OCAABA Events/Opportunities

 As we look forward to celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 5, 2019, the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) and the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) are partnering to provide 125 Asian American families in need with basic foods such as rice, baby food and formula, and canned proteins and vegetables. We are asking OCAABA members and supporters along with Asian American businesses and food providers in our community to provide monetary donations or donations of nonperishable food items. All proceeds will go towards food baskets to be distributed to 125 families in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Deadline to drop off donations is February 1 (the last Friday before Lunar New Year), but monetary donations can be accepted until February 5.   
JANUARY 30 - UCI LAW CENTER ON LAW, EQUALITY AND RACE Presents "Japanese Internment and America's History of Family Detention: Screening and Discussion of the Film, "And Then They Came for Us" 
 The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR) at UCI Law School will present a screening and discussion of the film, "And Then They Came for Us" on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available for $10 at the Student Center Parking Structure.     
Panelists Include:
Sam Mihara Author, educator, photographer, and internee
Thomas Fujita Rony Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, CSUF 
Neil Gotanda Professor of Law, Emeritus, Western State College of Law and Faculty Advisory Board Member, CLEAR
Moderated by:
Annie Lai Clinical Professor of Law, UCI School of Law 
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 contact Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

A reminder all 2018 memberships expired 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.
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Affiliate Events/Activities

January 31 - FALSD/PALSD 41st Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers 
The Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD) and the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD) are holding their 41st Annual Dinner on January 31, 2019, at Jasmine Seafood Restaurant, 4609 Convoy Street, in San Diego, California. Enjoy dim sum and a ten-course meal as we install our officers for the coming year.

Tickets and sponsorship information available at http://falsd.org/annual-dinner/.

February 2 -  SCCLA Private Tour of Notorious RBG Exhibition    
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
invites you to a private one hour tour of the Skirball Cultural Center's latest exhibition featuring "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" on February 2nd from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Tour includes complimentary all-day admission to the Skirball Museum ($12 value for general admission without private tour) and free parking. Location: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Limited availability.

Deadline Extended to February 7 - Orange County Grand Juror Applications  
The Court is accepting applications for the Orange County Grand Jury. A new 19-member Grand Jury will be empaneled for a one-year term that begins June 28, 2019. 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.

The Court has extended the application deadline to Thursday, Feb 7, as it is difficult to attract individuals who can devote 30 to 35 hours per week to this public service opportunity. The Court typically receives more than 150 applications.

We encourage citizens who can devote a year of public service to visit ocgrandjury.org to learn more and submit an application. You can also request to have an application mailed to you by calling 657-622-6747. You'll be glad you did!

-Kostas Kalaitzidis, Public Information Officer | Superior Court of California, County of Orange

February 21 - Orange County United Way and UCI Law School to Present a CLE Event on Mendez vs. Westminster 
Orange County United Way and UC Irvine Law School's CLEAR (Center on Law, Equality and Race) center will host a CLE event on Feb 21 at UCI Law School to discuss the Mendez v. Westminster case and its impact on the APA community.

The Mendez family was living in Westminster because they had leased the farm of Seima and Masako Munemitsu, a Japanese-American family that had been sent to an internment camp under Executive Order 9066 during World War II. The mutual support of the Mendez and Munemitsu families made it possible for both families to navigate turbulent times and persevere. Two daughters of those families, Sylvia Mendez and Aki Munemitsu, remain friends to this day. 
This event will dive into the Asian American experience surrounding the Mendez vs. Westminster case and will discuss the exclusionary land laws to Executive Order 9066 which led to Japanese Internment. It will also discuss the multicultural unity surrounding the Mendez case as well as discuss the bond between the Munemitsus and Mendezes that continues to this day. FULL DETAILS TBA
February 22-23 - California LAW, Inc. "2019 Pathway to Law Summit"  
Please save the date for the California Law Pathway Summit, February 22-23, 2019 at Loyola School of Law. This is the first year the entire Pathway from high school, community college, undergraduate school and law school will gather for a provocative experience featuring panels and world class speakers. Location: Loyola School of Law - Los Angeles, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Registration Fee: $99 per person for both days | $59 per person for one day only

Return registration and payments payable to: STATEBAR and enter on memo line: PATHWAY SUMMIT
co/o California LAW
101 W. American Canyon Road, Suite 508-111
American Canyon, CA 94503

If you have questions, please contact Leslie Cunningham at lcunningham@CALIFORNIALAWINC.COM.

