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Hon. Franz Miller (Ret.) Selected as Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund’s Individual Honoree

Hon. Franz Miller (Ret.) Selected as Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund’s Individual Honoree

Judge Miller recognized for years of service and commitment to equal justice in Orange County


Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is proud to share that Hon. Franz Miller (Ret.) has been selected by the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) as the OCBA Charitable Fund’s Individual Honoree for 2021. He will be honored during the association’s “Raise Your Glass” event on October 28 at the Newport Beach Country Club.

The OCBA Charitable Fund provides financial resources to local organizations and programs that serve the community and reinforce the fund’s mission to enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all. This year, the Charitable Fund awarded grants to 18 law-related organizations and programs to provide critical services for a broad range of clients, including victims of child abuse and domestic violence, low-income county residents and foster youth.

Judge Miller served as president of the OCBA in 1997 and president of OCBA Attorneys Contributing to Society, the predecessor of the OCBA Charitable Fund, in 1998. Over the past two decades, he has remained resolute in his commitment to the Charitable Fund, giving his time and financial support and spreading awareness of fund’s efforts to encourage others to get involved.

Judge Miller is a tremendously passionate and thoughtful panelist who has invested himself over the years in supporting the Orange County legal community and furthering access to justice for all. We value him on our panel, and we congratulate him on this exceptional recognition. 

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO.

Judge Miller joined JAMS in 2019 as a mediator, arbitrator, referee/special master and judge pro tem after 16 years of service on the Orange County Superior Court. He has handled thousands of matters and tried over 500 civil and family law cases.

The wine tasting and charity awards benefit, which will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club, will recognize Judge Miller and other honorees from this year, and bring together the OCBA community to enjoy entertainment, auctions, food and wine. More information can be found here.

In addition, Judge Miller was featured in the October issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine, which can be viewed online here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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