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February 24, 2015 Newsletter

 

February 24, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. New Lawyers Committee Event: New Lawyers & Summer Associate Success
  2. ALA, APABA-SV & VABANC Joint Pro Bono Event: Citizenship Workshop
  3. Community Service Committee Event: Second Harvest Food Bank Food Sort - Cypress Center
  4. 2015 APABA-SV Judges Reception
  5. APABA-SV Mentorship Program
  6. Volunteer Event: AACI Resume/Interview Workshop
  7. Asian Law Alliance DACA Pro Bono Event
  8. Job Opportunities

 


Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Resume / Interview Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Location:
200 North Almaden Blvd, Suite 250
San Jose, CA  95110
(corner of Almaden Blvd & Julian St)

The LEAD program for AACI is holding a resume/interview workshop for low-income, at-risk high school/college students from east San Jose on Saturday morning, March 7, 2015, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. There will be approximately 40-50 students participating in the workshop. Many of these students are the first in their families to attend school and do not have any prior experience or guidance with applying for jobs. Volunteer mentors will discuss with groups of 4-5 students about how to draft a resume and prepare for an interview. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor in the workshop, please contact Hanley Chew at hanleychew@gmail.com or (650) 906-4104.

 


Asian Law Alliance (ALA) DACA Pro Bono Event

2/25 Wed 6-8 PM - ALA Training for Initial and Renewal DACA Workshop at Sacred Heart, 1381 S 1st St, San Jose

2/28 Sat 9:30 AM - ALA hosts Initial DACA Workshop (Required trainings are provided on 2/23 and 2/25 at 6-8 pm) at Mexican Consulate, 2125 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131

3/7 Sat 9:30 AM - ALA hosts Renewal DACA Workshop (Required trainings are provided on 2/23 and 2/25 at 6-8pm) at Mexican Consulate, 2125 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131

On June 15, 2012, President Obama created a new policy calling for deferred action for certain undocumented youths who came to the U.S. as children. The program is known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). Come to the training sessions on February 23 (Monday) or February 25 (Wednesday) to learn more about DACA and how you can help! Then put your knowledge and skills to use by helping out immigrant youths in need at the Initial DACA Workshop on February 28 (Saturday) and at the Renewal DACA Workshop on March 7 (Saturday).

Please note:

*You only need to attend 1 of the 2 training sessions (Monday or Wednesday), not both.

*You don’t need to commit to both DACA Workshops, though it is recommended that you attend the Initial DACA Workshop if you plan on attending the Renewal DACA Workshop.

To sign up, or for more information, please email judy.lai@davispolk.com.

Please view the DACA Workshop flyer here.

 

APABA-SV New Lawyers and Mentorship Committees Present: New Lawyers and Summer Associate Success

Monday, March 2, 2015
6:30PM - 8:30PM

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

Want to make a great impression as a new lawyer or a summer associate? Interested in meeting or catching up with other young attorneys and law students? Just looking for something to do on a Monday? Come to the inaugural New Lawyers and Summer Success event!

We will have an hour-long panel featuring law firm attorneys and in-house counsel who will share their insights on how to excel as a new lawyer or summer associate, followed by a mixer. Food and drinks will be served.

Please RSVP here.

 


ALA, APABA-SV, & VABANC Joint Pro Bono Event: Citizenship Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00 AM

Location:
VIVO
2296 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122

Asian Law Alliance, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Silicon Valley, and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California are having a free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, March 14 at VIVO, 2296 Quimby Road, San Jose, CA 95122. Registration starts at 9 AM.

We are looking for volunteer attorneys and law students to assist with screening clients for eligibility and completing the citizenship and fee waiver forms. There will be a volunteer training on Wednesday, March 11 from 6 to 8 PM at Asian Law Alliance, 991 W. Hedding Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95126. One unit of MCLE training will be given and a light dinner will be provided.

For more information, please contact Bea Pangilinan at (408) 287-9710 ext. 207 or at bpangilinan@asianlawalliance.org.

You can also sign up as a volunteer at http://www.conec.us/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CF000000NHNtj

 


APABA-SV Community Service Committee Event: Second Harvest Food Bank Food Sort - Cypress Center

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location:
Second Harvest Food Bank - Cypress Center
4001 N 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95134

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!

 


2015 APABA-SV Judges Reception

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

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

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

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 (oujessic@amazon.com). We look forward to seeing you there!

 


APABA-SV Mentorship Program

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.

More details regarding the Spring Mixer will come soon!

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

 


Job Opportunities

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

 

 

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
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