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POSTPONED: APAWLA Installation Dinner 2020

04/02/2020 5:00 pm

APAWLA Installation Dinner 2020 - POSTPONED

To Our Friends and Colleagues:

We cannot express how thankful we are for your generous support of APAWLA’s 2020 Annual Installation Dinner, which was scheduled for April 2, 2020.

In light of the daily evolving COVID-19 public health concerns, and in line with state and local advisements, the APAWLA board has decided to postpone our installation dinner until the fall. We are working with the Music Center to determine a new date and will make another announcement as soon as that date is confirmed. At that time, our guests will have the option to (A) attend our dinner on the new scheduled date or (B) request a refund for any amounts already paid to APAWLA. We are deeply grateful to our guests and sponsors for their continued support and hope to see everyone at our dinner on the new date.  

We wish everyone the best during this trying time and we look forward to being together in the fall.


Calimay Pham
APAWLA President

To view the official notice on APAWLA letterhead, please click here.

APAWLA New Members, Young Lawyers, & Law Students Brunch

02/29/2020 11:00 am

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Inviting all new members, young lawyers, and law students to enjoy brunch while meeting the APAWLA community.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Amandine Patisserie Cafe
3121 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Cost: Cash or credit to purchase your own food & drink.
Parking: Free parking in lot or street parking.

Please RSVP by Feb. 21 at

UPDATE: APAWLA & The 2020 Women's March Los Angeles

01/18/2020 9:00 am

APAWLA is no longer participating in the Women’s March Los Angeles on Saturday, January 18. The exclusion of groups, such as Black Lives Matter—Los Angeles, from the event is not in line with our organizational values to promote inclusion and diversity.


20th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception

12/05/2019 6:00 pm
12/05/2019 9:00 pm

20th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception

CALL FOR APAWLA VOLUNTEERS! We are in need of volunteers for this year’s Annual Asian Pacific American Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception. Each year, APAWLA co-sponsors this event to help bring joy to low-income families who cannot afford toys for their children. We are looking for 8 to 12 volunteers from our organization to assist with the event.

Please contact Calimay Pham at if you are interested in volunteering and please complete the Volunteer Sign-Up form by November 18, 2019 at:

Event Details
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Japanese American National Museum (JANM), 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: Please bring an unwrapped new toy, valued at $25 or more, OR a minimum donation of $25 for entrance. Entry includes food, beverages, desserts, and entertainment.

Attendees of the Toy Drive Reception can also tour the museum at no extra cost.

In order to meet the increasing toy requests from toy beneficiaries, we ask volunteers to bring a toy (valued at $25 or more) or make a $25 monetary donation.

Questions/More Info
Please contact Calimay Pham at and Bonnie Chen at for additional volunteer information.

If you would like to donate additional toys or raffle items before the event, or if you are able to help find additional sponsors or donors, please contact Event Co-Chairs: Diane Tan at; Ed Lew at; and Amy Lew at

For additional information please visit the APA Toy Drive Facebook page at

NAPABA Student Scholarship

10/25/2019 2:58 pm

Please click the flyer below to download the application.

Please click the flyer above to download the application.

APAWLA's Judicial Reception

10/16/2019 4:45 pm
10/16/2019 6:45 pm

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
4:45PM - 6:45PM

Omni Los Angeles Hotel
Noé Restaurant & Terrace
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ticket Prices
$40 for APAWLA & Co-sponsor Members
$50 for Non-Members
$20 for Students
FREE for Judicial Officers. Judical Officers please RSVP with Hon. Holly Fujie.
All others, purchase tickets by using the paypal button below.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Questions? Contact Leana Taing at

APAWLA Mentoring Panel & Reception

10/03/2019 6:00 pm
10/03/2019 8:30 pm

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APAWLA Mentoring Panel & Reception

Featured Speakers:
Hon. Holly Fujie (Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge)
Hon. Terry Truong (Los Angeles Superior Court, Commissioner)
Li Wang (McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Attorney)

Food and beverages will be provided.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2049 Century Park East, #3800
Los Angeles, CA 90067

$15 for APAWLA Members
$20 for Non-Members
Purchase your seats by using the PayPal button below.

Any questions? Please contact

Matter of Wine X APAWLA

10/10/2019 6:30 pm
10/10/2019 8:30 pm

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Join us for a foundational wine tasting workshop, "How to Taste," taught by Wine and Spirits Education Trust-certified expert, Murphy Perng, of Matter of Wine. Utilizing 5 wines, learn to see, smell, taste wine, and develop your palate. The workshop will also deliver you know-how on how to evaluate a wine's quality and enable you to become an educated consumer.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Open Mind Art Space
11631 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Uber, Lyft, or rideshare recommended!

$25 for APAWLA members
$35 for Non-members
Seating is LIMITED. Please purchase your tickets by using the PayPal button below.

About Matter of Wine: Matter of Wine (MOW) brings you unforgettable educational wine events and experiences. Discover more at

APAWLA Presents: Professional Social Media Branding Workshop

09/21/2019 10:00 am
09/21/2019 12:00 pm

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APAWLA invites you to this interactive workshop where a leading expert on social media branding will help you master the fundamental elements needed to build your professional brand online.

Social Media offers incredible opportunities to connect, increase brand awareness, and reach more people than the more traditional tools of thought-leadership, advice, and social conversation.

Whether you are a senior partner or law student, leading legal professionals must have mastery of 21st-century communication tools to be successful.

Presented by: Richard Bliss, Bliss Point Consulting

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm NOON

McDermott Will & Emery
2049 Century Park East, Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90067


APAWLA Members: $20
Non-Members: $30
Spaces are limited, so purchase your seat today!

This is a hands-on workshop. We recommend bringing a laptop if you have one available. Light refreshments/breakfast and Wi-Fi access will be provided.

Please contact Lynn Whitcher at

APAWLA & Bet Tzedek Elder Law Clinic

08/24/2019 9:30 am
08/24/2019 1:00 pm

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Come and learn about advance healthcare directives and assist seniors and their families plan for the future. Training is approved for 1.0 hour of general MCLE.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm

South El Monte Senior Center
1556 Central Avenue
South El Monte, CA 91733

Register to volunteer at:

Attorney and non-attorney volunteers are welcome.
Spanish-speakers are especially needed


Questions? Please contact Pro Bono Chair Calimay Pham at

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