OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Please join us tonight, March 1st, for the OCAABA general meeting and annual membership mixer 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 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. 

Volunteer attorneys and Vietnamese-English translators are needed.
If you are interested in volunteering, use the links below or  
contact Nathan Watana be at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com .

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

A reminder all memberships expired on December 31st.
Current and new members can vis it 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 .
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

March 3rd - The OCHBA 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
The OC Hispanic Bar Association ("OCHBA") will hold its 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 3rd from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave in Irvine. Attire is Black Tie.

Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award
Joseph L. Chairez, BakerHostetler
Attorney of the Year
Norma García Guillén, Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank, LLP
Guardián de Justicia
Goodwill of Orange County
Corporate Citizen
Microsoft Corporation

March 9th  - OCWLA "Running for Office As A Woman Lawyer"
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association ("OCWLA"), will be holding an MCLE luncheon on Friday, March 9th on the topic of "Running for Office As A Woman Lawyer". There are a record number of women running for public office in 2018, and this includes women lawyers. Join the OCWLA for an engaging luncheon for a chance to learn from city attorney and municipal lawyer Sonia Rubio Carvalho about the business, legal, ethical, and other rules for attorneys running for public office. The presentation will also include a panel of women lawyers who are first-time candidates for public office, including former OCWLA President Ashleigh Aitken (running in Anaheim), Tiffany Ackley (running in Aliso Viejo), and Lauren Johnson-Norris (running in Irvine). The presentation includes a catered lunch.

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine.
March 9th - Ms. JD 10th Annual Conference on Women in Law: HerStory! 
Ms. JD is hosting their 10th Annual Conference on Women in Law on March 9, 2018 at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. The Conference will feature a variety of great speakers and provide time for women in the law to connect.
The Ms. JD Honors Reception Keynote speaker will be Lily Y. Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Public Storage.

The Conference Keynote will feature Michelle Banks, Senior Advisor & Executive Coach, BarkerGilmore LLC; Former Executive Vice President Sustainability, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.; Board CoChair and CoFounder, UCLA Law Women LEAD.
The conference will also have panelists to speak on a variety of topics relevant to women in law throughout the day. 


March 13th  - Cal-APABA Lobby Day
The California Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("Cal-APABA"), a statewide advocacy organization representing the interests of California's APA attorneys, will hold its first annual Lobby Day in Sacramento on March 13th. Cal-APABA will meet with state assemblymembers, senators, and the governor's office to advocate for issues of interest to California's APA attorneys. To participate, register at calapaba.org.
March 14th - PABA 32nd Installation and Awards Gala
The Philippine American Bar Association ("PABA") invites you to join in celebrating their 32nd Installation and Awards Gala on March 14th. This year's Gala will feature keynote speaker California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, a menu of Filipino flavors, and special performances.
March 15th - IABA OC 13th Annual Nowruz Gala
The Iranian American Bar Association, Orange County ("IABA OC") will hold their 13th Annual Nowruz Gala on Thursday, March 15th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Location: Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles. Sponsorships are available.   
March 29th - SABA 15th Annual Public Interest Dinner and Installation
The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest Foundation and South Asian Bar Association of Southern California will host their 15th Annual Public Interest Dinner and Installation on March 29th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 120 S. Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles. They are proud to celebrate the following leaders of the legal profession and a shared commitment to public interest:
THE HONORABLE UPINDER S. KALRA, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County - Judicial Appreciation Award
PAUL GREWAL, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Facebook - Trailblazer Award
MUNMEETH SONI, Directing Attorney, Immigrant Defenders Law - Public Interest Award 

April 27th - AAAJ-OC Inaugural Gala for Justice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Orange County("AAAJ-OC") will hold their Inaugural Gala for Justice on April 27th, recognizing excellence and service in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities. Location: The Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. 
April 28th  - 2018 US-Korea Law Day
This year's US-Korea Law Day will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 9:30 am -4:30 pm at KIA Motors America, 111 Peters Canyon Road, Irvine. Cost is $50 and includes receptions and buffet lunch. MCLE: 4 hours of California MCLE credits. Visit the website page for the list of confirmed speakers to date.

