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, links will be available shortly or email Nathan Watanabe at [email protected].    
OCAABA is excited to host its first Continuing Legal Education Travel Seminar to Tokyo, Japan Nov 7-12, 2019.

The price is $2300 (plus $270 tax & additional travel fees) per person based on double occupancy and includes airfare from LAX, transfers to and from Hotel, 4 nights accommodation in standard room and daily breakfast. (CLE fees are separate.)

If you are interested in extending your trip outside of the dates offered, please contact Robert White of Festival Travel & Tours (see registration form). Signups will be taken until cap is reached.

Questions? Email Josh Kimura at [email protected].

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Affiliate Events/Activities

AUGUST 9 DEADLINE: Be a Part of Creating Real Change in California - Apply for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission
You have the opportunity to make sure your community is represented fairly in California elections for the next decade. How? By applying for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.   
What is the California Citizens Redistricting Commission? In 2008, California voters created the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) to put everyday people in control of the redistricting process. The CRC is independent and is comprised of 14 regular Californians who draw districts every 10 years for California's congressional delegation, the State Senate, the State Assembly, and the State Board of Equalization.   
You don't need to be a redistricting expert, a voting rights expert, a mapping expert, or a demographer in order to be a Commissioner. In 2010, Commissioners included an architect, a high school principal and local elected official, a philanthropic leader, a businesswoman and entrepreneur, a nonprofit administrator, a self-employed attorney, a rancher and owner of an independent bookstore, and others. You do, however, need to be comfortable with being in the public eye, as all meetings are public and live-streamed. And you have to be ready to stand up for California's diverse communities!  
AAAJ has put together a guide with all the information you need on how to apply for the CRC. You'll have to act soon -- the first stage of the application process, which is simple and straightforward, closes on Friday, August 9th!  
AAAJ is especially interested in having AANHPI community members involved in the CRC. And they are ready to assist folks with their applications and are happy to help with yours -- please email [email protected] if you need assistance! 

August 9 - LSC Forum on Increasing Access to Justice
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) invites you to the Access to Justice event on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis taking place in conjunction with the American Bar Association Annual Meeting.

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber and California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu will join LSC for a conversation about Access to Justice and the Judiciary. Additionally, attorneys from Bay Area Legal Aid and a medical partner will discuss local efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.  

DEADLINE AUGUST 11 - NCVAA Law Student Scholarship    
The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys has announced the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship in honor of Hai Vinh Luu and My Thi Dang in the amount of $5,000.

HOW TO APPLY: Vietnamese-American law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school for the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible for the Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the public interest, and service to underprivileged communities. Proof of enrollment is required. Priority consideration will be given to applicants exhibiting the greatest levels of financial need. One winner will be selected. The Luu-Ng Family Trust Scholarship and the NCVAA Law Scholarship will be presented at the 13th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys in Dallas, Texas on October 4-5, 2019. The Scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary invitation and is highly encouraged but not required to attend or participate in the Conference. 

August 17 - OCHBA/MABA/HNBA/LLBA Joint Mixer
You are cordially invited to join the Mexican American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, and the Latina Lawyers Bar Association for a Joint Mixer on August 17. Enjoy an afternoon of complimentary appetizers as you mix and mingle with colleagues and friends.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ballast Point Brewing Long Beach, 110 North Marina Drive in Long Beach. $20 for all attendees. Free for children under 12.   

August 21 - SABA-SC Orange County In-House Panel
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 630-830pm
Knobbe Martens | 2040 Main Street, Irvine CA (2nd floor conf. room)
Curious about what it takes to be a successful in-house attorney?  Wondering what in-house clients would like to see from their outside counsel?  To find out, attend SABA-SC's panel presentation, hosted by Knobbe Martens LLP at 6:30 p.m. on August 21, 2019.  The panel will be moderated by Vikas Bhargava, former SABA-SC President and Partner at Knobbe Martens. Our panelists include: Ashok Tripathi, SVP and General Counsel at Pathway Capital, Jigna Patel, COO and General Counsel at Smart Circle International, Vivek Narayanadas, Associate General Counsel for Shopify, and Sharmini Green, Assistant Director of Patents for Intel Corporation.  
RSVPs requested by August 15.

SABA Website  | RSVP

September 18 - OCWLA Women Judges Reception 
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you to join them for an event celebrating and encouraging the advancement of women on the bench on Wednesday, September 18 at Chapter One Local in Santa Ana. Hosted appetizers, wine and beer will be served. 

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 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.

SAVE THE DATE: 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.


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.   


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 7/26/19)     
Fisher Phillips (Irvine) Seeks Employment Litigation Associate (2-3 years)  
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 2-3 years of experience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, and drafting and arguing motions. Significant experience in employment litigation is preferred, but candidates with substantive litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. 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
(Still available, reposted 7/26/19)   
Fisher Phillips (Irvine or LA) Seeks Appellate Counsel  
Fisher Phillips seeks an Appellate Counsel with 6-12 years of experience for its Irvine or Los Angeles office. Qualified candidates will have successfully briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit and California appellate courts. Candidates should also have experience assisting trial counsel during all phases of the litigation process in preserving and developing issues for appellate review. Prior federal appellate clerkship experience is preferred, as is some prior experience with labor and employment law. 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. The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link: Fisher Philips Career Opportunities
(Still available, reposted 7/26/19)  
Public Law Center Has Multiple Openings
The Public Law Center currently has the following positions available:    
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Consumer Law Unit
Staff Attorney (Full-time) - Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit
Full-time - Deportation Defense Case Manager 
More info: https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/work-with-us/
(Re-Posted 7/10/19)     
Inner City Law Center Has Multiple Openings 
Inner City Law Center is looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Applications are welcome immediately, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. 
Benefits Advocacy Hearings Program Staff Attorney
Benefits Advocacy Project Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Staff Attorney
Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Staff Attorney
Paralegal Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness  
Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
Tenant Defense Staff Attorney

(Re-Posted 7/10/19)   

PLC Pro Bono Case List The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of June 26, 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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