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. 

Volunteer attorneys and Vietnamese-English translators are needed.
If you are interested in volunteering, use the links below or  
contact Nathan Watana be at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com .

A list of cases will be e-mailed the week of the clinic to those interested in volunteering. 

Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

OCAABA is proud to co-sponsor the 2018 Joint APA Bar Association Summer Mixer on August 1st from 6pm-8:30pm.
Location: Bonaventure Brewing Company, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 Figueroa Street in Los Angeles.
Open to all! Judges, attorneys, and law students free.
$20 for non-legal professionals

Sponsored by Aptus Court Reporting
Co-Sponsored by

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Affiliate Events

July 13 - OCWLA Promoting Equity: The Influence Of Unconscious Gender Bias 
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) will present an Elimination of Bias program with L. Song Richardson, Dean and Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law, entitled "Promoting Equity: The Influence Of Unconscious Gender Bias". Friday, July 13th from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 92614. Free Valet Parking at Andrei's with event registration.

Many individuals believe in gender equality and reject discrimination in any form. Yet,  unconscious mental processes which are shaped over time by history and culture can lead us to view the world through a biased lens and to behave contrary to our deeply held  egalitarian values. Dean Richardson will discuss these unconscious mental processes and how they can influence decision-making and judgment. She will end with some recommendations for safeguarding against the influence of these unconscious biases. The presentation includes a catered lunch.
One Hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 31 - 2018 NAPABA Leadership Advancement Program
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has announced its inaugural Leadership Advancement Program. This is a year-long program to develop mid-career Asian Pacific American attorneys' leadership skills, while providing an opportunity to foster genuine relationships with peers within the profession, especially between in-house counsel (IHC) and law firm attorneys. This year, the program will be held in San Francisco, in partnership with the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA Bay Area). The program will commence with a weekend of teambuilding and leadership training in San Francisco, from Friday, Sept. 21, through midday Sunday, Sept. 23. The first day will consist of leadership assessments and team building. The second day will be led by Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America, which will include training on how to obtain senior leadership positions in corporations and law firms and how to transcend the unique hurdles facing Asian Pacific Americans. The last half-day is devoted to launching team-based community projects that will allow participants to forge meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. Applications will be accepted through July 31. 
August 3-4 - NCVAA 12th Annual Conference
The 12th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) is co-hosted this year with the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia August 3rd and 4th in Atlanta, Georgia. Limited rooms are available at discounted rates until July 5, 2018.   
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, download the Sponsorship Form or contact Jenny Nguyen, NCVAA President, at ncvaa2018@gmail.com. 
August 16 & 17 - 2018 NAPABA Western Regional Conference 
The Asian American Bar Association of Las Vegas is hosting this year's NAPABA Western Regional Conference at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. There will be an evening reception on August 16, followed by a full day of CLE sessions on August 17.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Park MGM from Aug. 16-19. Room rates will range from $114 to $214 a night for a standard room. The cut-off date for reservations within this block is July 24. The special room rates will be available until July 24 or until the group has sold out, whichever comes first.

SAVE THE DATE: September 16 - OCHBA Annual Judge's BBQ
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold its Annual Judge's BBQ on Sunday, September 16th from 2-5 pm at a private residence in Orange County.

October 7th-12th - IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018
The 2018 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference will be held in Rome, the Eternal City. Founded nearly 3,000 years ago, the city is renowned for its ancient ruins, classical architecture, renaissance palazzos and baroque fountains. Rome is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and will provide an elegant backdrop for the IBA Annual Conference.

As the saying goes 'all roads lead to Rome' and the conference will bring together delegates from all over the world for the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers, providing an abundance of business and networking opportunities, not to mention the chance to explore one of the most fascinating cities on Earth. Early registration ends July 20th.


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 a listing with links. (Posted 6/29/18)    

Mid to Senior-Level Corporate Transaction Associate - Restaurant/Food & Beverage (Portland, Seattle or San Francisco)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an exceptional mid- to senior-level associate attorney with strong corporate finance and transactional skills to work directly with the leaders of its nationally-recognized restaurant and food & beverage industry business transactions practices based out of beautiful Portland, Oregon. The forward-thinking and mission-based groups represent the interests of nationally-known, leading, emerging, and mature companies in significant financing and M&A transactions.
(Posted 6/21/18)

Technology Transactions Attorney - Counsel (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney for its Seattle office with a minimum of ten years' experience in the areas of technology transactions, intellectual property, and related commercial contracts to join its Technology practice, focusing in the areas of software and related high technology. DWT's practice includes working with established companies and emerging company clients in many industries, including advertising, games, enterprise, cloud, software services, FinTech, health, digital media, and emerging technologies.
(Posted 6/21/18)
ICLC Seeks Managing Attorney / Program Staff
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row, looking for
extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. ICLC is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and creative Managing Attorney to provide leadership support to project managers of three major programs housed at their Skid Row Office. The Managing Attorney is a new position that reports directly to the Chief Counsel and Director of Legal Services. The Managing Attorney supervises the managers of the following projects (which collectively have 29 staff): Healthy Homes Project, Homeless Veterans Project and HIV/AIDS Law Project. Additionally, over the next six months, 30 talented and diverse lawyers, paralegals, and other staff will be added to the team. Please visit the Career page for available opportunities.

The priority application deadline for these positions is July 9th, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.
(Posted 6/18/18)


Oakland City Attorney Seeks DCA V General Government & Finance 
The Office of the City Attorney seeks a top level attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney V with expertise in municipal law. The attorney likely will supervise attorneys currently in the General Government & Finance Unit and possibly other practice areas. Relevant expertise includes general municipal law practice areas including municipal finance (bonds, taxation, fees, and assessments), public ethics, conflicts of interest, elections, open meetings, public records, parliamentary procedure, public contracting and city charter and constitutional law. Experience in supervising employees, labor/employment, and serving as counsel to City Council committees, boards and commissions is a plus. More info: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 6/13/18)
 AUSA Posting - NDCA Criminal Division - Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco  
 Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office is a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to litigate a broad range of cases involving significant, complex issues on behalf of the United States in federal court being litigated today. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Deadline July 6, 2018.
(Posted 6/8/18)    

  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Technology Transactional Attorney/ Counsel (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney for its Seattle office with a minimum of ten years' experience in the areas of technology transactions, intellectual property, and related commercial contracts to join its Technology practice, focusing in the areas of software and related high technology. Our practice includes working with established companies and emerging company clients in many industries, including advertising, games, enterprise, cloud, software services, FinTech, health, digital media, and emerging technologies.
(Posted 5/21/18)   
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Senior-Level to Counsel Energy Attorney (San Francisco)
The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a full service law firm, is seeking for its growing national energy law practice, a senior associate or counsel. The candidate should have at least seven years of regulatory and/or transactional experience; some litigation experience preferred. The senior associate or counsel will work on cutting-edge energy matters, including in the renewable energy and clean tech spaces, and encompassing financing, commercial, and mergers and acquisitions. The energy group represents clients in a wide variety of regulatory proceedings, corporate transactions, commercial disputes, and administrative proceedings. He or she will interact directly with clients, have first chair responsibilities, and be given the training and resources to begin developing their own clients.
(Posted 5/21/18)      
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Junior to Mid-Level Trademark Associate (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join its Intellectual Property Group and trademark practice in its Seattle office. We serve many well-known national companies, including major media, entertainment, and technology brands. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. Experience with cease & desist letters and enforcement, proceedings before the TTAB, and some trademark litigation experience is preferred.  
(Posted 5/15/18)      

PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of June 19, 2018) 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.

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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