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October 6, 2015 Newsletter


October 6, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. API Bars' Solo and Small Firm Autumn Networking Mixer
  2. SABA, APABA Silicon Valley, and Fenwick Present: Fireside Chat with Dana Rao
  3. Deadline to Submit 2015 Corporate Diversity Award Applications
  4. 2015 NAPABA Convention Public Interest Scholarship (by the Jung Foundation)
  5. Job Opportunities

APABA Silicon Valley 2015 Corporate Diversity Award Applications

Deadline: TODAY

APABA Silicon Valley is extending the deadline for applications for its 2015 corporate legal diversity awards. Each year, the bar recognizes applicants who demonstrate exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and in the greater legal community.

Applications will be accepted until October 6, 2015. For more information and to download an application, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com/awards-scholarships/

The awards will be presented at APABA-SV's 30th Anniversary Gala on October 16, 2015 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Questions? Email us at: apabasv.diversity@gmail.com

2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans: 2 Public Interest Scholarships Offered by the Jung Foundation

Application Deadline: Oct. 9, 2015

The Charles & Melita Jung Foundation (Jung Foundation) is sponsoring two public interest attorney scholarships to the 2015 NAPABA Convention.  The scholarships are intended to encourage and make it easier for public interest attorneys to participate in NAPABA.

The award consists of the following: (1) Flight: the Jung Foundation will purchase for each recipients a round trip ticket from California to New Orleans, LA on Southwest Airlines; (2) Conference Registration: conference registration fee reimbursement at the NAPABA member public interest member rate (register by October 26, 2015); and for one of the two recipients (3) Hotel Stay: reimbursement for a 3-night stay at the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

All California-based public interest attorneys are invited to apply, using this short 1-page form: http://njfirm.com/napaba/.  The application deadline is October 9, 2015 (the scholarships will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 8/21/15, so the earlier the better).  (If you have any questions, contact Charles Jung at aaba@njfirm.com.)





API Bars' Solo and Small Firm Autumn Networking Mixer

Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:30PM - 8:00PM

305 California Drive,
Burlingame, CA 94010

Please join the Solo and Small Firm Committees of AABA and APABA Silicon Valley for an autumn networking mixer at Barrelhouse, 305 California Dr., Burlingame, California 94010. Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys from all practice areas are invited to network, mingle, and share business cards. The first 25 attendees will also receive a complimentary drink ticket.

This event is open to paid members of API bars. Please RSVP on or before Wednesday, October 28, 2015, to Mark Punzalan by email at markp@punzalanlaw.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fireside Chat with Dana Rao, VP of Intellectual Property @ Adobe

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Fenwick & West LLP
801 California St.
Mountain View, CA 94041

The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, in collaboration with APABA Silicon Valley and Fenwick, is hosting a very exciting event with Dana Rao, Vice President of Intellectual Property & Litigation at Adobe.  Mr. Rao will be joining us for a fireside chat on the evening of Thursday, November 5th at the Mountain View office of Fenwick & West.  The event will feature an interview of Mr. Rao regarding his experiences as in-house counsel, followed by questions from the audience.

We have a limited number of seats so it is important that you RSVP if you plan to attend. To RSVP please use the following link: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pvtvg  

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to SABA-NC's Vice President, Anant Pradhan, at vicepresident@southasianbar.org.

Job Opportunities

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