UPCOMING OCCDL EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
February 3| 7:30pm
OCCDL Podcast Club
Join us every 1st Wednesday of the Month. February’s featured podcast: Mobituaries S2 E9: Anna May Wong, Death of a Trailblazer. Unwind from the day and join the conversation. Get more information and the link to participate HERE.

February 4| 3:00pm
Coffee Chat -Tips To Sustain Your Career During These Trying Times
Special thanks to Michael C. Chow, Senior Associate at OCCDL member firm Orrick. Michael will be hosting a discussion on how to sustain your career during the pandemic. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP for the link.

February 10| 5:00pm
2021 OCCDL Social Justice Impact Litigation Series: Travel Ban Litigation and Amici Advocacy
A discussion with key leaders in the litigation and advocacy opposing the travel ban enacted by the Trump administration, which restricted travel to Iran and several other, largely Muslim, countries. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP for the link. *Approved for 1 Hour General CLE Credit.
UPCOMING DIVERSITY EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
February 2| 12:00pm (CT)
Justice Ginsburg’s Impact on Gender Parity in the Practice of Law
Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for NPR, will moderate a panel of Justice Ginsburg's former law clerks. The panel will address Justice Ginsburg's vision of equality, and how that vision, once groundbreaking, is now accepted in multiple facets of law and society. In addition, the former clerks will discuss how Justice Ginsburg's mentorship shaped their personal and professional choices, and the ramifications of her leadership on gender parity in the practice of law. Go HERE to RSVP. * Approved for 1.25 CLE Credits.

February 3| 1:00pm (EST)
NAPABA: Black Immigrant Experience Webinar Series - Litigation, Anti-Black Racism, and Trump-Era Administrative Changes
Join the Commission on Immigration for the first of a two-part webinar series on the legal dimensions at the intersection of immigration & anti-Black racism and addressing the legal challenges facing Black immigrants. Go HERE for more information.

February 4| 10:00am
KABA: Understanding and Preventing Anti-Asian Bias
The first of a two-part webinar series presented by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Stop AAPI Hate. This Webinar is for Employers, Housing Providers, Business Owners, and State-Funded Organizations. Topics: Know Your Rights, Strategies for Bias Prevention and Conflict Resolution, and Recent Data on Increased Anti-Asian Bias in California. Go HERE to RSVP. *1 Hour MCLE Credit (Elimination of Bias) pending.

February 4| 2:30pm
SABA-SC: Challenging the Notion of "Work Hard, Play Hard"
To cap off SABA-SC’s and the Public Interest Foundation’s Virtual 5K fundraiser, join in for an Interactive Conversation on Mindfulness at Work with Rudhir Krishtel: “Challenging the Notion of Work Hard, Play Hard.” RSVP HERE. * CLE Credit available.

February 4| 5:30pm
FALSD & JABA: Lawyers Club Women of Color Excellence Award Reception
Go HERE for more information about the program.

February 4| 6:00pm
WLALA: Mentor Jet at Pepperdine Law School
This program pairs mentor judges and lawyers with law students who spend a short time chatting before moving on to a new pairing. All mentors are welcome, especially if you went to Pepperdine Law School. RSVP and more information about the program HERE.

February 6| 10:00am
OCBA Community Outreach Committee Pack A To-Go Lunch Bag Volunteer Event
Please download the flyer for a list of items to include. The lunch bags will be distributed later that day. OCBA members who register are asked to make a minimum of 10 lunch bags. Go HERE to download the flyer.

February 6| 6:00pm
John M. Langston Bar: Scholarship Benefits & Awards Presentation
This special event celebrates and recognizes the 2020-20231 scholarship ward recipients and the donors ans sponsors who make it possible for Langston to help these students succeed. Justice Martin J. Jenkins is the keynote speaker. Go HERE for more information.

February 9| 5:30pm
WLALA & APAWLA: Pathways to Public Interest Careers
Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and engage with prominent female lawyers and WLALA members involved in various public sector careers. RSVP and more information about the program HERE.

February 9| 8:00am
Confronting Chaos, Embracing Conflict: The Time for Collaborative ADR in Latin America is Now
A complimentary webinar presented by JAMS, Weinstein International Foundation, Union Internationale des Advocats. The hosts bring together an expert panel of industry leaders for the second installment of our Global Webinar Series Confronting Chaos, Embracing Conflict, with a focus on Latin America. This program will explore the opportunities, challenges and trends supporting collaborative dispute resolution and management in the region. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

February 9| 12:30pm
APAWLA Trailblazer Speaker Series: CA Labor Secretary Julie A. Su
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

February 9| 6:00pm
APABA Housing Rights Legal Help Clinic
Helping at-risk Asian American tenants and homeowners. By appointment only. Go HERE for more information.

