OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Unity, Liberty, Charity

You're invited to celebrate with OCAABA at our
26th Annual Installation Dinner

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street   
Registration 6:00 p.m.  ~  Installation Program 7:00 p.m.

OCAABA is excited to host its first Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Tokyo, Japan Nov 7-12, 2019.*

The price will be approximately $2300 (plus tax & additional travel fees - approx. $400) 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.)

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Seminar and advertised approximate pricing noted is based on a minimum of 12 individuals attending.

Pricing will be finalized by April 15 if we have the requisite signups. You will be notified of the final details and pricing by April 16 and will have until Friday, April 26 to cancel your reservation without penalty.

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, register using the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
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Affiliate Events/Activities

March 15 - Whittier Law School Alumni Association Presents Solo & Small Firm Academy 
The 2nd Annual Solo & Small Firm Academy of the Whittier Law School Alumni Association will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Whittier Law School. The event focuses on tips, tricks, and tools for solo and small firm attorneys with a goal to leave the day with practices that can be implemented in your practice the next day. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.  
March 21 - OCBA YLD Meet & Greet Social
The OCBA Young Lawyers Division invites you to come meet and mingle with their peers and members of OCBA affiliate bar associations. This event provides a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones at a terrific venue and enjoy tasty food and beverages.
Exclusive for OCBA YLD & Law Student members, and OCBA Affiliate Bar Members. (OCAABA is an affiliate bar.)
March 22 - Journal of Law, Business & Ethics at the University of La Verne, College of Law Presents the 2019 Intellectual Property Law & Gender-Diversity Symposium 
The Intellectual Property Law & Diversity Symposium will bring together leading scholars and industry experts for an interactive panel discussion on intellectual property law, gender, and diversity. Join them, as they also celebrate JLBE's 25th Anniversary. The event will be held at the Abraham Campus, located at the University of La Verne (Main Campus). March 22 9 AM to 3 PM. Earn up to 4 CLE Credits.
CLE: $100 | General Admission: $50 | La Verne Law Student Admission: Free | Student Admission: $10 
March 24 -  Launch of the Asian Pacific Alumni Chapter at Loyola Law School  
Loyola Law School looks forward to celebrating the history and significant contributions of Loyola's Asian Pacific alumni at the Launch of the Asian Pacific Alumni Chapter. Make plans to attend the on-campus reception Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm. RSVP by March 15.  
Call the Alumni Office at Loyola with questions, at 213.736.8153.   
DEADLINE April 7  -  ACC Southern California Diversity Bar Exam Prep Course Stipend Scholarship 
The Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California (ACC-SoCal) believes that it is incumbent upon the legal community to assist in alleviating the economic burden faced by financially-challenged minority students as each student prepares for the California Bar Exam and a future in the legal profession. To help students resolve this burden, the ACC-SoCal scholarship program pays for a limited number of California Bar Exam review courses for minority students that might have otherwise had to forgo taking such courses. A limited number of recipients shall be selected from applications received from qualified students who demonstrate high moral character and financial need.  

Eligibility is limited to full-time and part-time minority law students in the Southern California area (Counties of LA, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino), with financial need and who will graduate in either spring or fall of 2019.  Additional requirements are spelled out in the application. Application deadline is April 7, 2019.

Any questions, email the ACC Southern California Executive Director, Betty St. Marie, at socal@accglobal.com

April 10 -  39th Annual Board of Governors Installation And Awards Banquet
The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) will be hosting its 39th Annual Board of Governors Installation And Awards Banquet with Keynote Speaker Hon. Lucy H. Koh, United States District Court, Northern District of California on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Location: Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles
900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90017
6:00 PM Cocktails | 7:00 PM Dinner

RSVPs requested By March 19, 2019
April 17 -  SCCLA 44th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet  
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) will hold its 44th Installation & Awards Banquet on April 17th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles.
SAVE THE DATE June 3  - PLC's Volunteers for Justice Dinner 
On June 3 nearly 1,000 leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will gather for the Public Law Center's annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner.  Please join PLC for this inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,600 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with PLC to provide free legal services to low income residents.

SAVE THE DATE October 4-5 NCVAA 13th Annual Conference Dallas, Texas  
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas October 4-5.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or joining the conference organizing committee, contact (Thuy-Hang) T Nguyen | 2018-2019 NCVAA President | info@ncvaa.org


Long Beach Community College District Legal Services RFQ Opportunity 
The Long Beach Community College District is seeking responses to their Request for Qualifications from a diverse group of legal service providers offering a broad base of disciplines to support our complex educational programs and services. Long Beach Community College District (LBCC) celebrates equity, diversity and ensures a positive and inclusive and accessible working and learning environment for all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community they serve. LBCC believes diversity and accessibility fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all who benefit from their programs and services. The District has issued RFQ 19-D1003  to invite responses from qualified legal firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations who show that they embrace these same values and has practices. All responses must be received at or before 4:00 pm, April 2, 2019. All RFQ documents can be accessed at: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/current-bid-rfp-opportunities  
(Posted 3/11/19)       
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 3/8/19)     
Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks Deputy City Attorney III or IV - General Government, Information Technology & Public Contracting
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with experience drafting and reviewing information technology agreements and public contracts for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV position in the General Government & Finance Unit, part of the Advisory Division of the City Attorney's Office. As a Deputy City Attorney in the General Government & Finance Unit, the candidate will provide advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal issues to City officials, multiple City departments and various boards, commissions and committees.
For more information and a full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 3/7/19)    
Chapman University Seeks Director of Academic Achievement
The Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman University will have the responsibility of working with the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement ("Executive Director") to provide a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students' entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam. This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) administrative position.
(Posted 3/5/19)    
USAO Central District of California, Santa Ana Branch Seeks Assistant United States Attorneys 
The United States Attorney's Office is interviewing for three AUSA in the Santa Ana Branch Office, Criminal Division. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. AUSAs new to the Criminal Division, including those hired for the Riverside and Santa Ana branch offices, are initially assigned to the General Crimes Section in Los Angeles, where they receive training in the handling of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. Upon completion of their tenure in the General Crimes Section, AUSAs hired for the branch offices are assigned there, and AUSAs remaining in Los Angeles are assigned to one of the Criminal Division's senior sections. More info 
(Posted 2/27/19)  
C hapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Applicants for a Visiting Professorship  
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law invites entry-level and experienced applicants for a visiting professorship for the 2019-2020 academic year in the areas of Civil Procedure and California Civil Procedure. Interested candidates are invited to visit this link to learn more and apply for the position:  https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=1017. Please direct all inquiries to Marisa Cianciarulo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at cianciar@chapman.edu.
(Posted 2/13/19) 
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V - Oakland Police Departmental Counsel
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as departmental counsel ("DC") for the Oakland Police Department ("OPD") as a Deputy City Attorney V ("OPD-DC"). The ideal candidate should have significant experience advising and representing public entities - including law enforcement agencies - as well as litigation experience.  The Deputy City Attorney V is the most advanced and highest level classification in the Deputy City Attorney series. OPD-DC must advance the City's and the City Attorney Office's commitment to transparency, fairness and respectful policing. For more information and the full announcement, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html  
(Posted 2/5/19)  

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

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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