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 *
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!
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!
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!
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 ocbar.org
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!
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!
attacks on AAPI Community
Read the full Statement below.
The Orange County Association of Affinity Judicial Officers
Statement Denouncing Attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
The Orange County Association of Affinity Judicial Officers joins with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and the California Affinity Judicial Association Coalition in condemning the rise in attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the nation. Any violence, especially that based on prejudice, bias or fear of another is reprehensible. We agree that we can and must do better.
We further join in the California Supreme Court’s June 11, 2020 Statement condemning racism in all its forms: conscious, unconscious, institutional, structural, historic and continuing. We, too, remain committed to providing fair and equal justice under the law for every person who appears before us regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or identity. We will vigilantly work to ensure that equality and inclusion is a reality for all, every day in our courts.
The Orange County Association of Affinity Judicial Officers is committed to improving the administration of justice and promoting diversity in the legal profession through community outreach and educational programs.