CCBA is pleased to announce its December MCLE Webinar!
Judge Ohta to Explain 2022
"Normalization of Operations Work Plan"
Historically our December general meeting has been “Judges’
Night” where we invite the Criminal Court’s Judges to attend
for an evening of friendly banter and holiday good cheer. Banter and cheer
will have to wait for there’s work to be done.
As 2022 looms the courts are devising a plan applicable to all courts to
get up to speed in an organized way.
Judge Ohta, who was supervising judge of the criminal court when COVID
began, has been brought back to oversee the “Normalization of Operations
He has agreed to speak to us and explain what its aims are and how it will work.
The Hon. Sam Ohta is the supervising judge for the criminal division of
the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was originally
appointed to the Municipal Court in 1998 by former governor Pete Wilson.
He was subsequently elevated to the Superior Court in 2000. Judge Ohta
received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in
1985. He went on to receive his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
in 1989. After graduating from law school, Ohta joined the law firm of
Jones, Day Reavis, and Pogue in 1989 as an associate. In 1991 he became
a deputy city attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
He joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1994
as a deputy district attorney. He was serving as a prosecutor for the
D.A.’s office at the time of his appointment to the Municipal Court in 1998.
A friend to CCBA, Judge Ohta has attended and spoken to our group on various
If you want to get a jump on 2022 you should make a point to attend. “Change
is in the air.”
Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
There is no fee for CCBA members for this event.
There is a $25 fee for non-CCBA members for this event.
Please purchase your ticket via the link below:
After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email containing the
Zoom registration link for the Webinar. Please use the Zoom registration
link to register for the Webinar. After registering, you will receive
an email with information on joining the Zoom Webinar. Please do not share
your Zoom registration link.
Up to one hour of MCLE participatory credit will be provided by certificates
sent to attendees of the event via the email used to register.
Reminder: CCBA will continue to offer meetings with participatory MCLE
credit for the Los Angeles Criminal Defense community throughout the rest
of 2021. Become a member of CCBA today for access to free meetings. Non-members
will be required to purchase a ticket for $25 per meeting.
2021 Awards Dinner Postponement
To CCBA’s Membership:
First, I want to thank all who participated in the survey and/or provided
comments on the Awards Dinner.
Your input made it easier for the Board to reach a determination that is
best for the CCBA and the safety of our members.
The September 25, 2021 Awards Dinner has been rescheduled. The new date
is to be determined.
The awardees have been notified and understand the situation.
To refresh your recollection the current slate of awardees is:
MORTON HERBERT SERVICE AWARD
Deputy District Attorney Robert L. Grace, Jr.
ROBERT TAKASUGI JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Honorable Charlaine F. Olmedo
JOSEPH ROSEN JUSTICE AWARD
Attorney Frank P. Duncan
JERRY GIESLER MEMORIAL AWARD
Attorney Karen L. Goldstein
Ezekiel P. Perlo/Directing Attorney, Los Angeles County Bar Association,
Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
The Criminal Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court, including its
Judges, Judicial Assistants, Court Reporters, Bailiffs, and Interpreters
Note: Only one award will recognize efforts expended in 2020. The criminal
courts and all staff will be recognized for keeping the criminal courts
open throughout the pandemic.
Judge Olmedo joked when told about the delayed event, “Can I tell
people I’ve been CCBA’s judge of the year for 3 years running?”
I am glad someone still has a sense of humor!
We will continue our monthly Zoom meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Look for our September 14th meeting announcement soon to come.
I hope we can all get together and celebrate our profession next year.
President of CCBA
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