Please join us in congratulating Gloria J. Lee, 2011-2012 OCAABA President, Partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP for being awarded the CMCP Marci Rubin Emerging Diversity Leader Award. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Gloria will be presented with the Award on Friday, October 12th at the 2018 CMCP 29th Annual Business Conference in San Francisco during the CMCP Recognition Lunch. 

OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Why Should I Do Pro Bono And How Do I Get Started?
The OCBA invites you to their special MCLE program on October 4th - "Why Should I Do Pro Bono And How Do I Get Started?" Come hear from some of Orange County's leaders in pro bono work!
Topics will include:
Why doing pro bono is important
    What you and your firm can get out of pro bono work
    Current trends in pro bono work
    Types of pro bono opportunities available
    What to expect in doing pro bono work and how to get started

The Public Law Center's South East Asian Legal Outreach Program (SEALOP) provides free civil legal assistance at the BPSOS Center for Community Advancement, Inc., 13950 Milton Ave. Suite 301, Westminster, CA 92683.    
Clinics take place on the second Saturday of every month from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 
 If you are interested in volunteering, use the links below or contact Nathan Watanabe at
Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

The Membership Committee invites you to attend its Fall Membership Mixer on October 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar, 14346 Culver Drive in Irvine.

The event is FREE for 2019 OCAABA members; otherwise, it is $15 for 2018 OCAABA Members, $20 for Non-members, and $5 for Judges, Government Attorneys, and Law Students.
Selection of appetizers and a drink are included.
Don't miss this chance to join OCAABA or renew your membership, network with other attorneys and law students, and catch up with your friends!

Thanks to our event sponsor:

OCAABA will be hosting a judicial reception for our newest Superior Court Judges on November 27th at Fleenor's in Santa Ana.
Sponsorships available - $300.
Email for more information.
OCAABA will hold its Annual Holiday Dim Sum Mixer on December 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Capital Seafood at the Irvine Spectrum.
Families are welcome to attend this event.  
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Affiliate Events/Activities

October 4 - Ante Up for ELDR  
The ELDR Center invites you to their first ever fundraiser! It's time to Ante Up for ELDR and support the critical work they do to close the justice gap.

With your admission you will receive $100 in game chips to get you started, a drink ticket, access to the taco bar, and a fun night. Do you like whiskeys from Scotland? Consider making an additional donation and participate in a whiskey tasting. And don't worry-if you lose all your chips just make a donation and you can get back in the game.    

October 4 ChangeLawyers "Scholarships for Justice" Reception
Scholarships for Justice is an event that celebrates the bright, diverse students who will become tomorrow's legal changemakers and the lawyers who right historical wrongs in our courtrooms, classrooms, and beyond. Join ChangeLawyers Thursday October 4 at 5:00 pm at the Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown LA

DEADLINE October 8 - 2019 Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County Law Student Scholarship  
The Board of Directors of the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County ("FLOC") is pleased to invite rising second and third year law students to apply for the 2019 FLOC Bayanihan Law Student Scholarship. FLOC is the preeminent organization of and for Filipino-American attorneys practicing in Orange County, California and is focused on meeting the professional needs of its members who work in small and large law firms, corporations, public entities, and universities.

Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded at the FLOC Gala Dinner on October 25, 2018. 
Application deadline is October 8, 2018.

October 17 - AAAJ-LA 35th Anniversary Dinner  
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA ("AAAJ-LA") Anniversary Dinner is a signature annual event that benefits Advancing Justice-LA through the generous support of many individuals, companies and foundations. It celebrates the organization's accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services. Additionally, the organization honors partners who have made a significant impact on the community. The event includes a reception, silent auction and dinner in addition to the awards ceremony. Location: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles. 5:30 pm - Reception and Silent Auction | 7:00 pm - Program and Dinner

October 26 - PLC Advocates and OC Lavender Bar Association 6th Annual Halloween Bash   
The Public Law Center Advocates and the Orange County Lavender Bar Association will hold their annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 26th to benefit the Public Law Center. Location: FĂȘte the Venue (Costa Mesa). Tickets are $50. 

