Judge  Tam  Nomoto  Schumann  was elected  88th  President  of  the  California  Judges Association (CJA) and started a one-year term on October 13, 2019. Judge Schumann has been recognized as a pioneer in judicial education and has been a strong proponent of, and leader in, diversity on the bench and bar. Although retired, she still teaches at UCI Law School and sits on assignment in various courts around the State. She is the first retired judge and first Asian American woman to hold the position of CJA President. One of her main themes for the upcoming year is diversity.
China, Economic Espionage & National Security PROGRAM 

OCAABA and UCI Law would like to thank Nick Hanna, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California; Brian Sun, partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office of Jones Day; and John Littrell, partner at Bienert | Katzman PC (San Clemente and Los Angeles offices) for speaking at this program on November 19 about the DOJ's China Initiative, which is designed to combat economic espionage and trade secret theft.  
Tony Wang, partner in the Newport Beach office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, moderated the program.
OCAABA Events/Opportunities


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.    
$25 (members), $35 (non-members)  
$15 (child 10+), $10 (child 9 or under)
Registration after December 3rd or at the door, please add $5 
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    
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Affiliate Events/Activities

December 2 - OCBA International Law Section "Cuba 2020: Open or Closed?"
The International Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)invites you to a CLE presentation on December 2nd:  "Cuba 2020, Open or Closed."  Whether you are planning on going to Cuba or not, this topic is very timely and informative.  The presentation will include a review of the current U.S. administration laws and regulations governing U.S.-Cuba relations, provide a comprehensive legal overview of the U.S. embargo of Cuban trade, travel and remittances, and include a study of the evolving regulatory landscape over U.S.-Cuba relations. 1.0 General MCLE credit
For OCBA members who would like to attend and are not an International Law Section member, you can sign up to be a section member for free (until the end of the year) by clicking on this link:  

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.   

December 4 - Forum on the Importance of the Independence of the Judiciary 
Orange County Superior Court's Judicial Outreach Committee, California Judges Association's Coalition on Access and Fairness, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the OCBA present a "Forum on the Importance of the Independence of the Judiciary"    
Hon. Kathleen O'Leary, Presiding Justice, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Div. 3   California Senator Tom Umberg, Member, State Judiciary Committee         
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, UC Irvine Law Professor    
Edith Matthai, Esq., Partner at Robie & Matthai   

December 5 - OCHBA Annual Holiday Party
The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) invites you to their annual Holiday Party, Meeting of Members & Toy Drive on December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Hacienda. Election results will be announced for the 2020 HBA Board of Directors.

December 10 - OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to their Installation of the 2020 Board of Directors & Holiday Celebration Honoring Community Service Awardee Orange County Justice Fund at Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa.

December 12 - Join FLOC and LawWorks for a "Wet Lab"!
Join Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) and LawWorks on December 12 to fulfill your MCLE Competence Requirement at a "Wet Lab" 5:30 PM 7:30 PM. This course fulfills the entire one-hour requirement for MCLE competence credit, and also educates participants on the levels of alcohol impairment and tests use to determine a DUI.

December 12 - OCKABA Holiday Party & December Board Meeting
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) invites you to their Holiday Party & December Board Meeting at Advanced Depositions on December 12. The holiday party will follow after a 30-minute board meeting.  Come one, come all!

DEPOSIT DUE DECEMBER 15: May 21-26 OCHBA Travel MCLE Seminar to Nueva Vallarta, Mexico
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (OCHBA) presents their Annual MCLE Seminar in Nueva Vallarta May 21 to May 26, 2020. Price includes Round trip AIRFARE from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. HBA member price is $1499.00** (Plus taxes and fees of $222.90, subject to change at the time of ticketing)

January 11 - TMBA 3rd Annual Gala
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) will host its 3rd Annual Gala on January 11, 2020 at Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa.

Details TBA
January 16 - OCBA 2020 Judges' Night & Annual Meeting
The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) invites you to the 2020 Judges' Night and Annual Meeting featuring the installation of Scott B. Garner, Esq. as 2020 OCBA President, as well as the installation of the OCBA Officers and Directors and the OCBA Charitable Fund Directors. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Franklin G. West Award, the highest honor bestowed by the OCBA.

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. Sponsorship information is available.


Fisher Phillips (Irvine) Seeks Senior Employment Litigation Associate 
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks a senior level associate with 5-7 years of employment litigation and/or class action experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. MORE INFO
(Posted 11/15/19) 
Applications Open for 2020 MTO FELLOWS PROGRAM
Applications are now open for the 2020 MTO Fellows Program. This program is an important initiative at Munger Tolles & Olson designed to encourage, promote and support a community of individuals who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. The program is intended for individuals seeking to start law school in fall 2021 (college juniors or seniors as of spring 2020, or individuals who have already graduated). MORE INFO   
(Posted 11/6/19)    
Office of the City Attorney, City of Oakland Seeks Summer Law Clerks 
The Oakland City Attorney's Office will be accepting applications beginning December 1, 2019 from law students for full-time and part-time summer Law Clerk positions.  Applications for clinical semesters and volunteer fall and spring Law Clerks will also be accepted. The summer Law Clerk positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week). However, a part-time schedule may be approved. Due to budget constraints, these positions are available only on a work-study, volunteer or academic credit basis. Fall and spring Law Clerk positions are part-time and may be staffed on a volunteer or academic credit basis. There is not a minimum time commitment for Law Clerks, but reasonable notice of departure is requested.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until Wednesday, January 15, 2020. No prior municipal law experience is required. MORE INFO (PDF) 
(Posted 11/5/19)  
Kutak Rock LLP Seeks Litigation Associate (Irvine)
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, has an immediate opening for a 3 to 5-year litigation associate in its Irvine office. Candidates must have strong communication and writing skills, be self-motivated, and have the ability and confidence to work independently. Experience in business and commercial litigation preferred. All candidates must be currently admitted in California. Please submit a writing sample when applying. Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package.
(Posted 10/29/19)   
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)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of November 20, 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
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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