Join us on November 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM for the IP Committee Holiday Mixer to celebrate the beginning of the holidays and network with Asian Pacific American legal professionals from Silicon Valley. Enjoy a presentation on artificial intelligence and intellectual property, refreshments/hors d'oeuvres, and catch up with fellow members and make new connections. Find and connect with fellow members who will also be attending the 2019 NAPABA Convention in Austin. Generously sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson LLP. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/PyLCMocGidNyKKYj8
Please join the APABA Silicon Valley Partners Committee for a networking mixer at Alhambra Irish House in Redwood City. All law firm partners are welcome. Although this is a no-host bar event, some hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided by sponsor Chan + Punzalan.
Join APABA Silicon Valley, SABA-NC, BALIF, and NQAPIA for our inaugural LGBT Asian/South Asian Attorney Networking Reception. This reception celebrates the great diversity within our profession and provides peer-support for LGBT Asian American / South Asian attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice.
At this live webinar, panelists from in-house legal departments will discuss what in-house counsel should prioritize in championing for diversity and inclusion in their companies and provide tips for developing and sustaining successful diversity and inclusion programs for a legal department.
The APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee invites you to learn tactics and strategies you can use in your next IPmediation/arbitration. The panel includes experienced local neutrals and the former Deputy Director General of the WIPO. We’ll cover an array of subjects from mediating in the Northern District to international arbitration. This event is generously sponsored by JAMS and will be hosted at the JAMS-SV office in San Jose.
Please join us at APABA Silicon Valley's 34th Annual Gala for an evening of networking and entertainment! The Gala will begin at 7 PM and feature a dinner buffet and much more! We will also be recognizing our Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Award recipients, as well as our scholarship recipients who served the Asian Pacific American community during their summers in law school and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the Asian Pacific American community.
Please join the Intellectual Property and In-House Committees for a joint networking mixer at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Both members and non-members from all practice areas are welcome, so please come enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you reconnect and meet new contacts. There is plenty of parking at the venue.
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.