OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Help us pack toiletries and winter goods into backpacks for our unsheltered neighbors while you learn! Light lunch provided.
  • Mayor Katrina Foley will present what Costa Mesa and other cities are doing to address homelessness
  • The Orange County Mobile Home Coalition leaders and residents will discuss their experience as seniors when the laws failed to protect their community leaving many without homes
  • Brooke Weitzman will present the state of homelessness and the impact of litigation in Orange County
Cost: Attendance is free but guests are encouraged either to donate an item from the Amazon or Target wish lists on the event registration page OR bring a gently used backpack to the event.

  The OCAABA general meeting and annual membership mixer will take place on March 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill, The Market Place, 2881 El Camino Real in Tustin.
Come meet and vote for the candidates for the OCAABA board.
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, please use the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.    


You're invited to celebrate with OCAABA at our
27th Annual Installation Dinner

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street   
Registration 6:00 p.m.  ~  Installation Program 7:00 p.m.


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Affiliate Events/Activities

February 19 - CLE: 2020 OCCDL Social Justice Impact Litigation Series Regulation over Education - Systemic Racial Issues and Inequalities in Our School Systems  
Co-sponsored by Thurgood Marshall Bar Association and Crowell & Moring LLP

Panelists: John Gibson, Partner with Crowell & Moring LLP; and
Jesselyn Friley, Staff Attorney with Opportunity Under Law, Public Counsel

Moderator: Rebekah Thomas, TMBA President-Elect, Attorney and Educator with Law Office of Peter Holzer

Crowell & Moring, 3 Park Plaza , 20th Floor | Irvine
Registration & Networking: 6:00 p.m. | Program: 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary CLE, drinks and light appetizers

An application requesting Recognition and Elimination of Bias MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California.

February 20 - ELDR and LawWorks "Do You Know What Your Future Holds?" (Complete your Advance Healthcare Directive)
Support Elder Law & Disability Rights Center's life-changing work and change your life at the same time! Mix and mingle, see a psychic, see live painting, hear live music, and do the Advance Healthcare Directive you have been putting off. Witnesses will be on site and ready to sign.
5:30-8:30 pm, LawWorks 18650 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 300, Irvine

February 25 - OCWLA "Welcome to The Decade" Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) is hosting a "Welcome to The Decade" Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer at Orange Coast Winery, 869 W 16th Street, Newport Beach from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

February 27 - OCHBA and TMBA "Your Future In Law"
Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's Mentoring Committee and the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee present "Your Future in Law: The Planning Starts Now". You are invited to this panel discussion to learn more about finding your practice area, interviewing, networking and more!! February 27 at 6 pm at 18650 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 300 in Irvine. Complimentary refreshments will be served.  $250 book scholarship giveaway.

March 5 - US Attorney's Office & Federal Public Defender's Office Present "Practicing Federal Criminal Law: Perspectives from the Bar and Bench" 
The Diversity and Hiring Committees of the United States Attorney's Office and Federal Public Defender's Office  invite you to "Practicing Federal Criminal Law: Perspectives from the Bar and Bench" on March 5th. Panel discussion moderated by the Honorable AndrĂ© Birotte Jr. from 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by Q&A. Location: United States Federal Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom, 350 West 1st Street, LA.

March 7 - OCHBA 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) will hold their 42nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 7 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Sponsorships are available.

March 20 - APABA 22nd Annual Installation Dinner
The Officers & Board of Governors of the Asian American Bar Association (APABA) of Los Angeles County invite you to their 22nd Annual Installation dinner at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel on Friday, March 20th. Cocktails at 6:00 pm with dinner & program at 7:00 pm.

October 2-3 - NCVAA 14th Annual Conference
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) announces their 2020 Annual NCVAA Conference will take place October 2-3rd in New York City. More information can be found at the NCVAA website http://www.ncvaa.org/ as we get closer to the event, or by contacting info@ncvaa.org. 

November 5-8, 2020 NAPABA National Convention 
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will be holding its 2020 National Convention at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.


In-House Opportunity Available at Confie Seguros
Confie Seguros in Huntington Beach, CA has an in-house job opportunity available for a junior attorney (1-3 years of experience). Assist the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in proactively providing legal advice and support on laws, regulations and compliance matters. Act as a trusted advisor for assigned matters related to implementation of strategy, process and product. More info
(Posted 2/18/20)     
Rallo Travieso Seeks Associate Attorney
Small multi-disciplinary law firm seeks a full-time, dedicated and congenial attorney, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in civil litigation. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in personal injury, family law, criminal, bankruptcy and/or appellate work. More info (PDF)
(Posted 2/11/20)      
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 2/7/20)     
Justice in Aging Seeks Senior Staff Attorney
Justice in Aging seeks a Senior Staff Attorney with at least seven years of experience to join their Economic Security team in either their Oakland or Los Angeles, CA office. The successful candidate will develop and lead a new project to respond to the needs of low-income older adults in California facing housing instability. This is an exciting opportunity to advocate for solutions to systemic problems at the state and federal level for housing issues impacting low-income older Californians, and to provide legal training and technical assistance to advocates across the state. The attorney will be based in Oakland or Los Angeles, will be part of Justice in Aging's Economic Security Team, and will work with staff in all three of their offices (Washington, DC, Oakland, and Los Angeles). More info
(Posted 2/6/20)  
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Deputy City Attorney III / General Government, Municipal Finance & Tax
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks an attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney III with background and expertise in the municipal finance, revenue, bonds, taxation, fees and assessments. Relevant expertise includes general municipal law practice areas including but not limited to municipal finance, ethics and conflict of interest in the context of municipal finance and public contracting. For more information and application instructions, please go to: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 1/13/20)      
Workplace Justice Advocates Seeks Full-Time Litigation Associate 
Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC is seeking a full-time litigation associate to provide plaintiff's-side litigation and trial support to senior attorneys in its Orange County (Irvine) office. Associate will represent victims of unlawful workplace discrimination, harassment, wage theft and other violations of California employment Laws. Prior litigation experience is required. Employment law litigation is a plus.  Salary based on experience. Ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has excellent research and writing skills and is a strong oral advocate. Candidates must be admitted to the CA Bar. Direct applicants only. Interested individuals should contact Tamara Freeze tf@workplacejustice.com 
(Posted 1/8/20)     
UCOP Seeks Senior Counsel-EH&S and Construction
The University of California Office of the President seeks Senior Counsel for Environmental Health & Safety and Construction. The candidate must demonstrate expertise in environmental compliance counseling and defense of enforcement actions in matters involving a broad range of issues, including water quality, air quality, hazardous materials transportation, hazardous waste disposal, medical waste handling and disposal, property remediation, and biological, chemical, and radiation safety in the workplace (CAA, CERCLA, CWA, EPCRA, ESA, OSHA, RCRA, TSCA, and analogous state laws). Applications will be accepted until January 24 or the position is filled. https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62173 
(Posted 1/8/20)           


PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of January 28, 2020) 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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