OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Backpack Supply Drive for the Homeless   
 Participants from OCAABA, ELDR, LawWorks and People's Homeless Task Force Orange County will be assembling care packages/backpacks for the homeless this month.
Would you consider donating items from either the Target or Amazon list below?

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.    
Please save the date for OCAABA's 27th Annual Installation Dinner on April 30 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.
A reminder all 2019 memberships expired on December 31st.
Current and new members can visit the membership sign-up page to renew or sign up online. The online system allows you to pay by credit card or you can print an invoice to pay by check.
You can also download the application and mail it in. 
IMPORTANT: When renewing your membership with the Orange County Bar Association, please remember that you may designate $10 of your OCBA membership fee to OCAABA.
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If you have news to share to our membership, please email contactus@ocaaba.org to include the news in our next newsletter.
Affiliate Events/Activities

February 6 - KABA-SC, APABA and CAAJA "How to Become a Judge - APA Panel"
KABA-SC, APABA, and CAAJA are presenting a free panel discussion with APA judges about the judicial application process on Thursday, February 6th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Legal Aid Foundation of LA.

Please RSVP to consultant@kabasocal.org

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.

RSVP to info@thurgoodmarshall.com

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.

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.


County of San Diego Seeks Senior Deputy County Counsel-Parks/ Environment/Land Use/Zoning
The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Deputy County Counsel - Parks/Environment/Land Use/Zoning in the Office of County Counsel. There are immediate vacancies in the Office of County Counsel for attorneys to provide legal advice to County officials responsible for the administration of state-delegated and local regulatory and permitting programs, parks and recreation, land use, zoning and environmental planning. Closes February 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM. More info
(Posted 1/31/20)       
South Coast AQMD Seeks Outside Counsel 
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for outside counsel to advise and represent South Coast AQMD on a wide range of employee relations and labor relations matters.  The rating criteria are found on pages 6 through 9 of the RFP (download RFP). They are seeking counsel with strong experience in labor and employment law, including litigation, grievance proceedings, allegations of discrimination, contract negotiation, mediation and fact-finding, and in providing management and South Coast AQMD's Governing Board with expert legal advice and formal opinions with respect to a broad range of employer-employee matters to assist South Coast AQMD in meeting its legal obligations on labor-related contract administration and interpretation of laws, regulations, and case law relevant to public-sector employment. Placement on the final approved list is subject to approval by South Coast AQMD's Governing Board. Responses to the RFP are due by 1:00 p.m. on February 11, 2020.  Success in the RFP process and placement on the final list does not guarantee selection to handle any matters and/or litigation. Please direct any questions concerning the RFP to A. John Olvera, at jolvera@aqmd.gov or (909) 396-2309. (Posted 1/21/20) 
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)      
Davis Wright Tremaine Seeks Mid-Level Employment Counsel (Los Angeles)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a Counsel with a minimum of seven years' experience to join its California and national employment law practice in Los Angeles. This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident, self-motivated lawyer with a desire to build a comprehensive employment practice in a collegial environment.
(Posted 12/20/19)   
Davis Wright Tremaine Seeks Cybercrime Enforcement Litigation Associate - Mid-Level (Seattle)
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an opening for an associate attorney with at least two years of experience in litigation matters and a demonstrated interest in cybercrime enforcement to join its Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Experience representing technology clients is a plus, but not required.
(Posted 12/20/19)  

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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