCBA members in good standing who view the presentation via this website.

MISS THE MEETING? NO PROBLEM WITH NOCBA REPLAY

Over 70 NOCBA members and their guests gathered around their computers and portable devices this past Wednesday to see and hear, via Zoom. OCDA Debra Lloyd discuss the part that the OCDA’s DNA Office played in the apprehension of the Golden State Killer.

For those who missed it, NOCBA is pleased to offer Ms. Lloyd’s presentation for replay.

NOCBA Replays are available at no charge to NOCBA Members and for the discounted rate of $14.95 for everyone else.

To view Ms. Lloyd’s presentation, follow this link.

1.0 MCLE Credit will be available to NOCBA members in good standing who view the presentation via this website.

Certificates will be emailed in a timely manner.

Over 70 NOCBA Member’s and their guests gathered on Wednesday evening past to hear noted writer, speaker and litigator Garrick Byers demystify 2021’s new laws and statutes.

Mr. Byer is a frequent contributor to CEB’s CA Criminal Law, Procedure and Practice and is a featured speaker at many CEB webinars.

He also serves on the CA Public Defender Association Legislative and Ethics Committees.

Topics which were discussed include:

      • The Racial Justice Act
      • Probation Lengths Mostly Shortened
      • Court Fashioned Misdemeanor Diversion
      • Three Tiered PC 290 Sex Offender Registration Takes Effect

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Close to four dozen NOCBA members and guests attended our November 18th Zoomcast to see Assistant Presiding Judge, Erick Larsh speak, and to hear about changes to our court system expected when Judge Larsh becomes Presiding Judge this coming January.

In his presentation, Judge Larsh, addressed topics including the statewide revenue shortfall, the continuing impact of the Covid pandemic, and the court closures/furloughs.

Judge Larsh was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a judge of the Orange County Superior Court in 2005. He has served as Supervising Judge at both the Central Justice Center and the West Justice Center, and as Supervising Judge for the Domestic Violence Courts. Currently he sits as Assistant Presiding Judge, a term he began in January 2019.

In praising his colleague’s time as Assistant Presiding Judge, the Honorable Jeff Ferguson praised Larsh’s “ingenuity and foresight in weathering and helping to tame the Covid 19 storm battering our courts.”

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