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End of Summer Luau - 9/15/12

09/15/2012 6:00 pm

You Are Invited to APAWLA's
End of Summer Luau

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 6-9 pm

Where: Back Home in Lahaina

519 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA

Delicious Hawaiian food!
Incredible Hawaiian music by O'ahu!
Lovely hula dancers!
Charming & Talented Emcee Mia Yamamoto!

Tickets: $75 Early Bird (By 9/12/12-- ended--), $80 At the Door,
$35 Student, $25 Child (10 and under)

$150 Big Kahuna* (2 drink tickets & a big ALOHA!)

RSVP, Reserve your space & Pay by Paypal Today at

Hurry! Space is limited!

Tropical Attire Encouraged


Thank you to our generous sponsors SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP and McBurney and Chuck.

Ticket prices

NAPABA Western Regional Conference- APAWLA panel - 8/25/12


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is having its 2012 Western Regional Conference on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA.

The conference is being hosted by the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OC KABA).

Some of the highlights of the conference include: A variety of CLE panels led by prominent private-practice attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel; a gala dinner featuring Rani Hong, who is the Special Advisor to the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and co-founder of the Tronie Foundation; a lunch plenary session featuring Christine Yoo, who will make her feature film debut with the award-winning movie Wedding Palace; and a re-enactment of the trial of Minoru Yasui (led by OC Superior Court Judge Kirk Nakamura).

APAWLA panel
Among the programs featured at this conference is the program that APAWLA will be presenting entitled, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling--Where Do We Stand Now? From an Asian Pacific American Perspective." Our distinguished panelists include Anna Y. Park, Regional Attorney for the Los Angeles District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Toni J. Jaramilla, a very dedicated and compassionate employment law attorney, and Gowri Ramachandran, a Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School who teaches Constitutional Law and Employment Law, and is Co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education. The program moderator is Diane M. L. Tan, a retired Administrative Law Judge and APAWLA's treasurer and co-founder.

This panel will present an interactive discussion about glass ceiling problems faced by Asian Pacific Americans in the legal workplace due to their race and gender; what rights and effective strategies are available to eliminate such discriminatory treatment and break the glass ceiling; and what efforts are still needed to increase the inclusion and advancement of Asian Pacific Americans in significant positions and to ensure fair and equal treatment in the workplace."

About the Conference
All APAWLA members are invited to sign up and attend this exciting and informative conference. APAWLA is an affiliate bar association of NAPABA.

According to the Official Website for the conference, the cost for the entire conference package, which includes all Saturday events and Gala Dinner, for Private Practice/In-House Counsel--$235/registrant, Judges/Government/Public Organizations--$195/registrant; and Law Students--$135/registrant. Discount for early bird registration: $20 off entire conference package if individual registers by August 1, 2012. The conference co-hosts also are seeking sponsors for the conference.

For more information regarding the conference, please visit the conference website:

You are not alone- panel and breakout session - 8/11/2012

08/11/2012 11:00 am

Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance

8/11/2012 (Saturday) 11 am to 1 pm
Loyola Law School, Burns Lounge

$10 for APAWLA Members; $15 for Non-Members

“You Are Not Alone” – Panel and breakout sessions re: job search, interview techniques, networking, mentoring and dealing with tough on the job issues.

"You Are Not Alone" is a panel with break out discussion sessions that will be focused towards recent grads who have taken the California Bar Exam and are searching for opportunities, junior and mid-level attorneys looking to lateral, and lawyers who have taken a leave of absence from the profession and are interested in rejoining. By providing seasoned advice and support, we hope to equip and to encourage new attorneys to find great learning opportunities as they begin their legal careers, to assist junior and mid-level associates deal with tough work situations and lateral to new positions to pursue their passions, and to offer support to women looking to rejoin the profession. Other attorneys who need some career support (or are feeling a bit alone in their careers) are most definitely welcome as well!

Confirmed panelists include Ms. Elise K. Lau, attorney recruiter, Ms. Jennifer Kim, Associate Director of Career Services at Chapman University School of Law, and the Hon. Holly Fujie, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

To sign up as a discussion group leader, please click on this link:

APAWLA's Parents Support Network Luncheon - Friday, June 29, 2012

06/29/2012 12:00 pm

Come join us for APAWLA's popular and informative PARENTS SUPPORT NETWORK LUNCHEON!

