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, use the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.    
OCAABA will hold its Annual Holiday Dim Sum Mixer on December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Capital Seafood at the Irvine Spectrum.
Families are welcome to attend this event.    
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Affiliate Events/Activities

October 24 - UCI School of Law Presents: "Prosecutors of Color: Addressing Stigma and Overcoming Other Barriers to Achieving Diversity"  
Join the UCI School of Law for an engaging discussion of the barriers faced by people of color who choose prosecution as a career, including the stigma surrounding prosecutors in minority communities. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP as space is limited.

One hour of specialty CLE (Recognition and Elimination of Bias).
October 24 - FLOC Third Annual Gala Dinner & Installation 
Tickets And Sponsorships Are Now Available for the Third Annual Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) Gala Dinner & Installation. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6-9 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana. Keynote Speaker: Linda Trinh Vo, Professor of Asian American Studies, UCI. Liwanag Leadership Awardee: Carolyn Enciso Sieve, Partner, Constangy Brooks.

WAIT LIST ONLY - October 24 - Roadways to the Federal Bench: Diversity in the Federal Judiciary  
Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?
Live Broadcast from Washington, D.C.
Local Roundtable Discussions Among Federal Bench, Bar, and Law Students
Ice Cream Sundae Reception

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

United States Bankruptcy Court
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, 13th Floor
Los Angeles, California

As part of its efforts to foster diversity in the bankruptcy bench and bar, the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy Court System is presenting this one-of-a-kind program, which will be broadcast live to sixteen states and nineteen cities around the country. Interested lawyers and law students will participate in roundtable discussions with local federal bankruptcy, magistrate, district, and appellate judges about pathways to the federal bench for candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Panel broadcast will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Pacific. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to check in and find a seat.  
October 25 - PLC Advocates & OC Lavender Bar Association 7th Annual Halloween Bash
PLC Advocates and the OC Lavender Bar Association invite you to their 7th Annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 25 at Fete the Venue in Costa Mesa to benefit the Public Law Center.

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.

October 30 - TMBA "So You Want to be a State Judge?"
Join the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association for an intimate Q&A with the Hon. Fred Slaughter and the Hon. Karen Robinson on October 30 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Space is limited.

November 7 - OCCDL, OCBA & OCLBA Present  "Increasing Access and Fairness for Transgender and Non-binary People in the Legal System"
Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) in conjunction with OCBA & OCLBA Presents "DIVERSITY TALKS" Speaker Series "Increasing Access and Fairness for Transgender and Non-binary People in the Legal System"

The law, the legal profession, and culture at large have changed rapidly in recent years to recognize the voices, identities, and rights of transgender and non-binary people. Learn what you need to know to work effectively and compassionately with those who identify in ways other than cisgender (and learn what that term means, too!) 1.0 hour MCLE Credit (Elimination of Bias) 

Scott Turner Schofield - Educator, Consultant, Coach
Mia Yamamoto - Criminal Defense Attorney, Civil Rights Activist
Trans woman of color and first openly trans lawyer in the LA justice system
There is no charge for this event but space is limited. Register by November 6, 2019


November 7 - OCHBA  Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County presents their Annual Dia de Los Muertos Mixer on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Bowers Museum - Tangata Restaurant in Santa Ana. You are invited to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and meet the candidates running in the upcoming HBA elections.

November 8 - OCWLA "The Power of NO - Setting Boundaries to Help You Find Success and Fulfillment in Your Personal and Professional Life"  
Speaker: Carol Marzouk, Executive Lion TamerĀ®
CEO, Leadership 'N' Soul : Transforming Behavior in the Workplace

We often talk and dream about the coveted "work-life balance." Yet when attorneys and other professionals have distractions outside of the workplace, work product or commitment may suffer. What if there was a way to say NO and maintain work-life balance in a manner that positively impacts your career and home life, and allows you to be fully present, focused and fulfilled both at work and at home? Join us for a program designed to help you learn to say NO to elevate your workplace relationship and create necessary personal boundaries. The presentation includes a catered lunch. Free valet parking.

