The last few days to submit your nominations!

OCCDL is now accepting nominations for its 2021 award programs: the "Top 40 Young Diverse Lawyers of OC" and "Top 10 Legal Organizations for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in OC"!

These award programs are designed to provide recognition to young diverse attorneys and legal organizations who provide excellent legal services and work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the OC community. Read more about the awards and submit your nominations HERE by April 30, 2021.
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
OCCDL Social Justice Impact Litigation Series

Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes:
Current, Context and Community

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. (PT)

Join renowned civil rights attorney Glenn D. Magpantay for reflections on the history of hate crimes, struggle for racial justice, and an honest conversation on the challenges with diversity, equity and inclusion in the Asian American and intersectional context. All are welcome. Go HERE to read the speaker's bio. RSVP to:
OCCDL Law Student Event

Virtual Summer: What to Prepare and What to Expect

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. (PT)

As we head into year two of the pandemic, most employers are continuing to work remotely, including for their summer positions. While most of us have learned how to work remotely over the last year, starting a new job remotely can be difficult. Join the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) for some tips and advice on how to get the most out of your virtual summer job. Go HERE to read about the full program. RSVP to:

All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
April 26 | 12:00 pm (noon)
Presented by JAMS, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and National Bar Association (NBA)
** CA and NY CLE pending **
Program: Accomplished dispute resolution professionals discuss the cutting-edge ADR trends you need to know for 2021 and engage corporate counsel, advocates, and dispute resolution service providers in a no-holds-barred exchange: how are top neutrals selected? Where are opportunities to disrupt these processes to ensure qualified diverse candidates get business? Go HERE to read about the panelists and to register.

April 28 | 3:30 pm (CDT)
HNBA/VIA: Expanding the Network: A Conversation with Young Lawyers in New York & Puerto Rico
Join in the conversation with young attorneys practicing in New York and Puerto Rico to learn more about their different practice areas, how they got there, and their tips and advice for current law students. Go HERE to register and for more information.

April 28 | 6:00 pm (ET)
NAPABA Co-Sponsored Panel: Combating Hate, Racism, and Xenophobia Against AAPIs
Join us for this very important panel discussion hosted by the Coalition of Florida APIA Affiliates with APABA South Florida, APABA of Tampa Bay, the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association, and the Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association. This event will be virtual and free to attend. Go HERE for more information.

April 29 | 12:00 pm (noon)
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego: Lawyering in the Time of COVID: A Survival Guide for Women Attorneys and Attorneys of Color
Join JAMS neutral, Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.), for an upcoming panel discussion on navigating COVID as women attorneys and attorneys of color. 1.0 hour of Elimination of Bias MCLE credit provided. Go HERE for more information.

April 29 | 5:30 pm
Langston Bar Association In-House Counsel Committee presents: The Path to High Impact Relationships and Creating New Value
This virtual workshop is focused on the role in-house counsel must play in driving their career outcomes and take away practical career strategies of top performers. Go HERE for more information.

April 30 | 12:00 pm (noon)
OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Webinar: Anti-Hate Community Presentation 
You're invited to participate in this important presentation which will address the current climate and rise of hate towards Asians, Pacific Islanders and other targeted groups. An esteemed panel will discuss ways to combat hate in our community. View the panelists and register for the webinar HERE.

May 4 | 12:00 (noon ET)
NAPABA Partner Event: Attorney General Alliance: A Community United
This national convening pairs leading experts across government and industry with a focus on educational and actionable steps that can be used to address the rise of hate targeting the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) community. Go HERE for more information.

May 5 | 4:00 pm
HNBA/VIA: Cinco de Música with the ABA Commission on Hispanic Rights & Responsibilities
A Virtual Event Sponsored by the Commission on Hispanic Rights and Responsibilities. Go HERE to register and for more information.

May 6 | 7:00 pm (EDT)
HNBA/VIA: Tequila Tasting and Legal Presentation
Tequila tasting and legal discussion surrounding the tequila regulatory framework and import/export issues. Please note that you do not need to purchase tequila to participate in the discussion. If you choose to participate in the tasting, please note that you will need to purchase your tequila by Monday, April 26th at the latest (so please don't delay). Go HERE for more details.

May 6 | 5:00 pm
JABA: Asian Pacific American Bar Unity Night
This is a special virtual program jointly hosted by JABA and APA sister bar organizations. The two-hour event includes a virtual reception, as well as breakout and plenary programming in the theme of togetherness. Go HERE for more details.

May 6 | 6:00 pm
OCHBA: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Go HERE for more information and to register for this event.

May 14 | 5:30 pm
OCWLA: Diversity on the Bench
Featuring Hon. Macias, Hon. Motoike, Hon. Robinson, and Hon. Sykes. More information is available HERE.

May 17-21
HNBA: 2021 Advocacy Week
In fulfillment of HNBA's mission, to be The National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community and to advocate on issues that affect the Latino community, the HNBA hosts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, each year. Attendees will participate in advocacy efforts before members of Congress and White House officials and will be invited to join in networking activities with government elected and appointed officials. Go HERE for the agenda, speakers, and to register.
2021 SCCLA Scholarships & Fellowships
Now accepting applications. Deadline is July 1, 2021. Go HERE for more information.

NACOPRW-SOCAL 2021 Scholarship Program
The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) supports the rights of women and is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization seeking to promote the full participation of Puerto Rican and other Latina women in the social, economic, and political life in the United States. Deadline to apply: April 28th. Go HERE to read about this scholarship.

Hon. Vaino Spencer Memorial Endowment Fund
This special endowment, in memory of Justice Spencer, will enable high-achieving Southwestern students who receive a judicial externship with an award. The fund may also provide scholarship support to Southwestern students. Learn more HERE.

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.
Applications are now open to volunteer on the California State Bar committees and they are seeking to fill positions on the following committees:

  •    California Board of Legal Specialization
  •    Client Security Fund Commission
  •    Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation
  •    Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
  •    Council on Access and Fairness

Detailed descriptions of these committees with vacancies can be found HERE.

Mariposa Women & Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in women's health issues. These include counseling, mental health, drug and alcohol support, domestic violence, community workshops, and professional training. Since its inception, Mariposa has been passionate about improving the health of our local communities through the well-being of women, their children, and their families. Get more information about Mariposa and donate HERE.

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.

Working Wardrobes
Doing everything in their power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work. Information about clothing and accessories needed for their clients is available HERE.
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