UPCOMING DIVERSITY EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
June 10 to Sept. 30
OCHBA: Backpack with School Supplies for Struggling Families
Join with OCHBA and donate now to provide families and their children with tools needed to start the new school year. Go HERE for more information.

June 21| 6:00 pm
Black Women Lawyers, Los Angeles | California Justice Reform: Correcting A Broken System or Jeopardizing Public Safety? How Reforms Will Affect Your Family
Go HERE for all the details and to register for this Zoom program.

June 23| 6:00 pm
OCKABA: A Discussion on Race Relations and the Importance of Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Perspectives from the Private Sector and Government
Go HERE for more information.

June 23| 6:00 pm
IABA: Meet, Eat, & Greet with IABA in Nicole’s Kitchen
Go HERE for more information.

June 23| 6:30 pm (EDT)
HNBA Region 3 Presents: Studying For A Virtual Bar Exam
Go HERE for more information.

June 24| 4:30 pm
OCAAJO: A Town Hall - Introduction to Your Criminal Justice System
Go HERE to register and to submit questions for to submit questions for the Panelists: Asst. Presiding Judge Maria Hernandez, District Attorney Todd Spitzer, Public Defender Martin Schwarz, and Sheriff Don Barnes.

June 24| 5:30 pm
OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Lawyer Roulette Networking Event
8 Rounds, 8 Prizes, 8 Chances to Diversify your Network! Come take a spin with the OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee's Lawyer Roulette! OC Lawyers of all backgrounds will have a chance to win big by diversifying their network and making new friends in our high stakes-low pressure game of chance. Go HERE for more information and to register for this event.

June 25|
OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Presents: Mock Interview Project
Interviewer volunteers needed. Advance registration required. Go HERE to read about the program and interviewer requirements. Interviewers, please RSVP by June 25.

June 25| 12:00 noon (CDT)
HNBA/VIA Solo/Small Firm Summer Series
Join HNBA/VIA throughout the summer for an exciting complimentary series specifically tailored for YOU the solo-small firm practitioner and YOUR practice. You can’t afford to miss it! Topic for June 25 (Session One) Sink or Swim: Law Firm Survival Skills. Go HERE for more information and to register for this program.

June 26| 2:00 pm
APAWLA PSN Virtual Play Day for Families
It's been difficult over the last year to reconnect with people you miss and meet other parents. Way not join us and play some virtual games with the APAWLA Parent Support Network! Go HERE to read all about it and RSVP.

June 26| 5:30 pm
John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles 2021 Virtual Paint & Sip Fundraiser
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

June 29| 5:00 pm
OCKABA: In-Person Outdoor Board Meeting & Mixer
Location: Advanced Depositions, Irvine. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

June 30| 12:00 pm noon
OCBA Webinar: What We Wish We Knew
Presented by the OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
A moderated panel discussion featuring a diverse group of experienced attorneys sharing what they wish they knew when they began their legal careers. They will share their experiences, the obstacles they faced and overcame to ascend in the legal profession, and will offer practical tips and advice on how to embrace diversity and thrive in the legal profession. Go HERE to read about the program.

July 6| 3:00 pm
OCHBA: Angel Game
Please go HERE for more information.
SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS/INTERNSHIPS
The OCKABA Foundation will award two (2) $1,500 stipends to two (2) eligible individuals who are going to take/have taken the 2021 California bar examination (Feb. or July). The stipends will be awarded to law student or recent law school graduates attending or graduated from law schools in Orange County, CA. Deadline to apply June 30, 2021. Read all about the program and apply HERE.

2021 SCCLA Scholarships & Fellowships
Now accepting applications. Deadline is July 1, 2021. Go HERE for more information.

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
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.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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