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, links will be available shortly or email Nathan Watanabe at [email protected].    

Please join us for our annual Moon Festival Mixer and General Meeting on Friday, September 20th. This event provides a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy tasty food, beverages (including beer and wine), and moon cakes. The event is open to both attorneys and law students.
Email Alex Payne for sponsor information [email protected] 
Join OCAABA from 12:30-3:30 pm on Saturday, September 28 at Second Harvest Food Bank and help end hunger in Orange County!   
If you cannot attend, but would like to make a monetary donation,$1 can help provide the equivalent of 3 meals. Donate here   
If you would like to bring your own food donations to the event, the current, most-needed shelf-stable items are: peanut butter,  canned meat, canned fruit, and cereal (hot or cold). If you would like to make a food donation, but cannot attend, please email [email protected].
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Affiliate Events/Activities

Invitation to Participate in a Research Study Conducted by Arizona State University: Asian American Law School Grads
If you graduated with a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school in the United States, identify as Asian American, and are at least 18 years old, you are
invited to participate in a study that is part of an undergraduate honors thesis, which seeks to explore the relationship between social and cultural capital and Asian Americans' experience in law school and post-graduation work in the legal field. 

Participation will involve completing an electronic survey, which may take approximately 30-45 minutes.
If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, please access the survey here: https://forms.gle/21xQAZvHBxQ5VRes5.  
For more information, please contact Yuhong (Emily) Su (Student at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University) [email protected] or Dr. Kathryn Nakagawa at [email protected].

August 28 - JABA Judges' Night Reception honoring Judges Kirk Nakamura, Sam Ohta and Holly J. Fujie  
Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) invites you to join members of the bench and bar as they honor the Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court and OCAABA past president, Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura, as well as Los Angeles Superior Court judges Hon. Sam Ohta and Hon. Holly J. Fujie.
Wednesday, August 28 at Kyoto Garden-DoubleTree by Hilton in Los Angeles.
Cost: JABA Members $25 | Non-members $40 | Judges & Commissioners Gratis
RSVP requested by August 23 
REGISTER: Email Mike Madokoro [email protected] or Susan Roe at [email protected] to receive an e-invite through Greenenvelope.

September 8 - OCHBA Annual Judge's BBQ
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold its Annual Judge's BBQ on Sunday, September 8 from 2-5 pm at a private residence in Orange County. Registration requested by September 1. This year, OCHBA will honor Judge Nate Scott as Judge of the Year. Space is limited.


September 18 - OCWLA Women Judges Reception 
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to join them for an event celebrating and encouraging the advancement of women on the bench on Wednesday, September 18 at Chapter One Local in Santa Ana. Hosted appetizers, wine and beer will be served. 

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 3 - U.S. Attorney's Office's Diversity Committee Presents "A Conversation With Mexican-American WWII Veterans"
The U.S. Attorney's Office's Diversity Committee will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month event "A Conversation With Mexican-American WWII Veterans" on October 3, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 10A of the Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Honorable Frederick Aguirre (ret.) will profile and moderate a panel discussion with Mexican-American WWII veterans, including fighter pilots. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Guests of Honor: Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes 1st Lt. Edward Lopez 1st Lt. Roberto Ruiz Joe O'Campo, U.S. Navy

Please RSVP by September 23 to [email protected].

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.


October 26 - VABASC Installation & Awards Dinner
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) invites you to their Installation & Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 26 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Santa Ana. Keynote Speaker: California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

December 3-5 - Global Youth Justice Conference
Global Youth Justice invites you to their 1st Global Youth Justice Conference on Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Court and Peer Jury at the Tuscany Suites Resort in Las Vegas.  
This will be the largest gathering on youth justice professionals in 15-years with 25+ workshops; sessions, panels and presentations; 3 days of training, networking, fun and new friends; 50-resort rooms at $66.89 for friends and family of participants; opportunities to present, display, volunteer and more. Get involved w/the 2020-2030 Global Youth Justice Global Goals

Global Youth Justice, Inc. champions the expansion of youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs called Youth/Teen/Peer/Student Court and Peer Jury.   


City of Oakland Seeks Deputy City Attorney II or III Real Estate 
The City Attorney's Office seeks a seasoned real estate attorney with significant expertise in development and/or transactional aspects of real estate to fill the position of Deputy City Attorney II or III, depending on experience. Expertise in land use, redevelopment, economic development and municipal law is a plus.

The ideal candidate will fill a position in the City Attorney's Real Estate Unit and will advise the City's Real Estate Department on varied transactional work related to the sale, acquisition and lease of property; the City's Economic Workforce Development Department on varied work related to the development and other disposition of City property; or a combination of both, depending on qualifications. For more information and a full job announcement, click here (PDF).   
(Posted 8/9/19)     
California State Lands Commission Seeking Chief Counsel (Sacramento) 
The California State Lands Commission has announced an examination for a C.E.A., Chief Counsel position in Sacramento, CA. Salary: $13,064 - $17,513. Final Filing Date: 08/29/2019.NOTE: Only examination application packages submitted through the official State process, outlined in the examination bulletin, will be considered. Please thoroughly review the examination bulletin prior to submitting your examination application package. For questions related to this examination, please contact Emma Franco at (916) 574-1910. For more information regarding this examination, and to view the examination bulletin in its entirety, visit: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=164920  
(Posted 8/8/19)   
Kutak Rock LLP Seeks Associate Attorney (Litigation) - Los Angeles/Orange County
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for a litigation associate with 2-5 years' experience for its Los Angeles and/or Irvine offices 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. Principals only. Recruiters, please do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers. Interested individuals should contact Miriam J. Blair | Administrative Coordinator for the Office of the Chair at Kutak Rock LLP [email protected]
(Posted 8/6/19)  
San Diego District Attorney Seeks Deputy District Attorney I
Deputy District Attorney I is the first working-level class of the Deputy District Attorney series. Incumbents prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases and preliminary felony hearings in the County's Judicial District courts. MORE INFO 
(Posted 8/5/19)  
Santa Clara County District Attorney Invites Applications for Attorney I/II/III/IV 
The County of Santa Clara invites applications for the position of Attorney I/II/III/IV. There are four levels of Attorney in the District Attorney's Office. Candidates who are referred for interview will be assessed as to the appropriate level if a job offer is made. Final filing date is August 26, 2019. Download Flyer 
(Posted 7/29/19)  
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 7/26/19)     
Fisher Phillips (Irvine) Seeks Employment Litigation Associate (2-3 years)  
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 2-3 years of experience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, and drafting and arguing motions. Significant experience in employment litigation is preferred, but candidates with substantive litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. 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
(Still available, reposted 7/26/19)   
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
(Still available, reposted 7/26/19)  
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
Full-time - Deportation Defense Case Manager 
More info: https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/work-with-us/
(Re-Posted 7/10/19)     
Inner City Law Center Has Multiple Openings 
Inner City Law Center is looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Applications are welcome immediately, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. 
Staff Attorney - Benefits Advocacy (Technical Assistance)
Staff Attorney - Homeless Veterans
Staff Attorney - Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness
Staff Attorney - Pro Bono (Eviction Defense/Homelessness Prevention)
Staff Attorney - Slum Housing Litigation
Staff Attorney - Tenant Defense
(Re-Posted 7/10/19)   

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of August 23, 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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