UPCOMING OCCDL EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
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 April 30, 2021.
UPCOMING DIVERSITY EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
March 15 | 5:30 pm
California Judges Association and OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Ethics & Wellness
Learn to examine & observe your mental & emotional processes. Part 1 - Train the Trainers. Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 16 | 12:00 noon
APABA: The Practitioner's Perspective: Resumes + Cover Letters
Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 18 | 12:00 noon
Cal-APABA: APAs vs. Hate Conference
Week 2: Confronting the Racial Issues. Go HERE to register and for more information.

March 18 | 6:00 pm
Luminaries: Reflections on the Past, Guidance for the Future
In celebration of Women's History Month, join JABA's Young Lawyers Group along with APABA, APAWLA, and SCCLA for a virtual networking reception and panel featuring life lessons from inspiring women leaders in the law. Go HERE for more information and to register for this program.

March 18 | 5:30 pm (CST)
JAMS: Keeping the Peace During Times of Racial, Political, Cultural and Social Strife
Against the backdrop of divisive issues that touch our political, cultural and social beliefs, mediators may find themselves in tough situations which challenge their ability to maintain their status as an impartial mediator. We will address specific situations a mediator might encounter and discuss techniques and strategies for navigating through these challenges to mitigate their impact on mediation. MCLE and CEU credit pending. Go HERE for more information.

March 22 | 12:30 pm
APAWLA Trailblazer Speaker Series: Mia F. Yamamoto
Go HERE for more information.

March 22 | 5:00 pm
JAMS: Looking Within: Gender & Race in the Judiciary
In honor of Women's History Month, JAMS neutral, Hon. Elizabeth Allen White (Ret.), and other distinguished speakers join in a discussion for this webinar. Go HERE for more information.

March 23 | 5:30 pm
Women in Blue
Co-Sponsored by the OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Racial Justice Task Force
A conversation about gender, race, and violence in American policing featuring filmmaker, Professor Deirdre Fishel (CUNY), Professor Michelle Goodwin (UCI Law), and Katherine Spillar, editor of Ms. Magazine. Professor Fishel's documentary, WOMEN IN BLUE, looks at policing from the point of view of women police officers. Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 24 | 5:30 pm
California Judges Association and OCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Ethics & Wellness
Learn to examine & observe your mental & emotional processes. Part 2 - Trainers Meet the Next Generation of Lawyers. Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 24 | 7:30 pm (EDT)
HNBA/VIA: latinXfactor™: Engineering Meets the Law: Women in Intellectual Property
Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 25 | 12:00 noon
Cal-APABA: APAs vs. Hate Conference
Week 3: A Call to Action. Go HERE to register and for more information.

March 25 | 5:30 pm
KCLA: Discovery Act MCLE
Discover what you may not know about the Discovery Act. RSVP before 3/19 HERE for this FREE program.

March 25 | 8:00 pm (EDT)
HNBA/VIA: How Well Are You Managing Your 2021 Personal Brand?
Strong brands – and successful careers – are managed outcomes, not lucky accidents. Join us for a powerful and personal 2021 Personal Brand workshop. Go HERE to register and learn about required pre-workshop assignments.

March 25-26 | 12:00 noon
OCWLA: National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2021 Mid-Year Meeting
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

March 26 | 4:00 pm
HNBA and other sponsors: Challenging Narratives with Art
Go HERE for more information.

March 26 | 7:00 pm (EDT)
HNBA & United for Social Justice: Undocumented Lawyers Empoderando a la Comunidad
The panelists will share their journeys to the legal profession, their struggles as a result of their immigration status, and their advice on how undocumented youth can, like them, achieve their goals of becoming attorneys. Go HERE to read the bios of the panelists and register for the program.

March 27 | 9:00 am
OCAABA: Best Dam Hike In Orange County
Go HERE for more information and to RSVP (members only).

March 27 | 6:30 pm
IABA-OC: 7th Annual National Conference and Nowruz Celebration
Go HERE for more information.

March 30 | 5:30 pm
WLALA, LLBA, BWL, APAWLA: Sister Bar Networking Night
Go HERE for more information.

March 31 | 12:00 noon
OCWLA: Equal Pay Day Discussion
Go HERE to RSVP.

March 31 | 2:30 pm
The National Coalition of Korean American Bar Associations & the International Association of Korean Lawyers Present: The Importance of Truth, Comfort Women & Beyond
Featuring Prof. Jeannie Suk Gersen, Harvard Law School with Prof. Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian National University, and the Hon. Norman Eisen, Brookings Institution. Go HERE for more information.

March 31 | 6:00 pm
SCCLA: A Night of Nostalgia & Noodles
Join past & present SCCLA board members for a virtual reunion. Go HERE for more information and to RSVP.

April 1 | 5:00 pm
SABA & OCAABA: Mixology 101
Join an interactive virtual mixology class via Zoom with Tannaz, the Curly Bartender!
Go HERE for more information.

April 7 | 5:15 pm
CAPAJA: Appointment to the California Superior Court: Nuts and Bolts
Register HERE for the second opportunity to learn about the judicial appointment process featuring Luis Cespedes, Governor Newsom’s new Judicial Appointments Secretary. Secretary Cespedes and a panel of recently appointed Judges will discuss the criteria used by the Governor to select judges and the process used to vet and select them.

April 8 | 9:00 am
SCCLA: Rise and Shine - It's Coffee Time!
Learn how to make authentic Vietnamese coffee. Go HERE to register.
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/INTERNSHIPS
BWL Foundation 2021 Scholarship
Read about the scholarship HERE. Closing date April 4th.

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.

ACC Southern California - Diversity Summer Internship Program
a diversity pipeline initiative intended to provide law students in Orange and Los Angeles Counties that may lack access to and/or knowledge of in-house legal practice, exposure to such practice. The focus of the program is on 1L students. Go HERE for more information.

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
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.

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
Please reference OCCDL when you apply
Check out our updated job postings ~ Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law seeks an Assistant or Associate Director Academic Achievement.

Go to our website's job corner to view the listings.
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