OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Unity, Liberty, Charity

You're invited to celebrate with OCAABA at our
26th Annual Installation Dinner

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street   
Registration 6:00 p.m.  ~  Installation Program 7:00 p.m.

The Judge Arthur Nakazato Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of OCAABA's Founding President, Hon. Arthur Nakazato (ret.), who passed away in December 2017 and recognizes outstanding law students who have the potential to be future leaders in the legal profession in the Orange County community. The award amount is $1000.  

Additionally, OCAABA will once again offer its Outstanding Student Award in the amount of $500 to recognize local law students who have made significant contributions to OCAABA and the local Orange County legal and general community.

The winners will be announced in early April and awarded at
OCAABA's Gala on April 18, 2019

Application information and forms can be found here .  
Deadlines for scholarships is 5:00 p.m. PT March 29, 2019.

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


The price will be approximately $2300 (plus tax & additional travel fees - approx. $400) 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.)

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Seminar and advertised approximate pricing noted is based on a minimum of 12 individuals attending.

Pricing will be finalized by April 15 if we have the requisite signups. You will be notified of the final details and pricing by April 16 and will have until Friday, April 26 to cancel your reservation without penalty.

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, register using the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
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Affiliate Events/Activities

March 28 -  JABA  and UCIAA Anteaters in Law OC Networking and Fingerprinting Party (RSVP required) 
Join the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) and UCIAA Anteaters in Law chapter at the amazing UCI Newkirk Alumni Center for FREE food, drinks, and network opportunities.

What: OC Networking and Fingerprinting Party (RSVP required)
Where: UCI Newkirk Alumni Center, 450 Alumni Ct., Irvine, CA 92687
When: Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Fingerprint: For JABA members, $25. For non-JABA members, $74.
RSVP: tanho.marty.chao@gmail.com; required for fingerprinting

Fingerprinting will be available on a limited basis at the event. RSVP is required to ensure sufficient time and space. For JABA members, just pay $25 for fingerprinting. For non-JABA members, the fingerprinting costs $74. Credit card or debit card only.

Any attorney can join JABA! Students and first-year practitioners can join for free. Sign-up here: http://www.jabaonline.org/membership/   
April 2 - Elimination of Bias MCLE: OCWLA Equal Pay Day Panel
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) is hosting a lunch program on April 2nd which will begin with a live poll and presentation of the state of discrepancies in pay between men and women, both in California and nationwide. A panel of female attorneys who have achieved success in their careers will address wage equality issues facing female attorneys. The panel will discuss first-hand wage and promotion experiences as well as provide motivational and tactical advice on how to (1) request and negotiate salary demands and promotions, (2) put oneself in the best position to receive a salary or bonus increase or promotion, and (3) determine how to best highlight achievements during a negotiation in order to achieve the best possible outcome. One Hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit
DEADLINE TO APPLY April 5 - Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
Apply for the seventh annual Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Denver, Colorado from June 23 to 25, 2019. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and NAPABA. The CBLA will strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs.

The CBLA is intended for up-and-coming bar leaders who have been in practice for 5-15 years and have served as officers of a NAPABA affiliate and/or chair/co-chair of a NAPABA committee.

The application can be accessed here. Application Deadline: April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST 
Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay of 250-500 words, a CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation. 
More information about the program can be found on the CBLA website. Please contact CBLA Steering Committee members Gary Zhao ( gzhao@salawus.com), Greg Schwartz ( gschwartz@billionarmitage.com), Kristin Haugen ( kc@kchaugenlaw.com) and Marianne Chow Newman ( mwchow@hearst.com) with any questions.

DEADLINE April 7  -  ACC Southern California Diversity Bar Exam Prep Course Stipend Scholarship 
The Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California (ACC-SoCal) believes that it is incumbent upon the legal community to assist in alleviating the economic burden faced by financially-challenged minority students as each student prepares for the California Bar Exam and a future in the legal profession. To help students resolve this burden, the ACC-SoCal scholarship program pays for a limited number of California Bar Exam review courses for minority students that might have otherwise had to forgo taking such courses. A limited number of recipients shall be selected from applications received from qualified students who demonstrate high moral character and financial need.  

Eligibility is limited to full-time and part-time minority law students in the Southern California area (Counties of LA, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino), with financial need and who will graduate in either spring or fall of 2019.  Additional requirements are spelled out in the application. Application deadline is April 7, 2019.

