Our panel of leaders within their respective organizations will explain and share examples of how they became bias interrupters by making small tweaks to basic business systems (hiring, performance evaluations, assignments, promotions and compensation) that interrupt and correct explicit and implicit bias in the workplace. Instead of approaching diversity initiatives as large-scale culture changes, bias interrupters identify and change the constant flow of bias in basic business systems. Bias interrupters work because they change systems, instead of people.
Please join the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Committee for a discussion where our panelists share their unique paths to being a privacy attorney. Currently, privacy professionals are in high demand with opportunities in private practice, in-house, and with governmental entities. Our panelists show that there are different ways to develop expertise and land one of these roles. This discussion may be of particular interest to law students and junior attorneys with an interest in privacy. The event and refreshments are generously sponsored by Hogan Lovells US LLP.
Join us for a presentation by Lita Abella, a Senior Program Analyst at the State Bar of California. Ms. Abella will discuss the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and mental health issues among attorneys, and the Lawyer Assistance Program and other resources that are available to help.
APABA Silicon Valley's Diversity & Inclusion committee invites you on our Friends & Family Hike n' Lunch in Woodside. Meet at the Wunderlich park entrance at 10AM for a leisurely hike with your APABA friends -- kids of all ages welcome!
Attorneys dealing with depression, substance abuse, and mental or emotional challenges are often iconic characters in TV and film. In this interesting and groundbreaking program, Erin Daruszka and Neel Chatterjee will discuss issues of lawyer competence using examples from popular television shows and movies. The program will include an open conversation about identifying and addressing issues related to lawyer competence, the problem of stigma, and how to seek help.
APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law Committee will have its July Power Hour on July 27. Join us for a Pure Barre class, followed by coffee, tea, acai, juices at SunLife Organics afterwards. Please bring cash for this event (to pay for the class plus any food at the SunLife social). Hope to see you there!
The APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee invites you to come celebrate with your fellow attorneys at our summer mixer. Please come and enjoy refreshments and snacks while you meet and reconnect with colleagues. This event is generously sponsored by Duane Morris and will be hosted at their office in Palo Alto.
Please join the Privacy and IP committee in a joint event discussing ethical considerations in privacy and intellectual property, where our panelists from in-house, academia, and private practice will discuss ethically “good” or “bad” practices in legal issues where the law may provide no guidance at all.
Come support a great cause and mingle with fellow APABA Silicon Valley
members. Join the Social and Community Committee and Women in Law Committee as we volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank! All are welcome.
Do you wonder about where to take your career next? Or how to get there? Come join us for a special Power Hour lunch where we will chat with Linda Lee, former attorney and internal career coach at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Linda, who has coached over 200 associates at her firm, will foster conversations about coaching, managing your career, exploring alternative work arrangements or careers, managing conflicts, and more.
Start the Summer off right by joining APABA Silicon Valley at the Fifth Annual Triple Treat Event! This is a joint networking event co-sponsored by the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA Silicon Valley).
Please join White & Case, Palo Alto Area Bar Association (PAABA), and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), for an interactive discussion entitled “Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion From An In-House Perspective.”. In celebration of Pride month, leading in-house technology counsel will reflect upon intersectional diversity and inclusion issues affecting underrepresented groups within the legal profession and the progress that has been made to address such issues within in-house legal teams and the law firms serving them.
Come network with Justice Martin Jenkins, the Governor's new judicial appointments secretary and learn about the administration's priorities and plans for judicial appointments.
2018 was an interesting year for PTAB practitioners. The Supreme Court has considered some PTAB trial practices, the Federal Circuit has issued several notable decisions, and the USPTO has promulgated rule changes and revised its trial practice guide.
Are computers and big data the answer to unconscious bias? Or does machine learning have its own inherent, or even inevitable, risk of bias? How can tech companies that rely on artificial intelligence alleviate these risks? Come join us for an evening of lively panel discussion with in-house counsel who will be exploring these questions and more.