UPCOMING DIVERSITY EVENTS
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January 20| 10:00am (CST)
BWL's Presidential Inauguration Watch Party
January 20, 2021 is Inauguration Day! Please join us as we celebrate BWLNC's very own lifetime member, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris by watching a live stream of the inauguration with our members. This is a safe way to commemorate this historic day with our BWL community.
Go HERE to register for this event.

January 21| 12:00 noon
COVID-19 Juror Study Results & Discussion with OCKABA
The program will discuss what implications can be drawn from the data about changes in juror attitudes and predispositions since the pandemic that may affect your approach to litigation. Go HERE for more information & to register for this event.

January 21| 6:00 pm [EST]
HNBA/VIA Presents From Law School to Judge School: The Path to the Judiciary
Learn from the Judges about what to do in law school to become a judge. Go HERE for more information.

January 22| 9:00am - 6:00pm (ET)
International, Comparative, Foreign and Domestic: A Virtual Gathering of Friends
Presented by The University of Toledo College of Law
Much of the way we are taught is to compartmentalize our understanding of the world through different lenses. Something is an international issue, a comparative issue, a foreign issue, or a domestic issue. Then there are subcategories. Something is a crime against humanity, a crime in different jurisdictions, a crime in one jurisdiction, etc. Join this dynamic virtual gathering, which will bring together people from different disciplines to spark conversation. This event is free and open to the public. Registration required. Go HERE for the day's agenda and to register.

January 22| 12:15pm
APA Judicial Welcome Social
Meet the APA Superior Court Judges and congratulate the newest appointees to the bench. RSVP by 5 pm on Jan 20th via info@palsd.org.

January 26| 12:00 noon
The Future of the Justice Department and the Rule of Law: The Challenges Ahead
** 1 hr. General MCLE Credit.
In this presentation, former Justice Department officials discuss the effect of recent events on the Justice Department's obligation to uphold the rule of law, and how the Department can promote the rule of law in 2021 and beyond. Go HERE for more information and the list of panelists.

January 26| 1:00pm (ET)
15th Annual Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Conference
JAMS Sponsored Event. Presented by LIWOCA (The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc.)
Join LIWOCA in celebrating 15 years of serving women of color attorneys. The annual conference was created to motivate, educate, inspire, and train women of color attorneys. LIWOCA provides essential business development and networking opportunities to women of color to ensure their success in the profession. Go HERE to register.

January 26| 2:45pm
OCTLA: What's New in Tort & Trial? 2020 in Review
Go HERE for more information.

January 27| 12:00 noon
APAWLA & WLALA: Get Smart About Investing
This presentation will focus on the following:
- Understanding the different investment categories and how to use them effectively;
- Considering the trade-offs between portfolio risks and returns, and what is appropriate for you; and
- Determining the right investment strategy for your unique situation.
Go HERE for more information & to register.

January 27| 5:30pm (ET)
HNBA/VIA Su Dinero - Sponsored by Prudential
The Way Forward - 7 Tips for Financial Wellness. COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges. You’ve likely come to understand the need to manage your finances differently in the future. This seminar is designed to help you learn new behaviors and adopt healthy financial practices so you can face your future with confidence. Go HERE for more information & to register.

January 27| 6:00pm
Raising the Bar: An Interviewing Skills Workshop
Presented by BWL of LA. Go HERE for more information & to register.

January 28| 12:15pm
The Path to Moral Character Fitness for Admission to the California State Bar and Strategies for Mindful Practice
Please join the California Judges Association’s Judicial Outreach Committee for an engaging panel discussion on “The Path to Moral Character Fitness for Admission to the California State Bar and Strategies for the Mindful Practice of Law.” Go HERE for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS
Thurgood Marshall BarAssociation (TMBA) February 2021 Repeat Bar Taker Scholarship.
Read more about the scholarship and get the application HERE. Application Deadline 11:59 p.m. (PST) 1/29/2021.

Best Best & Krieger is accepting applications for the 2021 First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship
This program will provide the recipient with a paid summer associate position in our participating offices: Riverside, Ontario, Irvine, or San Diego. The recipient will also be awarded a $7,500 scholarship if invited to return and does return to BB&K the following summer. The scholarship will be paid after the completion of the student's second summer with the firm. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time first-year law student. For more information and to apply: www.bbklaw.com/about/join-our-team/current-openings/2021-first-year-law-student-diversity-fellowship-sApplication Deadline: 2/5/2021.

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD)
Accepting applications for the Diversity Fellowship Program. Application Deadline: 9am 2/10/2021. Go HERE for more information and to apply. 

OCLBA offers the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship
Go HERE for more information.

Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California
The Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California is currently offering Post-Bar Fellowships. Go HERE for detailed information and to apply.
VIRTUAL PRO BONO/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Laura's House
Laura’s House, a domestic violence shelter, also accepts a variety of items for their clients, families, and their upscale resale store. Get more information about Laura's House HERE.

SCCLA Cares
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association is partnering with Duidough Cafe & Cookie Lab to feed residents at Los Angeles LGBT Center's Triangle Square, the nations largest affordable housing development for LGBTQ seniors. Just $9 provides a meal! Go to SCCLA.org for details and to donate.

Working Wardrobes
For anyone doing some belated spring cleaning, Working Wardrobes is still rebuilding after their fire in the spring. Information about clothing and accessories needed for their clients is available HERE.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Please reference OCCDL when you apply
Check out the new positions we've just updated to our website's job corner.

The Office of the Public Defender, County of Orange has opened to the public recruitment for Deputy Public Defender Attorney I, II, III
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