Join VABASC, OCAABA and multiple other organizations for a conversation on the relationship between race and the law, with a particular focus on the past experiences of Asian-American communities and the present challenges facing Muslim-Americans.  Prof. Neil Gotanda's groundbreaking scholarship in the area of Asian American Jurisprudence and his current work on the racialization of Muslim-Americans will foreground this discussion featuring: 
- Prof. Neil Gotanda, Professor of Law, WSCL
- The Hon. Halim Dhanidina, Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court
- Laboni Hoq, Esq., Director of Litigation, Advancing Justice
- Prof. Jennifer Koh, Prof. of Law & Dir. of Immigration Clinic, WSCL

Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30-8PM at
Western State College of Law (Moot Court Room).
This activity qualifies for 1 participatory hour of specialized Recognition and Elimination of Bias credit.

Co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California, Japanese American Bar Association, Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County, WSCL Immigration Clinic, WSCL Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

"Three Must-Know GCs In OC" Annual Mixer
Please join us for our "Three Must-Know GCs in OC" Annual Mixer which will be hosted by the OCAABA In-House Counsel Committee on Tuesday, November 14th. Registration is limited to
In-House Counsel Attorneys and OCAABA Attorney Members.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Scott Akamine, General Counsel & Secretary, Incipio LLC
Lisa Hatton Harrington, General Counsel, ASICS America
Wendy Peterson, General Counsel, Knobbe Martens
There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited.  
First come, first served.   

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Affiliate Events

October 30th - APABA Judicial Pipeline Project Panel 
Join APABA and an esteemed panel October 30th at 6:30 p.m. to get valuable tips on the judicial application and appointments process for the state judiciary, hear the latest on the governor's plan for appointments during the remainder of his term, and learn about the panelist judges' personal journeys to the bench. Location: O'Melveny & Myers LLP 400 S. Hope St., 18th Fl. Los Angeles. RSVP by 10/27 to be added to building security list.
*This event is open to all, but geared towards those who are ready to apply or who have already submitted their applications.


Questions? Email Christina Yang at christina.t.yang@gmail.com
November 2nd - OCHBA Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County ("OCHBA") Presents their Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer at Native Son Alehouse in Santa Ana from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Join OCHBA as they celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and meet the candidates running in the upcoming HBA elections!

November 3rd - Chapman University Fowler School of Law Diversity & Social Justice Forum "Changing Institutions, Disappearing Protections"  
The Diversity & Social Justice Forum at Chapman University Fowler School of Law will present "Changing Institutions, Disappearing Protections" on November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker is Angela King, Co-founder and Deputy Director of Life After Hate, Inc. RSVP required to attend. For free student admission, use the code: VIPCOMP. 

Deadline November 3rd - OCBA 2017 Franklin G. West Award Nominations 
Nominations are being accepted for the OCBA 2017 Franklin G. West Award. The highest honor bestowed by the OCBA, this annual recognition, which was established in memory of Judge Franklin G. West, is considered the OCBA's lifetime achievement award. Judge West epitomized the best of the legal profession, both as an attorney and a judge. The Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding attorney or judge whose lifetime achievements have advanced justice and the law, will be presented at the 2018 OCBA Judges' Night & Annual Meeting.  

November 2nd-5th - NAPABA Convention 2017
The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Join NAPABA as they celebrate their 29th Convention and convene over 2,000 attendees in Washington, D.C.!

Click here for more information about the Convention.

The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area invite you to attend a Networking Mixer during the 2017 NAPABA Convention at City Tap House DC on November 3rd from 2-4 pm. Appetizers provided with no-host bar. Limited complimentary drink tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To RSVP for the mixer or for any questions, please email info@ncvaa.org.
November 6th - UCLA Pre-Law Society Annual Law Forum
UCLA Pre-Law Society invites you to join them on November 6th for their Annual Law Forum. The group will be hosting over 70 law schools, including Columbia, Southwestern, ASU, Berkeley, UCI, UCLA, Northwestern and LSU. Various LSAT prep companies will also be in attendance.

Attending the Law Forum will give you the opportunity to meet and network with many law school representatives. This event is also a great chance to learn about LSAT preparation.For those considering a career in law, the Law Forum will serve as a valuable resource in the law school application process.

November 9th - OCKABA 12th Annual Installation Dinner
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA), a local network of approximately 400 local attorneys, will be holding its 12th annual installation dinner from 6 pm - 9 pm on Thursday, November 9th at Hotel Irvine. This year's honorees are Judge Susan Jung-Townsend and Sylvia Kim, the Orange County regional director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. OCKABA will present Community Partnership Awards to the Council of Korean Americans and the International Association of Korean Lawyers.