Any questions, email the ACC Southern California Executive Director, Betty St. Marie, at socal@accglobal.com

April 10 - KABA 39th Annual Board of Governors Installation And Awards Banquet
The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) will be hosting its 39th Annual Board of Governors Installation And Awards Banquet with Keynote Speaker Hon. Lucy H. Koh, United States District Court, Northern District of California on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Location: Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles
900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90017
6:00 PM Cocktails | 7:00 PM Dinner

RSVPs requested By March 19, 2019
April 17 -  SCCLA 44th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet  
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) will hold its 44th Installation & Awards Banquet on April 17th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles.   
SAVE THE DATE 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. 
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


Chapman University Seeks Assistant Dean for Students
The Assistant Dean for Students at Chapman University provides leadership and vision in the area of student affairs with a focus on ensuring students have a personalized, supportive educational experience; fostering a sense of inclusion and community; and supporting the Law School's objective to graduate practice-ready attorneys. The Assistant Dean leads the Office of Student Affairs and provides outreach and direct services to law students. This position oversees law school student organizations and organizes a variety of events, including orientation, graduation, and bar admission ceremonies. The Assistant Dean must be able to work effectively with a diverse student body and be invested in our students' success. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Administration and works collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure high-quality student support.
**The projected start date for this position is July 15, 2019.
(Posted 3/27/19)       
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)  
 Long Beach Community College District Legal Services RFQ Opportunity 
The Long Beach Community College District is seeking responses to their Request for Qualifications from a diverse group of legal service providers offering a broad base of disciplines to support our complex educational programs and services. Long Beach Community College District (LBCC) celebrates equity, diversity and ensures a positive and inclusive and accessible working and learning environment for all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community they serve. LBCC believes diversity and accessibility fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all who benefit from their programs and services. The District has issued RFQ 19-D1003  to invite responses from qualified legal firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations who show that they embrace these same values and has practices. All responses must be received at or before 4:00 pm, April 2, 2019. All RFQ documents can be accessed at: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/current-bid-rfp-opportunities  
(Posted 3/11/19)       
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 3/8/19)     
Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks Deputy City Attorney III or IV - General Government, Information Technology & Public Contracting
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with experience drafting and reviewing information technology agreements and public contracts for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV position in the General Government & Finance Unit, part of the Advisory Division of the City Attorney's Office. As a Deputy City Attorney in the General Government & Finance Unit, the candidate will provide advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal issues to City officials, multiple City departments and various boards, commissions and committees.
For more information and a full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 3/7/19)    
Chapman University Seeks Director of Academic Achievement
The Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman University will have the responsibility of working with the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement ("Executive Director") to provide a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students' entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam. This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) administrative position.
(Posted 3/5/19)      
USAO Central District of California, Santa Ana Branch Seeks Assistant United States Attorneys 
The United States Attorney's Office is interviewing for three AUSA in the Santa Ana Branch Office, Criminal Division. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. AUSAs new to the Criminal Division, including those hired for the Riverside and Santa Ana branch offices, are initially assigned to the General Crimes Section in Los Angeles, where they receive training in the handling of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. Upon completion of their tenure in the General Crimes Section, AUSAs hired for the branch offices are assigned there, and AUSAs remaining in Los Angeles are assigned to one of the Criminal Division's senior sections. More info 
(Posted 2/27/19)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of March 13, 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  

Thanks to our 2018-2019 Sponsors

Buchalter | Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete |
Crowell & Moring | Dorsey & Whitney | Godes & Preis
Hueston Hennigan | Keller/Anderle | O'Melveny | Orrick |
Union Bank | Western Digital | Western State College of Law
ADR Services | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner | JAMS |
Judicate West | Robinson Calcagnie | Umberg Zipser
ADR Office of Michelle A. Reinglass | Best Best & Krieger | Blackstone Discovery | Dubin Law Firm |  
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy | Honyaku USA |  
Kubota & Craig | Littler | Manatt | Nhan Vu | Premiere Bail Bonds | Right Choice Law | Rutan | Shulman Hodges & Bastian |  
Smiley Wang-Ekvall Veritext | Wage Recovery Queen/Briana Kim
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