OCAABA Events/Opportunities

The Public Law Center's South East Asian Legal Outreach Program (SEALOP) provides free civil legal assistance at the BPSOS Center for Community Advancement, Inc., 13950 Milton Ave. Suite 301, Westminster, CA 92683.    
Clinics take place on the second Saturday of every month from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 
 If you are interested in volunteering, use the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.   
OCAABA is proud to be a supporter of the OCBA's Diversity Committee Summer Social Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging - For Diverse Attorneys and those who Support their Advancement on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Andrei's Restaurant in Irvine.  The Purpose of the Social is to bring together diverse members of the Orange County legal community.
OCAABA is excited to host its first Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Tokyo, Japan Nov 7-12, 2019.

The price is $2300 (plus $270 tax & additional travel fees) per person based on double occupancy and includes airfare from LAX, transfers to and from Hotel, 4 nights accommodation in standard room and daily breakfast. (CLE fees are separate.)

Signups will be taken until cap is reached. Non-refundable deposit of $500 required with signup. Final payment due by July 1.

Questions? Email Josh Kimura at jkimura@klw-law.com.

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Affiliate Events/Activities

June 3  - PLC's Volunteers for Justice Dinner 
On June 3 nearly 1,000 leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will gather for the Public Law Center's annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner.  Please join PLC for this inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,600 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with PLC to provide free legal services to low income residents.

June 5 - NAPABA Labor and Employment Committee Summer Kickoff Mixer
Join your friends and colleagues from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Labor and Employment Committee at their Summer Kickoff Mixer. Catch up with existing connections, make new ones, discuss plans for the National Convention, or just have a drink and a bite to eat at Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo on June 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

RSVP or questions to Phillip Cha: phil@chamediation.com 

June  12 -  Lunch with ChangeLawyers
Join current and former board members from California ChangeLawyers on June 12 and hear from scholarship alumni and fellows about the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. Hear from the newest ChangeLawyers Fellow, Hugo Salazar, as well as Heidy Pineda, a scholarship alumna. Both Heidy and Hugo are working with immigrants rights' groups, and we're looking forward to hearing about their vital work. Wednesday, June 12 from 12:00PM - 1:30PM at WilmerHale in Los Angeles.

FLOC & OCKABA will be hosting a Competency MCLE on Monday, June 17, 2019
from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Judicate West, 1851 E First St #1600 in Santa Ana. Details TBA. Dinner will be provided, and parking is complimentary. Space is limited to first 25 registrants. Registration will close once capacity is reached. 
FLOC/OCKABA Member - No charge. | Non-Member - $15.00 

June 20-23 - SABA North America Annual National Conference 
The South Asian Bar Association of North America ("SABA North America") will be holding its Annual National Conference at W Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are almost sold out for this year's conference, themed "Rise Up & Represent." Conference rate is available at the W Midtown until June 1.

This year's Conference will feature a first-time attendee reception and offer more plenary sessions without competing CLEs. SABA North America Board of Directors elections are also coming up. Purchase tickets and obtain additional information here.


June 22 - TMBA Juneteenth Scholarship Brunch
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) is hosting a Juneteenth Scholarship Brunch on June 22 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Fleenor's on 4th, 400 W. 4th Street, Santa Ana. Proceeds from ticket sales will fund scholarships for repeat bar takers. Tickets $50. 

DEADLINE JUNE 24  -  2019 California ChangeLawyers 1L Law School Scholarship Application  
Do you know a diverse student starting their first year of law school at an ABA or CA accredited law school? Law school is a major financial investment adding thousands to student debt. California ChangeLawyers wants to support the brightest ChangeLawyers of tomorrow by eliminating the roadblocks that exist between these students and success. They believe that a state as diverse as California needs a justice system led by advocates of all backgrounds.
This is why California ChangeLawyers invests in bright, diverse scholars, every day, to ensure that they have the opportunity to become tomorrow's legal changemakers. Because righting historical wrongs in our courtrooms, classrooms, and beyond will allow us to truly deliver the original American value-Justice for all.
Recently admitted law students embarking on their first year of law school are invited to apply by Monday, June 24th, 2019, by 5pm PST.

The 1L Diversity Scholarship provides $7,500 scholarship to use towards expenses related to the first year of law school (including but not limited to: housing, living expenses, books, tuition, etc.)

June 25 - Third Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to their 3rd Annual Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill for an evening of wine, light appetizers, live music and good company. Valet is complimentary.

