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National Pro Bono Week LAFLA Trainings - 10/23/2013

10/23/2013 6:30 pm

National Pro Bono week is dedicated to showcasing those that make a difference to the nation, its system of justice, its communities, and most of all, to the clients they serve. In celebration of National Pro Bono week, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), along with the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA), the Korean American Bar Association (KABA), the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA), the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA), the Thai American Bar Association (TABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) are sponsoring two CLE trainings to encourage more attorneys to help meet the dire legal needs of LAFLA's clients.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1102 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Cost: $10 to cover the cost of dinner

All trainees are expected to take on a pro bono case within one year - either representation at a DV restraining order hearing or an eviction defense hearing.

Unlawful Detainer/Eviction Defense Training
This 1.5-hour training will provide an overview of landlord/tenant law, procedure and defenses related to unlawful detainer proceedings, and the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance as it relates to evictions. Attorneys will have the opportunity to take on eviction defense cases and appear at trial. The volunteer commitment is approximately 30 to 50 hours. The trainer is Tamara Kinyanjul, Attorney in the Eviction Defense Unit at LAFLA.

Domestic Violence Restraining Order and VAWA Training
This 2-hour training will provide an overview of (1) the Domestic Violence Protection Act and how to represent a client at a Restraining Order hearing and (2) an overview of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) laws and how to represent a client with a VAWA petition. LAFLA assists domestic violence survivors obtain initial restraining orders. These orders are usually obtained without notice to the abuser and are in force for a short time. These hearings offer a unique opportunity for pro bono attorneys to change lives, while obtaining courtroom experience. VAWA petitions allow victims of domestic violence to obtain legal status and other benefits not normally available to them. Pro Bono attorneys will have the opportunity to assist victims with preparing the VAWA petitions which normally do not require a court appearance. The average volunteer time commitment for DV cases is about 10 to 20 hours during a one to one-and-a-half-month period. The average volunteer time commitment for VAWA cases is 30 to 50 hours during a one-year period. The trainers of this session are Ann Kim and Joann Lee, who are attorneys in the API Unit of LAFLA.

LAFLA is the oldest and one of the largest frontline law firms for more than 2 million poor and low-income people in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 80 years, LAFLA has been providing civil legal services to poor and low-income people through its six neighborhood offices, three Domestic Violence Clinics and four Self-Help Legal Access Centers. LAFLA is the first place that thousands of poor people turn to when they need legal assistance for a crisis that threatens their shelter, health and livelihood. Nearly 12,000 individuals and families are provided with legal services annually and an additional 35,000 litigants are helped through LAFLA's four Self-Help Legal Access Centers. Another 20,000 are assisted through referrals, workshops and community outreach activities.

South Bay Parent Support Network Luncheon - 9/20/2013

09/20/2013 12:00 pm

Come join us for another Parent Support Network Luncheon in South Bay! We will enjoy a delicious Indian buffet luncheon with a choice of beverage. Parents, parents to be, or anyone wondering how to have a career/family/life at the same time is welcome!

September 20, 2013
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm
Place: Bombay Tandoori (4111 E Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505)

Prices
$20 for members if paid in advance via PayPal by September 18, 2013
$23 for non-members if paid in advance via PayPal by September 18, 2013
$25 at the door for everyone

Contact
For information, please contact Anne Inoue at anne.inoue@agulaw.com.

The Annual APAWLA Luau - 9/28/2013

09/28/2013 6:00 pm

APAWLA Luau 2013 Flyer
Click the image above to download the full flyer.

Join us for our Annual Luau celebration! Enjoy some delicious Hawaiian food and some great Hawaiian music.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM
Back Home in Lahaina
519 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA
http://www.backhomeinlahaina.com/

Featured Entertainment: Jason Arimoto
Originally from Hawaii, Los Angeles-based Jason Arimoto, also known on YouTube as "facemeltingukulele," is a two-time winner of the Ukulele Underground Award for Best Vocal Performance of the Year. He has attracted a following for his blues ukulele covers of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing and John Mayer's Gravity. His original music blends his island roots with reggae and blues, with soulful vocals combining with a bluesy ukulele tone. Jason performs weekly at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, California.

Prices
$75 for early birds (end: 9/21/2013)
$80 regular price and at-the-door
$35 for students
$25 for kids 7 to 12 years old
Free for kids 6 years old or younger
To purchase tickets, just click on the PayPal button below! Please purchase one ticket at a time and include the attendee's name before clicking "Buy Now."

