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July 28, 2015 Newsletter


July 28, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. In House Committee CLE Lunch & Learn: "Training the Trainers: Conducting Effective In-House Compliance Trainings"
  2. APABA Silicon Valley & VABANC Present: "One Client, Multiple Attorneys: The Ethical and Practical Considerations of Co-Counsel Arrangements"
  3. Women Lawyers' Section Mixer
  4. Save the Date: APABA Silicon Valley 30th Annual Gala
  5. APABA Silicon Valley's 30th Anniversary Gala @ Levi's Stadium: Call for Silent Auction/Raffle Donations
  6. 2015 NAPABA Convention Public Interest Scholarship (by the Jung Foundation)
  7. Job Opportunities

Save the Date: APABA Silicon Valley 30th Annual Gala

Friday, October 16, 2015
6:00PM VIP Reception           7:00PM Dinner Reception

® Stadium - 501 Club Lounge
4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054

To register, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Gala Co-Chairs, Allison Mizushima and Isabella Shin, at apabasv@gmail.com.

APABA Silicon Valley's 30th Anniversary Gala @ Levi's® Stadium: Call for Silent Auction/Raffle Donations!

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 (allison.mizushima@gmail.com)

Isabella Shin (isabella.shin@gmail.com)

2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans: 2 Public Interest Scholarships Offered by the Jung Foundation

Application Deadline: Oct. 9, 2015

The Charles & Melita Jung Foundation (Jung Foundation) is sponsoring two public interest attorney scholarships to the 2015 NAPABA Convention.  The scholarships are intended to encourage and make it easier for public interest attorneys to participate in NAPABA.

The award consists of the following: (1) Flight: the Jung Foundation will purchase for each recipients a round trip ticket from California to New Orleans, LA on Southwest Airlines; (2) Conference Registration: conference registration fee reimbursement at the NAPABA member public interest member rate (register by October 26, 2015); and for one of the two recipients (3) Hotel Stay: reimbursement for a 3-night stay at the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

All California-based public interest attorneys are invited to apply, using this short 1-page form: http://njfirm.com/napaba/.  The application deadline is October 9, 2015 (the scholarships will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 8/21/15, so the earlier the better).  (If you have any questions, contact Charles Jung at aaba@njfirm.com.)


In-House Committee CLE Lunch & Learn: "Training the Trainers: Conducting Effective In-House Compliance Trainings"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
12PM - 1:30PM

Baker & McKenzie LLP
660 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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

APABA-SV & VABANC Present: "One Client, Multiple Attorneys: The Ethical and Practical Considerations of Co-Counsel Arrangements"

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
6PM - 7PM (Panel Discussion)
7PM - 8PM (Networking Reception)

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1080 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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, VABANC Professional Development Committee Co-Chair

Attendance is free. Registration is required. Please RSVP to markp@punzalanlaw.com before August 20, 2015.

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.

Women Lawyers’ Section Mixer

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

160 W. Santa Clara Street, 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.

Job Opportunities

U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern District of California

Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

Attorney openings are available at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies


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