OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Please save the date for OCAABA's 26th Annual Installation Dinner on April 18th at the Hilton Costa Mesa.


The Significance of Mendez v. Westminster  
for the Asian American Community: A conversation with Janice Munemitsu and Judge Joanne Motoike: 
OCAABA is proud to partner with UCI Law and United Way for this event  
UCI School of Law has partnered with Orange County United Way to host an informative session highlighting the landmark case Mendez v. Westminster. The ruling ended public school segregation in California in 1947, laying the groundwork for Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.  
Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:30-8:00 p.m. | EDU 1111 | UCI School of Law
401 E. Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697 

MARCH 5 - OCAABA SUSHI AND SAKE FEST + fingerprinting party
The OCAABA general meeting and annual membership mixer will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill, The Market Place, 2881 El Camino Real in Tustin.
Come meet and vote for the candidates for the OCAABA board.

The LiveScan Agency will be available at the mixer for fingerprinting services. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ENSURE A SLOT.


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, register using the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
A reminder all 2018 memberships expired on December 31st.
Current and new members can visit the membership sign-up page to renew or sign up online. The online system allows you to pay by credit card or you can print an invoice to pay by check.
You can also download the application and mail it in. 
IMPORTANT: When renewing your membership with the Orange County Bar Association, please remember that you may designate $10 of your OCBA membership fee to OCAABA.
Have News to Share?  
If you have news to share to our membership, please email contactus@ocaaba.org to include the news in our next newsletter.
Affiliate Events/Activities

February 21 - VABASC Tet Mixer   
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) is hosting a Tet Mixer on February 21 at Andrei's, 2607 Main Street in Irvine.

Members: Free - RSVP to vabasc@gmail.com
Non-members: $10 for non-members

February 22-23 - California LAW, Inc. "2019 Pathway to Law Summit"  
The California Law Pathway Summit will take place February 22-23, 2019 at Loyola School of Law. This is the first year the entire Pathway from high school, community college, undergraduate school and law school will gather for a provocative experience featuring panels and world class speakers. Location: Loyola School of Law - Los Angeles, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Registration Fee: $99 per person for both days | $59 per person for one day only

Return registration and payments payable to: STATEBAR and enter on memo line: PATHWAY SUMMIT
co/o California LAW
101 W. American Canyon Road, Suite 508-111
American Canyon, CA 94503

If you have questions, please contact Leslie Cunningham at lcunningham@CALIFORNIALAWINC.COM.

February 28 - TMBA Meet & Greet at Bowlmor 
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) is hosting a meet and greet at Bowlmor at 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim. 5:30 pm - Happy Hour specials until 7 pm. Light appetizers will be served.

RSVP to info@thurgoodmarshallbarassociation.org
March 3 - Join the FLOC Team at the Tustin 5K/Half Marathon! 
Join FLOC to support local charities and non-profits at the 2019 Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K at the Tustin District in Tustin Legacy.

Half Marathon starts at 7:30 am | 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am
Use FLOC 20% discount code: FLOC2019
5K costs $45 - 20% | Half marathon costs $100 - 20%

March 5 - OCWLA Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer  
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) at their annual Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer on Tuesday, March 05 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Orange Coast Winery, 869 W 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

March 9 - OCHBA's 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner  
The OC Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA) invites you to its 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 9th from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine. Black Tie Optional

5:00 Cocktail Hour | 7:00 Dinner Program | 9:00 Dancing

SAVE THE DATE June 3  - PLC's Volunteers for Justice Dinner 
On June 3 nearly 1,000 leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will gather for the Public Law Center's annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner.  Please join PLC for this inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,600 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with PLC to provide free legal services to low income residents.

SAVE THE DATE October 4-5 NCVAA 13th Annual Conference Dallas, Texas  
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas October 4-5.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or joining the conference organizing committee, contact (Thuy-Hang) T Nguyen | 2018-2019 NCVAA President | info@ncvaa.org


