OCAABA Events/Opportunities

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!   
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

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Affiliate Events

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 21st - PLC & Chapman Law School - Help Survivors of Domestic Violence: Upcoming Training
The Public Law Center (PLC) and Chapman Law School are hosting a presentation all about Domestic Violence Prevention Act Protective Orders and representing DV Survivors in Orange County on June 21st from 5 pm-8:30 pm. Cost is free for practitioners with the commitment to help in at least 1 PLC pro bono case within the next year. This course will provide 3.0 CLE hours. Food will be provided. Location: Chapman Law School, One University Drive, Room 237A in Orange.  
RSVP to Grace Landa glanda@publiclawcenter.org.   
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.
July 13 - OCWLA Promoting Equity: The Influence Of Unconscious Gender Bias 
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) will present an Elimination of Bias program with L. Song Richardson, Dean and Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law, entitled "Promoting Equity: The Influence Of Unconscious Gender Bias". Friday, July 13th from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 92614. Free Valet Parking at Andrei's with event registration.

Many individuals believe in gender equality and reject discrimination in any form. Yet,  unconscious mental processes which are shaped over time by history and culture can lead us to view the world through a biased lens and to behave contrary to our deeply held  egalitarian values. Dean Richardson will discuss these unconscious mental processes and how they can influence decision-making and judgment. She will end with some recommendations for safeguarding against the influence of these unconscious biases. The presentation includes a catered lunch. One Hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit.
August 3-4 - NCVAA 12th Annual Conference
The 12th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) is co-hosted this year with the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia August 3rd and 4th in Atlanta, Georgia. Limited rooms are available at discounted rates until July 5, 2018. Early bird registration ends June 30th.  
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, download the Sponsorship Form or contact Jenny Nguyen, NCVAA President, at ncvaa2018@gmail.com. 
SCHOLARSHIPS: NCVAA and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia are pleased to announce two law scholarships: (1) The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship in honor of Hai Vinh Luu and My Thi Dang in the amount of $5,000; and (2) the NCVAA/VABA-GA Law Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2018.  
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.


  Oakland City Attorney Seeks DCA V General Government & Finance 
The Office of the City Attorney seeks a top level attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney V with expertise in municipal law. The attorney likely will supervise attorneys currently in the General Government & Finance Unit and possibly other practice areas. Relevant expertise includes general municipal law practice areas including municipal finance (bonds, taxation, fees, and assessments), public ethics, conflicts of interest, elections, open meetings, public records, parliamentary procedure, public contracting and city charter and constitutional law. Experience in supervising employees, labor/employment, and serving as counsel to City Council committees, boards and commissions is a plus. More info: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 6/13/18)
 AUSA Posting - NDCA Criminal Division - Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco  
 Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office is a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to litigate a broad range of cases involving significant, complex issues on behalf of the United States in federal court being litigated today. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Deadline July 6, 2018.
(Posted 6/8/18)    
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 6/15/18)   
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)      
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)  
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 31, 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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