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.

MARCH 5 - OCAABA SUSHI AND SAKE FEST + fingerprinting party
The OCAABA general meeting and annual membership mixer will take place 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 LiveScan Agency will be available at the mixer for fingerprinting services. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ENSURE A SLOT.

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.
A reminder all 2018 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.
Have News to Share?  
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 28 - TMBA Meet & Greet at Bowlmor 
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) is hosting a meet and greet at Bowlmor at 400 West Disney Way, Anaheim. 5:30 pm - Happy Hour specials until 7 pm. Light appetizers will be served.

March 3 - Join the FLOC Team at the Tustin 5K/Half Marathon! 
Join FLOC to support local charities and non-profits at the 2019 Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K at the Tustin District in Tustin Legacy.

Half Marathon starts at 7:30 am | 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am
Use FLOC 20% discount code: FLOC2019
5K costs $45 - 20% | Half marathon costs $100 - 20%

March 5 - OCWLA Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer  
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) at their annual Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer on Tuesday, March 05 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Orange Coast Winery, 869 W 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

March 9 - OCHBA's 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner  
The OC Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA) invites you to its 41st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 9th from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine. Black Tie Optional

5:00 Cocktail Hour | 7:00 Dinner Program | 9:00 Dancing

March 12 - SABA 16th Annual Public Interest Dinner and Installation
SABA-SC and SABA-SC Public Interest Foundation are hosting their 16th Annual Public Interest Dinner and Installation. Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Celebrate the following leaders of the legal profession and their shared commitment to public interest:
THE HONORABLE ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR., U.S. District Court, Central District of California -- Judicial Appreciation Award
NAVNEET GREWAL, Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty -- Public Interest Award
RAHUL RAVIPUDI, Partner, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP -- Trailblazer Award

Early registration ends March 1.
March 14 - United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California 
The United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California invites you to attend "How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney".AUSAs in the Criminal Division will discuss: The application process; their paths to the USAO; and what it is like to work at the USAO.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 from 12:00 -1:30 pm
Jury Education Room (inside Jury Assembly Room on the First Floor)
United States Courthouse
411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana

(Security screening and identification required)
Attendees are encouraged to bring questions regarding the current/ future openings.

RSVP by March 7, 2019: vibhav.mittal@usdoj.gov
April 10 -  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
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.

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


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)  
2019 Employment Practices Liability Program Defense Panel Recruitment for University of California
The University of California Office of the General Counsel in partnership with the Office of Risk Services, Employment Liability Practices Program is conducting a Request for Proposals to select a limited number of preferred outside law firms to represent The University and its employees in employment related claims and/or lawsuits. Employment related claims exposure is covered by the University's General Liability Self-Insurance Program and generally includes claims of wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation arising out of employment with the University. Labor disputes, union grievances, and arbitrations are not covered by University's Employment Liability Practices Program; as such, this type of work is not part of the work ordinarily performed by panel counsel.  

The purpose of this recruitment is to secure high-quality, cost-effective legal services from qualified law firms and attorneys who would be available for retention and assignment for individual claims and legal actions at the University's ten campuses and five medical centers statewide. Please view the RFP document for full details. Deadline for submission of the completed application is March 15, 2019. https://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel//epl-program-rfp.html
(Posted 2/26/19)     
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 2/22/19)    
C hapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Seeks Applicants for a Visiting Professorship  
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law invites entry-level and experienced applicants for a visiting professorship for the 2019-2020 academic year in the areas of Civil Procedure and California Civil Procedure. Interested candidates are invited to visit this link to learn more and apply for the position:  https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=1017. Please direct all inquiries to Marisa Cianciarulo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at cianciar@chapman.edu.
(Posted 2/13/19) 
County of San Diego's Office of County Counsel Senior Deputy County Counsel - Tax and Public Finance Litigation Option  
The County of San Diego's Office of County Counsel has an immediate opening for a Senior Deputy County Counsel - Tax and Public Finance Litigation Option. This position advocates on behalf of the County of San Diego, as well as its officers and departments' employees, by advising clients and representing them in civil litigation, in state and federal courts as well as before administrative tribunals in the areas of local taxation, public finance, writ proceedings, retirement and election law. This position also provides legal advice to officials in the Finance and General Government Group.  More info
(Posted 2/12/19)   
U.S. Department of Labor (CA, WA) Attorney Job Vacancy--Must Apply By March 1 
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted service. This position has promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles. More Info (PDF) 
(Posted 2/8/19) 
  Shook, Hardy & Bacon Seeks Associate - Litigation
The Orange County office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking associates with 2 plus years of litigation experience. Eligible candidates must be licensed in California and judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing skills with a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.shb.com. No third party submissions please. Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
(Posted 2/8/19) 
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V - Oakland Police Departmental Counsel
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as departmental counsel ("DC") for the Oakland Police Department ("OPD") as a Deputy City Attorney V ("OPD-DC"). The ideal candidate should have significant experience advising and representing public entities - including law enforcement agencies - as well as litigation experience.  The Deputy City Attorney V is the most advanced and highest level classification in the Deputy City Attorney series. OPD-DC must advance the City's and the City Attorney Office's commitment to transparency, fairness and respectful policing. For more information and the full announcement, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html  
(Posted 2/5/19)  
SoCalGas Seeks Assistant General Counsel - Litigation
SoCalGas  is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to lead the Litigation  Section of the Company's Law Department and to represent the Company and  manage outside counsel in litigation matters. The position is based in Downtown Los Angeles. Must apply at www.socalgas.com/careers, #18-40261. Any inquiries, please email SoCalGas Legal Department Office Manager, Marivel Munoz, at MMunoz@semprautilities.com  
(Posted 1/29/19)
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Deputy City Attorney III or IV General & Complex Litigation Division
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV position in the General and Complex Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV with placement depending on experience. More information and application instructions, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html  
(Posted 1/17/19)  
The City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney V General & Complex Litigation Division
The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) and supervise attorneys in the General and Complex Litigation Division (Defense). The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant litigation experience and expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters, and managing outside counsel also is desirable. More information and application instructions, go to:
(Posted 1/17/19)    
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Attorney for Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) 
The Office of the Oakland City Attorney seeks a highly qualified, innovative, and community-oriented attorney who is interested in public service for the position of Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney. The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is a unique, innovative, and award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based, and community-directed lawyering. California Bar required.
(Posted 1/17/19) 


PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of February 21, 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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