Congratulations to Bruce Ishimatsu and Thy Bui

Congratulations to OCAABA member Bruce L. Ishimatsu on being elected NAPABA Vice President for Finance and Development for the 2018-19 bar year and to OCAABA's immediate Past President and member Thy Bui on her appointment to the NAPABA Board as Southern California Regional Governor.
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 contact Nathan Watanabe at
Attorney volunteer link  |  Non-attorney volunteer link

OCAABA, OCBA and OCKABA 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. Nhan T. 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 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.  
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Affiliate Events/Activities

OCBA Announces 2018 Appointments Committee - Deadline to Apply for Appointment to Board of Directors November 9, 2018 
The following members have been appointed by President-Elect Deirdre Kelly to serve on the 2018 Appointments Committee: Joe Chairez, Baker & Hostetler LLP; Larisa Dinsmoor, Orange County Public Defender; Scott Garner, Umberg Zipser LLP; Caroline Hahn, Law Offices of Caroline R. Hahn; Dimetria Jackson, Nano Banc; Jeannie Kim, Buchalter; Richard McNeil, Crowell & Moring LLP; James Pack, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; Yolanda Torres, Law Office of Yolanda V. Torres; Dean Zipser, Umberg Zipser LLP and OCBA President Nikki Miliband, Good Wildman.

The Appointments Committee, established in accordance with OCBA Bylaws, will make recommendations for appointments to the Board of Directors sufficient to fill any vacancies in the eight (8) directorships to be appointed pursuant to Bylaws Section 6.9. The Committee will make its recommendations with a view to ensuring that the composition of the Board of Directors fairly represents the diverse composition of the Association.

The Appointments Committee will meet in November to recommend three OCBA members for appointments to the Board of Directors for three-year terms and one OCBA member for appointment to Board of Directors for a one-year term. All terms will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2018. Please click here to download the application.
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, 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.

November 8-11 - 2018 NAPABA Convention  
The 2018 NAPABA Convention will take place November 8th through the 11th at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. This year, NAPABA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in the city that started it all-Chicago! Register today and join in on the family reunion fun!

November 9 -  OCWLA "Serving Service Members: Issue-Spotting For The Non-Military Attorney
The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) will present an MCLE program "Serving Service Members: Issue-Spotting For The Non-Military Attorney" on Friday, November 9th from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 92614.

The purpose of this CLE is to give the attorney with little or no military experience/ understanding a brief introduction to some of the various legal protections and issues specific to our military and veteran members, with particular attention to the female service member perspective. The goal is that practitioners determine if their clients are service members and entitled to additional protections in their particular practice area, and to understand that there may be additional obligations and responsibilities in representing service members. The presentation includes a catered lunch.     
November 10 - SCCLA Celebratory Toast at NAPABA
Join Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) at NAPABA for a celebratory toast honoring SCCLA Lifetime Member & NAPABA Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Awardee Eduardo Angeles and Past President, Lifetime Member, & NAPABA Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Awardee Hon. Elaine Lu on Saturday, November 10th at 2 pm at Pops for Champagne, 601 North State Street in Chicago.  
RSVP by November 1st.

November 13 - ETHICS MCLE: FLOC and Judicate West "Deception and Manipulation in Negotiation"
The Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC) will host a 1 hour ethics MCLE sponsored by Judicate West on the topic of "Deception and Manipulation in Negotiation" on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30 PM 6:30 PM at Judicate West, 1851 E First St #1600 in Santa Ana. Complimentary parking. FREE to paid FLOC members and $10 for non-members.

RSVP to Elsie Lynn Secoquian, Esq. at
November 14 - LASOC "Come Fly With Us - Celebrating 60 Years of Justice for All"    
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (LASOC-CLS) cordially invite you to celebrate an amazing legacy of justice at their annual fundraising dinner and auction at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on November 14th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With your support, LASOC-CLS will continue to provide legal services to the most vulnerable in our community for the next 60 years and more. Learn how to get involved in this special event through sponsorships, underwriting and advertising on the LASOC website.
November 17 -  APIDC Annual Gala (11/17)  
Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilties of California (APIDC) invite you to meet and mingle with other members of the APIDC community at the fifth annual gala on Saturday, November 17th. The evening will include a silent auction, raffle, dinner, and recognition of our honorees: PlayStation, Gary & Linda Yamauchi, and Voices of Ability at Cicada Restaurant, 617 S. Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles.
6:00 pm - Reception & Silent Auction (shop for your holiday gifts!)
7:00 pm - Dinner Program 
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 -  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.



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 11/2/18)     
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)      

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
Homeless Veterans Project Staff Attorney
Managing Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Staff Attorney
Tenant Defense Project Staff Attorney
(Posted 9/11/18)

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 October 17, 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
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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