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APAWLA 2020 Dinner Cancellation

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Call for Volunteers: APAWLA's Yes on Prop 16 Committee

This November, we will have the choice to bring back affirmative action and equal opportunity for all Californians. Prop 16 provides a countermeasure against gender discrimination and systemic racism, so that each person regardless of his/her/their gender or race gets a fair shake. APAWLA stands in solidarity with Opportunity for All, a multiracial coalition led by California civil rights leaders fighting for the passage of Prop 16.

In the mood for some civic engagement? Sign up for APAWLA's Yes on Prop 16 committee, and let's work together to pass Prop 16!

Email to join the committee.

Congratulations, Christine!

APAWLA congratulates Christine Gonong on her appointment to the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees. Attorney Christine Gonong is the leading appeals and law and motion attorney at Nguyen Lawyers, ALC in Long Beach. She will be serving a four-year term on the Board of Trustees effective September 25, 2020. Christine Gonong currently serves on the APAWLA Board of Governors and Co-Chairs the Mentorship Committee. Thank you for your dedication and service to the Asian Pacific American community!

More information here and here.

MCLE: APA Women in The Legal Profession - Top Ethics, Malpractice, and Civility Tips for COVID-19 and Beyond

07/14/2020 12:00 pm
07/14/2020 1:00 pm

APAWLA MCLE: Asian Pacific American Women in The Legal Profession - Top Ethics, Malpractice, and Civility Tips for COVID-19 and Beyond

Posted by Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance - Los Angeles on Saturday, June 6, 2020

APAWLA Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

05/31/2020 6:34 pm

APAWLA stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Justice for Breonna Taylor. Justice for George Floyd. Justice for all victims of police brutality and violence.

Posted by Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance - Los Angeles on Sunday, May 31, 2020

YLLS Resume Review Workshop


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APAWLA Board members are offering to assist law students and young lawyers hone their job searching skills in a Resume Review Workshop. To participate you must be an active APAWLA member. Please send in a word copy of your resume and/or cover letter to You will be assigned an APAWLA board member who will review and suggest revisions in the document with track changes. The anticipated turnaround for feedback is one week. Please be sure to maintain prompt communication. This is an ongoing workshop open until the end of the pandemic.

If you would like to volunteer to review resumes and/or cover letters, please contact the email below.

Date: Ongoing

Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Informal Happy Hour

05/28/2020 5:30 pm
05/28/2020 7:00 pm

Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Informal Happy Hour

Join other YLLS members in an informal get-together over Zoom. Social distancing does not mean we cannot remain connected in other ways. This zoom session provides a forum for law students and young lawyers to share their experiences, important resources, and helpful tips. It is also a safe space for you to share any questions, anxieties, and concerns. We hope you can drop by even if you can only stay a short while. Appearances by emotional support dogs and cats (if we can wrangle them to the camera) may be made!

Thursday, May 28, 2020
5:30 PM to 7 PM

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Virtual Employment Rights Clinic (Chinese)

06/03/2020 4:00 pm
07/29/2020 8:00 pm

Virtual Employment Rights Clinic (Chinese)

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Hosted by Bet Tzedek, in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA)

Immigrant and low-income communities have been economically devastated by COVID-19. Asian American communities in Los Angeles are no exception. The goal of this clinic is to provide assistance to Chinese-speaking workers in Los Angeles County with work-related issues.

Clinics are held virtually every Wednesdays from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., starting Wednesday, June 3, 2020 until Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Volunteers are required to be available by phone for a 2-hour block (between 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.) to participate in the Wednesday clinic.

Through the virtual clinic, volunteers conduct intake interviews of clients who seeking pro bono legal aid for employment issues, with a focus on serving Chinese speakers. Volunteers will gain experience working directly with supervising attorneys and discussing how California law applies to the clients' unique circumstances.

To sign up, please visit

For more information, please contact Sandy Yu at

APAWLA's Statement Regarding Recent Statements Made by Professor Stephen Bainbridge

05/01/2020 9:00 am

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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

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