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May 26, 2015 Newsletter

 

May 26, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA-SV Partners Committee: Law Firm Partners Lunch
  2. Bay Area Women Attorneys Joint Networking Mixer
  3. Congratulations to APABA Silicon Valley Members Who Passed the February 2015 California Bar Exam!
  4. In-House Lunch at Walmart Global eCommerce, June 9
  5. IP Committee: 2014-2015 IP Cases that Every IP Attorney Should Know
  6. APABA-SV/SCCBA/KABANC Joint Mixer Hosted at JAMS
  7. Leveling the Playing Field: Sex Discrimination and Asian Americans in the Law and Silicon Valley
  8. AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception
  9. Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation
  10. Job Opportunities

SABA-NC Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

Friday, May 29, 2015
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Location:
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Please join Raju Goyal, Anjali Jaiswal, Rudhir Patel, Kirupa Pushparaj, Kriti Rajput, Bharath Venkat, Sarita Venkat, and other members of SABA-NC's In House Counsel Group, as well as Neel Chatterjee, Manohar Reddy, Vid Prabhakaran, Sasho Rao, and Kriti Rajput as they host a Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser! A BIG thank you to the following sponsoring organizations and law firms:

  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area,
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley,
  • The Haq Law Firm, and
  • The Nassiri & Jung Foundation.

SABA is actively seeking co-sponsors for this event. If you or your organization are interested in co-sponsoring this event, please email president@southasianbar.org.

All money raised will go to relief organizations operating in Nepal.

We are pleased to announce that the first $6000 raised will be matched by the South Asian Bar Association and the Nassiri & Jung Foundation.

Every dollar of your support is meaningful. While we are asking for $25 donations to attend the event, we encourage you to contribute as much money as you are able to contribute. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Please buy tickets for the event today at THIS LINK.

A big thank you to Orrick for hosting this event!

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What else can we do to support Nepali Earthquake victims beyond giving money?

As a humanitarian relief measure, advocacy organizations and legislative offices have asked for designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a status commonly granted to countries impacted by natural disaster. A TPS designation would protect Nepalese immigrants in the U.S. from deportation and grant work authorization to allow them to send remittances to Nepal. Over 100 South Asian and immigration advocacy groups, including the South Asian Bar Association of North America, signed on to a letter asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate Nepal for TPS. A petition to the White House requesting that President Obama grant TPS also has been circulating and is still in need of signatures to meet the required 100,000 signature threshold. Finally, thirteen members of Congress--led by Reps. Al Green and Mike Honda--have introduced H.R. 2033, which proposes granting TPS for 18-months to Nepalese in the U.S.

Unfortunately the Secretary of Homeland Security and the White House have not taken any action or indicated that they would provide such a designation.

 


Summer 2015 Bryan Cave/NAPABA Law Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015
6:00 PT/9:00 ET

Diversity is a core value of Bryan Cave LLP and an engrained part of our culture. Bryan Cave LLP has partnered with the NAPABA Law Foundation to offer the Bryan Cave / NLF Community Service Scholarship, which will provide a $2,500 scholarship award for one law student who is a summer law intern that works on issues on behalf of, or that benefits, the Asian Pacific American community.

Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled as a full time or part time student in an Association of American Law School (AALS)-accredited law school and must have secured a summer law internship. The internship must be: (a) with a public service, civic, or non-profit organization or a corporation that is not a law firm; (b) arranged by the student; and (c) last for at least eight weeks.

Award

The Bryan Cave / NLF Community Service Scholarship will provide $2,500 in total for a finalist, which will be awarded on Saturday, November 8th at the 2015 NAPABA Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Bryan Cave encourages the award recipient to attend the Annual Convention in November 2015 and will pay the award recipient's registration fee (up to $250).

Award of scholarship funds under this program must be used to further the recipient's law school education.

Download the application form and instructions for applying HERE.

 


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 Partners Committee: Law Firm Partners Lunch

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
12:00PM - 1:30PM

Location:
Peking Duck
151 California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA

The APABA-SV Partners Committee is starting a semi-annual lunch program. The idea is to provide APA partners an opportunity to meet other APA partners, to socialize and share best practices, and to learn more about the APABA-SV Partners Committee. For example, our committee has already launched a mentorship program to provide mentorship to mid and senior associates who are interested in becoming law firm partners. We are also discussing opportunities to collaborate with APABA-SV’s In-House Committee.

Our first lunch is going to be on May 27 at noon at Peking Duck in Palo Alto at 151 California Ave. It would be great if you could join us.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 25 to my assistant Maria. (Please note that lunch is BYOL—i.e., buy your own lunch—since our committee is committed to reserving APABA-SV funds for other committees like the Scholarship Committee.) Thanks and hope to see you on May 27.

 


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.

 


Congratulations to APABA Silicon Valley Members Who Passed the February 2015 California Bar Exam!

Thursday, June 4, 2015
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Location:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
640 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Please join us on June 4th for a celebratory happy hour to toast our APABA-SV members who recently passed the 2015 February California Bar Exam. Many thanks to our generous sponsor Esquire Solutions, who will provide a hosted bar from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM (cash bar thereafter). Free hors d’oeuvres to be provided as well.

Please join us and congratulate the following members when you see them:
  • Lillian Kong
  • Phon Vo
  • Bao Ngo
  • Aaron Yu
  • Lorianne Elizalde
  • Angelica Zabanal
  • Amy Yung
  • Raymond Rollan
  • Chau Truong
  • Kathleen Dong
  • Irene Sulaiman
  • Kristie Neto
  • Tina Yang

 


In-House Lunch at Walmart Global eCommerce, June 9

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location:
Walmart Global eCommerce
850 Cherry Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066

You are invited to attend the 1st luncheon of our 2015 In-House Lunch Series. We are pleased to announce that this lunch will be at the offices of Walmart Global eCommerce (GEC), on Tuesday, June 9, from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Lunch is generously sponsored by Walmart GEC.

If you are interested in attending this lunch at Walmart GEC, please RSVP by Wedneday, June 3, 2015, at this link.

Priority will be given to individuals who are current APABA-SV In-House members. Due to limited space, we may do a random drawing of names if we receive more RSVP’s than the allotted space, and we prioritize those with active APABA-SV membership.

If you have any questions, please email Diana Luo at dluo@walmart.com.

 


IP Committee: 2014-2015 IP Cases that Every IP Attorney Should Know

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
11:30AM - 1:00PM
(Registration begins at 11:30 AM. Program starts at 12 PM)

Location:
Morrison & Foerster LLP
755 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304

APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to the presentation “2014-2015 IP Cases that Every IP Attorney Should Know”

Panelists

  • Richard Hung, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Esther Kim, Senior Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP

This event is sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Registration required. Please RSVP to ip@apabasv.com before June 19, 2015.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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

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

 

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