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. (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION.)   
Clinics take place on the second Saturday of every month from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Volunteer attorneys and Vietnamese-English translators are needed.
If you are interested in volunteering, use the links below or  
contact Nathan Watana be at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com .

A list of cases will be e-mailed the week of the clinic to those interested in volunteering.  

OCAABA is pleased to partner with California Bar Foundation to co-sponsor a 2018 3L Diversity Scholarship specifically for our community! This scholarship provides $5,000 to a 3L who plans to take the California Bar Exam in 2018.
Eligibility: Asian Aspiring Lawyer Committed to Serving Orange County Communities
Deadline to apply is Thursday February 15, 5pm!

Come meet and mingle with peers and members of OCBA affiliate bar associations. This is an exclusive event for OCBA YLD & Law Student members, OCAABA members and OCBA Affiliate Bar Members.
Location: Mesa, 725 Baker Street, Costa Mesa.
Complimentary valet, gourmet appetizers and photo booth!

OCBA members can register for this event online. OCAABA and affiliate bar members who are not OCBA members may sign up
by telephone, fax, or mail. 

A reminder all memberships expired on December 31st.
Current and new members can vis it 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 .
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

Deadline Extended to February 5th for Orange County Grand Juror Applications 
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 29, 2018. 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 the extended application date of February 5, 2018. Grand jurors receive a $50 per day stipend, mileage reimbursement, and onsite parking.

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. 
February 7th  - Advancing Justice-LA 4th Annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer 
You are cordially invited to attend the 4th Annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm at
Advancing Justice - LA in downtown LA. Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks, enjoy free entertainment by comedian/actress Atsuko Okatsuka, and help AAAJ-LA show appreciation for their pro bono attorneys and volunteers. AAAJ-LA will also honor their Volunteer Recognition Award recipients for their extraordinary contributions this year: OCAABA member Monica Eav Glicken will be honored along with Shirley Wei, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP;  Vy Doan; and Han Shen.
Where: Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Fl, Los Angeles
Admission: FREE, with advance online registration.  RSVP here.
Questions?  Contact Christina Yang, Pro Bono Director, at cyang@advancingjustice-la.org.

February 13th - OCWLA Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer
Orange County Women Lawyers Association ("OCWLA") is hosting a Mardi Gras Wine Tasting & Membership Mixer on Tuesday, February 13th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Orange Coast Winery, 869 W 16th Street in Newport Beach. Non-members welcome.
February 23rd - APABA's 20th Annual Installation Dinner
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("APABA") will hold its 20th Annual Installation of the Officers & Board of Governors on Friday, February 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 251 S. Olive Street in Los Angeles. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. with dinner & program at 7:00 p.m.

A Conversation With Associate Justice Leondra R. Kruger, California Supreme Court, moderated by Hon. Elwood Lui, California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District.

Public Service Award
Douglas S. Chin | Attorney General, Hawaii
Neal Katyal | Hogan Lovells

Volunteer of the Year Award
Jason Lee |Law Offices of Lee W. Salisbury,APC

February 25th - VABASC Tet Mixer
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California ("VABASC") are having a Tet Mixer on February 25, 2018 in the afternoon in Irvine. There will be food, drinks, and lots of fun and great company. Families and significant others are welcome. More details to come!
March 3rd - The OCHBA 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
The OC Hispanic Bar Association ("OCHBA") will hold its 40th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 3rd from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave in Irvine. Attire is Black Tie.

Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award
Joseph L. Chairez, BakerHostetler
Attorney of the Year
Norma García Guillén, Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank, LLP
Guardián de Justicia
Goodwill of Orange County
Corporate Citizen
Microsoft Corporation

March 9th - Ms. JD 10th Annual Conference on Women in Law: HerStory! 
Ms. JD is hosting their 10th Annual Conference on Women in Law on March 9, 2018 at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. The Conference will feature a variety of great speakers and provide time for women in the law to connect.
The Ms. JD Honors Reception Keynote speaker will be Lily Y. Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Public Storage.

The Conference Keynote will feature Michelle Banks, Senior Advisor & Executive Coach, BarkerGilmore LLC; Former Executive Vice President Sustainability, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.; Board CoChair and CoFounder, UCLA Law Women LEAD.
The conference will also have panelists to speak on a variety of topics relevant to women in law throughout the day. 


March 15th - IABA OC 13th Annual Nowruz Gala
The Iranian American Bar Association, Orange County ("IABA OC") will hold their 13th Annual Nowruz Gala on Thursday, March 15th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Location: Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles. Sponsorships are available.   


