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NOCBA SEPT ZOOMCAST SETS ATTENDANCE RECORD

FEATURED PRESENTER JESS RODRIGUEZ WAS JOINED BY DA TODD SPITZER

A record 64 people joined in on NOCBA’ s Zoomcast this past Wednesday evening to hear Assistant DA Jess Rodriguez discuss Mental Health Diversion Strategies.

Rodriguez heads up the counties’ Recidivism Reduction Unit, a program created by Orange County DA Todd Spitzer, who was also in attendance and who offered some introductory comments before introducing DA Rodriguez.

In his wrap up of the event, NOCBA President and event host, Jeff Kent, praised Assistant DA Rodriguez for his presentation and for the work that Rodriguez’s Unit, the Recidivism Reduction Unit, has accomplished in its short lifetime.

“It is such a breath of fresh air to have a DA like Todd Spitzer, who is open to these alternative resolutions in the appropriate cases,” Kent said.

If you missed the seminar, it is available to watch here.

“We are asking, Kent continued, but not yet requiring, that you join NOCBA to view these videos, and the NOCBA Board of Directors has extended our COVID pricing of $50.00 for the year through November 1, 2020!

NOCBA memberships may be purchased or renewed here

In closing, Kent offered his thanks to all participating reserving special praise for Senior District Attorney Jess Rodriguez, and District Attorney Todd Spitzer. for their time, and insight and for the part they played in making this NOCBA’s most successful Webinar to date!

COVID SPECIAL!

HELD OVER TILL NOV 1 – ATTORNEY’S SAVE !/3 ON MEMBERSHIP PURCHASES AND RENEWALS 

Renewing ones NOCBA membership, or Purchasing a NOCBA membership for the very first time, is now as simple as clicking on one of the buttons below.

Best of all, do so before August 31, 2020, and all membership purchases and renewals will be discounted by $25.00.  That’s a one third discount over our normal, all ready low prices.

NOCBA CANCELS HOLIDAY GALA

COVID RESTRICTIONS MAKE CANCELLATION UNAVOIDABLE

Just when you thought this year could not be any more disappointing, comes the news that NOCBA’s  Holiday Gala has been cancelled.
 
Covid era restrictions placed on the Brea Embassy Suites Hotel, the gala’s longtime home,  prohibiting  the sale of alcoholic beverages,  the service of food, and mandating a socially distanced, maximum occupancy of 100, make gatherings such as ours our gala untenable
 
Be advised, however, that NOCBA’s Board of Directors welcomes creative work-around(s) for the now cancelled event
 
Share them with us at info@nocba.org.

Almost three dozen participate in NOCBA's most recent Zoomcast.

Almost three dozen members of North Orange County’s legal community, including court officers, attorneys and support personal, participated in this past Wednesdays NOCBA Zoomcast, featuring Cannabis Advocate, Christopher Glew,  Esq.

Attorney Glew discussed “The Legal Weed Biz: From Farmer to Consumer, though his presentation was heavily weighted toward growth, cultivation and wholesale/retail distribution

The evenings Master of Ceremonies, NOCBA President Jeff Kent, kept the Zoomcast moving along smoothly while juggling his duties’ as host, chief information officer and NOCBA’s cheerleader- in- chief.  

If for whatever reason you could not attend the Zoomcast, Attorney Glew’s presentation is available for replay here.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Two steps forward, and three steps backward. It looks like we are having some difficulties taming this COVID beast, but I am confident we will get this under control.
 
In the meantime, we unfortunately have to cancel our Summer Soiree this year! I will miss seeing you all, and we will be back bigger and better with the Holiday Party!
 
NOCBA’s board of directors, and officers are still meeting by zoom, and trying to come up with great webinars to bring to you since the live meetings are still on hold.
 
We have had two great meetings so far; one with the help of our wonderful OC Court staff about Technology in the Courtroom, and a second one by attorney Meldie Moore on
 

SOiree BItes THe DUst

COVID NECESSITATES CHANGE

With the resurgence of Covid 19, and the greater restrictions being suggested to insure the public’s health, we are saddened to announce that we must cancel this years Summer Soiree,
 

For a time, when Covid infections seemed to be decreasing, we had hoped to be able to go forward with our annual tradition, albeit in a possible different format.  But now this will not be happening.

Over the past few years, the Soiree has become the go-to for NOCBA’s overworked legal community to “break up the stress and monotony of summer and let their hair down.”

I guess we’ll all have to find another way this summer.

But until we see you all again,  stay safe and stay well

NOCBA'S SUCCESSFUL 2ND ZOOMCAST

NOCBA  resumed monthly meetings last night with a virtual program presented by Attorney Meldie Moore Esq.

Over two dozen attorneys, sponsors, judges and support personal joined via Zoom.  

 “I am so pleased that NOCBA’s 2nd Webinar was so well received,”  commented NOCBA President, Jeff Kent, “and would again thank Meldie Moore for her insights into the School Discipline System!

I expect that I will have an answer soon about the July Summer Soiree and will pass this along as soon as the decision has been made.

Hopefully we can soon begin transitioning to a mix of in-person and Zoom Cast meetings!,” Kent concluded.

NOCBA'S SUCCCESSFUL FIRST WeBINAR

Close to 40 attorneys, bench officers and tech support professionals participated last night in NOCBA’s Remote Webinar on the use of “Tech in the Courtroom.”
 
Leading the discussion was  OC Courts IT Solutions Architect Darren Boyle who briefed those in attendance  on the use of Microsoft Teams and WebX, the two video conferencing applications currently used by Orange County Superior Courts.
 
Joining Mr Boyle was  Jennifer Medina, OC Courts IT Manager of End User Support and Nora Sanchez and Blanca Escobedo  from the court’s administrative department. 

MCLE'S FOR NOCBA MEMBERS

ADMIN

NOCBA, a California State Bar approved MCLE provider, offers members in good standing a convenient, cost-effective method of fulfilling MCLE requirements.

MCLE credits may be earned by attendance at most of NOCBA’s monthly meetings and by participation in the instructional portion of that program.

SPONSOR NOCBA

Jeff Kent
NOCBA President

NOCBA Sponsorship entitles you to attend our regularly scheduled monthly meetings, and to network with the attorneys, judges and court staff present.

Additionally,  Sponsors’ logo and website will be promoted via the NOCBA.org website.

For more information re the benefits of sponsorship, contact NOCBA President Jeff Kent here.

For payment information, click the link below or contact NOCBA Treasurer Lorrie Walton here.

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