OCAABA Events/Opportunities

OCAABA is excited to host its first Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Tokyo, Japan Nov 7-12, 2019.

The price is $2300 (plus $270 tax & additional travel fees) per person based on double occupancy and includes airfare from LAX, transfers to and from Hotel, 4 nights accommodation in standard room and daily breakfast. (CLE fees are separate.)

Signups will be taken until cap is reached. Non-refundable deposit of $500 required with signup. Final payment due by July 1.

Questions? Email Josh Kimura at jkimura@klw-law.com.

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, signup links will be available shortly or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.   
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Affiliate Events/Activities

May 2 - OCHBA Cinco de Mayo Event 
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) invites you to their Cinco de Mayo event on May 2, 2019, at Avilas El Ranchito in Santa Ana at 6:00 p.m. Admission includes appetizers and one drink ticket. 


Judges and Law Students: $10 Members: $30 Non-members & Guests: $35
Additional $5 at the door


May 3 - APABA's 21st Annual Installation Dinner 
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) will be hosting their 21st Annual Installation of the Officers & Board of Governors on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Keynote Speaker: Associate Justice Joshua P. Groban, California Supreme Court.


May 10 - OCWLA Lunch: "A Startup Success Story: Trade Secrets and a $112 Million Verdict" 
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to a lunch program on May 10 with speaker Christy Lea, Intellectual Property Litigator and Partner, Knobbe Martens . Topic: "A Startup Success Story: Trade Secrets and a $112 Million Verdict".


Christy Lea co-led a 7-member trial team to a $112M victory on behalf of client, Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ. Once a local startup company, CardiAQ successfully sued a former vendor for trade secret misappropriation, while being acquired by Edwards Lifesciences for $400M along the way. This program will explore the behind the scenes of protecting trade secrets, trial and witness prep, courtroom dynamics, trial themes that worked and didn't work, and other facets of a great success story. The presentation includes a catered lunch. Free valet parking. One Hour General MCLE Credit.


MORE INFO       

May 17 - CWL Southern California Judicial Reception Honoring Hon. Maria Hernandez
Each year, the California Women Lawyers (CWL) presents two awards to outstanding members of the Judiciary. The Rose Bird Memorial Award and Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award are presented respectively at CWL's Northern and Southern California Judicial receptions. They are named after, and presented to, members of the judiciary who are pioneers and luminaries for women in the legal profession. This year's recipient is the Honorable Maria Hernandez. 
Friday, May 17 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Noguchi Sculpture Garden, 611 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa. 

May 21 - OCKABA Happy Hour 
OCKABA invites you to Happy Hour on Tuesday, May 21 at Puesto Park Place, 3311 Michelson Dr, Irvine. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


June 3  - PLC's Volunteers for Justice Dinner 
On June 3 nearly 1,000 leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will gather for the Public Law Center's annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner.  Please join PLC for this inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,600 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with PLC to provide free legal services to low income residents.

June 13 -  OCBA Summer Social Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging 
OCBA's Diversity Committee is excited to announce they are holding their Summer Social Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging - For Diverse Attorneys and those who Support their Advancement on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Andrei's Restaurant in Irvine.  The Purpose of the Social is to bring together diverse members of the Orange County legal community. 
June 20-23 - SABA North America Annual National Conference 
The South Asian Bar Association of North America ("SABA North America") will be holding its Annual National Conference at W Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are almost sold out for this year's conference, themed "Rise Up & Represent." Conference rate is available at the W Midtown until June 1.

This year's Conference will feature a first-time attendee reception and offer more plenary sessions without competing CLEs. SABA North America Board of Directors elections are also coming up. Purchase tickets and obtain additional information here.


SAVE THE DATE October 4-5 NCVAA 13th Annual Conference Dallas, Texas  
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas October 4-5.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or joining the conference organizing committee, contact (Thuy-Hang) T Nguyen | 2018-2019 NCVAA President | info@ncvaa.org

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.



Michael Maguire & Associates Seeks Trial Attorney 
Michael Maguire & Associates, Insurance Staff Counsel for State Farm Insurance Companies, is seeking a trial attorney with 1-10 years' civil litigation and trial experience. This individual would need to have exceptional knowledge of civil procedure, evidence and trial strategy to work in our Costa Mesa office. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the California State Bar, possess excellent academic credentials, outstanding written and oral advocacy skills and strong software/technological skills including competency in Word, Outlook, and Westlaw.  MORE DETAILS
[OCAABA Member Jason Chou is offering to assist interested individuals with tips on how to apply/interview/etc. Email: jchoulaw@gmail.com]
(Posted 4/25/19) 
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 4/19/19)   
OneJustice Seeks Staff Attorney for Pro Bono Clinics (Los Angeles)
OneJustice is an innovative and award-winning nonprofit that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. OneJustice works statewide to build the capacity of all components of California's civil legal aid system to meet the legal needs of local communities and to ensure the availability of services statewide. We have three core program areas: (1) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses around the state; (2) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services nonprofits have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive, and (3) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal policy and funding issues.  
More info | OneJustice Website
(Posted 4/13/19) 
University of California, Office of the President Seeks Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment
The Office of the General Counsel at the University of California is recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment position. This position provides substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 190,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. Services include handling and negotiating/mediating pre-litigated claims in the University's employment practices liability program; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of issues; conducting training; and overseeing administrative litigation, such as before the Public Employment Relations Board. More info
(Posted 4/12/19)  

Public Law Center Has Multiple Openings
The Public Law Center currently has the following positions available:    
Directing Attorney (Full-time) - Consumer Law Unit
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Consumer Law Unit
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit
2019 Summer Law Clerk
More info: https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/work-with-us/
(Posted 4/10/19)    
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney - General & Complex Litigation Division (Defense)
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III position in the General & Complex Litigation Division (Defense). Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable, with placement depending on experience. The Oakland City Attorney's Office is a dynamic, innovative and award-winning municipal law practice working to protect and advance the rights and interests of Oakland residents. For more information and directions on how to apply, go to: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 3/26/19)    
PLC Seeks Directing Attorney - Consumer Law Unit (Full-time)
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. The Consumer Law Unit provides assistance in the following areas:  debt collection defense, creditor harassment, bankruptcy, student loans, federal court litigation, predatory lending and home equity scams, identity theft and wage garnishment. The Directing Attorney would be expected to provide assistance in these areas through direct representation to clients, general pro per assistance at clinics, guiding and mentoring lesser experienced staff attorneys and providing technical assistance to our pro bono volunteers.
(Posted 3/25/19)   
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney, Law & Motion Unit
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified individual with significant law and motion and appellate experience for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV, depending on experience. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following: performing legal research; appearing in court to present, argue and try cases; preparing pleadings and other papers in connection with trials, hearings, discovery and other legal proceedings, and; skillfully and professionally presenting legal advice to attorneys and lay people and defending legal analyses. For more information and a full application, go to: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 3/25/19)       

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of April 4, 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  


Bond Sanchez-Gordon
Crowell & Moring LLP
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Hueston Hennigan
Union Bank

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