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April 24, 2014
OCSC Judicial Candidate Town Hall Forum
CO-HOSTED BY THE OC CRIMINAL DEFENSE BAR ASSOCIATION, THE LAVENDER BAR and the OC ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
5:15 p.m. at Original Mike’s, 100 S. Main Street, Santa Ana
May 1, 2014
Must-Know GCs in OC
The OCAABA In-House Counsel Committee presents the “Must-Know GCs in OC” Lunch Series
Christopher Lal, General Counsel of Tilly’s
Alyson Barker, General Counsel of Wet Seal
John Alpay, Director of Legal Affairs of Oakley
Mark Schollaert, General Counsel of ASICS America Corporation
SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVPS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS, WITH PRIORITY TO FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES. RSVP TO OCAABA@GMAIL.COM STARTING ON APRIL 16TH.
EVENT IS OPEN TO OCAABA MEMBERS ONLY (REQUIRES AN INDIVIDUAL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR). ONLY ONE RSVP PER PERSON/EMAIL.
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OCAABA is currently accepting new members for its Committees. Please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.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 Patricia Lee-Gulley at email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.