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March 24, 2015 Newsletter


March 24, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. 2015 APABA-SV Judges Reception
  2. APABA-SV Spring Mentorship Mixer
  3. SCU Law APALSA's 34th Annual Banquet
  4. San Mateo County Bar Women Lawyer's Education Foundation Scholarship
  5. Asian Law Alliance Celebrates 38th Anniversary
  6. BASF Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

SCU Law APALSA's 34th Annual Banquet

Friday, March 27, 2015
Cocktail Hour: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Dinner Program: 7:00PM - 11:00PM

China Stix
2110 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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 apalsa.at.scu@gmail.com.


San Mateo County Bar Women Lawyer's Educational Foundation Scholarship

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.

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 mwfeiger@yahoo.com.

Here's a direct link for the Scholarship info: http://www.smcwlef.org/?page_id=8.


Asian Law Alliance Celebrates 38th Anniversary

Friday, April 10, 2015
5:30PM - 10:00PM

San Jose Fairmont Hotel
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA

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 sccala@pacbell.net.


2015 APABA-SV Judges Reception

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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



THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NOW WAIT-LIST ONLY. If you are an APABA-SV member and would like to be added to the wait-list, please submit your information through the form. We will contact you by March 24, 2015 if we are able to add you to the event. Thanks!


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:

  • The Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • The Hon. Paul S. Grewal, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • The Hon. Daniel T. Nishigaya, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • The Hon. Drew C. Takaichi, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • The Hon. Sunil R. Kulkarni, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • The Hon. Cynthia C. Lie, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • The Hon. Erica R. Yew, Santa Clara County Superior Court

To register on the waitlist, 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.

For questions or for more information, please contact Jessica Ou (oujessic@amazon.com). We look forward to seeing you there!


APABA-SV Spring Mentorship Mixer

Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Latham & Watkins LLP
140 Scott Drive
Menlo Park, CA, 94025

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 come to the event and we'll be happy to find a family for you!

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 have any questions, please email mentorship@apabasv.com.

BASF Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

Application Deadine: April 10, 2015

BASF's scholarship program was established in 1998 to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession.

Most scholarships involve a substantial three-year commitment to worthy qualified students.  The vast majority of scholarships awarded are $10,000 yearly.

This program was created in response to the passage of SP-1, the University of California Regent's resolution to end affirmative action and race-based admissions at UC Schools.

Since the program was established, BASF has awarded more than 1.7 million dollars in scholarships to 93 students

For more information and to apply, please click here.


For current job postings, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com/job-opportunities/


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