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Webinar: State of the Orange County Superior Court Address by Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura
July 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
There are many changes taking place at the Orange County Superior Court. During the State of Court address, Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura will discuss changes that have occurred, are taking place, and are planned for the future, including technological, personnel, and budget changes, which may impact your representation of clients before the Orange County Superior Court. The Court is currently addressing the backlog of trial and access to justice issues during the pandemic, as well as dealing with the budget cut to the statewide court systems as a result of the pandemic. This will be one informative and engaging presentation that you will not want to miss.
Speaker: Hon. Kirk Nakamura, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of Orange County
Moderators: Kenneth Wang and Jose Cordova
Hon. Kirk Nakamura was elected Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the top post of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Judge Nakamura began his two-year term as the Presiding Judge on January 1, 2019.
Judge Nakamura had served as Assistant Presiding Judge since his election in January 2016. He was appointed by Governor Gray Davis as a judge of the Orange County Superior Court in 2001. Judge Nakamura graduated from Duke University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1980 and from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science in 1977. He received the Outstanding Service Award from the Orange County Asian American Bar Association in 2008. He is a former President of the Orange County Japanese American Lawyers Association, Orange County Asian American Bar Association, the William P. Gray/Lex Legion Inn of Court and the California Asian Pacific American Judges Association. He was a board member of the Orange County Bar Association and the California Judges Association. He was awarded the Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.