March 17, 2015 Newsletter
In this Issue...
|APABA-SV Applauds Posthumous Admission of Hong Yen Chang to California Bar
Hong Yen Chang was reportedly the first Chinese immigrant to earn a law degree in the United States and the first to be licensed to practice law in any state when he was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 1888. Yet discriminatory state and federal laws kept him from joining the California two years later.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of California - whose seven justices include three Asian Americans - unanimously ruled to posthumously admit Hong Yen Chang to the State Bar of California, righting a 125-year-old injustice.
APABA Silicon Valley applauds and congratulates the members of the UC Davis (King Hall) Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and Professor Gabriel Chin for their advocacy and role in the Hong Yen Chang Project which led to this amazing outcome.
Friday, March 27, 2015
You are cordially invited to SCU Law APALSA 's 34th Annual Banquet.
We hope you will join us for a 10-course meal, live DJ, dancing, raffles, and so much more!
For tickets and sponsorship pricing, please click here.
For more information, please contact APALSA at email@example.com.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The San Mateo County Women Lawyers’ Section Educational Foundation was set up in 1996 as a non-profit organization to raise scholarship funds for deserving law students. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $75,000. Scholarships are available to all law students, both male and female. We encourage you to apply.
In considering scholarship applicants for determination of scholarship awards, attributes of applicants to be weighed in making such awards include, but are not limited to, the following:
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a letter stating their qualifications for the award and information about why they should be selected. Please include in the letter, or as a separate attachment, the following information: All law school scholarships received and in what amounts; specify how your law school education is being financed; include a copy of your current law school transcript; and provide any other information pertinent to the selection criteria listed above.
Letters and materials should be mailed to the San Mateo County Women Lawyers’ Section Educational Foundation (SMCWLSEF), P.O Box 341, San Carlos, California 94070, or by email to Mara Feiger, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application packet must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2015, to be considered. Recipients will be notified in April and scholarships will be awarded at the Women Lawyers’ Section Annual Judge’s Luncheon, which will be scheduled to occur in Spring of 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Feiger at (650) 679-8484 or by email at email@example.com.
Here's a direct link for the Scholarship info: http://www.smcwlef.org/?page_id=8.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Asian Law Alliance (ALA) will celebrate its 38th Anniversary on Friday April 10, 2015 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel 170 S. Market St., San Jose 5:30 pm for cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner, and 8:00 pm program. As part of the celebration, awards will be presented to Selina Lo – President/CEO or Ruckus Wireless; The Honorable Paul S. Grewal, Magistrate Judge U.S. District Court of Northern California and the Law Firm of McManis Faulkner.
Janelle Wang of NBC Bay Area News will emcee the event. The Dinner Committee Co-Chairs for the event will be Bijal Vakil of White and Case, Richard J. Ostiller of Navigant and Zahra Billoo of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Asian Law Alliance (ALA) is a non-profit organization established in 1977 to provide equal access to the justice system for the Asian/Pacific Islander and low-income populations in Santa Clara County.
Tickets to the ALA 38th Anniversary are available for $200.00 per person. Further information about the ALA 38th Anniversary event can be found on the Asian Law Alliance web-site at www.asianlawalliance.org or by contacting Richard Konda at 408-287-9710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Due to popular demand, the Community Service Committee is hosting another food sort with the Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cypress Center in San Jose! We will be sorting food, which will later be distributed to needy families in our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP here. Spaces are limited. Thank you for donating your time!
If you are unable to volunteer, another great way to contribute is to donate online: https://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=714. It almost goes without saying, but every little bit helps!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
APABA-SV's Women In Law Committee is proud to present the 22nd Annual APABA-SV Judges Reception!
Please join us for an evening at Gibson Dunn, where APABA-SV members will have the unique opportunity to meet and get to know our local judges over drinks and refreshments. Honored guests will include:
To RSVP, please visit this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WDpETk7L3MhtwLZ_5CbYwO-_KdvCDgqw0Ky6gRs_nSs/viewform
Registration is only open to current members of APABA-SV and, due to capacity constraints, will be limited to the first 50 registrants. After we have reached capacity, we will send e-mail confirmations to the first 50 registrants, and APABA-SV members may subsequently submit their information to be added to the waitlist.
For questions or for more information, please contact Jessica Ou (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Make new connections and re-connect with your APABA-SV family at the APABA-SV Spring Mentorship Mixer! This event brings together both new families for the first half of 2015 and reconnects families that were first organized in fall 2014. If you are not in a yet mentorship family, please sign up HERE.
Mentorship families provide law students, young practitioners and seasoned lawyers with the opportunity to bond and share their experiences with one another. Our twice-yearly mixers give families the chance to have fun together and mingle with other families to develop long-lasting friendships and mentoring relationships. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP to the mixer HERE.
If you are not yet in a mentor-mentee family for 2015, sign up to participate in new mentor-mentee "families" for the first half of 2015! Mentorship families are comprised of senior attorneys, junior attorneys and law students who share similar practice area interests. The goal of the program is to foster mentorship opportunities among attorneys and students to expand their network and broaden viewpoints. In the past few years, this program has been very successful, and we hope you will participate!
To participate, please sign up by clicking HERE no later than Saturday, March 21, 2015. We will email you information on your "family members" soon thereafter so you can all connect.
Mentorship families are encouraged to come to our Spring Mixer on April 2, 2015! Details in the announcement above.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Opportunities at Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is seeking volunteers for 2015 Pro Bono Opportunities in Immigration Rights, Workers’ Rights, Housing Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, National Security and Civil Rights and Vietnamese translators. Please submit your application (including resume, cover letter, writing sample and reference list) to http://advancingjustice-alc.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities if interested.
About the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus. Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. The organization focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies in affirmative action, voting rights, Census and language rights.
The mission of the organization is to promote, advance, and represent the legal and civil rights of API communities. Recognizing that social, economic, political and racial inequalities continue to exist in the United States, the organization is committed to the pursuit of equality and justice for all sectors of our society with a specific focus directed toward addressing the needs of low-income, immigrant, and underserved APIs.
Commercial Counsel - Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility is actively looking for a Commercial Counsel with in our location in Sunnyvale (this position can be located in Chicago as well). Our ideal candidate will speak Mandarin fluently and have about 1-2 years of experience. Here is a link to the position for those that are interesting in applying or learning more - http://bit.ly/1CHSBeb.
For other job postings, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com/job-opportunities/
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