OCAABA Events/Opportunities

Please join us tonight for our annual Moon Festival Mixer and General Meeting. This event provides a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy tasty food, beverages (including beer and wine), Taiko drummers and moon cakes.  
The event is open to both attorneys and law students.
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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, links will be available shortly or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.    
Join OCAABA from 12:30-3:30 pm on Saturday, September 28 at Second Harvest Food Bank and help end hunger in Orange County!   
If you cannot attend, but would like to make a monetary donation,$1 can help provide the equivalent of 3 meals. Donate here   
If you would like to bring your own food donations to the event, the current, most-needed shelf-stable items are: peanut butter,  canned meat, canned fruit, and cereal (hot or cold). If you would like to make a food donation, but cannot attend, please email contactus@ocaaba.org.
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Affiliate Events/Activities

September 23 - VLI Lawyers For Warriors    
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) invites you to the Lawyers for Warriors annual event for an evening of fun, networking, wine, cigars, delectable appetizers, and surprises. For the past 4 years, Lawyers for Warriors has sold out, having a full room of over 250 Patriots who represent legal, medical, financial, military, and other professional industries. Proceeds from the evening will ensure that veterans can receive free legal services so they thrive.

This year's Lawyers for Warriors Event will be held on September 23 at 5:30 pm at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. They are presently signing up sponsors and accepting nominations for an honoree whose commitment to veterans reflects VLI's mission to provide pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income veterans that eradicates barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare and fosters self-sufficiency.

October 3 - The 44th OCWLA Gala   
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to their 44th Gala on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM at The Resort At Pelican Hill, 22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Judge of The Year - Hon. Elizabeth Macias
Attorney of The Year - Lei Lei Wang Ekvall
Advancement of Women Award - WALSWORTH

OCTOBER 3 - U.S. Attorney's Office's Diversity Committee Presents "A Conversation With Mexican-American WWII Veterans"
The U.S. Attorney's Office's Diversity Committee will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month event "A Conversation With Mexican-American WWII Veterans" on October 3, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 10A of the Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Honorable Frederick Aguirre (ret.) will profile and moderate a panel discussion with Mexican-American WWII veterans, including fighter pilots. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Guests of Honor: Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes 1st Lt. Edward Lopez 1st Lt. Roberto Ruiz Joe O'Campo, U.S. Navy

Please RSVP by September 23 to vibhav.mittal@usdoj.gov.

DEADLINE OCTOBER 4 -  FLOC Bayanihan Scholarship Application 
Do you know of any Filipino-American law students out there who could use some recognition as well as some extra cash? Please have him or her apply for the 2020 FLOC Bayanihan Law Student Scholarship. Two $1000 Bayanihan Scholarships will be awarded by FLOC to two deserving law students during the FLOC Gala Dinner on October 24, 2019.  The application can be downloaded by clicking this linkDeadline to apply is Friday, October 4, 2019.

FLOC Website
October 4-5 NCVAA 13th Annual Conference Dallas, Texas  
Every year National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) brings together Vietnamese-American judges, attorneys, government officials, and legal scholars from across the country to address issues and experiences of the Vietnamese legal community. Registration is now open for its 13th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas October 4-5.

October 10 - Second Annual Ante Up For ELDR Casino Night 
The ELDR (Elder Law & Disability Rights) Center invites you to their second annual fundraiser! It's time to Ante Up for ELDR and support the critical work they do to close the justice gap. Enjoy a fun night of playing games and eating great food with great company, and repairing the world one person at a time!


October 10-12 CLA 2019 Annual Meeting 
With legal professionals attending from across the state, CLA's 2019 Annual Meeting delivers connection, industry insights, and innovative business solutions. Join CLA in Monterey, October 10-12 to fulfill CLE credits, build your network, and learn about the trends affecting the future of our industry. Pre-Registration Deadline extended to Friday, September 20. Save $100 by registering now!

October 17 - Advancing Justice-LA 36th Anniversary Dinner
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom will be accepting their Public Service Award at their 36th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Given his support of many policies that expand Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) access to state services and protect immigrant communities, he is helping to make California be a state for all.


October 24 - FLOC Third Annual Gala Dinner  & Installation 
Tickets And Sponsorships Are Now Available for the Third Annual Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) Gala Dinner & Installation. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6-9 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana. Keynote Speaker: Linda Trinh Vo, Professor of Asian American Studies, UCI. Liwanag Leadership Awardee: Carolyn Enciso Sieve, Partner, Constangy Brooks.

October 24 - Roadways to the Federal Bench: Diversity in the Federal Judiciary   
Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?
Live Broadcast from Washington, D.C.
Local Roundtable Discussions Among Federal Bench, Bar, and Law Students
Ice Cream Sundae Reception

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

United States Bankruptcy Court
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, 13th Floor
Los Angeles, California

As part of its efforts to foster diversity in the bankruptcy bench and bar, the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy Court System is presenting this one-of-a-kind program, which will be broadcast live to sixteen states and nineteen cities around the country. Interested lawyers and law students will participate in roundtable discussions with local federal bankruptcy, magistrate, district, and appellate judges about pathways to the federal bench for candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Panel broadcast will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Pacific. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to check in and find a seat.

Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED, so it is recommended to register quickly.

October 25 - PLC Advocates & OC Lavender Bar Association 7th Annual Halloween Bash
PLC Advocates and the OC Lavender Bar Association invite you to their 7th Annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 25 at Fete the Venue in Costa Mesa to benefit the Public Law Center.

October 26 - VABASC Installation & Awards Dinner
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) invites you to their Installation & Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 26 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Santa Ana. Keynote Speaker: California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

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.   


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 | hirokoperaza@dwt.com
(Posted 9/17/19)    
County of San Diego Seeks Senior Deputy County Counsel - Workers' Compensation
The County of San Diego's Office of County Counsel has an immediate opening for Senior Deputy County Counsel - Workers' Compensation. This position will advise and represent the Risk Management Division of the Department of Human Resources in matters before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). MORE INFO
(Posted 9/16/19)   
Contra Costa County Seeks Deputy District Attorney-Fixed Term
Contra Costa County has an excellent opportunity for interested individuals to gain up to three (3) years of trial experience as a public prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office. Those appointed to the class of Deputy District Attorney- Fixed Term are limited to one (1) appointment of up to 36 consecutive months, which begins at the date of hire. Long-term career opportunities with the District Attorney's Office may be available after the requisite experience as a prosecuting attorney has been attained. MORE INFO 
(Posted 9/16/19)        
Justice in Aging Seeks Litigation Attorney for Oakland or Los Angeles Office 
Justice in Aging is seeking a litigation attorney with five to ten years of experience to join their Oakland or Los Angeles, CA office. This position will work closely with the Litigation Director and the Litigation Team in developing and pursuing high impact cases that promote and defend the rights of older adults. The litigation attorney will be based in one of their California offices, but work closely with attorneys in all three of their offices (Washington, DC, Oakland and Los Angeles) on issues related to health, economic security, and preserving the social safety net for seniors. This attorney will identify, develop, and litigate impact cases primarily on behalf of older adults in California, and will also contribute to their litigation across the country. MORE INFO
(Posted 9/11/19)       
Justice in Aging Seeks Staff Attorney for Los Angeles Office
Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with up to four years of experience and a commitment to social justice to join our Los Angeles office. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal based on funding availability. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin on September 30, 2019. MORE INFO (pdf) Questions about the position can be directed to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org
(Posted 9/10/19)      
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 8/30/19)     
University of California General Liability Program - Seeking Applications from Qualified Law Firms for Panel of Approved Defense Counsel 
The Regents of the University of California, Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk Services are conducting a Request for Proposals to select a limited number of preferred outside law firms to represent the University and its employees in litigation under its General Liability Program.  General liability claims exposure is covered by the University's General Liability Self-Insurance Program and typically involves third-party lawsuits alleging personal injuries (auto accidents, slip and fall, etc.), non-employee discrimination and harassment, ADA violations, libel, slander and invasion of privacy, appellate work and claims involving sexual violence/harassment/Title IX.  This recruitment does not include employment, medical malpractice or professional liability-related lawsuits or police misconduct.  Attached you will find a memorandum announcing the panel review seeking applications from qualified firms, along with the application. These materials are available online at http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/index.html. All applications and supporting material will be accepted through October 15, 2019, and must be submitted in 1 PDF via email to General.kq3s0kovpjszgz9l@u.box.com  
(Posted 8/29/19)      
City of Oakland Seeks Deputy City Attorney II or III Real Estate 
The City Attorney's Office seeks a seasoned real estate attorney with significant expertise in development and/or transactional aspects of real estate to fill the position of Deputy City Attorney II or III, depending on experience. Expertise in land use, redevelopment, economic development and municipal law is a plus.

The ideal candidate will fill a position in the City Attorney's Real Estate Unit and will advise the City's Real Estate Department on varied transactional work related to the sale, acquisition and lease of property; the City's Economic Workforce Development Department on varied work related to the development and other disposition of City property; or a combination of both, depending on qualifications. For more information and a full job announcement, click here (PDF).   
(Posted 8/9/19)      
Kutak Rock LLP Seeks Associate Attorney (Litigation) - Los Angeles/Orange County
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for a litigation associate with 2-5 years' experience for its Los Angeles and/or Irvine offices 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. Principals only. Recruiters, please do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers. Interested individuals should contact Miriam J. Blair | Administrative Coordinator for the Office of the Chair at Kutak Rock LLP Miriam.Blair@kutakrock.com
(Posted 8/6/19)  
San Diego District Attorney Seeks Deputy District Attorney I
Deputy District Attorney I is the first working-level class of the Deputy District Attorney series. Incumbents prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases and preliminary felony hearings in the County's Judicial District courts. MORE INFO 
(Posted 8/5/19)  

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of September 18, 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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