UPCOMING DIVERSITY EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
June 8 | 5:30 pm
KABA & SCCLA: Mock Interview Program
As law students gear up for on-campus recruitment/interviewing (OCR/OCI) and other interviews, many of which will likely be via video conference. Seeking practicing attorneys in the L.A./Southern California region to conduct virtual mock interviews from June to July, and (2) encouraging law students to participate as interviewees. To kick off the program, there will be a virtual panel event on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 5:30pm-6:30pm, where KABA and SCCLA attorneys will share with law students their insight and tips on the interview process. Go HERE for more information.

June 8 | 6:00 pm
TMBA: Justice Series: Know Your Rights
Patient Rights and Responsibilities. Go HERE to read about the program. Presented by Yemi Adeyanju, Esq.

June 8 | 6:00 pm
OCWLA: Delicious Dessert Dipping Event
Go HERE for more information. Register by May 24th.

June 9 |
Langston & NLSLA | Volunteer: Virtual Criminal Records Expungement Clinic
Help give someone a fresh start. Go HERE for more information.

June 9 | 8:00 am
JAMS and ArbitralWomen: Diversity in International Arbitration: The Intersection of Race and Gender – building on the future by learning from the past
Organizations are considering what business life will be like after restrictions are lifted, and as discussed in the webinar Progress in Times of COVID the panel deliberated on concerns that have emerged about the impact that COVID has had on opportunities for women in arbitration. In this webinar, the intersection of race and gender will be explored. Go HERE for more information.

June 10 | 12:00 noon
JAMS & San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association: Implicit Bias and Diversity in Dispute Resolution: What to Know to Protect Your Client’s Interest
When issues of Implicit bias, cross-cultural miscommunication, and cross-cultural misidentification arise during arbitration or mediation they can have an adverse impact on the resolution of your client’s case. Learn to recognize indicators of implicit bias and cross-cultural misperceptions and how to respond to protect your client’s interest. Go HERE for more information.

June 10 | 5:00 pm
JAMS & Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles: In-House Counsel Driving Change: Strategies for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as an In-House Attorney
Learn how in-house counsel can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through their engagement of outside counsel, internal hiring efforts, and retaining and promoting the success of diverse in-house counsel talent. The program will also focus on how to start the dialogue, get buy-in and guidance from senior management, and manage success. Go HERE for more information.

June 10 | 5:30 pm
VABANC & VABASC Joint Virtual Mixer
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

June 10 | 5:30 pm
APAWLA: Self Care Hour
Join Dr. An Tran and YLLS for an hour of de-stressing and mindful discussion. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

June 14 | 5:00 pm
Public Law Center: Volunteers For Justice Annual Dinner
Go HERE for more information.

June 15 | 12:30 pm
Langston & Morgan Stanley: A Conversation about Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Investing with The Persaud Team at Morgan Stanley. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

June 16 | 2:00 pm (EST)
NAPABA: APA Heritage Month Panel Discussion with Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President and the White House’s Senior Liaison to the Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community
The Hogan Lovells Asian Pacific American Affinity Group invites you to an APA Heritage Month event featuring opening remarks by Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President and the White House’s Senior Liaison to the Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community followed by an exclusive panel discussion on concerns and challenges facing the Asian American community. Go HERE to RSVP and for more information..

June 17 | 12:00 noon
TMBA: Juneteenth Scholarship Celebration
The Burning of Black Wall Street: Then and Now 1921 - 2021. Go HERE for more information.

June 17 | 12:00 noon (MDT)
HNBA/VIA: Conversation with American Bar Association Leadership
President Refo will share her priorities as the ABA President. Mr. Pedro Windsor Jr. will speak about the structure and work of the ABA Center for Diversity and Inclusion, including examples of key ABA DEI initiatives and ways you can get involved. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

June 18| 3:00 pm & 4:30 pm
OCWLA: Small Group Circuit Training Class with Next Level Fitness
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS/INTERNSHIPS
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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