Please join us for our 13th Annual Holiday Dim Sum Party on December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Capital Seafood in the Irvine Spectrum. Families are welcome to attend this event.

Participate in our opportunity drawing!
Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive an extra ticket for the drawing.
Toys will be donated to the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and given to Orange County children in need.

Proceeds from the opportunity drawing will go toward
OCAABA's Outreach and Pipeline projects.
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Affiliate Events

December 5th -  OCBA Specialty Credit Night  
OCBA Specialty Credit Night - Earn credits for three specialties in one night! December 5th from 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Race, Hollywood and the Law
Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three
The Judges' Role: Attorney Substance Abuse under RPC 3.110
Hon. Luis A. Rodriguez (Ret.), ADR Services, Inc.
Navigating the Perilous Waters of the Attorney-Client Privilege
Scott B. Garner, Umberg/Zipser LLP, Co-Chair, OCBA Professionalism & Ethics Committee
Todd W. Smith, Umberg/Zipser LLP

EVENT PAGE: http://bit.ly/2lEg1Qq
December 7th - OCHBA Annual Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive 
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County ("OCHBA") presents a Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive on December 7th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Location TBA

December 12th - OCWLA 2017 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner 
Orange County Women Lawyers Association invite you to their Installation of the 2018 Board of Directors & Holiday Celebration honoring Community Service Awardee Project Military Sexual Trauma at Veterans Legal Institute.  
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa.

Small denominational gift cards ($5, $10, $20) benefiting Collaborative Courts Foundation
Uncooked pasta benefiting Catarina's Club

December 13th - VABASC Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive at The Recess Room
Join the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California ("VABASC") for a fun and festive year-end celebration on December 13th from 6-9:00 pm, sponsored by Enenstein Pham & Glass. Get in the spirit of the season by donating a toy, and meet up with old friends and make new ones over delicious food and drinks. Heavy appetizers will be served - No Host Bar.
Location: Recess Room, 18380 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley.

Space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected].

January 8th Deadline - Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 2018 MTO Fellows Program
Applications are now open for the 2018 MTO Fellows Program. This program is an important initiative of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 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 2019 (college juniors or seniors as of Spring 2018, or individuals who have already graduated). Application deadline: January 8, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. PT  
Click here to learn more about the 2018 MTO Fellows Program. 
January 10th - JAMS, FLOC and TMBA Present "Implicit Bias Involving Gender and Race"
You're invited to join a discussion and CLE on Implicit Bias Involving Gender and Race presented by JAMS in collaboration with the Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County and Thurgood Marshall Bar Association. This discussion will explore how implicit bias related to gender and race can affect attorneys and clients during negotiation. Attorneys will learn how to overcome those challenges, maintain trust and rapport with clients and become more effective negotiators.

One Elimination of Bias CLE credit will be provided.

Featured JAMS Speakers:

January 18th - OCBA Judges' Night and Annual Meeting
Save the date for the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") 2018 Judges' Night and Annual Meeting featuring the installation of Nikki P. Miliband, Esq. as 2018 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.     

January 26th Deadline - Orange County Grand Juror Applications Now Being Accepted
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 29, 2018. 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 26, 2018. Grand jurors receive a $50 per day stipend, mileage reimbursement, and onsite parking.

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. 


Homeless Action Center Seeks Staff Attorneys 
Homeless Action Center is a non-profit law office in Berkeley and Oakland which currently has 48 attorneys on staff. HAC is continuing to grow and is recruiting for staff attorney positions. Although this is a great entry level job, applicants who have been practicing law for some time are also welcome to apply. HAC practices public benefits advocacy, but no experience in that area of the law is necessary.  
More information (Posted 11/21/17) 

Chapman University Seeks Assistant General Counsel 
Chapman University is seeking Assistant General Counsel to support the legal department's transactional practice by reviewing a high volume of agreements for the institution efficiently and pragmatically. The individual in this position will provide high level legal research, writing and analytical support to the University's Vice President and General Counsel and institution on a wide variety of legal matters. More info https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/13077
(Posted 11/21/17) 
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 for listing. (Posted 11/17/17)


Inner City Law Center Seeks Staff Attorneys for its Homeless Veterans Project and for Disability Benefits
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. The center combats slum housing and develops strategies to end homelessness. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, their professional staff of 55 (including 30 attorneys) fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

Pri ority will be given to applications received by November 19, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 21, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
(Posted 11/9/17)

Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V Code Enforcement, General Public Safety and Rent-Related Matters
The Oakland City Attorney's Office is seeking a well-qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as Deputy City Attorney V for Code Enforcement, General Public Safety and Rent-Related matters. More info (Posted 11/9/17)

Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Lecturer of Estate Planning
Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Estate Planning for the Spring 2018 semester. This two-unit course covers both small and large estates, with consideration of lifetime and testamentary dispositions of property, the use of the marital and charitable bequests, and the use of life insurance. The course will also look at the drafting and use of estate planning documents, such as wills, inter vivos trusts, insurance trusts, living wills and durable powers of attorney and provide an overview of special issues for estates including substantial closely held business interests. This course is listed for both JD and LLM in Taxation students. https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=907
(Posted 10/25/17)

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Mid-Level Media Associate (LA)
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a mid-level associate attorney to join its nationally recognized Media Law practice. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in a large law firm in the areas of media and entertainment law, including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and/or privacy litigation. Experience with pre-publication and pre-broadcast review and daily development and production counseling for studios, television networks and production companies is strongly preferred.

To apply, please go to https://careers.dwt.com/media-associate-mid-level-los-angeles/job/7337412 and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Sr. Manager, Attorney Recruiting Initiatives; resume; a brief writing sample and law
school transcript. (Posted 10/17/17) 

PLC Seeks Full-time Staff Attorney for the Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit
The Public Law Center ("PLC") seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for its Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit. This position will provide quality legal services to low-income residents of Orange County and work collaboratively with other PLC staff to serve low-income residents. The attorney will work directly with the Directing Attorney, other members of the Housing Unit, and the Director of Litigation, Advocacy, and Training in a wide variety of tasks involved in complex litigation related to the housing needs for low-income Orange County residents, including where applicable, investigation, factual and legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral and written advocacy. More details
(Posted 10/16/17)

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  
PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of November 9, 2017) 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: Leigh Ferrin 714.541.1010, extension 290. Visit the PLC website Volunteer page.
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Sheppard Mullin | Union Bank | Western Digital | Whittier Law School
ADR Services, Inc. | Bryan Cave | Fragomen Worldwide | JAMS | Judicate West
Manatt | McDermott Will & Emery | McGuireWoods LLP | OCCDL
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass | Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law The Cooper Law Firm  |  Gordon & Rees |  JABA  |  John Hueston
Ringler | Umberg Zipser | Veritext
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