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 [email protected].    
cle: China, Economic Espionage, and National Security: Government & Defense Perspectives
University of California, Irvine School of Law and the Orange County Asian-American Bar Association (OCAABA), in coordination with O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Bienert | Katzman PC, and Jones Day, are pleased to invite you to our "China, Economic Espionage, and National Security: Government and Defense Perspectives" MCLE panel on November 19 from 5-8:30 pm.
The panel will provide attorneys, students, and other interested members of the community the opportunity to learn more about (i) recent developments in the federal government's enforcement activities with respect to national security, economic espionage, and other counterintelligence challenges coming from China, and (ii) the impact such enforcement efforts have had on the legal and civil rights of Asian-Americans.
*    Nick Hanna, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
*    Brian Sun, Jones Day
*    John Littrell, Bienert | Katzman PC
*    Tony Wang, O'Melveny & Myers LLP  

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

DEADLINE November 6 -  UCI Law Students Request Assistance with Their "Asian Pacific Americans in Law" Survey

Request from Lynda Bui and Sabrina Lim, Students at UC Irvine School of Law:
"This semester, we are taking a Problem Solving course and are tasked with identifying an existing problem and proposing solutions to said problem. We chose to analyze the unreliability of the umbrella categorization of "Asian American," within AmLaw 200 firms, as a measure of success of all Asian American ethnic groups. As you may know, the existing statistics of "Asian Americans" within big law firms do not accurately reflect the diversity within the practice as the statistics do not account for the disparity among different Asian Pacific American ethnic groups.

"In drafting our final paper for this course, we decided to make an attempt at collecting more accurate data of the success of different Asian Pacific American ethnic groups within big law firms. We would appreciate any responses by no later than November 6, 2019 in order to ensure that we have sufficient time to analyze the data prior to the deadline for our paper. Please let us know if you have any questions or any feedback regarding the topic of our paper. Thank you for your time and help with this endeavor."

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 Tamer®
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.   


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. https://www.kutakrock.com/careers/irvine-litigation-associate
(Posted 10/29/19) 
USDOJ, Office of the United States Trustee, is Soliciting Applications for Small Business Trustees
The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code.  Those with business, managerial, consulting, mediation and operational experience are encouraged to apply.  The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, in the Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Riverside, and Woodland Hills Divisions.  Subchapter V trustees may receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under 11 U.S.C. § 330.  Trustees are not federal government employees. All resumes must be received on or before November 15, 2019. For additional information, qualification requirements, and application procedures go to http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/private_trustee/vacancies/11ad.htm
(Posted 10/25/19)  
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)
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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected].
(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 | [email protected]
(Posted 9/17/19)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of October 22, 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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