June 26 - 2019 California Women Lawyers "Elect to Run"
This non-partisan program was developed and organized by California Women Lawyers (CWL) to educate and encourage women to run for public office. The program allows attendees the opportunity to hear from candidates, elected officials and organizations who provide tools and support for running for office. This innovative program received the 2016 Outstanding Member Program Award from the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations. More program details will be sent out soon!
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Cost - $35.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: July 13-14 High School Mock Trial Championship
Volunteers are needed for a couple of hours to judge at the 1-on-1 high school mock trial world championship, July 13-14 at the Newport Beach Harbor Justice Center.   
Each year, approximately one-third of the participants are students of color, and about 15% identify as Asian. But only about 10% of the volunteer judges/scorers are attorneys of color, and even fewer are Asian.   
The competition includes 48 outstanding students from across the country. No preparation is required, as there is a short orientation before each trial. Food is provided, and parking is free. If you sign up with an attorney colleague or friend, they will make sure to put you in the same trial.   
If you have any questions, please contact tournament coordinator, Justin Bernstein at bernstein@law.ucla.edu. For planning purposes, signups are requested by June 30, but will be taken after that date. 

DEADLINE AUGUST 11 - NCVAA Law Student Scholarship    
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys has announced the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship in honor of Hai Vinh Luu and My Thi Dang in the amount of $5,000.

HOW TO APPLY: Vietnamese-American law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school for the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible for the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities. Proof of enrollment is required. Priority consideration will be given to applicants exhibiting the greatest levels of financial need. One winner will be selected. The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and the NCVAA Law Scholarship will be presented at the 13th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys in Dallas, Texas on October 4-5, 2019. The Scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary invitation and is highly encouraged but not required to attend or participate in the Conference. 

September 23 - VLI Lawyers For Warriors    
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) invites you to the Lawyers for Warriors annual event for an evening of fun, networking, wine, cigars, delectable appetizers, and surprises. For the past 4 years, Lawyers for Warriors has sold out, having a full room of over 250 Patriots who represent legal, medical, financial, military, and other professional industries. Proceeds from the evening will ensure that veterans can receive free legal services so they thrive.

This year's Lawyers for Warriors Event will be held on September 23 at 5:30 pm at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. They are presently signing up sponsors and accepting nominations for an honoree whose commitment to veterans reflects VLI's mission to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income veterans that eradicates barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare and fosters self-sufficiency.

October 4-5 NCVAA 13th Annual Conference Dallas, Texas  
Every year National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) brings together Vietnamese-American judges, attorneys, government officials, and legal scholars from across the country to address issues and experiences of the Vietnamese legal community. Registration is now open for its 13th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas October 4-5.

SAVE THE DATE: October 17 - Advancing Justice-LA 36th Anniversary Dinner
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom will be accepting their Public Service Award at their 36th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Given his support of many policies that expand Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) access to state services and protect immigrant communities, he is helping to make California be a state for all.