November 1 - OCHBA Dia de Los Muertos Mixer 
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County invites you to their Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer on November 1st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at El Indio Botanas y Cerveza, 309 W. 3rd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Join HBA as they celebrate Dia de los Muertos and you will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running in the upcoming HBA elections.  

November 8-11 - 2018 NAPABA Convention  
The 2018 NAPABA Convention will take place November 8th through the 11th at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. This year, NAPABA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in the city that started it all-Chicago! Register today to take advantage of early bird rates (through August 24th) and join in on the family reunion fun!

November 14 - LASOC Save the Date: Come Fly With Us - Celebrating 60 Years of Justice for All   
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (LASOC-CLS) cordially invite you to celebrate an amazing legacy of justice at their annual fundraising dinner and auction at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on November 14th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With your support, LASOC-CLS will continue to provide legal services to the most vulnerable in our community for the next 60 years and more. Learn how to get involved in this special event through sponsorships, underwriting and advertising on the LASOC website.


State of California OAG Opportunities  
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Click the link below for a PDF listing of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, postmark your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the "Link" column. Click here (Posted 9/21/18)       

Chief Counsel at the California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission is currently recruiting for the position of Chief Counsel. The Chief Counsel serves as attorney to the California Coastal Commission (Commission) and the Executive Director, and manages and directs the work of the Legal Division, which is comprised of attorneys, legal analysts, a legal assistant and a legal secretary. The Chief Counsel advises the Commission and Executive Director and all senior management on all legal issues arising from the Commission's Implementation of the California Coastal Act and California's Coastal Management Program. More info
(Posted 9/21/18)

Contra Costa County Seeks Deputy District Attorney (Fixed Term)
Contra Costa County has an excellent opportunity for interested individuals to gain up to three (3) years of trial experience as a public prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office. Deadline is September 24 at 11:59 pm.
(Posted 9/19/18)
Open Positions at Inner City Law Center
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. The following attorney positions are available (applications will be accepted until the positions are filled):
Benefits Advocacy Hearings Staff Attorney
Benefits Advocacy Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Project Staff Attorney
Managing Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Staff Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Supervising Attorney
Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
Tenant Defense Project Staff Attorney
(Posted 9/11/18)

OCSC Commissioner Position   
The Orange County Superior Court announces the opening of our Superior Court Commissioner position. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the State Bar of California and must have been admitted to practice law in California for at least ten (10) years. Persons seeking appointment as a Superior Court Commissioner must demonstrate relevant legal experience as deemed sufficient by the judges of the Court. Superior Court Commissioners may not engage in the private practice of law. Applicants must submit an Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Personal Data Questionnaire and professional resume by 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Temporary Judges' Recruitment New Three-year Cycle Opens
The Orange County Superior Court announces a recruitment process for Temporary Judges, covering the next three-year cycle to begin fiscal year 2019-2020. If you are interested in becoming a Temporary Judge, please read the Application Letter and complete the Temporary Judge Application. The Application Letter describes the minimum qualifications and selection criteria, which will be used in this application process. Attorneys who are not currently active in the Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program and who would like to be considered must complete the full application process. Those in the program currently must complete a renewal application.The Court will require those who successfully pass the application process to attend two mandatory three-hour training sessions in late spring/early summer 2019. Additional training will be required for specialty areas. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. News Release   |  More Info
(Posted 9/6/18)


PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of September 27, 2018) case list for individuals in need of pro bono representation. The PLC staff can answer any questions you may have related to your case to support you in your pro bono representation; locate a mentor to help you; supply you with samples and manuals (some case types excluded); provide translation support in Spanish and Vietnamese; and arrange for office space for you to meet with your client at PLC. For questions contact: Leigh Ferrin 714.541.1010, extension 290. Visit the PLC website Volunteer page.

Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies
 Click the link below for an updated list of current attorney vacancies at the United States Department of Justice. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the DOJ may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.
To learn more about Justice and legal careers available, please visit the DOJ website at
In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices throughout the country. If you are a law student or know any law students who may be interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please review the many opportunities featured at      

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