November 10th - MCLE: OCWLA Lunch "The Basics of Presenting Evidence
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association ("OCWLA") will host a lunch presentation on "The Basics of Presenting Evidence" with the Hon. Terri K. Flynn-Peister on November 10th from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine.  Judge Flynn-Peister will cover general concepts regarding evidence and the basics of presenting evidence in court for organized and efficient trials and hearings. From thoughts to consider from the outset of a new case, to compiling and presenting evidence, this is an informative session that applies to all areas of law. The presentation will include a catered lunch.

One Hour General MCLE Credit.

November 15th - SABA Fall Orange County Mixer
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California ("SABA-SC") invites members and non-members to attend their Fall Orange County Mixer on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
Location: Crowell & Moring LLP, 3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor, Irvine.

RSVP required by November 8, 2017
January 18th - OCBA Judges' Night and Annual Meeting
Save the date for the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") 2018 Judges' Night and Annual Meeting featuring the installation of Nikki P. Miliband, Esq. as 2018 OCBA President, as well as the installation of the OCBA Officers and Directors and the OCBA Charitable Fund Directors. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Franklin G. West Award, the highest honor bestowed by the OCBA.     



Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Lecturer of Estate Planning
Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Estate Planning for the Spring 2018 semester. This two-unit course covers both small and large estates, with consideration of lifetime and testamentary dispositions of property, the use of the marital and charitable bequests, and the use of life insurance. The course will also look at the drafting and use of estate planning documents, such as wills, inter vivos trusts, insurance trusts, living wills and durable powers of attorney and provide an overview of special issues for estates including substantial closely held business interests. This course is listed for both JD and LLM in Taxation students. https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=907
(Posted 10/25/17)

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. https://ocaaba.clubexpress.com/docs.ashx?id=318798 (Posted 10/20/17)

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Mid-Level Media Associate (LA)
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a mid-level associate attorney to join its nationally recognized Media Law practice. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in a large law firm in the areas of media and entertainment law, including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and/or privacy litigation. Experience with pre-publication and pre-broadcast review and daily development and production counseling for studios, television networks and production companies is strongly preferred.

To apply, please go to https://careers.dwt.com/media-associate-mid-level-los-angeles/job/7337412 and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Sr. Manager, Attorney Recruiting Initiatives; resume; a brief writing sample and law
school transcript. (Posted 10/17/17) 

PLC Seeks Full-time Staff Attorney for the Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit
The Public Law Center ("PLC") seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for its Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit. This position will provide quality legal services to low-income residents of Orange County and work collaboratively with other PLC staff to serve low-income residents. The attorney will work directly with the Directing Attorney, other members of the Housing Unit, and the Director of Litigation, Advocacy, and Training in a wide variety of tasks involved in complex litigation related to the housing needs for low-income Orange County residents, including where applicable, investigation, factual and legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral and written advocacy. More details
(Posted 10/16/17)

Prosper Portland Seeks Assistant General Counsel
Prosper Portland, the economic and urban development agency for the City of Portland, Oregon currently has an opening for an Assistant General Counsel in the Legal Department. This person will provide expert legal support to the agency on a broad range of subjects including commercial real estate, finance, and public agency law. Please find below a job announcement for this position. More details
(Posted 10/13/17)


Inner City Law Center Seeks Staff Attorneys for its Homeless Veterans Project and for Disability Benefits
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. The center combats slum housing and develops strategies to end homelessness. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, their professional staff of 55 (including 30 attorneys) fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.
(Posted 10/6/17)

University of California, Office of the President - Oakland, CA Seeks Managing Counsel, Litigation and Capital Strategies  
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel-Litigation and Capital Strategies, the Managing Counsel-Capital Strategies manages construction, land use, and real estate practice areas, as well as providing direct client service. Serves as a resource to subordinates on highly complex legal matters or problems; advises and renders opinions to senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; works with representatives of the campus on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements. Acts as liaison with outside legal firms. Represents the organization and oversee outside counsel in certain litigation. Keeps informed on legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University or the construction and land use legal practices. Application Deadline: November 10th.
Click here for complete job description and application instructions.
(Posted 10/6/17)

Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV Litigation
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV position in the Office's Litigation Division. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV with placement depending on experience. Open until filled. Click here for more information and the full application.
(Posted 10/4/17)

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Junior Associate Attorney for its LA Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior associate attorney to join its Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one years' transactional experience.  Real Estate experience with due diligence evaluation and review of title and survey documents, acquisitions and dispositions, and development is preferred but not required. Requirements also include excellent academic credentials and active membership, in good standing, of the California Bar.

We would appreciate you specifying where you heard about this position.We are not accepting recruiter or third party submissions at this time. More info
(Posted 10/3/17) 

Los Angeles Boutique Firm Seeks Transactional Real Estate Associate
Established Los Angeles (Westwood) boutique law firm seeks transactional real estate associate (all levels considered) to support three partners with sophisticated finance, purchase & sale, and leasing practices. No recruiters please. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Fross at kfross@jaclaw.com.
(Posted 9/11/17)

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  
PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of October 26, 2017) 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.
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