- 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
- Amnesty Program
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.
- Justice Thomas gains power of chief justice as Roberts sides with liberal justices
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t the chief justice, but he gets one perk of the job when he is in the majority and…
- Afternoon Briefs: 7 federal death penalty requests withdrawn; ex-lawyer sentenced for advice on supplements
DOJ withdraws death penalty requests The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn requests for the death penalty in seven cases, reversing the stance taken by…
- Former LeClairRyan general counsel pleads guilty to obstructing probe of financial misconduct
The former general counsel for the defunct law firm LeClairRyan has pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding for trying to thwart an investigation…
- Judge permits prosecutors to use facial recognition to open accused Capitol rioter’s laptop
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice request to place an accused U.S. Capitol rioter in front of his…
- Software company CEO discusses challenges, benefits and evolution of sourcing outside counsel
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jim Delkousis, the founder and CEO of Persuit, a software platform that facilitates a competitive process for sourcing outside counsel.…
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- Stanford’s Michelle Mello and David Studdert on Proof of Vaccination and the Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19
Judge Damon R. Leichty of the U.S. District Court for Northern Indiana ruled on Monday, July 19, that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before coming to campus. With the Delta variant on the rise in the United States, hospitals in states where vaccination rates are now seeing
- The U.S. says it can answer cyberattacks with nuclear weapons. That’s lunacy.
(This opinion essay was first published in the The Washington Post on July 10, 2021.) Over the July 4 weekend, the Russian-based cybercriminal organization REvil claimed credit for hacking into as many as 1,500 companies in what has been called the largest ransomware attack to date. In May, another cybercriminal group, DarkSide, also apparently located mainly in
- My husband had a stroke after his COVID vaccine. We gave our kid his shot anyway
(This opinion essay was first published in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 6, 2021.) A few days after receiving his second COVID vaccination, my husband woke up seeing double. He’d been feeling unwell, but this new symptom seemed odd. Should we come in to urgent care, we asked our doctor. No, the emergency room, we
- Stanford’s Nate Persily on Supreme Court’s Ruling that Upholds Voter Restrictions in Arizona
The Supreme Court issued its decision in Brnovich, Attorney General of Arizona v. Democratic National Committee today, upholding Arizona’s voting restrictions in a 6 to 3 vote, with the Court’s three liberal justices in dissent. At issue was how a crucial part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 applies to voting restrictions disproportionately impact
- Stanford Election-Law Expert Nate Persily on Post-Election Challenges to American Democracy
Nathaniel Persily, the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, is regarded as one of the nation’s top experts on election law. His work has been cited by the Supreme Court multiple times, he’s been called on to help craft districting plans for numerous states and he literally wrote the book (with others) helping establish the
Law Firm Newswire
- 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