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April 28, 2015 Newsletter

 

April 28, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA-SV Congratulates Judge Erika Yew
  2. APABA-SV In-House Mixer and Headshots
  3. APABA-SV Solo & Small Firm Committee Mixer
  4. Minority Bar Coalition Mixer
  5. Save the Date: IP CLE and Networking Reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO
  6. APABA-SV/SCCBA/KABANC Joint Mixer Hosted at JAMS
  7. Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation
  8. CLSEPA Clinic for Mandatory Settlement Conferences
  9. 2015 Stanford China Law & Policy Conference
  10. AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception
  11. Job Opportunities

APABA-SV Congratulates Judge Erika Yew

APABA-SV Congratulates Judge Erika Yew for being honored by the Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association's "John D. Foley Judge of the Year Award"! Judge Yew, along with the Honorable Justice Franklin D. Elia, Hon. Raymond J. Davila, and Hon. Susan R. Bernardini, will be honored at this year's Judge's Night.

Judge Yew has been a longtime supporter of APABA-SV and other minority bar associations, and is an inspiration to aspiring APA attorneys everywhere.

The Judge's Night event will be on May 13, 2015, from 5:00-8:30PM at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel.

For information on how to attend, please visit this link.

 


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.

 


CLSEPA Clinic for Mandatory Settlement Conferences

Thursday, April 30, 2015
8:45AM - 12:00PM

Location:
San Mateo County Courthouse
400 County Center, 4th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Tenants and landlords involved in an unlawful detainer action must participate in a mandatory settlement conference.  The majority of tenants are unrepresented and low-income, and many have limited proficiency in English or are limited by mental or physical disability.  They struggle to understand the settlement process, the risks faced at trial, and the terms of proposed settlements.  Without representation tenants often accept settlements that are not much better than losing at trial.

At the clinic hosted by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), volunteers will (a) provide individual, one-on-one advice, including possible settlement options, consequences of going to trial, defenses, etc; (b) negotiate with landlord’s counsel or pro per landlords over the course of 2 to 3 hours; (c) hopefully settle the eviction dispute and put it in writing; and (d) assist the tenant as the tenant appears in court to enter the settlement.

Mandatory settlement conferences are held every Thursday, 8:45 am-12:00 pm, at the San Mateo County Courthouse, 400 County Center, 4th Floor, Redwood City, CA, 94063. This clinic can be staffed by associates. Volunteers will need to commit to an entire morning session but need not commit to come weekly.  

Webinar training is available, and a 1 hour live training eligible for MCLE credit is also available.

Please email judy.lai@davispolk.com if you are interested.

 


2015 Stanford China Law & Policy Conference

Sunday, May 17, 2015
9:30AM - 4:00PM

Location:
Paul Brest Hall
Stanford University
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA, 94305

Entitled “Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics,” this year’s Stanford China Law & Policy Conference will feature discussions related to the various legal implications of a rising China. Specific topic areas include: a comparative discussion over understanding of rules of laws in the US and China; the corporate, regulatory and IP issues facing cross-border transactions by US and Chinese business. The conference is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP.

 


Job Opportunites

For current job postings, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the APABA-SV site.

 

APABA-SV In-House Mixer and Headshots

EVENT CLARIFICATION: MIXER OPEN TO ALL APABA-SV MEMBERS

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

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

**Please note that this event is open to all current APABA-SV members. Only the headshots are restricted to in-house members due to high demand.**

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 28 – you will receive email confirmation of your RSVP once your membership status has been confirmed. Your RSVP will help with our planning, but walk-ins are also welcomed so long as you are a current APABA-SV member. Additionally, you may sign up for membership at the event.

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

 


Minority Bar Coalition Mixer

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

Location:
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.

 


Save the Date: IP CLE and Networking Reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO

Thursday, May 21, 2015
5:30PM - 8:30PM

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

The IP Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley and Baker Botts present a CLE event and networking reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO.  This free event will be open to all.  More details coming soon!

 


APABA-SV/SCCBA/KABANC Joint Mixer Hosted at JAMS

Thursday, August 27, 2015
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Location:
JAMS
160 W. Santa Clara St., Ste. 1600
San Jose, CA 95113

Please join the APABA-SV Women In Law Committee (along with the SCCBA Women Lawyers' Section and the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California) for a free networking mixer hosted by JAMS.  This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with colleagues, members of APABA-SV, and members of fellow bar associations. 

To RSVP and for more details, please visit this link.

 


AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception

Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Location:
Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA

AABA’s Employment Committee invites everyone to the AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception, to be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Hotel Nikko (25th Floor, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco).

The Reception is one of AABA’s most popular events and provides an ideal setting for Bay Area students, summer associates, and law clerks to mingle and connect with API partners! During the Reception, AABA will recognize this year’s summer grant recipient for their dedication to community service and client advocacy.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Loh (eloh@truckerhuss.com) or Naomi Pilchen (npilchen@fenwick.com).

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 1741 | Fremont | California 94538 | apabasv@gmail.com