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December 1, 2015 Newsletter


December 1, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA Silicon Valley Community Service Event: Blankets for Children in Foster Care
  2. APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law Committee Meet and Greet
  3. API Joint Holiday Party
  4. Baker Botts California MCLE Event
  5. CALOBA Holiday Mixer
  6. Job Opportunities

Baker Botts California MCLE Event

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Baker Botts LLP, Palo Alto
1001 Page Mill Road
Building One, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304

With the January MCLE compliance deadline1 looming, please join Baker Botts for a day of hard-to-get MCLE credits on various issues including elimination of bias, competence/ substance abuse, and legal ethics. Speakers will include in-house counsel, industry experts, and Baker Botts attorneys. The day will consist of four different MCLE sessions broken up by a networking lunch. The day ends with a panel discussion of the latest development in IPR and CBM proceedings.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Session 1) - Ethical Issues in the Intellectual Property World

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Session 2) - California Required Elimination of Bias Continuing Education

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM - Lunch hosted by Baker Botts

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM (Session 3) - California Required Competence/Substance Abuse Continuing Education

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM (Session 4) - IPR/CBM Reality Check: Balancing the Benefits/Downside of Post-Grant Proceedings (Panel Discussion)

Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the session to register. Registration will open at 9:45 AM.

If you have any question, please contact Nicholas Latham (+1.650.739.7553).

Please click here to RSVP.

California MCLE credit is pending approval.

CALOBA Holiday Mixer

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
5:30PM - 8:00PM

Foley & Lardner
975 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

It has been a great year for CALOBA with professional seminars, luncheons, and social events. In appreciation of your participation and support, CALOBA cordially invite you to attend our holiday celebration for CALOBA members and friends. Wine and appetizers will be provided, courtesy of Foley & Lardner, the Silicon Valley Office. 

Fees: Free for members. $5 for non-members

Space is limited, please RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caloba-holiday-mixer-2015-tickets-19648776018


APABA Silicon Valley Community Service Event: Blankets for Children in Foster Care

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Davis Polk
1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 95130

Come help us make blankets for the My Stuff Bags Foundation [http://www.mystuffbags.org]! The blankets are quite easy to make (no craft skills necessary). The blankets will be delivered to the My Stuff Bags Foundation for children who enter foster care after being removed from dangerous situations at home. These children frequently enter foster care, crisis shelters, domestic violence and homeless shelters with nothing of their own. Our blankets may help bring some comfort to these children's lives this winter.

Please RSVP to judy.lai@davispolk.com if you'd like to attend. Thanks!

APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law Committee Meet and Greet

Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1881 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Did you enjoy Women In Law (WIL) Committee programming this year?  Would you like to get more involved with the WIL Committee next year?

Please join the WIL Committee for a Meet and Greet event on December 10!  The Committee will discuss programming from our 2015 year, events slated for next year, and upcoming opportunities to join and become more involved with the Committee.  Dinner will be provided.  Current WIL Committee members--we encourage you to attend and share your experiences from 2015!

If you plan to attend, or if you have questions, please RSVP by filling out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/XIfKU07SpX.

API Joint Bar Association Holiday Party

Thursday, December 17, 2015
6:00PM - 9:00PM

O3 Bistro & Lounge
524 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Greetings from the API Joint Bar Associations!  Please join us for a Hoilday Happy Hour at O3 Bistro and Lounge in San Francisco.  This is a great event to mix and mingle with your colleagues, mentors, and friends from AABA, AAPA, AACTLA, APABA Silicon Valley, FBANC, KABANC, SABANC, and VABANC.

Cost: Free with RSVP
Appetizers while they last
No Host Bar

Looking foward to seeing everyone at the event!  Please RSVP by December 11th at this link.

Job and Fellowship Opportunities

Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship (Berkeley Law Graduates Only)

The Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship, established in 2007, provides critical financial support to outstanding Berkeley Law graduates who commit to serving the public interest. Individuals working in any range of public interest jobs, including government work, are invited to apply. The fellowship award is given at the annual dinner attended by community leaders, law firms, and Berkeley Law students and alumni.


Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work. The award can be used to supplement annual income or used toward bar exam preparation expenses. Priority will be given to applicants who have worked with the Asian American Pacific Islander community.


All application materials must be completed and received by 6:00 PM on December 31, 2015.  Please e-mail applications to: minamifellowship@gmail.com
Please also save the date for the Ninth Annual Dale Minami Boalt Alumni Fellowship Dinner on January 29, 2016.

The application form is attached.


For current job postings, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the APABA-SV site.


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 1741 | Fremont | California 94538 | apabasv@gmail.com