OCAABA Events/Opportunities

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 nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

Be sure to save the date for a Competence Issue MCLE program on January 15th at the offices of Judicate West in Santa Ana.

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Affiliate Events/Activities

December 11 - ELIMINATION OF BIAS MCLE: FLOC, ACC/SC and Ogletree Deakins Present "If You Build it, They Will Come"
The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) and Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California ("ACC/SC") with Ogletree Deakins will host a 1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE
on the topic of "If You Build it, They Will Come: How Diverse Outside Counsel Can Attract (and Retain) Business from In-House Counsel" on Tuesday, December 11 at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 pm, panel discussion and Q&A are at 6:15 pm with a reception at 7:30 pm.

FREE to FLOC/PABA/FALSD/ACC members/In-House Counsel/Ogletree Attorneys and members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations. $25 for all others.

December 11 - OCKABA 2018 Holiday Party 
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA)
will be having their Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at Advanced Depositions, 17752 Sky Park Cir #100 in Irvine.

Member: Includes dinner + beer/wine
Non-member: $20.00 - Includes dinner + beer/wine

December 11 -  2018 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner2018  
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to their Installation of the 2019 Board of Directors & Holiday Celebration Honoring Community Service Awardee Elder Law & Disability Rights Center. December 11 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa.

December 15 - SCCLA Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive
Every year, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) members, Chinatown Service Center staff, friends and families volunteer to serve the Chinatown area by donating to the Chinatown Service Center, which purchases canned and boxed food items which in turn are assembled in baskets for delivery for the holidays.  
Chinatown Service Center selects basket recipients from various ethnic backgrounds who are in need. Baskets contain food for a family to enjoy a holiday meal. SCCLA's goal is to serve 300 families (an increase of 100 from 2016). You can assist by volunteering or by providing a monetary donation.    

December 19  - ACPF 3rd Annual Holiday Trunk Show 
You are invited to the 3rd Annual Holiday Trunk Show on Wednesday, December 19th supporting the Asian Pacific Community Fund. The event will take place at Twenty Eight Restaurant and features local API entrepreneurs. 20% percentage of the proceeds from all sales, including food and beverages, will go to the Asian Pacific Community Fund which supports local Asian American & Pacific Islanders serving organizations in Southern California.

All attendees are welcome to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or gently used children's books for low income community members.   

FLYER | RSVP on Facebook or to glee@rutan.com

DEPOSIT DUE December 20: HBA Travel Seminar in Costa Rica for May 23-27, 2019   
This OCHBA Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar runs from May 23-27, 2019 with 4 Nights in Costa Rica. This includes Roundtrip AIRFARE from Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica. HBA member price is $1499.00** (Plus air taxes and fees of $206.90, subject to change at the time of ticketing)

The seminar fees will include 8 hours of CLE credit, syllabus materials in electronic format, and light refreshments. Seminar topics, speakers, and sponsor(s) to be announced.

A $500.00 Nonrefundable deposit must be received by Dec. 20, 2018

January 12-13 - Volunteer Judges Needed for UCI Mock Trial  
UC Irvine Mock Trial is one of the most prestigious programs in the country, ranked third in the nation. The program is in desperate need of judges for the tournament.

Mock Trial is a competition with diversity, and having a diverse set of judges come to our tournament enables the competitors to be exposed to different legal perspectives and experiences. Judges would be playing a presiding judge: ruling on objections and directing the trial.

The tournament will take place Saturday, January 12th through Sunday, January 13th. There are two rounds each day, one in the morning (around 8:30 A.M.) and one in the afternoon (around 1:30 P.M.). There are four rounds total that need judges. Judges can feel free to judge as many or as little as they want.

You can volunteer using the link below or contact Alexander (Sasha) Yusuf, UC Irvine Mock Trial Tournament Director Ayusuf1@uci.edu | (714) 603-5119

JANUARY 4 DEADLINE Nominations Open for the 2019 Margaret Brent Awards   
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is now accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers. Each year, the Commission honors up to five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers.
The 2019 awards will be presented at Margaret Brent Awards Luncheon at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Sunday, August 11, 2019.  To learn more about the award and to nominate, please visit www.ambar.org/brentawards. The nomination deadline is January 4, 2019 at 5pm CST.