March 5 - OCWLA Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer  
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) at their annual Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer on Tuesday, March 05 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Orange Coast Winery, 869 W 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

March 9 - OCHBA's 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner  
The OC Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA) invites you to its 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 9th from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine. Black Tie Optional

5:00 Cocktail Hour | 7:00 Dinner Program | 9:00 Dancing


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 1/25/19)     
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Deputy City Attorney III or IV General & Complex Litigation Division
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV position in the General and Complex Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV with placement depending on experience. More information and application instructions, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html  
(Posted 1/17/19)  
The City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V General & Complex Litigation Division
The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) and supervise attorneys in the General and 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. More information and application instructions, go to:
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Attorney for Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) 
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 a unique, innovative, and award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based, and community-directed lawyering. California Bar required.
(Posted 1/17/19) 
Morgan Lewis 1L Diversity Fellowship (Summer Associate) - Los Angeles Office
Morgan Lewis will be hiring paid 2019 1L summer associates in the Los Angeles office and we invite interested students to apply for our 1L Diversity Fellowship. 
Fellowship recipients will receive the following: A $35,000 fellowship stipend made in three payments conditioned on satisfactory completion of the 2L summer & subsequently joining the firm as an entry-level associate; the opportunity to spend a portion of your 2L summer with a firm client supplementing the summer associate program by providing hands-on experience with the operations of and challenges handled by in-house legal departments; an experiential pre-summer kickoff where firm leaders and all summer associates from across the United States gather for a multiday orientation and bonding program.  
The 1L Diversity Fellowship is open to any first-year law student. Eligible applicants must (1) be enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2021 at the time of application, (2) have demonstrated academic excellence, (3) have outstanding leadership skills, and (4) have an interest in employment with Morgan Lewis. More info
(Posted 1/7/19)     
Public Health Institute Seeks Experienced Chief Legal Counsel  
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking an experienced Chief Legal Counsel (CLC) to provide professional legal services to protect PHI's interests and maintain its operations within the scope of established law. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this individual will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of PHI's business strategy and methods.  Please see the attached job announce for details or visit our career page at https://www.phi.jobs/postings/6324.   
(Posted 1/4/19)        
California Coastal Commission Seeks Chief Counsel (San Francisco) 
The California Coastal Commission (Commission) is seeking a candidate with strong legal and leadership skills that will facilitate full implementations of the Coastal Act by the Commission and the Commission staff. The Chief Counsel position is central to the effectiveness and success of the program. The Commission seeks a candidate with high ethical and professional standards, a commitment to excellence, productivity, and accountability, who will work collaboratively to problem-solve with senior management.  A strong candidate will also exhibit dedication to public service and the California coast. (The requirement that the candidate have present or past employment in state government has been removed.)  More Info (PDF) 
(Posted 1/3/19)    
Metropolitan Water District Has Multiple Openings for  Senior Deputy General Counsel 
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is seeking to fill multiple Senior Deputy General Counsel positions with expertise in one of more of the following areas: litigation/environmental resource law, real estate law including transactions, leasing and litigation, labor/employment law, and public finance law. For each of these positions, knowledge of public agency laws such as the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act and experience working for or representing public agencies, providing legal advice, working with boards, committees or legislative bodies, including serving as counsel during public meetings and hearings, is preferred.
More info: https://metrowater.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5572012&user_id
(Posted 12/20/18)
University of California Professional Medical and Hospital Liability Program Seeks Applications from Qualified Law Firms for UC Los Angeles Medical Center Panel of Approved Defense Counsel
The Regents of the University of California Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk Services are conducting a review of the panel of law firms providing services for UC Los Angeles Medical Center under the University's Professional Medical and Hospital Liability Program. Click here for a memorandum announcing the panel review and seeking applications from qualified firms. Application materials are available online at http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/index.html. All applications and supporting material must be submitted via email to PL_Defe.svimj5vaqp713tex@u.box.com. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2019. For questions or assistance regarding the process or application materials, please contact Shari Guzman, Legal Support Specialist Coordinator/Office of the General Counsel at shari.guzman@ucop.edu or (510) 987-9441.
(Posted 12/14/18)


PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of January 15, 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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