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.   


County of San Diego Seeks Senior Deputy County Counsel-Civil Litigation
The County of San Diego's Office of County Counsel has an immediate opening for Senior Deputy County Counsel - Civil Litigation. Attorneys in this position act as advocates on behalf of the County of San Diego, as well as its departments and employees, by representing clients in civil litigation, both in state and federal court.
(Posted 10/17/19)      
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 10/15/19)     
Kutak Rock Seeks Two Ligitation Associates (LA)
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for two litigation associates with 1-3 years' and 3-7 years' experience respectively for its Los Angeles office with substantial experience in environmental, toxic tort and/or 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. More info
(Posted 10/2/2019)
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Associate Director or Director of Law Career Services
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is looking for an Associate Director or Director of Law Career Services to work closely with the Assistant Dean to develop and implement strategies for career advising, employer outreach, and programming services for law students and alumni, covering traditional and alternative careers and professional development topics. This person will meet with and advise individual law students; communicate comprehensive career information to students and alumni through multiple platforms; foster partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers; create job search and networking strategies; and manage career-related programs. More info
(Posted 9/30/2019)
Western State College of Law Seeks Adjunct Faculty Member to teach Federal Income Tax Law  
Western State College of Law is seeking an Adjunct Professor to teach an introductory course in Federal Income Taxation for J.D. students in the Spring 2020 semester. If you have practice expertise in the area and an interest in teaching, please send your resume to Associate Dean Susan Keller at skeller@wsulaw.edu. Dean Keller can be reached at 714-459-1141 for any questions.
(Posted 9/26/19) 
Wesierski & Zurek Seeks Litigation Attorney
Very busy South Orange County litigation defense firm is seeking an attorney with 3-7 years litigation experience. Experience in insurance defense, employment, and business litigation is desired but exceptions can be made for the right candidate with other litigation background. Looking for someone who wants to be a litigation and trial lawyer, is comfortable in the courtroom, is experienced in taking depositions, has excellent law and motions and civil litigation skills, and enjoys client contact. ABA law school, ability to work well with others, and excellent writing skills are required. The firm provides benefits including 401k with matching, very generous vacation policy, mentoring by highly experienced trial attorneys, and a hardworking but congenial environment (previously voted as one of the best places to work in Orange County). Salary commensurate with experience. Email your resume with a writing sample to JDaugherty@WZLLP.COM.
(Posted 9/23/19) 
Davis Wright Tremaine Has Several Associate Positions Available 
The Law Office of Davis Wright Tremaine has openings at their various offices.
* Mid-Level Patent Associate (Seattle)
* Mid-Level Commercial Litigation Associate (Anchorage)
* Mid-Level Traditional Labor Associate (Los Angeles or San Francisco)

Click here to see a list of all other available associate positions. Contact Hiroko Peraza, Sr. Manager of Attorney Recruiting & Inclusion, with any questions: (503) 778-5356 | hirokoperaza@dwt.com
(Posted 9/17/19)    
Justice in Aging Seeks Litigation Attorney for Oakland or Los Angeles Office Justice in Aging is seeking a litigation attorney with five to ten years of experience to join their Oakland or Los Angeles, CA office. This position will work closely with the Litigation Director and the Litigation Team in developing and pursuing high impact cases that promote and defend the rights of older adults. The litigation attorney will be based in one of their California offices, but work closely with attorneys in all three of their offices (Washington, DC, Oakland and Los Angeles) on issues related to health, economic security, and preserving the social safety net for seniors. This attorney will identify, develop, and litigate impact cases primarily on behalf of older adults in California, and will also contribute to their litigation across the country. Candidate review will begin on October 7, 2019. MORE INFO
(Posted 9/11/19)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of October 7, 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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