Event co-chairs are Justin Kim (510) 295-3943 (English) and Hana Oh (949) 541-1762 (Korean), 2018uskorealawday@gmail.com. Contact Justin Kim or Hana Oh for sponsorship information.
May 3rd - APALIE Installation Dinner
Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire (APALIE) will be holding its annual dinner on Thursday May 3, 2018 at the California Citrus State Historic Park, featuring U.S. Congressman Mark Takano of California's 41st District.


May 7th-8th  - NAPABA Lobby Day in Washington, DC (STIPEND APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 9TH)
NAPABA Annual Lobby Day will take place on May 7th and 8th and is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and Congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA's mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

To help expand the voice of the APA legal community, the goal is to meet with more offices than ever before - last year NAPABA had 80 meetings across the House and Senate. The NAPABA Policy Team states they are more likely to get meetings when they are attended by constituents and local leaders, so please share the information about this year's Lobby Day.

To help defray the costs, attendees can apply for a stipend. Deadline to apply for stipends is March 9th.
June 14th - PLC Volunteers for Justice
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, 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 an inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,400 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with us to provide free legal services to low income residents. Details TBA.




DOJ Openings for Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA)
The Department of Justice has two openings for Assistant United States Attorney. Duty Location: San Francisco and/or Oakland, CA; Civil Division. Position Information: 2 vacancies - Full-time. Closes: Monday, March 12, 2018.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492374800 (Posted 2/27/18)

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 for PDF listing. (Posted 2/23/18)


Inner City Law Center Has Multiple Opportunities
Inner City Law Center is doubling in size! They are looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. The priority application deadline for these positions is February 19, but ICLC will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled:
Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Supervising Attorney
Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Project Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Project Administrative Clerk
Disability Benefits Hearing Program Staff Attorney
Disability Benefits Staff Attorney
Tenant Organizer
Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
Directing Attorney
Director of Finance
Contracts Compliance Officer
Grants Manager
ICLC is also looking for bright and dedicated law student externs.
(Posted 2/7/18)

 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Junior-to Mid-Level Media Associate (LA)
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior to mid-level associate to join its nationally recognized Media & Entertainment practice. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years' litigation experience in a large law firm with an interest in media and entertainment law, including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, or privacy.  Former law clerks and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  We'd also welcome enthusiasm and a sense of humor.  Candidates must be active members of the California Bar in good standing and possess excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills.  Experience working with content creators of all stripes is a plus, but is not required. To apply, please go to DWT Career Site and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; a brief writing sample and law school transcript. 
(Posted 1/31/18)

  Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Special Counsel Real Estate & Land Use
The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Special Counsel supervising attorneys who handle real estate and economic development and land use matters. The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant real estate, housing, economic development, redevelopment and land use expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters and managing outside counsel also is desirable. Open until filled. For more information and the full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 1/25/18)

Fisher Phillips Seeks Employment Litigation Associate (Irvine)
Fisher Phillips, a national management-side labor and employment law firm, is seeking a mid-level employment litigation associate with 3-5 years of labor and employment litigation experience to join its Irvine office.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions.  Significant employment litigation experience is preferred, but candidates with strong litigation backgrounds and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Must be admitted in California. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online at https://apply.fisherphillips.com/virecruitex/virecruitselfapply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=3&FilterJobID=83.
(Posted 1/19/18)

Deputy City Attorney III or IV Real Estate - Oakland City Attorney's Office
The City Attorney's Office seeks a seasoned real estate attorney with significant expertise in development and/or transactional aspects of real estate to fill the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV, depending on experience.  The ideal candidate will fill a position in the City Attorney's Real Estate Unit and will advise the City's Real Estate Department on varied transactional work related to the sale, acquisition and lease of property; the City's Economic Workforce Development Department on varied work related to the development and other disposition of City property; or a combination of both, depending on qualifications.  The City Attorney may assign the selected attorney to new, additional or different duties or practice areas in either litigation or transactional work in the future. Open until filled. For more information and the full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 1/17/18)

PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of February 22, 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  

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