OCAABA Events/Opportunities

DECEMBER 14 - OCAABA DAY AT PLC'S SEALOP CLINIC
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 MEMBERSHIP - JOIN OR RENEW NOW!
A reminder all 2019 memberships will expire on December 31st.
Current and new members can visit the membership sign-up page to renew or sign up online. The online system allows you to pay by credit card or you can print an invoice to pay by check.
You can also download the application and mail it in. 
 
IMPORTANT: When renewing your membership with the Orange County Bar Association, please remember that you may designate $10 of your OCBA membership fee to OCAABA.
Have News to Share?  
If you have news to share to our membership, please email contactus@ocaaba.org to include the news in our next newsletter.
 
Affiliates
Affiliate Events/Activities

DEPOSIT DUE DECEMBER 15: May 21-26 OCHBA Travel MCLE Seminar to Nueva Vallarta, Mexico
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (OCHBA) presents their Annual MCLE Seminar in Nueva Vallarta May 21 to May 26, 2020. Price includes Round trip AIRFARE from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. HBA member price is $1499.00** (Plus taxes and fees of $222.90, subject to change at the time of ticketing)

January 11 - TMBA 3rd Annual Gala
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) will host its 3rd Annual Gala on January 11, 2020 at Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa. Details TBA

NEW 
January 15 -  VABASC and Rutan & Tucker MCLE Program "Diversity, Inclusion, & Eliminating Bias"
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) and Rutan & Tucker, LLP invite you to an important discussion about Diversity, Inclusion, & Eliminating Bias - Judicial, Law Firm, Government & Corporate Perspectives on January 15 at 6:00 PM. Location: Rutan & Tucker, LLP in Costa Mesa
Members - Free | Non-members - $20


January 16 - OCBA 2020 Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) invites you to the 2020 Judges' Night and Annual Meeting featuring the installation of Scott B. Garner, Esq. as 2020 OCBA President, as well as the installation of the OCBA Officers and Directors and the OCBA Charitable Fund Directors. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Franklin G. West Award, the highest honor bestowed by the OCBA.

NEW 
January 17 Deadline - Orange County Grand Juror Applications Now Being Accepted  
The Court is accepting applications for a one-year Grand Jury term that begins July 1, 2020. To qualify to serve on the Grand Jury, you must be a resident of Orange County for at least a year, a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, in possession of sound judgment, and have sufficient knowledge of English. Interested citizens must apply by January 17, 2020. 
 
The application form and additional information are available on the Grand Jury website at www.ocgrandjury.org , by calling the Grand Jury Hotline at 657-622-6747, or in person at the Jury Commissioner's Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, 92701.

March 7 - OCHBA 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold their 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 7 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Sponsorship information is available.

Opportunities
Opportunities

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City of Huntington Beach Seeks Senior Deputy City Attorney/Deputy City Attorney III 
The City of Huntington Beach is looking for a Senior Deputy City Attorney/Deputy City Attorney III. The ideal candidate has been practicing law in California for approximately 3-5 years, with some civil trial experience, either in prosecuting or defending lawsuits. The ideal candidate also has VERY STRONG legal research and writing experience, with extensive experience preparing written discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation documents and experience in briefing writs and appeals. Having represented other government or public agencies at trial, including personal injury, City versus State law dispute, government and municipal law, and police use of force is a significant plus. A Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Click Here for more information.
(Posted 12/13/19)  
 
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Supervising Deputy City Attorney V / General & Complex Litigation Division
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Supervising Deputy City Attorney (DCA V) in the General & Complex Litigation Division (Defense). The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant litigation experience and expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters, and managing outside counsel also is desirable. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 12/10/19)     
 
Inner City Law Center - Multiple Staff Attorney Positions Available  
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. www.innercitylaw.org Current Available Positions:
Staff Attorney - Eviction Defense (PDF)
Staff Attorney - HIV Law Project (PDF)
Staff Attorney - Homeless Veterans Project (PDF)
(Posted 12/9/19)      
 
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney 
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a highly qualified, innovative and community-oriented attorney who is interested in public service for the position of Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney. The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is an award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based and community-directed lawyering. The program - described as a cross between Legal Aid and the Peace Corps - brings legal resources and remedies into Oakland's diverse neighborhoods to address issues affecting quality of life in our community. This is a 2-year, limited duration position. For more information and a full job announcement, visit: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 12/6/19)    
           
Kutak Rock (LA) Seeks Associate Attorney (Litigation)
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for a litigation associate with 1-3 years' experience respectively for its Los Angeles office with substantial experience in environmental, toxic tort and product liability litigation. Please submit resume and a writing sample when applying. Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package.
https://www.kutakrock.com/careers/los-angeles-associate-attorney-litigation  
(Posted 11/26/19)   
   
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Fisher Phillips (Irvine) Seeks Senior Employment Litigation Associate 
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks a senior level associate with 5-7 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. MORE INFO
(Posted 11/15/19) 
 
Applications Open for 2020 MTO FELLOWS PROGRAM
Applications are now open for the 2020 MTO Fellows Program. This program is an important initiative at Munger Tolles & Olson designed to encourage, promote and support a community of individuals who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. The program is intended for individuals seeking to start law school in fall 2021 (college juniors or seniors as of spring 2020, or individuals who have already graduated). APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 6 MORE INFO   
(Posted 11/6/19)    
 
Office of the City Attorney, City of Oakland Seeks Summer Law Clerks 
The Oakland City Attorney's Office will be accepting applications beginning December 1, 2019 from law students for full-time and part-time summer Law Clerk positions.  Applications for clinical semesters and volunteer fall and spring Law Clerks will also be accepted. The summer Law Clerk positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week). However, a part-time schedule may be approved. Due to budget constraints, these positions are available only on a work-study, volunteer or academic credit basis. Fall and spring Law Clerk positions are part-time and may be staffed on a volunteer or academic credit basis. There is not a minimum time commitment for Law Clerks, but reasonable notice of departure is requested.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until Wednesday, January 15, 2020. No prior municipal law experience is required. MORE INFO (PDF) 
(Posted 11/5/19)  
   
Kutak Rock LLP Seeks Litigation Associate (Irvine)
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, has an immediate opening for a 3 to 5-year litigation associate in its Irvine office. Candidates must have strong communication and writing skills, be self-motivated, and have the ability and confidence to work independently. Experience in business and commercial litigation preferred. All candidates must be currently admitted in California. Please submit a writing sample when applying. Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package. https://www.kutakrock.com/careers/irvine-litigation-associate
(Posted 10/29/19)   
             
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PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of December 13, 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  
www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html.      

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