February 10| 12:00noon (EST)
NAPABA: Black Immigrant Experience Webinar Series - Prison to Deportation Pipeline: Crimmigration and Black Immigrants
Join the Commission on Immigration for the second of a two-part webinar series on the legal dimensions at the intersection of immigration & anti-Black racism and addressing the legal challenges facing Black immigrants. Go HERE for more information

February 10| 6:00pm
ABTL-OC: U.S. Soccer & Fair Pay
An in-depth discussion of the equal pay dispute between U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team with trial counsel for U.S. Soccer. Go HERE for more information. * Approved for 1 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society MCLE Credit.

February 11| 5:30pm
OCWLA: Virtual Valentine Wine Tasting with the Wine House
Members: $125.00 and Non-Members: $150.00. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

February 11| 5:30pm
FALSD's 43rd Virtual Annual Gala
The Virtual Annual Gala is in the form of a video that will include honoring scholarship recipients and swearing in its 2021 Board of Directors. Attendance at the watch party and viewing the gala video are free. Go HERE for more information.

February 16| 9:00am
JAMS: Smart Contracts Rules: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Dispute Resolution
Join JAMS Sr. VP and Chief Legal and Operating Officer, Kimberly Taylor, JAMS Mediator/Arbitrator and Founder/Managing Director of Law and Forensics, Daniel B. Garrie, and David Cass, VP of Cyber & IT Risk at Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for a discussion on the JAMS rules governing disputes arising out of smart contracts. During this webinar, panelists introduce the concept of smart contracts, relating technology and associated legal concerns. * Approved for 1 Hour of CA MCLE Credit. Go HERE for more information.

February 16| 1:00pm
OCBA & OCWLA: Trailblazing with Rebekah Bastian - CEO of OwnTrail and author of Blaze Your Own Trail
Rebekah Bastian is an entrepreneur, writer, artist, tech executive, mentor, wife, mother and aerial acrobat. She is the CEO & Co-founder of OwnTrail and was previously vice president of product and vice president of community and culture at Zillow. Rebekah is the author of Blaze Your Own Trail, a contributor to Forbes and serves as a startup advisor and nonprofit board member. Join Rebekah as she shares insights into her nonlinear path and provides frameworks and inspiration for navigating your own. RSVP HERE.

February 17| 5:00pm
WLALA: Networking in a Pandemic: Business Development in the COVID-19 Era
Panelists will share how they have successfully incorporated remote networking tools into their long-term networking and business development strategies for the COVID-19 era and beyond. In March, the Business Development Committee will present Part 2: Speed Networking. Go HERE for the information and to RSVP.

February 17| 5:00pm
OCAABA: Virtual Group Swearing-in with Hon. Nathan Vu
Go HERE for more information.

February 18| 10:00am
KABA: Understanding and Preventing Anti-Asian Bias
The second of a two-part webinar series presented by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Stop AAPI Hate. This webinar is for Employees, Tenants, Consumers, Community Members, and Social Service Organizations. Topics: Know Your Rights, Strategies for Bias Prevention and Conflict Resolution, and Recent Data on Increased Anti-Asian Bias in California. Go HERE to RSVP. *1 Hour MCLE Credit (Elimination of Bias) pending.

February 18| 5:00pm
Tea & Truffle Tasting with SCCLA APABA APAWLA OCCDL & VABASC
Register by 2/3/21 to ensure delivery of your tea & truffles sampler. Go HERE to register.

February 25| 6:00pm
SCCLA & APABA Trivia Night
Free for members and law students. $10 for non-members. Go HERE for more information.
AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY
 ORANGE COUNTY LAWYER CHAPTER
The American Constitution Society is forming an Orange County ACS Lawyer chapter. ACS is the nation's largest progressive legal organization, and works to promote constitutional rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy, and the rule of law. A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that believes the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people, through lawyer and student chapters across the country, ACS engages its members and policymakers to push for a progressive judiciary and build a pipeline of progressive attorneys to shape the future of law and democracy. In addition to an LA lawyers chapter, UCI Law, Chapman, UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Loyola have student chapters. Please email csarosy22@gmail.com or pli@acslaw.org if you are interested in learning more about a new OC lawyers chapter.
SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS
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
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