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April 14, 2015 Newsletter


April 14, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA-SV New Lawyers Committee: BBQ and Bocce Ball at the Park
  2. APABA-SV Women in Law Committee Power Hour: Hike the Dish
  3. APABA-SV In-House Mixer and Headshots
  4. APABA-SV Solo & Small Firm Committee Mixer
  5. Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation
  6. 2015 KABANC Spring Mixer
  7. CALOBA In-house/Law Firm Mixer
  8. Minority Bar Coalition Mixer
  9. Job Opportunities

Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation

Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

The State Bar seeks active members of the State Bar, former members of the judiciary, and members of the public who are interested in volunteering to serve on the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE Commission). The application deadline is June 1, 2015. The application form and information on the commission are available from the State Bar’s website at the link below or from the State Bar's Appointments Office:  415/538-2370.

For additional information: Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation.


2015 KABANC Spring Mixer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Stone Korean Kitchen
4 Embarcadero Center, Street Level
San Francisco, CA 94111

Please join KABANC for our very first mixer of the year!

Come meet the new KABANC Board, mingle with legal professionals and law students, and find out more about KABANC! We will be providing delicious Korean appetizers and happy hour priced drinks all night! RSVP required.

Parking at any Embarcadero Center lot will be validated at the venue.

RSVP at: http://2015kabancspringmixer.eventbrite.com

Please click here for the flyer.


CALOBA In-house/Law Firm Mixer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Shearman & Sterling LLP
1460 El Camino Real, 2nd Floor
Menlo Park, CA 94025

CALOBA invites you to join us for an in-house/law firm mixer on 4/22 Wednesday evening at Shearman & Sterling in Menlo Park. We will have in-house counsels from tech companies such as Marvell, Lam Research, Oracle, SK Hynix, etc. to come and share with us their experiences and tips about in-house work. This is also a great opportunity to meet and greet with fellow CALOBA members. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please REGISTER for the event at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caloba-in-houselaw-firm-mixer-tickets-16387821415

This event is free for CALOBA members. A $5 fee will be charged for non-members. Light dinner will be provided.

Minority Bar Coalition Mixer

Wednesday, May 14, 2015
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Everett & Jones BBQ
126 Broadway (near Jack London Square)
Oakland, CA

Come out and mingle with your colleagues at other local minority bar associations while you enjoy great barbeque, sides, and drinks. MBC has reserved a room with a full bar at Everett & Jones in Oakland.

APABA-SV is co-sponsoring this event, which means that admission is free for our members. Other co-sponsors currently include AABA, BWLNC, CHBA, EBLRLA, SFLRLA, CMCP, and WLAC.

Click here to RSVP and/or view more details.

Please click here for the flyer.


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.


APABA-SV In-House Mixer and Headshots

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Baker Botts, LLP
1001 Page Mill Rd #200
Palo Alto, CA, 94304

Join the APABA-SV In-House Committee for its annual Spring mixer at Baker Botts LLP in Palo Alto.  All APABA-SV members are welcome, so please come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while you reconnect with fellow members.

Also, back by popular demand, Baker Botts LLP and the In-House Committee are teaming up to provide free professional headshot services for current in-house attorney members of APABA-SV.  We all know how important a great headshot can be for LinkedIn profiles and your career generally.

Due to limited capacity and high demand, this event is open to current APABA-SV members only, so please be sure to join or renew your membership at www.apabasv.com/membership.

Please RSVP to the mixer by clicking here by April 27 – you will receive email confirmation of your RSVP once your membership status has been confirmed.

If you have any questions, please email Gemma Suh at gemmasuh@gmail.com.


APABA-SV Solo & Small Firm Committee Mixer

Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30PM - 8:00PM

*New Location:*
Vinyl Room
221 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Please join APABA-SV's Solo & Small Firm Committee for a mixer at a new venue location at the Vinyl Room, 221 Park Road, Burlingame, California 94010.  Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys from all practice areas are invited to network, mingle, and share business cards. APABA-SV will provide appetizers and a complimentary drink ticket to all attendees. 

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 28, 2015, to Mark Punzalan by email at markp@punzalanlaw.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

APABA-SV Solo & Small Committee Co-Chairs

  • Mark Punzalan, Punzalan Law, P.C.
  • David T. Wei, Axcel LLP
  • Soyeun D.Choi, Attorney-at-law


Job Opportunites

US Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division Openings

(Position/Salary/Closing Date)


Trial Attorney

Criminal Section

GS-14 ($107,325 to $139,523 per year)



Principal Deputy Chief

Disability Rights Section

ES-905 ($121,956 to $183,300 per year)



Accessibility Specialist (MPP)

Disability Rights Section

GS-301-13 ($90,823 to $115,041 per year)



Accessibility Specialist (DEU)

Disability Rights Section

GS-301-13 ($90,823 to $115,041 per year)



Supervisory E.O. Specialist

Disability Rights Section

GS-360-9/11 ($52,668 to $82,840 per year)




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


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