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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
White & Case, PAABA, and BALIF Event: Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion From An In-House Perspective
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.
Make new connections and reconnect with others at the Spring Mentorship Mixer! Great opportunity for students and attorneys of all experience levels who are looking for a mentorship opportunity. We will be pairing families at the event, so attendance is highly encouraged.
Join us to help hundreds of immigrants become U.S. Citizens! We are recruiting volunteers to help immigrants apply for naturalization at Citizenship Day on Saturday, April 13th. Volunteers will need to attend a 1.5 to 2 hour training on Wednesday, April 10th. If you have attended a training in the past 12 months, are an immigration attorney, or are under 18 years of age, training is optional.
Apple is hosting a networking event for bar associations across the Bay Area to focus on supporting the advancement and inclusion of women in the legal profession. All are welcome. Please join us for refreshments while you network with colleagues.
The APABA Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Committee and In-House Committee invite you to attend its Spring Happy Hour on April 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm. Join us for a refreshing spring evening catching up with fellow members and making new connections.
The APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee invites you to come celebrate with your fellow attorneys at our first mixer of 2019. Please come and enjoy refreshments and snacks while you meet and reconnect with colleagues. This event is generously sponsored by White & Case and will be hosted at their office in Palo Alto.
Come join a presentation by a panel of senior patent, licensing (there was an unprecedented number of licensing cases last year!) and litigation attorneys for a detailed recap of the most significant IP cases from the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit during calendar year 2018.
Santa Clara University School of Law is proud to host the 18th annual BAAPALSA Conference. Each year, the Asian Pacific American (APA) law students of the leading Bay Area law schools have come together to organize the BAAPALSA Conference. BAAPALSA has grown to become the largest West Coast forum for Asian American law students and practitioners with over 250 attendees each year. The BAAPALSA Conference aims to foster a community of support among the APA lawyers and law students in addition to cultivating a tradition of socially-conscious APA lawyers.
Prof. Margaret Russell, a noted Constitutional Law Professor at SCU Law will be speaking to judges, attorneys and law students about the history and legacy of the Korematsu Decisions, especially including the “disaffirmance” of Korematsu v. United States in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision relating to the travel ban.
The In-House Committee of APABA Silicon Valley is glad to announce that a delegation from the Japan Patent Office has found time in their busy schedule to meet with APABA members. The delegation will present information about patent law and patent prosecution in Japan, followed by a Q&A session. The delegation will be generously hosted by Wilson Sonsini, but attendance is limited to 20 people. Afterwards, there will be a short reception where attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with JPO Examiners.
Karen Korematsu of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and Zahra Billoo of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will lead a panel discussion of what "Speaking Up!" means for students and citizens in today's world.
APABA Silicon Valley members are invited to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for a movie screening of On the Basis of Sex, a film that follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity cordially invites you to a lunch discussion with Dean Chemerinsky on Monday, December 17, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.
Please mark your calendars for APABA Silicon Valley’s 2018 Holiday party at Pampas in Palo Alto! Join us to celebrate the holidays and network with Asian Pacific American legal professionals from Silicon Valley.
Please join the Women in Law Committee on November 27, 2018 for an informative and engaging conversation with trailblazing female APA attorneys who have established themselves as respected pioneers in their areas of practice. A reception will follow the panel.