OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Thanks again to all our sponsors and attendees of the 25th Anniversary Gala. A great time was had by all! 
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. 

Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

OCAABA is an affiliate sponsor of the OCBA Diversity Summer Social taking place Thursday, June 21st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Twenty Eight Restaurant & Bar in Irvine.

Come join us to celebrate diversity and get connected to one another in our Orange County legal community.

It will be an evening of socializing and networking - don't forget to bring your business cards! This mixer features gourmet appetizers, beverages,  music and more!   
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Affiliate Events

May 30th - TABA and VABASC Joint Mixer
The Thai American Bar Association (TABA) and Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) invite you to join them for a mixer at Ten Asian Bistro on May 30th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Admission includes one drink ticket and appetizers.

Deadline May 31st - 2018 NASALSA Conference Scholarship 
The North American South Asian Law Students Association ("NASALSA") wants to see you at their 20th Annual Conference in New York City! NASALSA will grant scholarships to help students with the cost of attendance. Scholarships may amount up to $300-400 each and may be used to cover travel and living expenses during the Conference. Scholarship recipients will be announced the week of June 4, 2018.
If you would like to apply, please submit a current resume and statement of interest detailing 1) Why you are interested in attending the NASALSA Conference, and 2) What expenses you anticipate to attend the Conference (airfare, hotel, train ticket, etc). Statements of interest should be limited to 500 words.
Applications should be submitted to Roshni Advani, NASALSA President at northamericansalsa@gmail.com by May 31, 2018. Only a certain number of scholarships are available and students are encouraged to seek other sources of funding to assist with the cost of attendance. 
May 31st - 2018 APABA Heritage Month Event: Empowering Our True Selves for Success: Recognizing and Overcoming Race-Based Implicit Bias in the Workplace
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) invites you to join them for the program "Empowering Our True Selves for Success: Recognizing and Overcoming Race-Based Implicit Bias in the Workplace" on Thursday, May 31st from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Location: Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium, 100 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles.

June 6th  - The 2nd Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill 
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you join them on June 6th from 5:30-7:30 PM for an evening of wine, light appetizers, live music and good company. Location: The Great Room Social Lounge at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast. Valet is complimentary.


June 14th - VABASC MCLE "Removing Stigma: Mental Illness in the Legal Profession and Vietnamese American Community"
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) will present this MCLE program at Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange on June 14th from 6:00-8:30 pm. 2.0 CLE credits total* (1.0 in Competence, 1.0 in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession pending approval from the State Bar of California). Free for members, $20 for non-members. Dinner will be provided. Seats are limited. RSVP to VABASC@gmail.com by June 7th. 
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.


APPLICATION DEADLINE June 15th - 2019 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among individuals are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, believing these qualities enrich the working environment.

With this in mind, Baker Donelson announces that the 2019 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available. Three scholarships will be awarded to three diverse rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2018. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2019 in one of the Firm's offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school, to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

June 22nd - CWL 5th Annual "Elect to Run"
This non-partisan program was developed and organized by California Women Lawyers ("CWL") to educate and encourage women to run for public office. The program allows attendees the opportunity to hear from candidates, elected officials and organizations who provide tools and support for running for office. This innovative program received the 2016 Outstanding Member Program from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations. Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Women's Museum of California, San Diego.
October 7th-12th - IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018
The 2018 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference will be held in Rome, the Eternal City. Founded nearly 3,000 years ago, the city is renowned for its ancient ruins, classical architecture, renaissance palazzos and baroque fountains. Rome is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and will provide an elegant backdrop for the IBA Annual Conference.

As the saying goes 'all roads lead to Rome' and the conference will bring together delegates from all over the world for the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers, providing an abundance of business and networking opportunities, not to mention the chance to explore one of the most fascinating cities on Earth. Early registration ends July 20th.

Contra Costa Seeks Deputy County Counsel-Exempt (2ET1-2ET2-2ET3- 2018A) 
Contra Costa County is seeking highly motivated, career-oriented attorneys, with strong academic credentials and excellent research and writing skills, to fill three Deputy County Counsel - Exempt positions. This is a great opportunity to work in the beautiful Bay Area and join a collegial team of attorneys and staff committed to public service and quality of life. Further information about the County Counsel's Office may be found at http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/1370/County-Counsel.  Attorneys applying for a position with the Office should highlight their training and experience in one or more of the following areas: employment law and litigation; general civil litigation, including medical malpractice, civil rights, and premises liability; civil writ matters; administrative proceedings; juvenile court dependency proceedings; and Public Guardian conservatorship proceedings under either the Probate Code or the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. This job recruitment has been extended to June 8, 2018. 
(Posted 5/25/18)  
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Job Announcement - Deputy District Attorney I Examination/Application Filing Period June 4-8, 2018
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will be accepting applications for the position of Deputy District Attorney I from Monday, June 4, 2018, 8:00 a.m. PST through Friday, June 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST (filing period). The application will be available online beginning June 4, 2018, at the following website:  http://da.lacounty.gov/employment. Applications will only be accepted via online filing during the filing period. More info 
(Posted 5/21/18) 

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Technology Transactional Attorney/ Counsel (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney for its Seattle office with a minimum of ten years' experience in the areas of technology transactions, intellectual property, and related commercial contracts to join its Technology practice, focusing in the areas of software and related high technology. Our practice includes working with established companies and emerging company clients in many industries, including advertising, games, enterprise, cloud, software services, FinTech, health, digital media, and emerging technologies.
Experience in licensing and general commercial transactions for technology companies is required. Qualified candidates should have outstanding academic credentials; very strong drafting and writing skills; excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills; and ability to manage significant workflow, including more junior members of a team.  Large law firm and/or in-house experience with a large company preferred.  No portable book of business expected, as the candidate's primary focus will be to help manage existing client work for existing firm clients.  All replies confidential.
To apply, please go to this page and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; and law school transcript.   
(Posted 5/21/18)   
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Senior-Level to Counsel Energy Attorney (San Francisco)
The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a full service law firm, is seeking for its growing national energy law practice, a senior associate or counsel. The candidate should have at least seven years of regulatory and/or transactional experience; some litigation experience preferred.

