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May 19, 2015 Newsletter

 

May 19, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA-SV & Baker Botts Present: a CLE and Networking Reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO
  2. APABA-SV/SCCBA/KABANC Joint Mixer Hosted at JAMS
  3. AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception
  4. Bay Area Women Attorneys Joint Networking Mixer
  5. Leveling the Playing Field: Sex Discrimination and Asian Americans in the Law and Silicon Valley
  6. Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation
  7. Job Opportunities

Bay Area Women Attorneys Joint Networking Mixer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Location:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Please join us at this first-ever joint event organized by local bar associations having a special focus on supporting the advancement and inclusion of women in the legal profession. All members are welcome, so please come and enjoy refreshments while you network with colleagues. Participating bar associations include:

  • South Asian Women Attorney Network (SAWAN),
  • Black Women Lawyers of Northern California (BWL-NC),
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV),
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County (WLAC),
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF),
  • Queen's Bench, and
  • Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC).

Tickets are limited, so please reserve your space in advance!

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event.

 


Leveling the Playing Field: Sex Discrimination and Asian Americans in the Law and Silicon Valley

Monday, June 1, 2015
6:15PM (reception to follow)

Location:
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market St, 33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA  94105

1.0 Hour MCLE Elimination of Bias Credit

Presented by the AABA Civil Rights and Women’s Committees and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus.

This exciting panel will address:

• The recent Pao v. Kleiner Perkins trial

• Gender and Asian American bias in the workplace in Silicon Valley and the legal field

• How to preserve your rights if you have been discriminated against

Speakers:

Professor Joan Williams (UC Hastings): Professor Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law. She has authored eight books, including What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know.

Michelle Lee (Rudy Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe LLP): Michelle Lee represents employees at Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP. She was a member of the Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins trial team.

Winifred Kao (Moderator) (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus): Winfred Kao is the Litigation Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, where she represents low-wage Asian American and immigrant workers, focusing on discrimination, wage and hour, workplace safety, and wrongful termination issues.

Space is limited! Please RSVP HERE.

Admission is free.

 


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

 


APABA-SV & Baker Botts Present: a CLE and Networking Reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO

Thursday, May 21, 2015
5:00PM - 8:30PM

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

Update on the Patentability of Software – Approaching the Anniversary of Alice
5:00-6:00 PM

When the Supreme Court invalidated the software claims at issue in the Alice case almost one year ago, many considered it to be the death-knell for software-related inventions. Since then, applicants have encountered increased difficulty obtaining patents on software-related inventions, and patentees have faced many more subject matter eligibility challenges at the District Courts and at the PTAB. After the initial wave of patents invalidated under Alice, however, the impact of Alice is proving to be far more nuanced.

This CLE seminar will feature:

  • Administrative Patent Judge Peter Chen in the Silicon Valley USPTO,
  • Travis Thomas, Department Chair of the IP Group in Baker Botts Palo Alto, and
  • Hogene Choi, Senior Associate in the IP Group in Baker Botts Palo Alto.
1.0 hour of California MCLE credit is being approved.

Networking Reception with John Cabeca, the Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
6:00-8:30 PM

Join us to hear Director Cabeca speak about current affairs at the USPTO, performance metrics, and progress on setting up the Silicon Valley Office.

This event is sponsored by and hosted at Baker Botts, 1001 Page Mill Road, Building One, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94304.

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event (deadline to RSVP is May 20, 2015). If you have any questions, please contact Nicholas Latham, +1.650.739.7553.

 


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!

 


Job Opportunities

City of Cupertino - City Attorney

The City Attorney’s Office performs the traditional legal functions associated with a nimble and dynamic city by providing legal guidance, advice, and counsel to the City Council, City Manager, department heads, and the full range of City Boards and Commissions. In addition, the City Attorney’s office handles some risk management activities. The office is staffed with an
Assistant City Attorney, a Legal Services Manager and part-time clerical support.

Comprehensive knowledge of municipal law, familiarity with the City Attorney role as legal counsel and a collaborative problem solving style are critical aspects of this position. The new incumbent must be especially
adept in dealing in land use and environmental regulations, and understand the issues surrounding digital government. Considerable experience in the practice of municipal law at the City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney level is required. Some private sector experience would also be helpful and supervisory experience is highly desirable. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school with current membership in the California State Bar is required.

The City of Cupertino provides a competitive package of compensation and benefits. The salary for this position is open and negotiable depending upon qualifications.

If you are interested in pursuing this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please submit (email preferred) a cover letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references (references will not be contacted until mutual interest is established) to:

Bill Avery or Ann Slate
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E-mail: jobs@averyassoc.net

The final filing date for this position is June 30, 2015.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Ann Slate at 805.459.5132 or Bill Avery at 408.399.4424.

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

 

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