OCAABA Events/Opportunities

OCAABA, OCBA, OCKABA and OCTLA cordially invite you to attend a judicial reception to honor
Presiding Judge Elect of the Orange County Superior Court
Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura
and the appointment of the following judges to the OC Superior Court
Hon. Scott B. Cooper
Hon. Jeremy D. Dolnick
Hon. Cynthia M. Herrera
Hon. Kimberly A. Knill
Hon. Sheila O. Recio
Hon. Nathan Nhan Vu
and the appointment of the United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California, Southern Division
Hon. Autumn D. Spaeth 

Sponsorships available - $300.
Email contactus@ocaaba.org for more information.
OCAABA will hold its Annual Holiday Dim Sum Mixer on December 1st 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 November 26th 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 contact Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

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

November 28 - Elimination of Bias MCLE: AALASC "Pathways to Career Advancement for Diverse Attorneys and Toy Drive" 
The Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California ("AALASC") and partnering affinity bar organizations invite you to join JAMS for a complimentary Q&A session with Judge Diane Wayne, Justice Carlos Moreno and Judge Jay Gandhi to discuss pathways to success and career development for diverse attorneys. The distinguished speakers will discuss their own journey and various career paths including externships/internships, clerkships, big law, solo and small firms, state court, federal court, government and politics, and other points in between. They will also address unique challenges and opportunities for minority attorneys.

1.0 Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit will be provided by AALASC.

To kick off the holiday season, AALASC will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to donate to a local charity.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Program
7:00 PM Reception | Drinks and appetizers provided

December 5 - VABASC Holiday Bash & Toy Drive at Eats Kitchen & Bar
Join the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) for a Holiday Bash & Toy Drive at Eats Kitchen & Bar at the Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine on December 5 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Members: $10 with toy; $20 without toy
Non-members: $20 with toy; $30 without toy

December 6 - OCHBA Holiday Meeting of Members & Toy Drive

The OC Hispanic Bar Association's (OCHBA) invites you to their Holiday Party Meeting of Members & Toy Drive on December 6th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at The Hacienda in Santa Ana. Election results will be announced for the 2019 HBA Board of Directors. Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit TKO Boxing Club (monetary contributions or gift cards can also be accepted) 


December 11 - ELIMINATION OF BIAS MCLE: FLOC, ACC/SC and Ogletree Deakins Present "If You Build it, They Will Come"
The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) and Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California ("ACC/SC") with Ogletree Deakins will host a 1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE on the topic of "If You Build it, They Will Come: How Diverse Outside Counsel Can Attract (and Retain) Business from In-House Counsel" on Tuesday, December 11 at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 pm, panel discussion and Q&A are at 6:15 pm with a reception at 7:30 pm.

FREE to FLOC/PABA/FALSD/ACC members/In-House Counsel/Ogletree Attorneys and members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations. $50 for all others.

December 11 - OCKABA 2018 Holiday Party 
The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) will be having their Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at Advanced Depositions, 17752 Sky Park Cir #100 in Irvine.

Member: Includes dinner + beer/wine
Non-member: $15.00 - Includes dinner + beer/wine

Email RSVP@ockaba.org to register

December 11 -  2018 OCWLA Holiday Celebration & Installation Dinner2018  
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to their Installation of the 2019 Board of Directors & Holiday Celebration Honoring Community Service Awardee Elder Law & Disability Rights Center. December 11 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa.

December 15 - SCCLA Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive
Every year, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) members, Chinatown Service Center staff, friends and families volunteer to serve the Chinatown area by donating to the Chinatown Service Center, which purchases canned and boxed food items which in turn are assembled in baskets for delivery for the holidays.  
Chinatown Service Center selects basket recipients from various ethnic backgrounds who are in need. Baskets contain food for a family to enjoy a holiday meal. SCCLA's goal is to serve 300 families (an increase of 100 from 2016). You can assist by volunteering or by providing a monetary donation.    

January 7 Deadline: 2019 MTO Fellows Program
Applications are now open for the 2019 MTO (Munger Tolles & Olson LLP) Fellows Program. This program is an important initiative 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 2020 (college juniors or seniors as of Spring 2019, or individuals who have already graduated).  

January 18th Deadline - Orange County Grand Juror Applications Now Being Accepted 
The Court is accepting applications for the Orange County Grand Jury. A new 19-member Grand Jury will be empaneled for a one-year term that begins June 28, 2019. 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 18, 2019. 

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.



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
(Posted 11/16/18)      
Justice in Aging Seeks Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney
Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to elder justice and legal services for older adults to join our organization. The successful candidate will strengthen Justice in Aging's elder justice initiatives to protect the health and economic security of older Americans, with particular focus on older adults of color, women, those with limited English proficiency, and LGBTQ older adults. The attorney will also play a key role in supporting legal services attorneys and the aging and disability network through the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), which Justice in Aging administers under a contract with the Administration for Community Living. The location for this position is Oakland or Los Angeles, CA.  
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin on November 15, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org.
(Posted 11/7/18)
Open Positions at Inner City Law Center 
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. The following attorney positions are available (applications will be accepted until the positions are filled):
-Benefits Advocacy Hearings Program Staff Attorney
-Benefits Advocacy Project Staff Attorney
-Managing Attorney
-Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Staff Attorney
-Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
-Tenant Defense Project Staff Attorney
(Posted 11/6/18) 
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Mid-Level Communications Associate
The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level regulatory associate to join its Communications Practice Group. Candidates must have strong writing and research skills, excellent academic credentials, and at least two years of law firm experience. California bar admission is required. The candidate will have experience in appearing before the CPUC. To apply, please go to DWT Career site and submit your cover letter, addressed to Shumi Brody, Lawyer Recruiting Manager, California, resume, transcript, and writing sample. Please advise how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.
(Posted 10/31/18)      
Temporary Judges' Recruitment New Three-year Cycle Opens 
The Orange County Superior Court announces a recruitment process for Temporary Judges, covering the next three-year cycle to begin fiscal year 2019-2020. If you are interested in becoming a Temporary Judge, please read the Application Letter and complete the Temporary Judge Application. The Application Letter describes the minimum qualifications and selection criteria, which will be used in this application process. Attorneys who are not currently active in the Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program and who would like to be considered must complete the full application process. Those in the program currently must complete a renewal application.The Court will require those who successfully pass the application process to attend two mandatory three-hour training sessions in late spring/early summer 2019. Additional training will be required for specialty areas. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. News Release   |  More Info
(Posted 9/6/18)


PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of November 19, 2018) 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: Leigh Ferrin 714.541.1010, extension 290. 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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