UPCOMING DIVERSITY EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
June 30 - September 30
OCHBA: Backpack with School Supplies for Struggling Families
Donate now to provide families and their children with the tools needed to start the new school year. Go HERE for more information.

July 12| 3:00 pm
OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Presents Mock Interview Project
Please go HERE for more information.

July 13| 12:00 pm (noon)
SCCLA: eDiscovery Issues with Workplace Collaboration Tools
Workplace collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams present several complex eDiscovery challenges for clients and counsel. This program analyzes issues and offers practical insights. ** One Hour CLE Credit ** Go HERE to register for this program.

July 19| 4:00 pm
TABA: In House Counsel Committee Recruiter Q&A
Join us for an informal Q&A with Debbie Tang from the executive search firm Bridge Partners, where we will discuss the state of the legal job market, tips for a successful job search, and moving up the in-house career ladder. Bring your questions! There will also be time for a catch-up with other TABA members after the Q&A. Go HERE to register and read more about this program.

July 20| 1:00 pm (EDT)
HNBA/VIA: 2021 Solo/Small Firm Summer Series Grow Your Firm! Business Development Strategies
Join us throughout the summer for an exciting complimentary series specifically tailored for YOU the solo-small firm practitioner and YOUR practice. Go HERE to read about the program and register.

July 20| 12:00 pm (noon)
APAWLA: Thinking Out Loud Series: CHAPTER 2 - Understanding Critical Race Theory
APAWLA introduces Thinking Out Loud, member-driven small group discussions to talk about issues impacting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The idea for this program came from the desire to carve out and hold space in our busy lives to learn, reflect and talk with our peers about issues impacting our communities. We hope Thinking Out Loud will result in APAWLA members developing their own understanding of, and engaging others about, important social issues. Go HERE to read about the program and to RSVP.

July 20| 6:00 pm (EDT)
NAPABA Co-Sponsored: Judicial Nominations 101: How to Become a Judge
The training will last approximately one hour and a half and will provide an introduction to judicial nominations. Panelists will give their insights on how judges get nominated, including commissions, timelines, and the ABA process. Panelists will also discuss how the judicial candidates should work with the White House, Senate (or in some cases House) offices, Department of Justice, and outside organizations. Go HERE to RSVP.

July 20| 6:00 pm
John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles: 2021 Virtual Judicial Reception
Go HERE to RSVP and read more about this event.

July 21 to July 22| 6:00 pm
NAWL: Nation Meeting
Join leading women lawyers from across the United States and abroad. NAWL will recognize and honor leading lawyers who have made a significant impact to improve and diversify the legal profession, as well as NAWL members who, through their time and effort, have made exceptional contributions to fulfilling NAWL's mission. Here is the opportunity to participate in interesting substantive programming along with plenty of networking opportunities. Go HERE to RSVP for this exciting event.

July 21| 6:00 pm
Italian American Lawyers Association in association with Langston, SCCLA, APAWLA, BHBA and SMBA: The Improv Trick in the House
In this interactive session, you will learn the basics of Improv, going over some tips and sharing the wisdom of award-winning coach, Bill Chott. Go HERE to read more about the program and to RSVP.

July 21| 6:00 pm (GST)
Presented by JAMS and the International Dispute Resolution Centre: Cocktails and Conversations on Diversity in International Arbitration (Hybrid Event)
This hybrid event brings together representatives from key stakeholder groups who have experience in encouraging diversity and can help identify a clear pathway for improvement, which will lead to great opportunities for under-represented groups in International Arbitration. Go HERE to RSVP and read more about this event.

July 22| 6:00 pm
OCAABA: Membership Mixer & General Meeting
Please go HERE for more information.

July 23| 12:00 pm (noon)
OCWLA: Adjusting to Current Harassment and Discrimination Legal Trends In the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Era
Go HERE to read the bios of the panelists and to register for this virtual program. ** One Hour MCLE Credit **

July 27| 5:30 pm
APABA: Know Your Rights & Bystander Intervention
Learn more about the legal rights, in-language reporting, and resources for victims and allies on how to stop and prevent hate in our communities. Go HERE to read about the program and to RSVP.

July 29| 2:00 pm (EDT)
NAPABA: 2021 Virtual In-House Counsel Summit
This Summit is a career and skills development program designed to help public company senior and experienced attorneys make the jump into the C-Suite, with a focus on diversifying the legal leadership of Fortune 1000 companies. Drawing on the collective experience of senior leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, participants will learn how to get where they want to be from people who are already there. The program is designed for current and former public company in-house counsel. Participants will receive tailored guidance and training based on where they are in their career. Go HERE for more information.
SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS/INTERNSHIPS
APABA: Judicial Pipeline Project (2021 Class) - Apply by July 30, 2021
Go HERE to apply and for detailed information. The Pipeline Project is an effort to:

  • Identify and provide outreach to potential qualified candidates for administrative, trial, and appellate judicial offices in the state and federal systems;
  • Assist and advise these candidates in the application and vetting process and the judicial election process, including establishment of a formal mentorship program involving APA judges; and
  • Create and cultivate relationships to facilitate the appointment of APAs to the bench.

The APABA Public Interest Fellowship is awarded annually to a law student who demonstrates leadership potential, maturity and responsibility, as well as a commitment to making a contribution to the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. The APABA Public Interest Fellow receives a $5,000 grant to spend at least 8 weeks of his or her summer working at a Los Angeles County nonprofit organization in a unit that serves the APIA community. Go HERE for more information.

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.
VIRTUAL PRO BONO/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
July 13| 6:00 pm
APABA: Pro Bono Legal Help Clinic
Volunteer for the legal clinic to help at-risk Asian Americans with their legal questions. Go HERE for more information and sign up to volunteer.

California State Bar is accepting applications to volunteer on committees 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.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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