Become a Sponsor!
- Platinum: $2,000 (10 seats w/ full page ad in program booklet)
- Gold: $1,000 (5 seats w/ half-page ad)
- Silver: $500 (2 seats w/ quarter-page ad)
(Ad Deadline: Sat., Sept. 7th, 2013 - no extensions!)

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

**Platinum Sponsors**

Sidley Austin LLP Logo

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professional Corporation Logo



**Silver Sponsors**

JABA Logo

KABA Logo

SCCLA Logo

APABA LA Logo

SABA SC LA Logo

McBirney & Chuck Logo

Greenberg Traurig Logo

iDepo Reporters Logo

Lori A. Loo Logo

Mona Loo

The Loo Family

Anthony Arredondo

Parent Support Network Luncheon in South Bay - 5/31/2013

05/31/2013 12:00 pm

Parents Support Network Luncheon in the South Bay

Join us for lunch to discuss how to juggle parenthood and a legal career (and have a life)!

This is the first time we are holding this event in the South Bay!

Friday, May 31, 2013 | Noon to 1:30 PM
Koshiji Restaurant
22807 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA
www.koshijiusa.com

Price:
$15 for APAWLA Members | $20 for non-members
(plus $3 for vegetarian option)
Lunch is included in the cost.
Parking is Free.

Menu:
3 Skewers (chef's choice)
Fried Chicken & Soboro (seasoned ground chicken) rice
Miso Soup
Salad
Japanese Pickles
Hot Tea
(Vegetarian option also available for an additional $3)

The event is sold out. Please only use the paypal below if you have RSVP'd already. Thank you!


Parent Support Network




Support CPAF's Hopeline Phone Drive - now through June 30, 2013

05/17/2013

IT’S TIME to do some spring cleaning by recycling those old cell phones and cell phone accessories that you no longer use or need to support a worthwhile cause.

The Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) has volunteered to help the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) with its HopeLine Phone Drive. For every cell phone and accessory (e.g., home chargers, car chargers, holsters, headsets, etc.) collected through this phone drive by June 30, 2013, Verizon Wireless will donate $5 to CPAF for each of those items collected. CPAF is having this phone drive in order to raise funds to replace the frequently-used vans at its Emergency and Transitional Shelters for survivors of domestic violence.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)
Established in 1978, CPAF is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization specializing in providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Today, CPAF responds to thousands of crisis calls on its 24-hour hotline in 30 API languages and shelters hundreds of women and children, in addition to providing community education and outreach. For more information about CPAF’s hotline, call: 1-800-339-3940.

CPAF’s HopeLine Phone Drive
Many of the women who enter CPAF’s emergency and transitional shelters come with nothing but the clothes on their back and very often without their own mode of transportation. The vans at CPAF’s emergency and transitional shelters are used daily to transport survivors from violent homes to a safe shelter, to and from legal and medical appointments, and to help move families out of shelters and into their own permanent housing. These vans are a critical means of support for these survivors, but those vehicles are aging and need to be replaced!

In order to meet the traveling needs of CPAF’s clients, CPAF has teamed up with Verizon Wireless and APAWLA as well as various other groups, such as Asian American Journalists Association-L.A. Chapter (AAJA-LA), to raise funds to replace its shelter vans. From now through June 30, 2013, CPAF’s goal is to collect 5,000 no-longer-used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, headsets), regardless if they are in working condition or not, for which Verizon will donate $5 per unit.

By assisting CPAF with this year’s Hopeline Phone Drive, you will help survivors continue on the path to a new beginning. APAWLA has two collection sites where you can drop off your old cell phones and accessories:

Downtown L.A.: Catherine Endo Chuck, McBirney & Chuck, A Professional Corporation, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 340, Los Angeles, CA 90017; Telephone: (213) 688-9100 [No free parking available]

South Bay: K. Anne Inoue, Attorney at Law, Law Offices of K. Anne Inoue, 3828 West Carson Street, Suite 102, Torrance, CA 90503; Telephone: (424) 634-9240 [Free parking available in parking lot]

APAWLA also will have a collection box available at the upcoming Dim Sum Mentorship Social of our Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Committee on Saturday, May 18 @ 10:30 a.m., at NBC Seafood Restaurant in Monterey Park.

Help support CPAF’s HopeLine Phone Drive and tell your friends, relatives and colleagues about this phone drive. No donation receipts will be issued for the items collected. For more information about CPAF’s HopeLine Phone Drive, visit https://www.facebook.com/CPAF HopelinePhoneDrive or contact LeilaM@cpaf.info.

