Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, along with co-sponsors Judicate West, OCHBA, OCAABA and Thurgood Marshall Bar Association will present "Orange County - At the Vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange. The intent of the program is to highlight courageous and visionary  Orange County residents who asserted their constitutional civil/human rights through our courts.
2 Hours of MCLE credit including 1 hour of elimination of bias.

Hon. Andrew J. Guilford,
United States District Judge, Central District of California
Hon. Thomas A. Delaney,
Superior Court of California, Orange County
Hon. Paul Minerich, Superior Court of California, Orange County
Hon. Frederick P. Aguirre,
Superior Court of California, Orange County (Ret.)          
Hon. Fred W. Slaughter, Superior Court of California, Orange County

$20 for attorneys and judges | Free for law students
All proceeds to be donated to the
OCBA Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Please join the OCAABA Solo and Small Firm committee for Speed Networking at Ten Asian Bistro, October 18th, starting at 6:00.
Meet, greet and move on! Space is limited.
Includes appetizers and one drink ticket.


The Membership Committee invites you to attend its Fall Membership Mixer on October 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Wokcano (3015 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92782)! 
The event is FREE for all who join OCAABA or renew their membership at the Mixer.  Otherwise, it is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, 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 sponsors:


The Public Law Center's South East Asian Legal Outreach Program (SEALOP) provides free civil legal assistance at the Little Saigon Social and Cultural Center, 8251 Westminster Blvd, Suite 110, (inside the First Bank building), Westminster, CA 92683.

OCAABA hosts the SEALOP clinic on the last Saturday of every month from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Volunteer attorneys and Vietnamese-English translators are needed.

If you are interested in volunteering, use the links below or  
contact Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.

A list of cases will be e-mailed the week of the clinic
to those interested in volunteering.

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

October 18th - OCBA Human Trafficking in Orange County  
This program is presented by the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") Human Trafficking Task Force and Criminal Law & International Sections and will outline the human trafficking issue in Orange County, the laws used to prosecute the traffickers, and the neuroscience of human trafficking victims, including one human trafficking survivor's story.   

Hon. Maria D. Hernandez, Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court, Orange County Superior Court  
Daniel L. Varon, Esq., Deputy District Attorney, OC District Attorney's Office  Dr. Anne Light, Medical Director, Social Services Agency OC  

October 25th - CBF Diversity & Drinks 
The California Bar Foundation ("CBF") will be hosting a Diversity & Drinks event in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  The event is free. RSVPs requested by October 20th. 
October 26th - AAAJ-LA 34th 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

You are also invited to BID and WIN in this year's online auction in support of the dinner! Open for bids now. Auction closes at 8:45 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017. You don't have to be at the Anniversary Dinner, and you don't even have be on the guest list to get in on the action. This auction is for everyone, so please forward to your friends, family and colleagues! There are two ways to bid:

(1) Bid online here OR (2) Text to bid at (315) 888-4591.  Send the item's three letter code and bid amount (ex. XYZ$100). The Auction is now open and will close on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:45 pm PST sharp! Questions?  Please email events@advancingjustice-la.org

October 27th - Breakfast Club Invitation from Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is hosting Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye at an upcoming Breakfast Club on Friday, October 27 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (Registration begins at 7 a.m.). The event is free and an excellent opportunity to interact with Sacramento leadership right here in Orange County. Location: Ehlers Event Center, Veterans Hall, 8150 S Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620.
October 28th - NAPIPA 4th Annual Scholarship Banquet 
The National Asian Pacific Islanders Prosecutors Association is hosting its 4th Annual Scholarship Banquet on October 28th at the Catamaran Resort Hotel. The keynote speaker will be California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming W. Chin with special remarks by San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan. Email sandiego@napipa.org for information and sponsorship opportunities.

RSVP at www.napipa.org
November 2nd - OCHBA Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County ("OCHBA") Presents their Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer at Native Son Alehouse in Santa Ana from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Join OCHBA as they celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and meet the candidates running in the upcoming HBA elections!

