News and Events

Here's what's happening with OCAAJO and our Members ...

          October 18, 2023
            5:30 -
6:30 p.m.

Judicial Opportunities -Taking on Leadership roles in your court, statewide, and on the national and international level! 

This distinguished panel will be moderated by Justice Thomas Delaney of the 4th DCA, Div.3, and promises to be informative and inspirational to all who have an interest in court leadership!

   * For Judicial Officers Only *

             REGISTER HERE

       September 7, 2023
OCAAJO members take a moment for a group photo
at the 2023 Women Judges Reception hosted by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association!

Thank you OCWLA for this wonderful acknowledgment and celebration!

OCAAJO Member Commissioner Olga Giller is elevated by Governor Gavin Newsom, August 18, 2023, and is appointed Orange County Superior Court Judge!

Congratulations Judge Giller!

Commissioner Tania Vallejo
is elevated by Governor Gavin Newsom, July 28, 2023, and is appointed Orange County Superior Court Judge!

Congratulations Judge Vallejo!

Thank you to our panel, moderator and all who attended this informative Town Hall!

 Presented by OCAAJO
and the OCBA Masters Divisio

 OCBA Judges Night 2023

                January 19, 2023

OCAAJO President, Judge Karen Robinson and California Supreme Court Associate Justice, Justice Martin Jenkins, take time from the festivities at the OCBA 2023 Annual Judges Night for a photo!

Later in the evening, Justice Jenkins, administered the oath of office to incoming 2023 OCBA President, Michael Gregg!

OCAAJO congratulates Michael Gregg and all of the new OCBA Officers on their installation!

OCAAJO Life Member
Judge Maria Hernandez is elected Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court.  Currently finishing her term as Assistant Presiding Judge, she begins her two-year term as the Presiding Judge on January 3, 2023.

Congratulations Judge Hernandez!

 Join us for an evening with OC's newest Appellate Court Justices and Federal District Court Judge
October 18, 2022 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. 


*This event is open to sitting and retired bench officers only.

Registration closes Monday October 17, 2022 5:00 p.m.

Judge Deborah C. Servino is  named  the 
Orange County Women Lawyers Association's 2022 Judge of the Year!
The award ceremony is October 12, 2022.

Congratulations Judge Servino!

 Meet the Candidates Running for Orange County Superior Court Judge!      

  Register here:  

April 26, 2022  
Judicial Seats, 5, 9, 11, 21 and 22

May 3, 2022
Judicial Seats 28, 30, 33 and 45

  5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.     via Zoom

Registration closes  Monday April 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Justice Eileen C. Moore,  Fourth District Court of Appeal, Div. 3, is appointed to the newly created Veterans Justice Commission! The select 15-member Commission, chaired by former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, is tasked with, among other important work, researching and gathering testimony to assess the extent and nature of veterans' involvement in the criminal justice system.   

Congratulations Justice Moore!

OCAAJO and the
OCBA Masters Division Present

     Then and Now:
How the Diversity Landscape has  Changed Over the Years in the Orange County Legal Community

       May 4, 2022 
 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  via Zoom

Register online at

OCAAJO Life Member
Judge Fred Slaughter's nomination to the  Federal District Court for the Central District of California is confirmed by the United States Senate, March 17, 2022!

Congratulations District Court Judge Slaughter!

Judge Maurice Sanchez's nomination to the  Fourth District Court of Appeal, Div. 3., is confirmed by the California Commission on Judicial Appointments January 6, 2022!

Congratulations Justice Sanchez!

OCAAJO President
Judge Karen L. Robinson is elected  President of the California Judges Foundation 2021-2022.  Administered by the CJA staff and supervised by a nine-person Board of Directors, the California Judges Foundation  is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of an impartial judiciary for the administration of Justice in California.

Congratulations Judge Robinson!

OCAAJO Vice President
Judge Elizabeth G. Macias is awarded the 2021 CJA Justice Bernard Jefferson Excellence in Education Award for her work with co-awardee LA Judge Nicole Bershon on the CJA Diversity & Inclusivity Committee!  She also is named CRF-OC's 2021 James P. Gray Judge of the Year!

Congratulations Judge Macias! 

OCAAJO issues
Statement Denouncing
attacks on AAPI Community

Read the full Statement below.