Attorneys disciplined by the State Bar often make the same, repeated mistakes to set off the discipline process. Richard Schramm, managing attorney for Employment Rights Attorneys, will evaluate actual disciplinary State Bar files, including his own file, and detail what mistakes produce discipline for California attorneys. Whether you have two, twelve, or twenty-two years of experience as a practicing attorney, this presentation will cover the numerous mistakes that put attorneys in front of the State Bar disciplinary system.
Come to the NAPABA Convention Kick-Off event to get excited about the upcoming convention. It's also a chance to meet or reconnect with current and past leaders of NAPABA and learn how to get more involved. Food and drinks will be provided. Enter a raffle to win free 2017 NAPABA Convention registration!
Bring your kids and family to our annual Joint Family Picnic BBQ 2017. Various Bar Associations will be attending for this fun summer gathering. Cooking starts at 11AM. We are looking for volunteers that would like to assist in running the event. Bring a dish or drinks to
UPDATE: This “Walk for Wishes” event is canceled due to planned protest
Please join the APABA Silicon Valley Mentoring Committee and Simpson Thacher in our summer charity event, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation by participating in the 2017 5K “Walk for Wishes.” Catch up with your old friends, meet some new ones, get some exercise, and support a terrific organization all at once!
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA Silicon Valley") is proud to host the 2017 Western Regional Conference of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which will be on July 20-22, 2017.
Join Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) organizations for a great barbeque, heavy appetizers, and drinks. Free admission for members of co-sponsoring organizations. This event is not open to the general public.
Please join us at this joint event organized by local bar associations having a special focus on supporting the advancement and inclusion of women in the legal profession. All members are welcome, so please come and enjoy refreshments while you network with colleagues.
Start the Summer off right with CalCPA, Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley and APABA Silicon Valley. Join us Thursday, June 22, at Kingfish in San Mateo for a joint-trio networking social mixer with industry professionals. Score a triple by networking with three organizations at once. Event attendees will each receive one drink ticket for a complimentary drink, and additional beverages will be no host bar. Appetizers will be served.
If you wonder about what people who are put in charge of corporate IP departments concern themselves about, then come to what should be an engaging evening of conversation with our notable panelists. They will discuss topics ranging from their top legal issues to their personal experiences from within the corporate legal world. It’s sure to be an enriching evening, especially for those who are in or who are interested in-house counsel careers.
In-house members of APABA Silicon Valley are invited to the next installment of our 2017 In-House Lunch Series at Google in Sunnyvale. Precise meeting location will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event. Participation is limited to 16 in-house counsel who are current paid APABA members.
Please join your fellow Women In Law and Gala Committee members in this jointly hosted get-together where you can make your very own terrarium to take home.
This panel addresses a case going up to the California Supreme Court regarding the validity of conflict waivers. The case features a payment dispute between a company and its outside counsel with respect to tens of thousands of hours worked in a case where the law firm was ultimately disqualified. An arbitration panel and a trial court side with the law firm to the tune of $1.1M. An appeals court sides with the client.
The HPE Bay Area Pro Bono Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Pro Bono Day, which will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd in Palo Alto! This event will be a great opportunity for members of the legal community to exchange best practices, reengage, and commit to pro bono work.
Come out to support a great cause and mingle with fellow APABA Silicon Valley members. Join the Women in Law Committee as we volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank! All are welcome.
It's time for the always popular game night! Join us for food, beverages, and board games!
Calendar year 2016 was a very busy year for IP attorneys. We will present a summary of significant IP developments from the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and elsewhere, illustrating new developments, reversals, and how recent trends in the law are affecting the IP landscape. Based on the legal developments, we will also share practice tips from the perspectives of IP portfolio development/management, licensing, and litigation.
APABA Silicon Valley is proud to co-sponsor the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”)’s Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession in Silicon Valley. Our members receive a 50% discounted registration rate! Please join the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) for their first Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession featuring the NEW 2017 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession.
Welcome to the In-House Committee's first event of 2017! This is an opportunity for members to meet and mingle. All members are welcome, but we reserve the right to prioritize in-house members of APABA Silicon Valley. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Social Committee is going to chat about Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang on Saturday, March 11th in Mountain View from 11a-1p.
Please join the Solo and Small Firm Committees of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Silicon Valley (APABA Silicon Valley) and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and for a spring networking mixer. Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys from all practice areas are invited to network, mingle, and share business cards.
APABA Silicon Valley’s monthly happy hour will be at Left Bank (635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025). Remember, first Thursday of every month is APABA Silicon Valley Happy Hour.
Re-connect with old friends and join a new mentorship family at the Spring Mentorship Mixer! Mentorship families provide law students, young practitioners and seasoned lawyers with opportunities to bond and share experiences.
Feeling stressed from work? Join us for a morning of yoga and socializing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of yoga experience. Please bring your own mats.
The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Section is hosting its first annual Solo/Small Firm Conference on February 9, 2017. The CLE sessions will cover topics of interest to solo and small firm lawyers, including Law Firm Startup 101 (moderated by APABA Silicon Valley's VP, Mark Punzalan), Top Ten Things to know about Employee Benefits Law, and E-Discovery. The conference is only $95 for BASF SSF section members.
Students -- preparing for interview season? Please come to APABA Silicon Valley’s resume and mock interview workshop at Stanford Law School, organized by the Mentorship Committee. The workshop will pair students with attorneys from various practice areas for resume and interview practice and review.
First Monthly Happy Hour for APABA Members.
Light Appetizers for the first hour will be sponsored by First Legal Depositions.
Brown-bag lunch. Viewing of the Emmy award-winning documentary featuring Fred T. Korematsu and the civil rights litigation that challenged the WWII internment of Japanese Americans. Followed by a Q&A session with Karen Korematsu (Fred T. Korematsu Institute); Hon. Drew Takaichi, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge; Richard Konda (Asian Law Alliance) and Aggie Idemoto, Executive Director of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. Space is limited.
12 noon: Presentation by Karen Korematsu and showing of the Emmy award-winning documentary about Fred T. Korematsu.
1:00 p.m.: Panel discussion on the modern day impact of Fred Korematsu’s life-long fight to defend the Constitutional rights of all U.S. citizens, regardless of national origin or ancestry.
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley is pleased to present a panel discussion of in-house attorneys that attained their corporate legal positions without having previous law firm experience. The panel will discuss how to market yourself for an in-house job without having a law firm background, the benefits and challenges of going in-house without law firm experience, and practical advice on successfully working in-house.
The annual Planning Retreat for APABA Silicon Valley is open to all who are interested in getting more involved with APABA Silicon Valley, and especially if you have submitted a self-nomination to serve on a committee.