November 2nd-5th - NAPABA Convention 2017
The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Join NAPABA as they celebrate their 29th Convention and convene over 2,000 attendees in Washington, D.C.!

Click here for more information about the Convention.
November 9th - OCKABA 12th Annual Installation Dinner
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA), a local network of approximately 400 local attorneys, will be holding its 12th annual installation dinner from 6 pm - 9 pm on Thursday, November 9th at Hotel Irvine. This year's honorees are Judge Susan Jung-Townsend and Sylvia Kim, the Orange County regional director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. OCKABA will present Community Partnership Awards to the Council of Korean Americans and the International Association of Korean Lawyers.

January 18th - OCBA Judges' Night and Annual Meeting
Save the date for the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") 2018 Judges' Night and Annual Meeting featuring the installation of Nikki P. Miliband, Esq. as 2018 OCBA President, as well as the installation of the OCBA Officers and Directors and the OCBA Charitable Fund Directors. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Franklin G. West Award, the highest honor bestowed by the OCBA.     



Inner City Law Center Seeks Staff Attorneys for its Homeless Veterans Project and for Disability Benefits
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. The center combats slum housing and develops strategies to end homelessness. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, their professional staff of 55 (including 30 attorneys) fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.
(Posted 10/6/17)

State of California OAG Opportunities
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California . Click here for a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please 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.
(Posted 10/6/17)

University of California, Office of the President - Oakland, CA Seeks Managing Counsel, Litigation and Capital Strategies  
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel-Litigation and Capital Strategies, the Managing Counsel-Capital Strategies manages construction, land use, and real estate practice areas, as well as providing direct client service. Serves as a resource to subordinates on highly complex legal matters or problems; advises and renders opinions to senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; works with representatives of the campus on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements. Acts as liaison with outside legal firms. Represents the organization and oversee outside counsel in certain litigation. Keeps informed on legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University or the construction and land use legal practices. Application Deadline: November 10th.
Click here for complete job description and application instructions.
(Posted 10/6/17)

Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV Litigation
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV position in the Office's Litigation Division. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV with placement depending on experience. Open until filled. Click here for more information and the full application.
(Posted 10/4/17)

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Junior Associate Attorney for its LA Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior associate attorney to join its Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one years' transactional experience.  Real Estate experience with due diligence evaluation and review of title and survey documents, acquisitions and dispositions, and development is preferred but not required. Requirements also include excellent academic credentials and active membership, in good standing, of the California Bar.

We would appreciate you specifying where you heard about this position.
We are not accepting recruiter or third party submissions at this time.
(Posted 10/3/17)


Los Angeles Boutique Firm Seeks Transactional Real Estate Associate
Established Los Angeles (Westwood) boutique law firm seeks transactional real estate associate (all levels considered) to support three partners with sophisticated finance, purchase & sale, and leasing practices. No recruiters please. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Fross at kfross@jaclaw.com.
(Posted 9/11/17)

Davis Wright Tremaine Seeks Junior Level Commercial Litigation Associate (LA)
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a mid-level commercial litigation associate attorney with a minimum of 2 years' experience; large law firm or established boutique experience is required, and clerkship experience is strongly preferred. Experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for pleadings, motions and discovery, is required, and experience in consumer class action is preferred. More info
(Posted September 6, 2017)

Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II or III Land Use
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney with significant land use experience for a Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III position in the Office's Advisory Division. Placement will depend upon experience. For more information and the full application, please go to: http://oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html. Open until filled.
(Posted September 1, 2017)

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  
PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of October 11, 2017) 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.
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Buchalter  |  Greenberg Gross | LTL Attorneys | O'Melveny & Myers | Orrick
Sheppard Mullin | Union Bank | Western Digital | Whittier Law School
ADR Services, Inc. | Bryan Cave | Fragomen Worldwide | JAMS | Judicate West
Manatt | McDermott Will & Emery | McGuireWoods LLP | OCCDL
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass | Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law The Cooper Law Firm  |  Gordon & Rees |  JABA  |  John Hueston
Ringler | Umberg Zipser | Veritext
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