July 14, 2015 Newsletter
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To be eligible to vote in this year’s elections, you must be a direct NAPABA member OR activate your NAPABA affiliate membership online. NAPABA has extended the deadline to July 22!
You should have received information from your affiliate president about how to activate your NAPABA affiliate membership. Being an active affiliate member will not be sufficient for voting purposes beginning this year! You must activate your NAPABA membership! For more information about these membership changes, click here. Please also consider reviewing our Membership FAQs Sheet.
If you have already received a code from your affiliate organization, please proceed to activation with the following instructions.
If you receive an error that says username and password combination not found, please click here to register and proceed with the following instructions:
We are proud to announce that our 30th Anniversary Gala will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Levi's 501 Club Lounge in Levi's Stadium. This year, we will be hosting a silent auction and raffle at the event. Proceeds will support APABA-SV's scholarship program.
We are seeking donation items in the following categories: travel, dining, event tickets, gift cards, wine/food, sports memorabilia, etc. If you or anyone you know would like to make a donation, please contact the APABA Silicon Valley Gala Co-Chairs.
Thank you for your continued support of APABA Silicon Valley!
Allison Mizushima (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Isabella Shin (email@example.com)
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Celebrate the summer with other in-house attorneys from all around the Bay Area. Food and drinks will be provided. This event is free, but is only open to in-house attorneys.
RSVP required through the AABA Calendar.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Each year the Diversity Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association presents the Unsung Heroes Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations in our community, regardless of ethnicity, who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to encouraging the advancement of minorities in the legal profession or promoting equal access to the administration of justice for individuals.
The 2015 Unsung Heroes are:
Sallie Kim, GCA Law Partners LLP
Katie Zoglin, Sr. Deputy City Attorney
APABA Silicon Valley proudly nominated Sallie Kim for the 2015 Unsung Hero award for her selfless devotion to APABA's scholarship program. Her efforts have helped numerous law students fund their legal education and we are thrilled that she is being recognized for her long-time participation and leadership in APABA Silicon Valley's scholarship program.
Please join us in congratulating Sallie Kim for her achievement. This event is free of charge. Registration begins at 5:30PM.
RSVP Required: please CLICK HERE.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Please join APABA-SV In-House Committee's second mixer of 2015, at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto. Come and enjoy food and drinks generously sponsored by Morrison & Foerster. This is also a good opportunity to meet and catch up with other APABA members, or learn more about APABA if you are currently not a member.
SPONSORED BY: APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee and Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Please RSVP HERE.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Preparing for interview season? Trying to figure out what kind of practice you would like to apply for? Come to APABA-SV’s annual resume and mock interview workshop, organized by the Mentorship and Women in Law Committees. This year’s workshop will feature small group discussions with big and small law firm attorneys, company counsel and government lawyers to give students an inside look at what they do in their day-to-day and how recruiting works at their organizations. Afterwards, law students will break off with attorneys for resume and interview practice and review. Bring an extra resume!As this event features individualized counseling, please RSVP here!
If you are an attorney interested in volunteering as a mock interviewer, please RSVP here. Thank you!
Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and participants are welcome to park in Fenwick's parking garage. Event generously sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Attention In-House Counsel! The APABA SV In-House Committee and Baker & McKenzie LLP are pleased to present “Training the Trainers: Conducting Effective In-House Compliance Trainings.” This special CLE Lunch & Learn will cover in-house compliance training best practices and strategies to make such trainings more effective and impactful. This is also a good opportunity to mingle with fellow in-house counsel and APABA members. The event is open to all in-house counsel, but due to limited capacity, APABA members will be given priority. Sign up soon!
Please RSVP by Monday, July 27 at: http://goo.gl/forms/VsNJe2fcKw.
SPONSORED BY: Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) are pleased to present a panel discussion on the ethical and practical considerations of co-counseling arrangements. The panel will discuss the practical benefits of legal representation by multiple firms, ethical considerations with such co-counsel arrangements, and practical advice on how to successfully manage the co-counsel relationship.
Charles Jung, Principal, Nassiri & Jung LLP
David D. Sohn, Principal, Sohn Legal Group
Mark Punzalan, Principal, Punzalan Law, P.C.
Christine M. Pham, NASA Ames Research Center
This activity is pending approval for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1.0) hour towards Legal Ethics.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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.
For current job postings, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the APABA-SV site.
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
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