The senior associate or counsel will work on cutting-edge energy matters, including in the renewable energy and clean tech spaces, and encompassing financing, commercial, and mergers and acquisitions. The energy group represents clients in a wide variety of regulatory proceedings, corporate transactions, commercial disputes, and administrative proceedings. He or she will interact directly with clients, have first chair responsibilities, and be given the training and resources to begin developing their own clients.

Candidates must have a J.D. and be a current, in good standing, or pending member of the California State Bar. They also should have relevant experience or deep interest in the energy, or technology industries, as well as an understanding of the general technical and commercial challenges that our energy clients face, particularly with respect to the California Public Utilities Commission.  Prior law firm experience is not required, but would be very beneficial.
To apply, please go to this page and upload a cover letter addressed to Shumi Brody, Lawyer Recruiting Manager; resume; and law school transcript.
(Posted 5/21/18)    
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 a listing with links. (Posted 5/18/18)  
Homeless Action Center Seeks Staff Attorneys
Homeless Action Center (HAC) is a community-based legal services program founded in 1990 to provide legal services to homeless people in Alameda County.  Over time, HAC's specialty became public benefits advocacy, with a focus on Social Security disability benefits. The process of qualifying for disability benefits can be lengthy and difficult. Employing a client-centered focus and harm reduction principles, Staff Attorneys work closely with other legal services programs and social services programs to assist clients in meeting their emergency and longer-term needs during this process. HAC represents over 2,000 clients at a time. Please refer to www.homelessactioncenter.org. 
Although this is a great entry level job, applicants who have been practicing law for some time are welcome to apply. HAC practices public benefits advocacy, but no experience in that area of the law is necessary. The Staff Attorneys will primarily represent clients in applications and appeals for SSI/Social Security Disability benefits and Medi-Cal. More info  
(Posted 5/17/18)  
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Junior to Mid-Level Trademark Associate (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join its Intellectual Property Group and trademark practice in its Seattle office. We serve many well-known national companies, including major media, entertainment, and technology brands. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. Experience with cease & desist letters and enforcement, proceedings before the TTAB, and some trademark litigation experience is preferred.  

Candidates with law firm experience, excellent client relationship skills, practical insight, creativity and a self-starter mindset will excel in this position. Outstanding writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials. All replies are confidential.
To apply, please go to the Career page, upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; writing sample (10 pages max) and law school transcript. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position. https://careers.dwt.com/trademark-associate-junior-to-mid-level-seattle/job/8428787  
(Posted 5/15/18)    

Tyson & Mendes Seeks Defense Law Firm Associate (San Diego and Los Angeles) 
If you are looking for a position with one of the fastest growing and exciting law firms in the country (from 30 to 120 lawyers in 3 years), then Tyson & Mendes may be the place for you! Tyson & Mendes is currently seeking Defense Law Firm Associates for its San Diego and Los Angeles offices. More info (PDF) (Posted 5/9/18)    
Davis Wright Tremaine Seeks Entry to Junior-Level Health Care Regulatory Associate (Seattle) 
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting opportunity for an entry to junior-level associate to join its Health Care Practice Group. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated interest or experience in health law, including health care regulatory matters; reimbursement; fraud and abuse; health care contract drafting and review; and digital health or telemedicine.  Experience with HIPAA, privacy/security, Medicaid/Medicare issues, Stark and anti-kickback is a plus.  A strong academic background is required as well as excellent legal writing, contract drafting and oral communication skills.  Active membership in the Washington State Bar is preferred.  We will consider entry-level candidates expecting their JD in May/June 2018.  All replies confidential.  To apply, please click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; and law school transcript. Please specify how you heard about this position. Contact Hiroko Peraza with any questions (503) 778-5356 or hirokoperaza@dwt.com. (Posted 5/8/18)
Public Law Center Employment Opportunities 
The Public Law Center currently has the following employment opportunities available:
(Posted 5/4/18)  
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III for Litigation Division 
The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III position in the Litigation Division. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney II or III with placement depending on experience.
For more information and the full announcement, click here. (Posted 4/30/18)
Wells Fargo Seeks Experienced Commercial Lending Attorney 
Wells Fargo Bank is seeking an experienced commercial lending attorney to join our Law Department in Los Angeles. The individual selected will join a team of five attorneys and two paralegals who are responsible for providing legal support in connection with commercial lending activities and related compliance and operational risk support for three business lines at Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is looking for an attorney with 5 to 10 years of experience for their LA office. Someone with workout experience would be considered. More info
(Posted 4/25/18)
DWT Seeks Senior-Level Healthcare M&A Associate
Senior-Level Healthcare M&A Associate (Los Angeles or Seattle) 
Davis Wright Tremaine is seeking a senior level associate with a minimum of five years of law firm experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other significant business transactions. The ideal candidate will be able to lead smaller transactions and to second-chair larger and more complex transactions. Experience working on M&A in healthcare services and healthcare technology is highly preferred.

PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of May 16, 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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