April 10, 2015
Filipino Film Screening - "Mariquina" - April 17, 2015 
Pacific Arts Movement will present a Filipino film screening on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:20 p.m. at Mission Valley UltraStar. This indie drama is part of Pacific Arts Movement's Spring Showcase. Trailer, film description and online tickets are available HERE

Women of Color In Law Luncheon - April 19, 2015 

FALSD Endorsement: FALSD members are encouraged to vote for Tara Duester for Lawyers Club of San Diego 2015 Board of Directors 

FALSD in the Community
FALSD co-sponsored the reenactment of Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio on March 25, 2015 (photo courtesy of Jose Lau). 
FALSD President Jonah Toleno with PALSD President Arlene Yang and Terri Mast, widow of Filipino labor activist Silme Domingo at the reenactment of Wards Cove Packing Co v. Atonio (Photo courtesy of Jose Lau). 
FALSD had an informational booth at the Filipino Sun Festival on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Mira Mesa. 
FALSD Board Member Melissa Deleon with Councilmember David Alvarez at the Filipino Sun Festival. 
 "Diversity in the Workplace" panel at Thomas Jefferson School of Law on Monday, April 6, 2015. 
On April 6, 2015, FALSD members were panelists discussing issues faced by Asian American legal professionals. Above, from left to right: Melissa Deleon, Esq., Rommel Dizon, Esq.,  and Peter Quon, Esq. 

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Member Spotlight
Audie de Castro, Esq.
FALSD Past President Audie de Castro is the recipient of the San Diego County Bar Association's annual service award in the category of "Community Service." The Community Service Award recognizes outstanding charitable, cultural, humanitarian or educational service to the needs of the community at large. Audie is the founder of de Castro, P.C., where his practice focuses on business litigation and corporate disputes. He is the Philippine Honorary Consul of San Diego.  

Audie will be honored at the SDCBA Annual Awards Luncheon on May 1, 2015, at noon, at the Westin Emerald Plaza in downtown San Diego. Congratulations to Audie!  
California Western School of Law seeks an
Associate Dean for Information Services to serve as a member of the Dean's senior management team. Find out more HERE

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is hiring an Immigration Staff Attorney for its San Francisco Office to advocate on immigrant rights issues. The last day to apply is April 27, 2015. Find out more by clicking HERE .  

San Diego Unified School District 

seeks a
Legal Specialist to perform complex and sensitive paralegal duties related to the functions of the District. See the position description HERE .

County of Imperial seeks qualified candidates for Deputy County Counsel positions. Basic function: Under the direction of Assistant County Counsel, provide legal counsel to the County, its boards, commissions, department heads and officers; prepare pleadings, summaries, agreements; conduct legal research, practice appellate law in federal and state courts. Find out more: Job Opportunities

Coffman Specialties, Inc. , seeks a
San Diego Associate General Counsel with a minimum of 5 years of legal experience as a California attorney. Successful candidates will have experience with contract law and drafting, and knowledge of general business law, construction law and public works. Interested applicants should submit a resume, writing sample and salary requirements to asoldner@coffmanspecialties.com. Subject Line: Attorney Position. 

The  Office of the Attorney General has openings for deputies in the San Diego and Sacramento offices. See the announcements HERE.

19th Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium.
5 Hours Legal Ethics MCLE credit provided.  
Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9 am to 4 pm 
Location: Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 
Click HERE for more information and to register.

Literature & The Law.
1 Hour Gen CLE Provided. 
DescriptionIs there a difference between law and justice? What is the truth or value of a confession? Can art make us better people, citizens, and practitioners of the law? In this course, we will discuss how literary texts can help answer these questions.
Date & Time: April 15, 2015 from noon to 1 pm. 
Location: San Diego Law Library Downtown Branch. 1105 Front Street, SD 92101. 
Cost: FREE. 
Click HERE to register. 

Ethics of Social Media MCLE.
1 Hour Legal Ethics CLE Credit provided. 
Description: Law firms, attorneys and support staff must take care to ensure that their online activities adhere to ethical and professional rules of conduct.  This presentation offers best practices for successful use of social media, as well as practical guidance regarding situations and activities to avoid.
Date & Time: June 4, 2015 from noon to 1 pm (PST)
Location: San Diego Law Library Downtown Branch. 1105 Front Street, SD 92101. 
Cost: $20 
Register HERE
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Member rates are: $50 (attorneys); $15 (students); and $500 (lifetime membership). By renewing your membership and paying your dues, you make it possible for  us to host mixers and CLEs, and help support our student scholarship fund. Please support FALSD and help us continue our service to the community by renewing your dues today.  

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NFALA is a network of Filipino-American legal professionals that connects and supports Filipino-American legal professionals nationwide and supports local bar association affiliates. Find out more at www.nalfa.com. To get NFALA updates, like
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Congrats to NFALA President Rudy Figueroa! 
Figueroa was recently named a 2015 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Figueroa is General Counsel & Vice President of Administration, Legal & Human Resources at Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC in Chicago. 

Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Annual Dinner on June 5, 2015
FBANC's Installation Dinner is Friday, 6/5/2015 at Peony Restaurant, located at 388 9th Street, Oakland. To find out more about FBANC and the annual dinner, click HERE

30th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair - April 25, 2015
The fair will take place on Linda Vista Road on Saturday, 4/25/15, from 10am to 5pm. Celebrate diversity in one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in San Diego. The Fair is intended to promote  cultural awareness and understanding within the City of San Diego. Its numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego. The 2015 theme is Celebrating and Honoring our United States Armed Forces! Go to www.lindavistafair.org for more information. 
Asian Cultural Festival - May 9, 2015 
FALSD is proud to join the Asian Cultural Festival as a community partner on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 10 am to 6 pm at Mira Mesa Community Park at 8575 New Salem Street, SD 92126. See the website for more details by clicking HERE
Lawyers Club of San Diego Annual Dinner - May 12, 2015 
The annual dinner is Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The keynote speaker is Honorable Olympia Snowe, former United States Senator. Find out more by clicking HERE
San Diego County Bar Association Creek to Bay Cleanup - April 25, 2015
Join I Love A Clean San Diego for its first countywide cleanup of 2015, the Creek to Bay Cleanup. This year, ILACSD anticipates hosting 100 different cleanup sites around San Diego County and is seeking volunteers and companies that would like to volunteer to lead a cleanup site.  Contact Natalie Roberts at  nroberts@cleansd.org  to volunteer as a site captain or to suggest a site.  Please also RSVP to SDCBA Beach Clean Up Coordinator Lori Mendez:  Lori@Mendezplc.com
Access, Inc. Seeks Attorney Volunteers for Law Career Academy
The Law Career Academy is designed to motivate youth to complete their education and find a career path. Currently seeking private attorneys and firms interested in mentoring/coaching or providing internships to at-risk high school students. To volunteer or find out more, please contact Legal Program Director, Anne S. Bautista, Esq., at annebautista@hotmail.com or (858) 560-0871, ext. 103. 
Victim Advocate Training Seeks Volunteers
SAVE Legal Network of San Diego County is looking for 10 Filipino volunteers to support Filipina victims of domestic violence with translation and court accompaniment in family court or administrative hearings. Volunteers must attend one advocate training workshop, held at 2841 Highland Avenue, National City on the 2nd Monday of the month. Please contact Anne Bautista at abautista@access2jobs.org with any questions. Find out more
Jonah Toleno
Vice President
Mark Cumba 
Ariel Javier
Grace Tenorio
Immediate Past President
Melissa Deleon 
At Large Directors
Alastair Agcaoili
Rommel Dizon 
Marty Lorenzo
Beverly Roxas

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