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September 1, 2015 Newsletter

 

September 1, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA Silicon Valley Presents: Effective Networking to Advance Your In-House Career
  2. APABA-SV WIL's 2nd Annual Empowering & Advancing Female API Attorneys: The Trailblazer's Perspective
  3. APABA-SV Fall Mentorship Mixer
  4. IP Committee CLE Event: "Inter Partes Review Best Practices"
  5. Save the Date: APABA Silicon Valley 30th Annual Gala
  6. APABA Silicon Valley 2015 Diversity Award Applications
  7. APABA Silicon Valley Equal Justice Scholarship, funded by Lee Tran & Liang
  8. APABA Silicon Valley & BALIF Joint Scholarship
  9. 2015 NAPABA Convention Public Interest Scholarship (by the Jung Foundation)
  10. Job Opportunities
Save the Date: APABA Silicon Valley 30th Annual Gala

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

Location:
Levi's
® 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 2015 Diversity Award Applications

Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015

APABA Silicon Valley is now accepting applications for its 2015 law firm and corporate legal diversity awards. Each year, the bar recognizes applicants who demonstrate exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and in the greater legal community.

Applications are due by September 25, 2015. For more information and to download an application, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com/awards-scholarships/

The awards will be presented at APABA-SV's 30th Anniversary Gala on October 16, 2015 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Please feel free to forward this information to other in-house or firm attorneys.

Questions? Email us at: apabasv.diversity@gmail.com

 


APABA Silicon Valley & BALIF Joint Scholarship

Application Deadline: by 5:00PM, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Charity (the “APABA-SV Charity”) and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”) are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.

PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in law school, and:

  • Overcome personal hardships or challenges; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American and LGBT communities.

AWARD: One joint scholarship of $3,000.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Application for the scholarship includes the following:

  • Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. The applicant’s grade point average and law school enrollment are subject to verification.
  • Essay submission (two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant fulfills the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship.
  • Interview. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed on September 20, 2015.

In addition, the APABA-SV Charity requires that the scholarship recipient:

  • Attend the APABA-SV 30th Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 16, 2015;
  • Attend the BALIF Annual Gala in 2016 (invited but not required to attend);
  • Become a Student Member of APABA-SV (free of charge) and BALIF ($10.00);
  • Participate as an APABA-SV Student Liaison at his or her law school by (i) advertising APABA-SV events and scholarships, and (ii) encouraging fellow law students to attend events and apply for future scholarships; and
  • Become a New Member with APABA-SV and BALIF upon graduation from law school.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., September 9, 2015. Interviews will be held on September 20, 2015.

SUBMISSION: Please submit applications to apabasv@gmail.com. Please also feel free to contact us with questions.

Please click here for the APABA-SV & BALIF Joint Scholarship flyer.

 


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.)

APABA Silicon Valley Presents: Effective Networking to Advance Your In-House Career

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
6:00PM - 7:00PM (Panel Discussion); 7:00PM - 8:30PM (Reception)

Location:
Cooley LLP
3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Join the APABA-SV In-House Committee for a panel discussion on “Effective Networking to Advance Your In-House Career,” featuring speakers:

  • Ines Gonzalez, Director, Contracts Scaling at LinkedIn
  • Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel, Patents and Patent Litigation at Google
  • Suchitra Narayen, Vice President, Legal and Associate General Counsel, Supply Chain at Oracle
  • Susan Tien, President and CEO of Susan Tien Search (Legal Recruiting)

Our panelists will share their advice on how to establish, leverage and maintain networks to advance an in-house career and professional development.  Their observations come from diverse personal career paths and insider perspectives in evaluating candidates for hire and helping others to achieve their goals.  Topics covered will include:  seeking and positioning yourself to be considered for new job opportunities or career changes; practical tips for relationship-building in an authentic and meaningful way; building and defining your personal brand and areas of expertise; and how to maximize the value and usefulness of networking tools and groups.

A reception will follow the panel discussion. Both are generously sponsored by Cooley.

This event is open to all in-house counsel. Please RSVP by September 14, 2015. If you have any questions, please email Gemma Suh at gemma.suh@gmail.com.

 


APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law's 2nd Annual Empowering & Advancing Female API Attorneys: The Trailblazer’s Perspective

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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

Please join the APABA-SV Women in Law Committee for its annual informative and engaging conversation with trailblazing female APA attorneys who have established themselves as respected pioneers in their areas of practice.

