OCAABA Events/Opportunities

OCAABA's Pipeline Committee invites attorneys and law students from Chapman, UCI, Western State and Whittier to enjoy some wine, food, and painting (no artistic skill required!) as we kick off the 2018-2019 school year. Law students and attorneys can sign up to be an OCAABA member and apply for our mentorship program at Paint Night.
$10 per person. SPACE IS LIMITED!
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, use the links below or contact Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

OCAABA will be hosting a judicial reception for our newest Superior Court Judges on November 27th at Fleenor's in Santa Ana.
Sponsorships available - $300.
Email contactus@ocaaba.org for more information.
OCAABA will hold its Annual Holiday Dim Sum Mixer on December 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Capital Seafood at the Irvine Spectrum.
Families are welcome to attend this event.  
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If you have news to share to our membership, please email contactus@ocaaba.org to include the news in our next newsletter.
Affiliate Events/Activities

OCBA Leadership Election - Voting Closes Sept. 24 @ 2:30 pm
The OCBA leadership election is now open for online voting. Terms begin Jan. 1, 2019. All officer terms are for one year; all Board member terms are for three years. The person elected 2019 Secretary will be expected to continue to serve in the following capacities: 2020 Treasurer, 2021 President-Elect, 2022 President.

Voting closes at 2:30 p.m. today - Monday, September 24, 2018. Only active attorney members are eligible to vote.

To view the statements of all candidates, click here . Cast your ballot now at www.ocbar.org/vote

September 26 - SCCLA  "The Portrait Project"   
On September 26th, Southern California Chinese Lawyers will present "The Portrait Project" - A Presentation and discussion with Hon. Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, and Ajay Mehrotra, Executive Director of the American Bar Foundation, which is the first comprehensive study of Asian Americans in the law, a study conducted by Yale Law School, NAPABA and ABF. Hosted by: APABA, APAWLA, FLOC, FALSD, JABA, KABA-SC, LACBA, PALSD, PABA, SABA-SC, SCCLA, TALA, TABA, VABA-SC.  
Registration required. Check in: 6:30 pm; Program & Reception: 7:00 pm. Venue: Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2700, Los Angeles.  

October 2 OCHBA Free Hague Convention Case Training 
OCHBA is hosting a free Hague Convention Case training on October 2nd from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Yanez & Associates Divorce & Family Law Attorneys, 625 The City Dr S #490, Orange. Judge Palafox will conduct 1.5 to 2 hours of FREE training on this issue.  

October 4 ChangeLawyers "Scholarships for Justice" Reception
Scholarships for Justice is an event that celebrates the bright, diverse students who will become tomorrow's legal changemakers and the lawyers who right historical wrongs in our courtrooms, classrooms, and beyond. Join ChangeLawyers Thursday October 4 at 5:00 pm at the Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown LA

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.
DEADLINE October 8 - 2019 Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County Law Student Scholarship  
The Board of Directors of the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County ("FLOC") is pleased to invite rising second and third year law students to apply for the 2019 FLOC Bayanihan Law Student Scholarship. FLOC is the preeminent organization of and for Filipino-American attorneys practicing in Orange County, California and is focused on meeting the professional needs of its members who work in small and large law firms, corporations, public entities, and universities.

Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded at the FLOC Gala Dinner on October 25, 2018.  Application deadline is October 8, 2018.

October 17 - AAAJ-LA 35th Anniversary Dinner  
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA ("AAAJ-LA") Anniversary Dinner is a signature annual event that benefits Advancing Justice-LA through the generous support of many individuals, companies and foundations. It celebrates the organization's accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services. Additionally, the organization honors partners who have made a significant impact on the community. The event includes a reception, silent auction and dinner in addition to the awards ceremony. Location: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles. 5:30 pm - Reception and Silent Auction | 7:00 pm - Program and Dinner

October 26 - PLC Advocates and OC Lavender Bar Association 6th Annual Halloween Bash   
The Public Law Center Advocates and the Orange County Lavender Bar Association will hold their annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 26th to benefit the Public Law Center. Location: FĂȘte the Venue (Costa Mesa). Tickets are $50. 

November 1 - OCHBA Dia de Los Muertos Mixer 
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County invites you to their Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer on November 1st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at El Indio Botanas y Cerveza, 309 W. 3rd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Join HBA as they celebrate Dia de los Muertos and you will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running in the upcoming HBA elections.  

November 8-11 - 2018 NAPABA Convention  
The 2018 NAPABA Convention will take place November 8th through the 11th at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. This year, NAPABA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in the city that started it all-Chicago! Register today to take advantage of early bird rates (through August 24th) and join in on the family reunion fun!

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.


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 9/21/18)       

Chief Counsel at the California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission is currently recruiting for the position of Chief Counsel. The Chief Counsel serves as attorney to the California Coastal Commission (Commission) and the Executive Director, and manages and directs the work of the Legal Division, which is comprised of attorneys, legal analysts, a legal assistant and a legal secretary. The Chief Counsel advises the Commission and Executive Director and all senior management on all legal issues arising from the Commission's Implementation of the California Coastal Act and California's Coastal Management Program. More info
(Posted 9/21/18)

Contra Costa County Seeks Deputy District Attorney (Fixed Term)
Contra Costa County has an excellent opportunity for interested individuals to gain up to three (3) years of trial experience as a public prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office. Deadline is September 24 at 11:59 pm.
(Posted 9/19/18)
Open Positions at Inner City Law Center
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. The following attorney positions are available (applications will be accepted until the positions are filled):
Benefits Advocacy Hearings Staff Attorney
Benefits Advocacy Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Project Staff Attorney
Managing Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Staff Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Supervising Attorney
Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
Tenant Defense Project Staff Attorney
(Posted 9/11/18)

OCSC Commissioner Position   
The Orange County Superior Court announces the opening of our Superior Court Commissioner position. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the State Bar of California and must have been admitted to practice law in California for at least ten (10) years. Persons seeking appointment as a Superior Court Commissioner must demonstrate relevant legal experience as deemed sufficient by the judges of the Court. Superior Court Commissioners may not engage in the private practice of law. Applicants must submit an Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Personal Data Questionnaire and professional resume by 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Temporary Judges' Recruitment New Three-year Cycle Opens
The Orange County Superior Court announces a recruitment process for Temporary Judges, covering the next three-year cycle to begin fiscal year 2019-2020. If you are interested in becoming a Temporary Judge, please read the Application Letter and complete the Temporary Judge Application. The Application Letter describes the minimum qualifications and selection criteria, which will be used in this application process. Attorneys who are not currently active in the Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program and who would like to be considered must complete the full application process. Those in the program currently must complete a renewal application.The Court will require those who successfully pass the application process to attend two mandatory three-hour training sessions in late spring/early summer 2019. Additional training will be required for specialty areas. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. News Release   |  More Info
(Posted 9/6/18)

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)             

PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of September 13, 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  

Thanks to our 2018-2019 Sponsors

Buchalter | Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete |
Crowell & Moring | Dorsey & Whitney | Godes & Preis
Hueston Hennigan | Keller/Anderle | O'Melveny | Orrick |
Union Bank | Western Digital | Western State College of Law
ADR Services | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner | JAMS |
Judicate West | Robinson Calcagnie | Umberg Zipser
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass | Best Best & Krieger | Blackstone Discovery | Dubin Law Firm |  
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy | Honyaku USA |  
Kubota & Craig | Littler | Manatt | Nhan Vu | Premiere Bail Bonds | Right Choice Law | Rutan | Shulman Hodges & Bastian |  
Smiley Wang-Ekvall Veritext | Wage Recovery Queen/Briana Kim
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