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March 31, 2015 Newsletter


March 31, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA-SV Spring Mentorship Mixer
  2. APABA-SV New Lawyers Committee: BBQ and Bocce Ball at the Park
  3. APABA-SV Women in Law Committee Power Hour: Hike the Dish
  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
  7. Job Opportunities

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.


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.


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.


APABA-SV New Lawyers Committee: BBQ and Bocce Ball at the Park

Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00PM - 6:00PM

Cuesta Park
615 Cuesta Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043

Spring is here and that means it's time for outdoor barbecue. Come meet up with other new lawyers and law students for an afternoon of rest and relaxation in Cuesta Park. We'll be serving up burgers (meat and veggie) and other goodies fresh off the grill. And we'll have bocce ball.

For those of you who haven't played, that's another excuse to come out.

Significant others and dogs welcome.

To register, please click here.


APABA-SV Women in Law Committee Power Hour: Hike the Dish

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Come join APABA-SV's Women's Committee for our Power Hour!  This bi-monthly event will be an informal way to develop friendships, mentorship, and network with other local female attorneys.

April's Power Hour event is a hike at the Stanford Dish. The loop is about 3.5 miles long and not that difficult.

Meet at the Dish entrance next to the ranger stand (at the juncture of Junipero Serra Blvd and Stanford Ave), next to the Stanford campus. There is plenty of parking along Stanford Ave, but it can get crowded at times, especially on weekends. Alternatively, you can park at Gibson Dunn, located at 1881 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto and walk about 5 minutes to the Dish entrance gate.

Contact Leslie Huang at leslie.m.huang@gmail.com or Shahzia Rahman at shahzia.rahman@wilmerhale.com if you have any questions. 

 RSVP at this link by April 22, 2015.

Job Opportunites

Bay Area Legal Aid - San Mateo County Office

Staff Attorney

The San Mateo County Office of Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is currently accepting applications for a full time, (however we will consider less than full time for the right candidate), litigation staff attorney who will focus on the civil legal needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors primarily in family law and immigration matters.

Job Description: The litigation attorney position is primarily focused on representing the family and immigration law needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors though may also be called upon to address their housing and economic justice legal needs. The position also involves running weekly clinics assisting self-represented litigants seeking Domestic Violence Prevention Act restraining orders. The attorney will engage in community outreach and collaborations, particularly geared towards reaching identified underserved populations, such as African-American, non-English speaking, or LGBT domestic violence survivors. The position will also work in collaboration with the court, local government, and community agencies to address systemic barriers affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. We seek attorney candidates who are adept working in a litigation-rich practice, will be self-directed, and are comfortable working in a fast paced environment.

♦ Membership in good standing of any state bar including the California State Bar;
♦ At least one (1) year of relevant substantive experience and experience representing clients at hearing/trial;
♦ Excellence in oral and written communication;
♦ Strong organizational skills;
♦ Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
♦ Ability to work with low-income clients and clients with disabilities.
♦ Also highly valued is professional fluency in Spanish, Tagalog, or Chinese, and the ability to provide culturally appropriate services to diverse communities.

Applications: We encourage applicants who will contribute to our diversity to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at dmcgee@baylegal.org and include SM Attorney in the subject line no later than April 10, 2015.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Corporate & Securities Counsel

This individual will be responsible for providing practical, timely and high quality legal services relating to corporate and securities matters, including SEC and NYSE reporting, board of director and committee policies and procedures and transactional responsibilities.  He or she will also provide support for or manage M&A activities, depending on level of experience.  Experience with antitrust laws and regulations is a plus.

For more information about Varian and to apply for this position, visit: https://www.varian.com/about-varian/careers/career-opportunities.


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


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