Job Opportunity: DOJ Land Law Section, Deputy Attorney General III 
The Land Law Section litigates cases and provides legal advice concerning lands the state owns or regulates. Its attorneys advise and represent state agencies that address the regulation of development, including coastal development and offshore oil drilling; conservation of environmentally sensitive habitats; tideland preservation; oil and gas exploration; high speed rail; the administration of state parks; and bankruptcy. The section's attorneys are specialists on laws pertaining to environmental land use and natural resource regulation, real property, the public trust doctrine, oil and gas development, and administrative procedure. Final Filing Date: 2/26/2019 More info 
(Posted 2/14/19)  
  Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Applicants for a Visiting Professorship  
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law invites entry-level and experienced applicants for a visiting professorship for the 2019-2020 academic year in the areas of Civil Procedure and California Civil Procedure. Interested candidates are invited to visit this link to learn more and apply for the position:  https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=1017. Please direct all inquiries to Marisa Cianciarulo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at cianciar@chapman.edu.
(Posted 2/13/19) 
County of San Diego's Office of County Counsel Senior Deputy County Counsel - Tax and Public Finance Litigation Option  
The County of San Diego's Office of County Counsel has an immediate opening for a Senior Deputy County Counsel - Tax and Public Finance Litigation Option. This position advocates on behalf of the County of San Diego, as well as its officers and departments' employees, by advising clients and representing them in civil litigation, in state and federal courts as well as before administrative tribunals in the areas of local taxation, public finance, writ proceedings, retirement and election law. This position also provides legal advice to officials in the Finance and General Government Group.  More info
(Posted 2/12/19)   
U.S. Department of Labor (CA, WA) Attorney Job Vacancy--Must Apply By March 1 
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted service. This position has promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles. More Info (PDF) 
(Posted 2/8/19) 
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 (PDF)  
(Posted 2/8/19)   
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Seeks Associate - Litigation
The Orange County office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking associates with 2 plus years of litigation experience. Eligible candidates must be licensed in California and judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing skills with a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.shb.com. No third party submissions please. Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
(Posted 2/8/19) 
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V - Oakland Police Departmental Counsel
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as departmental counsel ("DC") for the Oakland Police Department ("OPD") as a Deputy City Attorney V ("OPD-DC"). The ideal candidate should have significant experience advising and representing public entities - including law enforcement agencies - as well as litigation experience.  The Deputy City Attorney V is the most advanced and highest level classification in the Deputy City Attorney series. OPD-DC must advance the City's and the City Attorney Office's commitment to transparency, fairness and respectful policing. For more information and the full announcement, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html  
(Posted 2/5/19)  
SoCalGas Seeks Assistant General Counsel - Litigation
SoCalGas  is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to lead the Litigation  Section of the Company's Law Department and to represent the Company and  manage outside counsel in litigation matters. The position is based in Downtown Los Angeles. Must apply at www.socalgas.com/careers, #18-40261. Any inquiries, please email SoCalGas Legal Department Office Manager, Marivel Munoz, at MMunoz@semprautilities.com  
(Posted 1/29/19)
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Deputy City Attorney III or IV General & Complex Litigation Division
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV position in the General and Complex Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV with placement depending on experience. More information and application instructions, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html  
(Posted 1/17/19)  
The City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V General & Complex Litigation Division
The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) and supervise attorneys in the General and Complex Litigation Division (Defense). The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant litigation experience and expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters, and managing outside counsel also is desirable. More information and application instructions, go to:
(Posted 1/17/19)    
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Attorney for Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) 
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a highly qualified, innovative, and community-oriented attorney who is interested in public service for the position of Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney. The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is a unique, innovative, and award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based, and community-directed lawyering. California Bar required.
(Posted 1/17/19) 
Morgan Lewis 1L Diversity Fellowship (Summer Associate) - Los Angeles Office
Morgan Lewis will be hiring paid 2019 1L summer associates in the Los Angeles office and we invite interested students to apply for our 1L Diversity Fellowship. 
Fellowship recipients will receive the following: A $35,000 fellowship stipend made in three payments conditioned on satisfactory completion of the 2L summer & subsequently joining the firm as an entry-level associate; the opportunity to spend a portion of your 2L summer with a firm client supplementing the summer associate program by providing hands-on experience with the operations of and challenges handled by in-house legal departments; an experiential pre-summer kickoff where firm leaders and all summer associates from across the United States gather for a multiday orientation and bonding program.  
The 1L Diversity Fellowship is open to any first-year law student. Eligible applicants must (1) be enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2021 at the time of application, (2) have demonstrated academic excellence, (3) have outstanding leadership skills, and (4) have an interest in employment with Morgan Lewis. More info
(Posted 1/7/19)     
Public Health Institute Seeks Experienced Chief Legal Counsel  
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking an experienced Chief Legal Counsel (CLC) to provide professional legal services to protect PHI's interests and maintain its operations within the scope of established law. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this individual will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of PHI's business strategy and methods.  Please see the attached job announce for details or visit our career page at https://www.phi.jobs/postings/6324.   
(Posted 1/4/19)        
California Coastal Commission Seeks Chief Counsel (San Francisco) 
The California Coastal Commission (Commission) is seeking a candidate with strong legal and leadership skills that will facilitate full implementations of the Coastal Act by the Commission and the Commission staff. The Chief Counsel position is central to the effectiveness and success of the program. The Commission seeks a candidate with high ethical and professional standards, a commitment to excellence, productivity, and accountability, who will work collaboratively to problem-solve with senior management.  A strong candidate will also exhibit dedication to public service and the California coast. (The requirement that the candidate have present or past employment in state government has been removed.)  More Info (PDF) 
(Posted 1/3/19)   


PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of January 31, 2019) 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: Carlos Mojica at 714.541.1010. 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 www.justice.gov/careers/legal/.
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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