Navigating the Workplace: Discussion on how to handle difficult challenges in the workplace - 04/20/2013

04/20/2013 2:00 pm

Join APAWLA YLLS for an informal and relaxed afternoon where two of our APAWLA executive board members (Current President and Past-President) share their journey and offer candid suggestions on navigating workplace challenges. Enjoy delicious munchies and great company!

Featured Speakers: Hon. Cynthia Loo and Mia Yamamoto

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles Arts District
Price: Complementary for members, $15 for non-members.
Join today! Law Student membership is free!

--SOLD OUT---

Contact: If you have any questions about the event, please contact YLLS co-chair, Sandy Yu at sandyy08@gmail.com.

To view the flyer for this event, please click here: Navigating the Workplace Flyer

Luncheon with Justice Sabrina McKenna - April 11, 2013

04/11/2013 12:00 pm

Join APAWLA for an informal luncheon conversation with

Justice Sabrina S. McKenna
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai’i

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12-1:30 PM

Fu-ga
111 South San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Main Menu Choice: "Fu-Ga Bento" - sashimi and tempura
Alternate Menu Choices: "21 Days Aged Premium Rib Eye Steak Bento" or "Salmon Teriyaki Bento"

For an alternate menu choice, please e-mail your selected menu choice to Diane at dmltan@aol.com by Tuesday, April 9.

Parking: free validated parking. Enter the garage on San Pedro between 1st and 2nd St.

Cost for Lunch: $25

LUNCHEON IS SOLD OUT

Click here to view the flyer for this event.

Annual Meeting and Installation - 3/21/2013

03/21/2013 6:00 pm

APAWLA Annual Meeting and Installation

Installation of 2013-2014 Officers and Board by Judge Holly Fujie

In Special Recognition
Justice Kathryn Doi Todd (ret.)
First Asian-American Woman Judge in the U.S.
&
Judge Fumiko Wasserman
Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6-8 pm
Where: Taipan Restaurant
Wells Fargo Center, 2d Floor
330 S. Hope St., Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90071

Admission: $25 at the door
(early bird prices have ended)

Members can renew their membership and New Members can sign up at the door.

Mentoring Reception - Susan Yu and Mia Yamamoto - POSTPONED

02/24/2013

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

(originally scheduled for 2/24)

Special Guest speakers: Susan Yu and Mia Yamamoto,
APAWLA Board Members

Meet and be inspired by these remarkable women.
Susan and Mia are two of the most respected and accomplished Asian women lawyers in the nation.
Join us for an informal afternoon where they share their journey and suggestions for forging your own path.

POST-PONED

RSVP and Pay via paypal.
Members/Law students - $15
Non-members - $20
At the door - $20

So You're Interested In Being A Judge... - 1/17/2013

01/17/2013 6:00 pm

Panel Presented by the Criminal Justice Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

The path to judicial appointment may seem daunting and mystifying to many who wish to serve on the bench. This panel is designed to bring clarity to the process and to encourage qualified candidates to apply. You will have a chance to hear directly from Joshua P. Groban, Senior Advisor for Policy and Appointments for Governor Jerry Brown, Lara M. Krieger, Vice Chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE), and Judge Peter Espinoza, Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Speakers:
Hon. Peter Paul Espinoza, Los Angeles County Superior Court
Joshua P. Groban, Senior Advisor for Policy and Appointments to Governor Jerry Brown
Lara M. Krieger, Greines Martin Stein & Richland LLP

Co-Sponsors Include:
MABA (Mexican American Bar Association)
APABA (Asian Pacific American Bar Association)
SCCLA(Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association)
JABA (Japanese American Bar Association)
LLBA (Latina Lawyers Bar Association)
BWLA of Los Angeles (Black Women Lawyers Association)
Langston Bar Association
WLALA (Women Lawyer's Association of Los Angeles)
APAWLA (Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance)
SABA-SC (South Asian Bar Association - Southern California)

Includes 1.5 hours of general CLE credit.

Date: Thursday, January 17 2013

Time:
Registration | 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Program | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Room: La Fig: La Brea/La Cienega/Figueroa Conference Room

Parking: Parking is $5.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE for all attendees!

Registration:
Click here to Register Online!
Registration Code: 011855

Registration by phone is available at (213) 896-6560 Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Registration by mail must be received by January 16 at:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
P.O. Box 55020,
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020.

Advance registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 16. While advance registration (both online and via phone) closes for most programs approximately 12-24 hours before event time (in order to allow for operational considerations), LACBA would still like to have you attend, and you are more than welcome to register on-site and attend, unless the program is specifically noted as SOLD OUT.

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