UPCOMING OCCDL EVENTS
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
March 24| 12:00 noon
OCCDL’s Professional Development Skill Practice Series: Improving Your Client Contact Skills
Attendees will be given time to review some positive and negative updates to communicate to the mock clients. For more information and to RSVP go HERE.
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 2 | 5:00 pm
KABA: Breaking Barriers on the Bench and Beyond – How We Got There, Where Do We Go From Here, and How Do We Bring Others Along?
In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, this event is open to everyone and has been approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit and qualifies for the Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society subfield. Go HERE for all the information about this program.

March 3 | 5:30 pm (and every other Wednesday of the month following)
APILO Immigration Clinic
Volunteer attorneys and immigration experts are available to help answer immigration questions, via Zoom. Check out APILO's website for more information.

March 3 | 6:30 pm
APABA and its Co-Sponsors: Flying Solo: Tips for new and aspiring solo/small firm attorneys from experienced practitioners
for more information and to RSVP, go HERE.

March 5 | 12:00 noon
JRCLS: Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium
"Pandemic, Presidential Change & Reconstituted Supreme Court – What does 2021 Portend for Religious Liberty?" ** 1 Hr. MCLE Credit ** Free admission. Go HERE for more information.

March 6 | 9:00 am (EST)
HNBA: Regional Latina Leadership Academy Grit & Growth Mindset Webinar
Grit & Growth Mindset Webinar followed by a fireside chat on how to tackle Imposter Syndrome. Go HERE for more information.

March 6 | 10:00 am
APAWLA x Etone Workout Class
Go HERE for more information.

March 6
OCHBA: 43rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
Two Sessions: Part I: March 6, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PST) Drive-through Experience at Christ Cathedral and Part II: March 6, 2021, 6:00 PM (PST) Virtual Program & Fundraiser. Go HERE for more information.

March 7 | 10:00 am
The Sikh Coalition
You are invited to attend our Sikh Presenter’s Course in Los Angeles, California. In response to growing demand, this training is for dynamic and engaging community members across Southern California who are willing to deliver Sikh awareness presentations in their communities. Go HERE for more information.

March 9 | 7:00 pm
FLOC: NYE Mix Mix
Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 9 - March 12
2021 HNBA/VIA 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition
This Competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court. Go HERE for more information on this program.

March 10 | 9:00 am
HNBA Litigation & Dispute Resolution Section Quarterly Meeting – Spring 2021
Go HERE for more information and to register.

March 10 | 12:00 noon
CAPAJA: Appointment to the California Superior Court: Nuts and Bolts
Register HERE for the first opportunity to learn about the judicial appointment process featuring Luis Cespedes, Governor Newsom’s new Judicial Appointments Secretary. 

March 10 | 5:00 pm
The Path Ahead: The legal challenges facing the Latinx community and what to expect the next 4 years
Co-Sponsored by OCHBA. Go HERE for more information.

March 11 | March 18 | March 25
Cal-APABA: APAs vs. Hate Conference
Three sessions. Please check the time when you register HERE.
#1. March 11, 2021, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
#2. March 18, 2021, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
#3. March 25, 2021, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)

March 11 | 12:15 pm
Langston Bar: Rescuing The Ebony & Jet Photo Archives
George C. Fatheree III will present his role in helping the J. Paul Getty Museum acquire the photography archive of Johnson Publishing Company, the Chicago-based company behind Ebony and Jet magazines. Read more about the program HERE.

March 11 | 7:00 pm
UCI Law APALSA Alumni Mixer - Trivia Night
Join APALSA for trivia night with UCI Law alumni! The winning group will be receiving a gift card. Please RSVP HERE.

March 13 | 9:30 am
Zoomba with OCWLA
Click HERE to register.

March 18 | 6:00 pm
Luminaries: Reflections on the Past, Guidance for the Future
In celebration 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.
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
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:

  •    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.

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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