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, links will be available shortly or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.    
OCAABA is excited to host its first Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Tokyo, Japan Nov 7-12, 2019.

The price is $2300 (plus $270 tax & additional travel fees) per person based on double occupancy and includes airfare from LAX, transfers to and from Hotel, 4 nights accommodation in standard room and daily breakfast. (CLE fees are separate.)

Signups will be taken until cap is reached.
Non-refundable deposit of $500 required with signup.

Questions? Email Josh Kimura at jkimura@klw-law.com.

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Affiliate Events/Activities

NAPABA Seeks Volunteers to Host Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition    
NAPABA is seeking volunteers to host the western regional competition for the 2019 Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition.   
The Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition (Competition) is an appellate advocacy competition sponsored annually by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation (NAPABA Law Foundation), an IRC ยง 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). The purpose of this Competition is to develop advocacy skills without regard to the merit of the petitioner's or respondent's cases.  

If interested, please contact Leah Gould at Gould.Leah@gmail.com 

July 11 OCHBA "The Social at the Center Club"
The OC Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA) invites you to "The Social at the Center Club" on  July 11 at 6:00 pm at Center Club Orange County, 650 Town Center Drive, Garden Level in Costa Mesa. Meet, mix and mingle with OCHBA and Center Club guests. Complimentary appetizers and live entertainment. Business casual attire. $10 valet for guests.  
Admission is free but RSVP is required.  

July 12 - OCWLA MCLE Lunch "A 360 View of In-House Counsel"
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to a General MCLE Lunch "A 360 View of In-House Counsel", co-sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section.

    Ursula K. Guzman, Associate General Counsel, Employment, CoreLogic
    Neha Jaiswal, Legal Counsel, Taco Bell
    Monica A. Johnson, General Counsel, Bonduelle Americas
    Jenny Wang, General Counsel, ThreeSixty Group companies and brands, including MerchSource, FAO Schwarz, The Sharper Image, Vornado

Join OCWLA for a look into the practice of in-house counsel. The panelists will discuss the path to obtaining an in-house position, work-life balance, challenges they face working in-house, and tips for attorneys working with in-house counsel. If you are looking into a career in-house or work with in-house attorneys, you don't want to miss this great event! The presentation includes a catered lunch. Free valet parking.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: July 13-14 High School Mock Trial Championship
Volunteers are needed for a couple of hours to judge at the 1-on-1 high school mock trial world championship, July 13-14 at the Newport Beach Harbor Justice Center.   
Each year, approximately one-third of the participants are students of color, and about 15% identify as Asian. But only about 10% of the volunteer judges/scorers are attorneys of color, and even fewer are Asian.   
The competition includes 48 outstanding students from across the country. No preparation is required, as there is a short orientation before each trial. Food is provided, and parking is free. If you sign up with an attorney colleague or friend, they will make sure to put you in the same trial.   
If you have any questions, please contact tournament coordinator, Justin Bernstein at bernstein@law.ucla.edu. For planning purposes, signups are requested by June 30, but will be taken after that date. 
Sign up and view the specific trial schedule here.

July 25 - OCHBA Annual Angels Game Mixer
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County ("OCHBA") and Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Invite you to an Angels Game Mixer on July 25th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
    OCHBA Member - $45.00
    OCHBA Non-Member - $50.00 

DEADLINE AUGUST 11 - NCVAA Law Student Scholarship    
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys has announced the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship in honor of Hai Vinh Luu and My Thi Dang in the amount of $5,000.

HOW TO APPLY: Vietnamese-American law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school for the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible for the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities. Proof of enrollment is required. Priority consideration will be given to applicants exhibiting the greatest levels of financial need. One winner will be selected. The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and the NCVAA Law Scholarship will be presented at the 13th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys in Dallas, Texas on October 4-5, 2019. The Scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary invitation and is highly encouraged but not required to attend or participate in the Conference. 

September 23 - VLI Lawyers For Warriors    
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) invites you to the Lawyers for Warriors annual event for an evening of fun, networking, wine, cigars, delectable appetizers, and surprises. For the past 4 years, Lawyers for Warriors has sold out, having a full room of over 250 Patriots who represent legal, medical, financial, military, and other professional industries. Proceeds from the evening will ensure that veterans can receive free legal services so they thrive.

This year's Lawyers for Warriors Event will be held on September 23 at 5:30 pm at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. They are presently signing up sponsors and accepting nominations for an honoree whose commitment to veterans reflects VLI's mission to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income veterans that eradicates barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare and fosters self-sufficiency.

October 4-5 NCVAA 13th Annual Conference Dallas, Texas  
Every year National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) brings together Vietnamese-American judges, attorneys, government officials, and legal scholars from across the country to address issues and experiences of the Vietnamese legal community. Registration is now open for its 13th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas October 4-5.

SAVE THE DATE: October 17 - Advancing Justice-LA 36th Anniversary Dinner
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom will be accepting their Public Service Award at their 36th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Given his support of many policies that expand Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) access to state services and protect immigrant communities, he is helping to make California be a state for all.



Public Law Center Has Multiple Openings
The Public Law Center currently has the following positions available:    
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Consumer Law Unit
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit
Full-time - Deportation Defense Case Manager 
More info: https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/work-with-us/
(Re-Posted 7/10/19)     
Inner City Law Center Has Multiple Openings 
Inner City Law Center is looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Applications are welcome immediately, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. 
Benefits Advocacy Hearings Program Staff Attorney
Benefits Advocacy Project Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Staff Attorney
Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Staff Attorney
Paralegal Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness  
Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
Tenant Defense Staff Attorney

(Re-Posted 7/10/19)    
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 (PDF)  
(Posted 6/28/19)   
Fisher Phillips (Irvine) Seeks Employment Litigation Associate (2-3 years)  
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 2-3 years of experience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, and drafting and arguing motions. Significant experience in employment litigation is preferred, but candidates with substantive litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. More info
(Posted 6/14/19)   

Fisher Phillips (Irvine or LA) Seeks Appellate Counsel  
Fisher Phillips seeks an Appellate Counsel with 6-12 years of experience for its Irvine or Los Angeles office. Qualified candidates will have successfully briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit and California appellate courts. Candidates should also have experience assisting trial counsel during all phases of the litigation process in preserving and developing issues for appellate review. Prior federal appellate clerkship experience is preferred, as is some prior experience with labor and employment law. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link: Fisher Philips Career Opportunities
(Posted 5/31/19)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of June 26, 2019) 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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