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Junior-to Mid-Level Media Associate (LA)
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior to mid-level associate to join its nationally recognized Media & Entertainment practice. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years' litigation experience in a large law firm with an interest in media and entertainment law, including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, or privacy.  Former law clerks and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  We'd also welcome enthusiasm and a sense of humor.  Candidates must be active members of the California Bar in good standing and possess excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills.  Experience working with content creators of all stripes is a plus, but is not required. To apply, please go to DWT Career Site and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; a brief writing sample and law school transcript. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.
(Posted 1/31/18)

UCLA Seeks Employee & Labor Relations Advocate
Our Campus Human Resources Employee & Labor Relations group has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced advocate (litigator) who represents the University in adversarial labor arbitrations, administrative hearings under the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM), and proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). More info
(Posted 1/30/18)

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 for PDF listing. (Posted 1/26/18)

Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Special Counsel Real Estate & Land Use
The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Special Counsel supervising attorneys who handle real estate and economic development and land use matters. The ideal candidate will have substantial and significant real estate, housing, economic development, redevelopment and land use expertise. Experience in supervising attorneys, handling general administrative matters and managing outside counsel also is desirable. Open until filled. For more information and the full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 1/25/18)

Fisher Phillips Seeks Employment Litigation Associate (Irvine)
Fisher Phillips, a national management-side labor and employment law firm, is seeking a mid-level employment litigation associate with 3-5 years of labor and employment litigation experience to join its Irvine office.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions.  Significant employment litigation experience is preferred, but candidates with strong litigation backgrounds and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Must be admitted in California. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online at https://apply.fisherphillips.com/virecruitex/virecruitselfapply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=3&FilterJobID=83.
(Posted 1/19/18)


Chief Campus Counsel, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley is seeking a senior leader who has solid experience working on legal issues affecting major public research universities and in providing sophisticated legal advice in a broad range of areas. The Chief Campus Counsel will maintain a significant individual legal portfolio and lead a small team of legal colleagues and staff. We are looking for candidates who have approximately 15 years of complex,
high-level legal experience, experience managing attorneys, and membership in the State Bar of CA (or are willing to pass the July 2018 CA bar exam). Application deadline is February 9, 2018. The recruitment announcement and position description can be found here: https://evcp.berkeley.edu/search-announcement-chief-campus-counsel
(Posted 1/17/18)

Deputy City Attorney III or IV Real Estate - Oakland City Attorney's Office
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 III or Deputy City Attorney IV, depending on experience.  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.  The City Attorney may assign the selected attorney to new, additional or different duties or practice areas in either litigation or transactional work in the future. Open until filled. For more information and the full application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
(Posted 1/17/18)

  Senior Counsel Position available at University of California, Office of the President
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, Employment, Labor and Benefits, the Senior Counsel provides advice to clients regarding risk assessment and liability, independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects in the employee benefits area. Quick link for more information: jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60163
(Posted 1/10/18)

AAA (LA) Seeks Senior Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense  
Automobile Club of Southern California - Los Angeles seeks dynamic trial counsel to represent & defend insureds in personal injury & property damage lawsuits, with an emphasis on high exposure cases. The experienced trial litigator can flourish in this position with a legendary company. Ideal candidate will have significant trial & insurance defense experience, or similar background. Great benefits, including pension, matching 401k & insurance packages. Join AAA & put your litigation & customer service skills to work in a supportive environment. Email resume, boisen.ryan@aaa-calif.com. For a complete job description visit:
aaa.com/careers - job number 12818. EOE (Posted 12/18/17)  
AAA (LA) Seeks Litigation Attorney, Insurance Defense  
Automobile Club of Southern California - Los Angeles. We are looking for enthusiastic litigators to represent & defend insureds in personal injury & property damages lawsuits, including some high exposure cases. Will have the opportunity to develop trial skills in this position with a legendary company. Ideal candidate will have minimum 2 years insurance defense experience, or a similar background. Some jury trial experience preferred. We provide great benefits, including pension, matching 401k & insurance packages. Come join us & put your litigation & customer service skills to work in our supportive environment. Email resume, boisen.ryan@aaa-calif.com. For a complete job description visit aaa.com/careers - job number 16412. EOE (Posted 12/18/17)
Automobile Club of Southern California Seeks an In-House Employment Litigator, Costa Mesa, CA 
The Automobile Club of Southern California, part of the AAA federation, is seeking an employment litigator to join its in-house counsel team located in Costa Mesa, CA.  This is an exciting opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to: (1) first-chair single plaintiff employment cases in arbitration hearings; and (2) provide advice and counsel to internal clients. The Auto Club's benefits include pension and 401(k) matching contribution. Apply online at: http://careers.calif.aaa.com/job/7715034/litigation-counsel-iii-employment-costa-mesa-ca/, or email your resume to boisen.ryan@aaa-calif.com. (Posted 12/18/17)    

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seeks Transactional Real Estate Attorney (WA)
The Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a transactional real estate associate attorney with a minimum of three years' experience with commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, finance, real estate joint ventures and land development projects. Prior law firm experience is preferred. This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated individual with a demonstrated ability to handle matters independently and a desire to assist our client teams in more complex transactions. To apply, please go to DWT Career Page and upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Sr. Mgr. Atty. Recruiting Initiatives, resume, law school transcript and a relevant writing sample, 5-10 pages in length.
(Posted 12/15/17)

PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of January 25, 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  

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