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OCBA Judges Night 2023

 January 19, 2023

OCAAJO President, Judge Karen Robinson and California Supreme Court Associate Justice, Justice Martin Jenkins, take a moment 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!

                            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. 

                       REGISTER HERE*

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

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

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!

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!

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!

      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.

                  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.