Fisher Phillips (Irvine or LA) Seeks Appellate Counsel  
Fisher Phillips seeks an Appellate Counsel with 6-12 years of experience for its Irvine or Los Angeles office. Qualified candidates will have successfully briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit and California appellate courts. Candidates should also have experience assisting trial counsel during all phases of the litigation process in preserving and developing issues for appellate review. Prior federal appellate clerkship experience is preferred, as is some prior experience with labor and employment law. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link: Fisher Philips Career Opportunities
(Posted 5/31/19)  
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor Seeks Experienced Trial Attorney 
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted  service.  This position has promotion potential  to  the  GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases  of  litigation  before  federal  courts  and administrative  bodies under the Fair Labor Standards  Act  (FLSA),  Employee  Retirement  Income  Security  Act  (ERISA),  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes  enforced  by  the  Department.  Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment  laws  and/or  vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Application deadline is June 21, 2019.  More Info 
(Posted 5/31/19)      
The Good Seed Seeks Special Projects Coordinator (Proposal Writer)  
The Good Seed (LA) is looking to hire a Proposal Writer (Special Projects Coordinator) with a legal background immediately. This paid (DOE) position is open to current law students of any practice area, recent graduates, and practicing legal affiliates. This is a temporary position, expected to take place over the next 2 months. The Coordinator may telework, and regularly attend conference calls/check-ins, working up to 30 hours/week. Under the supervision of the Special Projects Team Lead, this position is responsible for completing all phases of the organization's proposal process in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Coordinator must interpret what the RFP documents require and compile a persuasive and compelling proposal response that meets the specifications of the RFP and addresses all questions, topics, and guidelines. The ability to meet deadlines and detailed follow-up will be the keys to success for this position.
Application submissions should contain a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience. The packets can be emailed directly to Aminata Diagne, Project Specialist, aminata@goodseedcdc.org with "Proposal Writer Applicant" as the subject. More Info
(Posted 5/30/19)
Fisher Phillips (LA) Seeks Mid-Level Employment Litigation Associate
The Los Angeles office of Fisher Phillips seeks a mid-level employment litigation associate with 3-5 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have wage and hour litigation experience, including class/collective action experience. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting motions, and drafting agency position statements. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link:  
(Posted 5/28/19) 
Fisher Phillips (Irvine) Seeks Mid-Level Employment Litigation Associate 
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks a mid-level associate with 2-5 years of employment litigation and/or class action experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link:  
(Posted 5/28/19) 
State of California OAG Opportunities  
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Click the link below for a PDF listing of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, postmark your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the "Link" column. Click here (PDF)  
(Posted 5/20/19)  
Public Law Center Has Multiple Openings
The Public Law Center currently has the following positions available:    
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Consumer Law Unit
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit
More info: https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/work-with-us/
(Posted 5/18/19)    
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Mid-Level Employment Associate
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire an associate with a minimum of two years' experience to join its growing California and national employment law practice. The ideal candidate will have employment litigation experience and a broad understanding of federal and California employment laws and regulations.  Preferably, the candidate should come from a big, prestigious defense firm in Southern California or have a majority of experience in an employment practice group, or a smaller firm that handles employment defense. The associate's practice will focus on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters, but will include providing advice and counseling to clients concerning employment law issues, drafting policies, handbooks, employment agreements, wage-hour, leave of absences, investigations, etc. The candidate must be a member or pending member of the California State Bar. This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated person with a desire to build a comprehensive employment practice in a collegial environment. To apply, click here and upload a cover letter addressed to Shumi Brody, Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law transcript, and a brief writing sample. 
(Posted 5/3/19) 
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Police Departmental Counsel
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Departmental Counsel ("DC") for the Oakland Police Department ("OPD") as a Special Counsel ("OPD-DC"). The City of Oakland is committed to providing its citizens the most effective, professional and accountable police force in the nation. We are seeking an attorney who is eager to play a high-level and impactful role in helping us continue to realize that commitment. The ideal candidate will have significant experience as a counselor and/or advocate in one or more of the following areas: public sector law, criminal justice, and civil rights litigation. A working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act is a plus. The OPD-DC will serve as a lawyer within the City Attorney's Office.  The OPD-DC also must work closely with Department commanders, the City Administrator, Mayor, police officers and civilian personnel.  The OPD-DC will provide complex professional legal services and serve in a leadership and management role. For more information and application instructions, go to: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 5/2/19) 
OneJustice Seeks Staff Attorney for Pro Bono Clinics (Los Angeles)
OneJustice is an innovative and award-winning nonprofit that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. OneJustice works statewide to build the capacity of all components of California's civil legal aid system to meet the legal needs of local communities and to ensure the availability of services statewide. We have three core program areas: (1) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses around the state; (2) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services nonprofits have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive, and (3) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal policy and funding issues.  
More info | OneJustice Website
(Posted 4/13/19) 
University of California, Office of the President Seeks Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment
The Office of the General Counsel at the University of California is recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment position. This position provides substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 190,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. Services include handling and negotiating/mediating pre-litigated claims in the University's employment practices liability program; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of issues; conducting training; and overseeing administrative litigation, such as before the Public Employment Relations Board. More info
(Posted 4/12/19)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of May 22, 2019) case list for individuals in need of pro bono representation. The PLC staff can answer any questions you may have related to your case to support you in your pro bono representation; locate a mentor to help you; supply you with samples and manuals (some case types excluded); provide translation support in Spanish and Vietnamese; and arrange for office space for you to meet with your client at PLC. For questions contact: Carlos Mojica at 714.541.1010. Visit the PLC website Volunteer page
Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies
 Click the link below for an updated list of current attorney vacancies at the United States Department of Justice. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the DOJ may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.
To learn more about Justice and legal careers available, please visit the DOJ website at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/.
In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices throughout the country. If you are a law student or know any law students who may be interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please review the many opportunities featured at  



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