UPCOMING EVENTS


IP and In-House Committees' Joint Networking Mixer
Sep
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

IP and In-House Committees' Joint Networking Mixer

Please join the Intellectual Property and In-House Committees for a joint networking mixer at Alston & Bird, 1950 University Ave., 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA. 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.

Please RSVP on or before Thursday, September 14, 2017. 

If you have any questions about the event, please email Tej Singh at gurtej@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Annual Awards Gala
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Annual Awards Gala

**SAVE THE DATE**
Please join us for an evening of networking and entertainment to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary! We will be recognizing recipients of our Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Awards, 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 Gala is our annual signature event and attracts over 400 attendees each year, including judges, in-house counsel, attorneys and law students.

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CLE Event: Avoiding State Bar Trouble: Mistakes Leading to State Bar Discipline
Sep
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

CLE Event: Avoiding State Bar Trouble: Mistakes Leading to State Bar Discipline

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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CANCELED: 2017 Walk for Wishes
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

CANCELED: 2017 Walk for Wishes

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! 

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Triple Treat Social
Jun
22
5:30pm 5:30pm

Triple Treat Social

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.

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Panel Discussion: Top Legal Issues & Career Experiences
Jun
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Panel Discussion: Top Legal Issues & Career Experiences

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.

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CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest
May
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest

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. 

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HPE and HP Inc.'s Second Annual Pro Bono Day
May
2
8:00am 8:00am

HPE and HP Inc.'s Second Annual Pro Bono Day

  • HPE Main Entrance, Building 20, Auditorium A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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IP Case Law Update:  Year 2016 in Review
Apr
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

IP Case Law Update: Year 2016 in Review

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. 

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The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Mar
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

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.

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Spring Mixer with Small Firm Committees of APABA Silicon Valley and AABA
Mar
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Spring Mixer with Small Firm Committees of APABA Silicon Valley and AABA

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.

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The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference
Feb
9
11:30am11:30am

The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference

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. 

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APABA Silicon Valley Resume and Interview Workshop at Stanford Law School
Feb
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

APABA Silicon Valley Resume and Interview Workshop at Stanford Law School

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.

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Santa Clara County Court Event Honoring Fred Korematsu
Jan
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Santa Clara County Court Event Honoring Fred Korematsu

  • Santa Clara County Family Justice Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Japanese American Museum of San Jose Event Honoring Fred Korematsu
Jan
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Japanese American Museum of San Jose Event Honoring Fred Korematsu

  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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CLE Event: Going In-House Without a Law Firm Background
Jan
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

CLE Event: Going In-House Without a Law Firm Background

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.

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