Our panelists will be:

  • Honorable Erica Yew, Judge for the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
  • Winifred Kao, Litigation Director at the Asian Law Caucus
  • Anna Han, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Law and Policy at Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Quyen Ta, Partner at Keker & Van Nest LLP

Our speakers will share how they navigated the legal and business environment to arrive at their current positions, and will share practical advice on maximizing professional development. They will also share their thoughts on how we can best work to improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, both as individual attorneys and as members of a growing collective of female APA attorneys.

A reception at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will follow. The conversation and reception are generously sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

This event is open to current APABA-SV members. Space is limited. Please RSVP by September 14, 2015.

 


APABA-SV Fall Mentorship Mixer

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location:
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1881 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Make new connections and re-connect with your APABA-SV family at the APABA-SV Fall Mentorship Mixer! This event brings together new families and reconnects existing families.

Mentoring families provide law students, young practitioners and seasoned lawyers the opportunity to bond and share their experiences with one another. Our mixers give families the chance to have fun together and mingle with other families to develop friendships and mentoring relationships.

To RSVP to the mixer or join a new mentorship family, click HERE.

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APABA-SV MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

If you are not yet in a mentorship family or would like to experience a new family, sign up to join a new mentorship family! Mentorship families are comprised of senior attorneys, junior attorneys and law students who share similar practice interests. The goal of the program is to foster mentorship opportunities among attorneys and students to expand their network and broaden viewpoints. We hope you will participate!

To participate, please sign up HERE no later than Saturday, September 19, 2015. We will email you information on your "family members" soon thereafter so you can all connect.

Mentoring families are encouraged to come to our Fall Mixer on September 24, 2015! Details above. Please email mentorship@apabasv.com with any questions.

 


IP Committee CLE Event: "Inter Partes Review Best Practices"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Registration begins at 11:30AM; Program starts at 12PM

Location:
Sidley Austin LLP
1001 Page Mill Rd., Building 1
Palo Alto, CA 94304

APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to a panel discussion on best practices for inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The panel will discuss recent cases, the impact of proposed revisions to PTAB rules, and practical advice on how to successfully manage IPRs.

Panelist:

  • Tina E. Hulse, Administrative Patent Judge, Silicon Valley U.S.P.T.O.
  • Wendy Anna Herby, Associate General Counsel, Coursera
  • EunHae Park, Senior Corporate Counsel, Oracle
  • Jill J. Schmidt, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Steven Baik, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP - Moderator

Registration required. RSVP to ip@apabasv.com before September 28.

This event is sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP.

Sidley Austin LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, as well as a New York accredited provider of NY CLE credit, an Illinois Accredited provider of IL CLE credit, and an approved sponsor of Texas CLE credit. CLE credit is pending for this program.

 


APABA Silicon Valley Equal Justice Scholarship, funded by Lee Tran & Liang

Application Deadline: by 5:00PM, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA-SV”) Charity Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the APABA-SV Equal Justice Scholarship, funded by Lee, Tran & Liang.

PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have:

  • Overcome personal hardships or challenges;
  • Shown excellence and achievement in law school; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to the Asian Pacific American community.

Although not required, strong preference will be given to those law students who interned this past summer or will be interning next summer at a nonprofit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community and who show financial need.

AWARDS: Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Résumé submission. Please include grade point average if applicable. Grade point average and enrollment are subject to verification.
  • Essay submission. (Two page maximum). The essay should address how the applicant satisfies the above-mentioned purpose of the scholarship. If interning at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian Pacific American community, please also address your goals for the internship.
  • Interview. Finalists will be interviewed on September 20, 2015.

In addition, APABA-SV Charity Foundation requires that all scholarship recipients:

  • Attend the APABA-SV 30th Anniversary Gala, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on October 16, 2015;
  • Become a Student Member of APABA-SV (free of charge);
  • Participate as APABA-SV’s Student Liaison at his or her law school by advertising APABA-SV events and rallying fellow law students to attend APABA-SV events and advertising scholarships for the Charity Foundation;
  • Join an APABA-SV Committee; and
  • Become a New Member with APABA-SV upon graduation from law school.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M., September 9, 2015. Interviews will be held on September 20, 2015.

SUBMISSION: Please submit applications to apabasv@gmail.com. Please also feel free to contact us with questions.

Please click here for the scholarship flyer.

 


Job Opportunities

Volunteer Position - Northern District of California

The Northern District of California is seeking federal practitioners interested in bench and bar activities to apply to serve as Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives. Six Lawyer Representatives will be appointed in the Northern District this year, each to serve three-year terms. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

www.cand.uscourts.gov/news/127

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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