The deadline to submit your nominations is extended to May 17th!

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 May 17, 2021.
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
May 11 | 12:00 noon
Bruins Speak: Anti-Asian Racism, Athletics, and Social Justice
Join host Charles J. Alexander, UCLA's Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Director of the Academic Advancement Program, and moderator Dr. David Yoo with featured speakers as they provide insight into the current issues surrounding racism and social justice in their community. Go HERE for more information.

May 11 | 12:00 noon
FBA & KABA: Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Incidents: The Federal Response
Go HERE for more information.

May 11 | 4:30 pm
KABA: Victims of Hate, “What’s Next?”
Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, and Community’s Role in Providing Assistance to Victims. RSVP for Zoom link to Email: for any inquiries.

May 12 | 6:00 pm (ET)
NAPABA & APABA-DC: Progressive Reform by State Attorneys General with Karl Racine & Gurbir Grewal
Join in for a critical and timely discussion with Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, and Gurbir Grewal, Attorney General of New Jersey, who will discuss their initiatives to reform the justice system and combat racism and extremism. This is part of a series of events by APABA-DC highlighting progressive prosecutors and criminal justice reform. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

May 12 | 6:00 pm
ABTL-OC: An Evening with the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins, California's Newest Supreme Court Justice
Go HERE for more information and register to attend.

May 12 | 6:00 pm
Langston Bar Assoc.: What's Next for Police Accountability Following the Derek Chauvin Verdict
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

May 13 | 7:00 pm (ET)
NAPABA: A Discussion on LGBTQ AAPI Representation in Government
The purpose of this panel is to open a conversation with some of the handful of LGBTQ AAPI elected officials who have been elected to statewide office. They will share their struggles and triumphs and discuss how to keep the momentum going, go over how to harvest the rising enthusiasm and energy, and build a movement out of a moment, to put more LGBTQ AAPI people into elected office. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

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.

May 19 | 6:00 pm
OCHBA, OCLBA & FLOC: Overcoming Barriers Part II
Get more information HERE. 1.0-hour Elimination of Bias credit.

May 20 | 12:30 pm
APAWLA: Trailblazer Speaker Series Featuring The Honorable Jacqueline H. Nguyen, Circuit Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

May 20 | 6:00 pm
OCAABA: Three Must-Know GCs
Go HERE for more information.

May 21 | 12:00 noon
State of the States: A Survey of Recent LGBT Legislation & Coming Trends
Go HERE for more information.

May 22 | 10:00 am
TMBA: Navigating the Remote 2021 California Bar Exam
Go HERE for more information and RSVP to receive webinar link.

May 26 | 5:00 pm
APABA: More Than Meets The Eye: How Gender And Sex Intersect With Racialized Violence Against Asian Americans
Go HERE for more information and register for this program.
Thurgood Marshall Bar Association July 2021 Bar Taker Scholarship
TMBA is committed to supporting individuals who take the State Bar Exam in hopes of practicing law in California. We recognize, particularly for individuals who are faced with sitting for the bar exam, it is both an emotionally and financially challenging process. Our goal is to relieve some of the financial burdens through our scholarship program which will, in turn, help you focus all your efforts on passing the bar exam. Application and all required documents must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 23, 2021. Go HERE to read the instructions and to download the application.

2021 SCCLA Scholarships & Fellowships
Now accepting applications. Deadline is July 1, 2021. 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.
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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