OCAABA Events/Opportunities

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration, sponsored by Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and Crowell & Moring LLP in collaboration with diverse bars of Orange County. The Keynote Speaker is Michele Goodwin, UCI Law Professor, Chancellor's Professor, Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy,
Founder of the Institute for Global Child Advocacy.
Join us for Appetizers, Wine & Desserts. Admission is complimentary.
Pre-registration is recommended.  

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.   
Please join us for our annual Moon Festival Mixer and General Meeting on September 20th. This event provides a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones at a terrific venue and enjoy tasty food, beverages (including beer and wine), and moon cakes. The event is open to both attorneys and law students.







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Affiliate Events/Activities

Deadline August 29: Nominations for OCBJ 2018 General Counsel Awards   
The Orange County Business Journal ("OCBJ") is currently accepting nominations for the ninth annual GENERAL COUNSEL AWARDS. The program is designed to recognize the significant role in-house counsels play in the success of businesses within our community.

September 7 - VABASC Judicial Reception    
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) cordially invites you to a reception honoring the judicial appointments of Judge Truc Do, Judge Von Nguyen Deroian and Judge Nhan Vu and to recognize Joshua Groban, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown. Friday, September 7 at Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, reception at 7:00 p.m.

September 13 - OCWLA 43rd Annual Gala & Silent Auction   
Join Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) for their 43rd Annual Gala Honoring Judge of The Year - Hon. Karen L. Robinson; Attorney of The Year - Andra Greene; and presentation of the Inaugural Advancement of Women Award to Best Best & Krieger LLP. Business attire.

September 16 - OCHBA Annual Judge's BBQ
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold its Annual Judge's BBQ on Sunday, September 16th from 2-5 pm at a private residence in Orange County. Registration requested by September 10th. This year, OCHBA will honor Justice Thomas Goethals as Justice of the Year & Commissioner Renee Wilson as Judge of the Year.

September 21 - CPAF Gala   
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was established to empower and house women and families recovering from domestic violence. In 2018, CPAF celebrates 40 years of engaging the community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention. Location: LA River Center & Gardens, Sept 21st at 6pm.

September 22 - VLI "The American Patriots Ball"  
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) invites you to honor our Military, Local Heroes and celebrate community at the American Patriots Ball (black tie optional) on September 22, 2018 at the Fashion Island Hotel.

Veteran Advocate of the Year
Rochelle Karr, O'Melveny & Myers
Veteran of the Year
Philip Brozenick, Deloitte
Community Partner of the Year
Karen Butera, OC Women 2 Women

October 7-12 - 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.
November 14 - LASOC Save the Date: Come Fly With Us - Celebrating 60 Years of Justice for All   
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (LASOC-CLS) cordially invite you to celebrate an amazing legacy of justice at their annual fundraising dinner and auction at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on November 14th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With your support, LASOC-CLS will continue to provide legal services to the most vulnerable in our community for the next 60 years and more. Learn how to get involved in this special event through sponsorships, underwriting and advertising on the LASOC website.
March 22-March 30: OCBA CLE Scotland Seminar
OCBA presents a Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Edinburgh and Inverness, Scotland with 8 Days/7 Nights at the Waldorf Astoria and Culloden House. A $750.00 deposit must be received by Sept. 20, 2018 (no extensions on due date). Space is limited and subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis.    


Chapman University Seeks Assistant Dean for Career Services
Chapman University is seeking an Assistant Dean for Career Services with a Juris Doctor degree and bar license from any state along with a minimum of five years of experience in a law school career services office, law firm, or other legal work setting. The Assistant Dean for Career Services is responsible for contributing to and leading the Career Services Office's (CSO) strategic pursuits, including all programming, student and alumni counseling, employer outreach/relationship-building, and employment data management efforts. In addition to overseeing the work of the CSO, the Assistant Dean for Career Services advises law school students regarding employment and establishes and maintains relationships with employers. This position also performs other duties as assigned.
Visit the website for full details
(Posted 8/24/18)     
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 (Posted 8/24/18)     
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II (Affirmative Litigation)
The Oakland City Attorney is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy City Attorney II in the Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division. This position involves handling a civil caseload which includes, but is not limited to, case evaluation, propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing for and representing the City in judicial hearings including settlement conferences, trials and in appellate courts. Among other duties, this position will focus on proactive lawsuits and other actions to protect and advance the rights and interests of Oakland residents with the goals of addressing discrimination and securing economic, environmental and social justice.
For more information and a full job application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 8/23/18)   
ICLC Open Positions
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row, looking for  
extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. ICLC is doubling in size and has several openings for program staff. Priority application deadline is August 19th, although applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. http://www.innercitylaw.org/careers/ 
(Posted 8/6/18)
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II or III Rent Program/Code Enforcement
The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified individual with knowledge and expertise in municipal law. The position will work in practice areas including rent regulations and landlord/tenant law (such as evictions, renting and remedies), code enforcement, public nuisance, administrative hearings and other practice areas that may include, but not be limited to, affirmative litigation, constitutional issues (due process, equal protection, privileges & immunities, right to travel, residency requirements) and providing advice on a wide range of issues such as conflicts, ethics, contracting, drafting and researching legislation, regulations and policies. Experience providing advice to Boards/Commissions and/or City Councils, ordinance and regulation drafting, administrative procedures (including administrative remedies and rule-making) and litigation (including writs, appeals and affirmative litigation) is desirable. For more information and the full announcement, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 7/27/18)  
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney III or IV Land Use
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney with significant land use experience for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV level in the Office's Advisory Division. The ideal candidate will have substantial California land use experience, either developed in-house (city, county, other governmental organization, or for a private company) or in a law firm with strong municipal land use expertise. The candidate should have knowledge and significant experience, including the ability quickly and effectively to perform at an advanced level, in CEQA/NEPA, the California Planning and Zoning Law and the Subdivision Map Act.  A strong working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act is desired.  Expertise in handling land use writs in both trial and appellate courts and suits seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as considerable Planning Commission experience also are desirable. For more information and a full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 7/26/18)  
Oakland City Attorney's Office -Deputy City Attorney III or IV General Government, Municipal Finance & Tax
The Office of the City Attorney seeks an attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV with expertise in the municipal finance, revenue, bonds, taxation, fees and assessments. The incumbent may perform a wide range of duties involving municipal finance, revenue, taxes and fees, formation of special assessment and other districts, preparation of ballot measures, parliamentary procedure, public meetings, public records laws, constitutional law, charter interpretations, and other practice areas. For more information and a full job announcement, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 7/10/18)   

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

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