Orange County Local Rule 700.6 is effective January 1, 2012.
All papers submitted for filing within a family law case that are not on a Judicial Council form or court-approved local form must use the Document Cover Sheet (Family Law), Form L-0771, as the first page. The form may be found on the court's website at http://www.occourts.org/forms/formsfamily.html
Effective January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. The purpose of the one-time Infraction Amnesty Program is to provide relief to individuals who have found themselves in violation of a court-ordered obligation because they have been unable to pay the infraction bail or fine amount due.
The Superior Court in Orange County Announces The Addition of a Second Electronic Filing Service Provider - American LegalNet
The Superior Court of California, County of Orange, now offers an additional Electronic Filing Electronic Service Provider (EFSP), American LegalNet.
Improve Orange County - Apply Now to Serve on the Grand Jury
The Superior Court of Orange County encourages qualified citizens to apply to serve on the 2012/2013 Grand Jury. Service is a full-time commitment for one year, from July 2, 2012, to June 30, 2013.
Orange County Superior Court Programs Wins Top Awards
The Judicial Council of California has selected the Superior Court of Orange County's Electronic Legal File (ELF) and the Orange County Combat Veterans Court to receive the 2010–2011 Ralph N. Kleps Award for Improvement in Administration of the Courts.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs
New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take…
Judge censured after representing daughter in family law court
Judges aren’t supposed to represent clients, but that didn’t seem to stop William Edwards, who sits in Westchester County, New York. According to a State…
Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child abuse case, court rules
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually…
Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law
All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday. California’s…
Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules
An appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Air Force from discharging two airmen because of their HIV-positive status. The government’s justifications for…
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Pharmaceutical Profits and Public Health Are Not Incompatible
(This op-ed was first published in The New York Times on April 8, 2020.) The rapid spread of the coronavirus has revived a decades-old debate over pharmaceutical policy, with both sides doubling down on long-held views. Advocates for broader drug access insist that pharmaceutical companies must not be allowed to reap large profits from Covid-19 vaccines and
Stanford’s David Sklansky on Two IG Firings, One with Oversight of Covid-19 Relief Bill Oversight
Within the space of just a few days, President Trump has fired two Inspectors General with important oversight roles. One was assigned to oversee the massive $2 trillion COVID-19 aid package. The other was the Intelligence Community Inspector General, who determined last year that the whistleblower complaint in the Ukraine scandal was “credible” and should
Stanford Law’s Nate Persily on Securing the 2020 Election
As the number of COVID-19 cases—and deaths—climbs across the country, and the realization that shelter-in-place orders enacted in most states are not likely to be lifted soon, questions about the upcoming democratic and republican party nominating conventions and the November election itself have been raised. Here, election law expert Professor Nate Persily, who served as
Federalism Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
(Originally published in Stanford Health Policy on April 2, 2020) As we watch President Trump tell the states they have to do more to find their own personal protective equipment for their health-care workers, governors lash back with demands for a national leader who will unlock the emergency powers of the federal government. The response to the
Stanford’s Mark Lemley on Effort to Make IP Available to End COVID-19 Pandemic
A new initiative, the Open COVID Pledge has been launched to urge universities and companies to free up intellectual property (IP) to spur development of treatments and cures for COVID-19, now spreading rapidly through the world. Here, IP law expert Professor Mark Lemley, a founding member, discusses the initiative. What was the impetus for this
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Department of Defense to Address Sexual Assault in the Military
Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2019 - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced in a memo that the Department of Defense has created the Sexual Assault Accountability and Investigation Task Force to investigate the pervasive issue of sexual assault in the military and to improve the processes surrounding it. Shanahan said that the task force was established out of necessity after the “unacceptable” results of the 2018 Report on Sexual Assault and Harassment in military academies. The task force intends to review policies and processes surrounding sexual assault and make recommendations on how to better them as
Corrections Officer Who Fell While Going to Her Car to Retrieve an Item Gets Benefits
Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2019 – The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a fall on ice by a corrections officer while on the way to her car to retrieve a hygiene item occurred during the performance of her regular or assigned duties, entitling the officer to an accidental disability pension. Kristy Bowser, a corrections officer, learned she would be working a second shift at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC). During the second shift, she went to her car to retrieve a feminine hygiene product. While walking to her car in the
Attorney Eric Traut on Costco Shooting Controversy and Obtaining Video Footage from Inside Large Retail Chains
Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 - After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The
Mortgage Lender Executive Admits Role in Nearly 9 Million Dollar Embezzlement Scheme
New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – A top executive at a Long Island-based mortgage lender pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with an $8.9 million embezzlement scheme. Edward E. Bohm, former president of sales at Vanguard Funding, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 41-year-old was also an undisclosed owner of the company. Bohm faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years along with restitution and criminal forfeiture. However, he is expected to receive a shorter sentence like his co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to the same charges. “Fraud charges of
Student in School Bus Hospitalized After Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 - In September 2018, an 8-year-old student was injured in a school bus crash with an overturned semi-truck. The accident occurred on State Road 60 in Plant City, Florida at the intersection of Horton Road. The crash was caused by the Hillsborough County School District bus driver pulling in front of the truck causing the tractor-trailer to overturn. The bus driver then failed to stop in time, crashing into the semi-truck. The student, who attends Knights Elementary School, was transported to the hospital for treatment. The boy was the only student on