OCAABA Events/Opportunities

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

Please consider taking part in one (or more!) of these upcoming college tournaments to help ensure diversity among the judges. 

UCI Mock Trial Tournament
January 11-12  MORE INFO

Claremont McKenna College Regional Tournament
January 31-February 2 MORE INFO

2019-2020 UC Irvine School of Law Moot Court Competition
February 4 - March 25 MORE INFO (PDF)
January 10 -  OCWLA General MCLE "Follow My Lead: Excelling In Private Practice And On The Bench"  
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) presents a general CLE lunch "Follow My Lead: Excelling In Private Practice And On The Bench" with the Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.). Learn how to excel in the legal field by following the lead of Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.). In this inspiring MCLE, Hon. Sonenshine will share her experiences excelling in the legal profession and offer advice to assist current lawyers do the same.

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine in Irvine. This program includes a catered lunch. Free valet parking.

January 11 - Western State College of Law Presents "Practical Advice for Novice Attorneys" 
Western State College of Law is presenting a complimentary CLE seminar for novice attorneys on Saturday, January 11. Registration 8:30 -9:00 a.m.

Ten Tips from the Bench | Hon. Franz Miller (Ret.), Patricia Lee-Gulley, Esq., and Brooke Weitzman, Esq. (1 hr. General CLE)
Substance Use and Mental Health Issues Among Attorneys | Lita Abella (1 hr. Competency Issues CLE)
Cybersecurity Ethics for Law Firms | Jeff Koller, Esq. (1 hr. Legal Ethics CLE)
Hit the Ground Running | Neil Pedersen, Esq.

You can register for the morning sessions or the afternoon session separately or together. If you have any questions or difficulties registering please contact Oscar Teran at oteran@wsulaw.edu or at 714-459-1139. Free parking will be provided.

Seating is limited to 50 attendees. *** Please be considerate and notify Western State College if you need to cancel as there will be a waiting list.

January 11 - TMBA 3rd Annual Gala - SOLD OUT 
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) is hosting its 3rd Annual Gala on January 11 at Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa.

Judge of the Year: Judge Fred W. Slaughter (Supervising Judge, North Panel)
Attorney of the Year: Brian A. S. Waite (Assistant Orange County Public Defender, Central Court)
Community Organization of the Year: Avanath Capital Management (Founder, Chairman and CEO, Daryl J. Carter)

January 15 -  VABASC and Rutan & Tucker MCLE Program "Diversity, Inclusion, & Eliminating Bias"
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) and Rutan & Tucker, LLP invite you to an important discussion about Diversity, Inclusion, & Eliminating Bias - Judicial, Law Firm, Government & Corporate Perspectives on January 15 at 6:00 PM. Location: Rutan & Tucker, LLP in Costa Mesa
Members - Free | Non-members - $20

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.

January 17 Deadline - Orange County Grand Juror Applications Now Being Accepted  
The Court is accepting applications for a one-year Grand Jury term that begins July 1, 2020. To qualify to serve on the Grand Jury, you must be a resident of Orange County for at least a year, a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, in possession of sound judgment, and have sufficient knowledge of English. Interested citizens must apply by January 17, 2020. 
The application form and additional information are available on the Grand Jury website at www.ocgrandjury.org , by calling the Grand Jury Hotline at 657-622-6747, or in person at the Jury Commissioner's Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, 92701.

January 22 - FLOC/OCKABA "Ethics in ADR"
The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) invite you to a joint CLE event "Ethics in ADR" at JAMS in Irvine on January 22nd. 5:30 PM: Reception (hosted cocktails & appetizers) | 6:00 - 7:00 PM: 1 Hour MCLE.

Cost: Free for OCKABA and FLOC members and $15 for non-members 

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
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.


Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
Perkins Coie is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that accurately reflect the rich diversity of our communities. Since 1991 they have been pleased to offer fellowships to first year law students from a diversity of backgrounds. The fellowships provide students a $15,000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school. Each fellowship provides a paid position as a Perkins Coie summer associate plus a $15,000 stipend. The application deadline for all 1L fellowships is January 8, 2020.
PROGRAM INFORMATION: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/summer-program/1l-opportunities.html
FELLOWSHIP JOB LISTING https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/summer-program/job-listings/index.html
(Posted 1/6/20)    
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)  
City of Huntington Beach Seeks Senior Deputy City Attorney/Deputy City Attorney III 
The City of Huntington Beach is looking for a Senior Deputy City Attorney/Deputy City Attorney III. The ideal candidate has been practicing law in California for approximately 3-5 years, with some civil trial experience, either in prosecuting or defending lawsuits. The ideal candidate also has VERY STRONG legal research and writing experience, with extensive experience preparing written discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation documents and experience in briefing writs and appeals. Having represented other government or public agencies at trial, including personal injury, City versus State law dispute, government and municipal law, and police use of force is a significant plus. A Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Click Here for more information. Application deadline is January 17 at 5 p.m. PT.
(Posted 12/13/19)  
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Supervising Deputy City Attorney V / General & Complex Litigation Division
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Supervising Deputy City Attorney (DCA V) in the General & 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. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html 
(Posted 12/10/19)     
Inner City Law Center - Multiple Staff Attorney Positions Available  
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. www.innercitylaw.org Current Available Positions:
Staff Attorney - Eviction Defense (PDF)
Staff Attorney - HIV Law Project (PDF)
Staff Attorney - Homeless Veterans Project (PDF)
(Posted 12/9/19)      
Office of the Oakland City Attorney Seeks Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney 
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 an award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based and community-directed lawyering. The program - described as a cross between Legal Aid and the Peace Corps - brings legal resources and remedies into Oakland's diverse neighborhoods to address issues affecting quality of life in our community. This is a 2-year, limited duration position. For more information and a full job announcement, visit: https://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 12/6/19)    
Kutak Rock (LA) Seeks Associate Attorney (Litigation)
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for a litigation associate with 1-3 years' experience respectively for its Los Angeles office with substantial experience in environmental, toxic tort and product liability litigation. Please submit resume and a writing sample when applying. Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package.
(Posted 11/26/19)          
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) 

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



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