OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Backpack Supply Drive for the Homeless
with Backpack Assembly & CLE february 29 


OCAABA has partnered with Elder Law & Disability Rights Center, People's Homeless Task Force Orange County, and LawWorks to create and pass out care packages/backpacks for the homeless that will include critically needed items.

You can select specific items from the Target Registry or Amazon Wish List or choose a gift card option which will then be used to purchase needed items. A tax deductible receipt will be provided by People's Homeless Task Force Orange County.

On February 29, there will be a member event at LawWorks to assemble the care packages and provide a CLE presentation about the legal issues surrounding homelessness. (Details TBA)
Please save the date for OCAABA's 27th Annual Installation Dinner on April 30 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.
A reminder all 2019 memberships expired on December 31st.
Current and new members can visit 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 and mail it in. 
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.
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Affiliate Events/Activities

January 17 Deadline - Orange County Grand Juror Applications Now Being Accepted  
The Court is accepting applications for a one-year Grand Jury term that begins July 1, 2020. 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 17, 2020. 
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.

January 22 - FLOC/OCKABA "Ethics in ADR"
The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) invite you to a joint CLE event "Ethics in ADR" at JAMS in Irvine on January 22nd. 5:30 PM: Reception (hosted cocktails & appetizers) | 6:00 - 7:00 PM: 1 Hour MCLE.

Cost: Free for OCKABA and FLOC members and $15 for non-members 

January 31-February 2 "Claremont McKenna College Regional Tournament"
The American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament will take place Jan 31st to Feb 2nd at Claremont McKenna College. Trials last an average of three hours and meals and refreshments will be provided prior to all the rounds. The following rounds are available for judging or scoring:

Round 1: Friday 5:30pm-9:00pm
Round 2: Saturday 9:30am - 1:00pm
Round 3: Saturday 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Round 4: Sunday 9:00am - 12:30pm

February 4-March 25 "2019-2020 UC Irvine School of Law Moot Court Competition"
The Executive Board of the 2019-2020 UC Irvine School of Law Moot Court Competition invites you to serve as an oral argument judge for this year's competition. As a growing law school, they count on the local legal community to train and encourage our next generation of lawyers. This year, there are 100 student competitors, which is the largest group in UCI Law Moot Court history and almost double the number of competitors of last year's competition. The students are eager to expand their legal skill set - and answer tough questions from the judges. They are asking for your expertise to give these stude nts a truly challenging and constructive competition experience.

Preliminary Round I:  February 4, 6, 11, 13, and 15   
Preliminary Round II:  February 18, 20, 22, 25,  and 27
Top 16 Elimination Round:  March 17 and 19
Quarterfinal Round:  March 23 and 25
February 25 - OCWLA "Welcome to The Decade" Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) is hosting a "Welcome to The Decade" Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer at Orange Coast Winery, 869 W 16th Street, Newport Beach from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

March 7 - OCHBA 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold their 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 7 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Sponsorships are available.

October 2-3 - NCVAA 14th Annual Conference
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) announces their 2020 Annual NCVAA Conference will take place October 2-3rd in New York City. More information can be found at the NCVAA website http://www.ncvaa.org/ as we get closer to the event, or by contacting info@ncvaa.org.

November 5-8, 2020 NAPABA National Convention 
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will be holding its 2020 National Conventionat the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. (Details TBA)

ATTENTION ALL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS! The NAPABA Public Sector Network (PSN) seeks your input on what kind of programming you'd like to see at this year's national convention in Los Angeles in November. Please complete this very brief survey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMT3YLJ) by Friday, January 24, 2020. Feel free to contact PSN co-chair Brian Byun at brian.w.byun@gmail.com with any questions.


Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Deputy City Attorney III / General Government, Municipal Finance & Tax
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks an attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney III with background and expertise in the municipal finance, revenue, bonds, taxation, fees and assessments. Relevant expertise includes general municipal law practice areas including but not limited to municipal finance, ethics and conflict of interest in the context of municipal finance and public contracting. For more information and application instructions, please go to: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 1/13/20)      
Workplace Justice Advocates Seeks Full-Time Litigation Associate 
Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC is seeking a full-time litigation associate to provide plaintiff's-side litigation and trial support to senior attorneys in its Orange County (Irvine) office. Associate will represent victims of unlawful workplace discrimination, harassment, wage theft and other violations of California employment Laws. Prior litigation experience is required. Employment law litigation is a plus.  Salary based on experience. Ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has excellent research and writing skills and is a strong oral advocate. Candidates must be admitted to the CA Bar. Direct applicants only. Interested individuals should contact Tamara Freeze tf@workplacejustice.com 
(Posted 1/8/20)     
UCOP Seeks Senior Counsel-EH&S and Construction
The University of California Office of the President seeks Senior Counsel for Environmental Health & Safety and Construction. The candidate must demonstrate expertise in environmental compliance counseling and defense of enforcement actions in matters involving a broad range of issues, including water quality, air quality, hazardous materials transportation, hazardous waste disposal, medical waste handling and disposal, property remediation, and biological, chemical, and radiation safety in the workplace (CAA, CERCLA, CWA, EPCRA, ESA, OSHA, RCRA, TSCA, and analogous state laws). Applications will be accepted until January 24 or the position is filled. https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62173 
(Posted 1/8/20)      
Davis Wright Tremaine Seeks Mid-Level Employment Counsel (Los Angeles)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a Counsel with a minimum of seven years' experience to join its California and national employment law practice in Los Angeles. This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident, self-motivated lawyer with a desire to build a comprehensive employment practice in a collegial environment.
(Posted 12/20/19)   
Davis Wright Tremaine Seeks Cybercrime Enforcement Litigation Associate - Mid-Level (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an opening for an associate attorney with at least two years of experience in litigation matters and a demonstrated interest in cybercrime enforcement to join its Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Experience representing technology clients is a plus, but not required.
(Posted 12/20/19)  
City of Huntington Beach Seeks Senior Deputy City Attorney/Deputy City Attorney III 
The City of Huntington Beach is looking for a Senior Deputy City Attorney/Deputy City Attorney III. The ideal candidate has been practicing law in California for approximately 3-5 years, with some civil trial experience, either in prosecuting or defending lawsuits. The ideal candidate also has VERY STRONG legal research and writing experience, with extensive experience preparing written discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation documents and experience in briefing writs and appeals. Having represented other government or public agencies at trial, including personal injury, City versus State law dispute, government and municipal law, and police use of force is a significant plus. A Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Click Here for more information. Application deadline is January 17 at 5 p.m. PT.
(Posted 12/13/19)  
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Supervising Deputy City Attorney V / General & Complex Litigation Division
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Supervising Deputy City Attorney (DCA V) in the General & Complex Litigation Division (Defense). The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant litigation experience and expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters, and managing outside counsel also is desirable. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 12/10/19)     

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of January 10, 2020) 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: Carlos Mojica at 714.541.1010. 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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