January 7 Deadline: 2019 MTO Fellows Program
Applications are now open for the 2019 MTO (Munger Tolles & Olson LLP) Fellows Program. This program is an important initiative designed to encourage, promote and support a community of individuals who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. The program is intended for individuals seeking to start law school in Fall 2020 (college juniors or seniors as of Spring 2019, or individuals who have already graduated).  

January 18 Deadline - Orange County Grand Juror Applications Now Being Accepted 
The Court is accepting applications for the Orange County Grand Jury. A new 19-member Grand Jury will be empaneled for a one-year term that begins June 28, 2019. To qualify to serve on the Grand Jury, you must be a resident of Orange County for at least a year, a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, in possession of sound judgment, and have sufficient knowledge of English. Interested citizens must apply by January 18, 2019. 

The application form and additional information are available on the Grand Jury website at www.ocgrandjury.org , by calling the Grand Jury Hotline at 657-622-6747, or in person at the Jury Commissioner's Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, 92701.



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 11/30/18)      
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Assistant or Associate Director of Law Career Services
Chapman University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Director of Law Career Services. This position entails career and professional development coaching and counseling; developing relationships with employers; communicating comprehensive career information to students and alumni through multiple platforms; fostering partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers; creating job search and networking strategies; and managing career-related programs. A Juris Doctor degree and bar license from any state is required. More details 
(Posted 11/29/18)  
United States Attorney's Office Opportunities 
The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California seeks to hire exceptionally talented attorneys from diverse backgrounds who wish to serve the public and the cause of justice by becoming Assistant United States Attorneys. Active California bar membership is required to serve as an AUSA in this Office. The following positions are open:
- Santa Ana Branch
- Asset Forfeiture Section
- Civil Division
- Criminal and National Security
- Criminal Appeals
- Riverside Branch
- Uncompensated Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA)
Click here for details.  
(Posted 11/20/18)
Justice in Aging Seeks Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney
Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to elder justice and legal services for older adults to join our organization. The successful candidate will strengthen Justice in Aging's elder justice initiatives to protect the health and economic security of older Americans, with particular focus on older adults of color, women, those with limited English proficiency, and LGBTQ older adults. The attorney will also play a key role in supporting legal services attorneys and the aging and disability network through the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), which Justice in Aging administers under a contract with the Administration for Community Living. The location for this position is Oakland or Los Angeles, CA.  
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin on November 15, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org.
(Posted 11/7/18)
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 Program Staff Attorney
-Benefits Advocacy Project Staff Attorney
-Managing Attorney
-Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Staff Attorney
-Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
-Tenant Defense Project Staff Attorney
(Posted 11/6/18)  
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Mid-Level Communications Associate
The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level regulatory associate to join its Communications Practice Group. Candidates must have strong writing and research skills, excellent academic credentials, and at least two years of law firm experience. California bar admission is required. The candidate will have experience in appearing before the CPUC. To apply, please go to DWT Career site and submit your cover letter, addressed to Shumi Brody, Lawyer Recruiting Manager, California, resume, transcript, and writing sample. Please advise how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.
(Posted 10/31/18)      
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 November 19, 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 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  

Thanks to our 2018-2019 Sponsors

Buchalter | Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete |
Crowell & Moring | Dorsey & Whitney | Godes & Preis
Hueston Hennigan | Keller/Anderle | O'Melveny | Orrick |
Union Bank | Western Digital | Western State College of Law
ADR Services | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner | JAMS |
Judicate West | Robinson Calcagnie | Umberg Zipser
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass | Best Best & Krieger | Blackstone Discovery | Dubin Law Firm |  
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy | Honyaku USA |  
Kubota & Craig | Littler | Manatt | Nhan Vu | Premiere Bail Bonds | Right Choice Law | Rutan | Shulman Hodges & Bastian |  
Smiley Wang-Ekvall Veritext | Wage Recovery Queen/Briana Kim
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