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SEPTEMBER 16TH – FREE MCLE PROGRAM ON ETHICS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

**EVENT IS AT CAPACITY – PLEASE CONSIDER THE 10/8 MCLE PROGRAM**
This one-hour program pieces together the disparate and rapidly evolving ethical considerations surrounding the use of online media in the legal profession.
 
Presenters: Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.), Viggo Boserup, Esq., and Mark Wine, Esq.
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
JAMS | ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE
Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
 
**EVENT IS AT CAPACITY – PLEASE CONSIDER THE 10/8 MCLE PROGRAM**
 

SEPTEMBER 17TH – OCAABA DAY AT PLC’S SEALOP

To meet the needs of the under-served Southeast Asian community in Orange County, the Public Law Center (PLC) developed the South East Asian Legal Outreach Program (SEALOP) to provide free civil legal assistance every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The SEALOP clinics are held at the Little Saigon Social and Cultural Center, 8251 Westminster Blvd, Suite 110 Westminster, CA 92683. Volunteers are always welcome, however, starting June 18th, OCAABA has “adopted” the SEALOP clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
 

Two volunteer attorneys and Vietnamese-English translators are needed. If you are interested in volunteering at the next clinic on September 17th, use the links below or email Nathan Watanabe at nathan.watanabe@wsllplaw.com.
 
Attorney volunteer link | Non-attorney volunteer link
 

CAREER PATHS TO IN-HOUSE COUNSEL – OCTOBER 2ND

Interested in a career as in-house counsel? Attend this event presented by Chapman University with OCAABA’s In-House Counsel & Pipeline Committees and find out the many ways to become in-house counsel. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Attendance is free, but space is limited.
 
RSVP by September 26th to contactus@ocaaba.org contactus@ocaaba.org | FLYER
 

OCTOBER 8TH – FREE MCLE PROGRAM ON ETHICAL ISSUES IN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY

A number of ethical issues can arise in the course of performing or managing electronic discovery, and this one-hour lunch program will provide practical advice for mitigating against the commission of ethical violations in handling electronic discovery matters. Presenter: Jeff Jacobs, Associate General Counsel and Senior Consultant for DTI. Location TBD. MCLE program from 12:00-1:00 pm.
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, DTI
 
RSVP to contactus@ocaaba.org contactus@ocaaba.org. | SPACE IS LIMITED.
 

OCTOBER 18TH – OCBA AND OCAABA FALL FOOD PACKAGING EVENT

 
On Saturday, October 18th, the OCBA Community Outreach Committee and OCAABA invite you to assist the Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank to help provide relief to those in need. Spend a morning packing and assembling food items into boxes for delivery to hungry families in our communities. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank in Garden Grove. Registration is required and space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.
 
Register online at www.ocbar.org or download the registration form.
 

JOIN A COMMITTEE!

OCAABA is currently accepting new members for its Committees. Please contact Heather at contactus@ocaaba.org and indicate which of the following committees you are interested in joining: Annual Gala Dinner, Community Service, In-House Counsel, Judicial Evaluation, Membership, Pipeline, PR/Affiliates, Professional Development and Social. For questions, please contact Van Nguyen at vnguyen@crowell.com.

  • Annual Gala Dinner
  • Community Service
    The Committee facilitates and designs activities designed to promote access to the justice system for all persons no matter their economic or social condition, and encourages OCAABA members to provide legal services to those in need. It coordinates a pro bono clinic to provide basic legal information on issues affecting the local residents.
  • In-House Counsel
    The Committee exists to promote common professional and career development interests of in-house attorneys and to foster stronger relationships among corporate and outside legal counsels through exchange of ideas and information, networking events, and CLE programs.
  • Judicial Evaluation
    The Committee evaluates the qualifications of candidates for judicial office to recommend to the OCAABA Board of Directors whether to extend an endorsement to a candidate.
  • Membership
    The Committee is responsible for recruitment of new OCAABA members and membership renewal, designing and participating in recruitment events, updating the new member packet, and reaching out to existing members.
  • Pipeline
    The Committee serves as a liaison between local law students or young attorneys and more experienced OCAABA members who offer advice about coursework, life-balance, and career decisions. The Committee also organizes or participates in career nights, speed networking, resume workshops, panels, receptions, and other events for the benefit of local law students and OCAABA members.
  • PR/Affiliates
    The Committee promotes visibility of OCAABA amongst the legal and general communities as a whole and works with other affiliate bars on joint events to benefit attorneys, students, and the general public.
  • Professional Development
    The Committee develops and coordinates seminars/symposiums/continuing education on topics of interest to the OCAABA membership and to the community at-large.
  • Social
    The Committee plans and coordinates social events such as the summer barbeque, softball tournament, Moon Festival Mixer, judges reception, holiday dim sum party, student-attorney mixers, and gathering with other minority bar organizations to promote friendship and professional ties among OCAABA members and the local attorneys.