We welcome everyone --- those juggling parenthood and a legal career; those who are contemplating parenthood; those juggling a legal career and trying to have a personal life . . .; or anyone else who likes to socialize and eat, i.e. Mia & Cynthia! We will have an informal discussion on the relevant issues while enjoying a great meal together.

Where: Fu-ga Restaurant--Izakaya & Bar

111 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA, (213) 625-1722

Date: Friday, June 29, 2012

Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Only $17 per person for APAWLA members and $20 per person for non-members, if paid in advance ($22 per person at the door, but spaces are limited)

Parking: 2-hour validated parking in building; parking garage entrance on San Pedro St. between 1st & 2nd Streets

The Delicious Menu!

Soup: Miso soup

Entree: Shrimp and vegetable tempura or alternate choice of Chicken karaage

Sushi roll: Dragon roll (shrimp tempura, kanikama crab and avocado, covered with spicy tuna) or alternate choice of Rainbow roll (tuna, salmon, albacore, shrimp, and avocado on top of California roll)

Beverages: No host

RSVP by Wed., June 27 by paying online at

If you would like an alternate entree or sushi roll, please e-mail your choice(s) to Diane at by June 27.

Parent Support Network Luncheon - 4/27/12

04/27/2012 12:00 pm

Place: Fu-ga Restaurant (Izakaya & Bar)
111 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA
(213) 625-1722

Date: Friday, April 27, 2012, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Soup: Miso soup
Entree: Shrimp and vegetable tempura (alternate: Chicken karaage)
Sushi roll: Dragon roll (shrimp tempura, kanikama crab and avocado, covered with spicy tuna), (alternate: Rainbow roll or Caterpillar Roll)

$15 for APAWLA member; $18 for non-member, if paid in advance via APAWLA website.
($20 at the door, but spaces are limited, so it’s not guaranteed.)

Parking: 2 hour validated parking in building; parking garage entrance on San Pedro Street between 1st and 2nd Streets

RSVP by Wed., April 25 at by paying online at

If you would like an alternate entrée or sushi roll, please e-mail Diane at


Celebratory Reception for Judge Holly J. Fujie - 1/19/12

01/19/2012 6:30 pm

Please join us for a special evening celebrating the appointment of an extraordinary woman to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

6:30 Reception, 8:00 Program

City Club on Bunker Hill
333 South Grand Avenue, 54th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Space is limited, RSVP today!
--online registration is now closed, please pay at door--
$25 AT THE DOOR (due to the great response, we're working to make sure that you last minute planners can still show up!)
$8 parking

Proudly Sponsored by
Platinum Sponsor
Buchalter Nemer

Gold Sponsors
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Japanese American Bar Association
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

Silver Sponsors
Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
Century Court Reporters
Iranian American Lawyer's Assocation
John M. Langston Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association
Latina Lawyers Bar Association
Mexican American Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
Taiwanese American Lawyers Association

Bronze Sponsor
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Philippine American Bar Association
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles


Young Lawyers and Law Student Committee Dim Sum Mentorship Special - 12/17/11

12/17/2011 11:00 am

The Young Lawyer and Law Student Committee of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance presents:

Dim Sum Mentorship Social

Celebrate the end of finals and meet APAWLA members! We will pair students with attorneys to chat about anything from law school, to similar interests in practice areas, to the bar exam, while enjoying some tasty Dim Sum!

Saturday, December 17 at 11:00am
NBC Seafood Restaurant
404 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

We are SOLD OUT! Thank you!

12th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception - 12/1/11

12/01/2011 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 1 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA

Please join APAWLA and over 14 other APA community organizations as we come together to celebrate the holidays and serve our communities through the gift of toys.

Bring an unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or minimum donation of $20. Food, drinks, and entertainment at the event are included with admission.

Toys and proceeds will benefit the following:
• Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) clients
• Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC)
• Asian Rehabilitation Service, Inc. (ARS)
• Asian Youth Center (AYC)
• Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)
• Chinatown Service Center (CSC)
• Interval House
• Korean Health Education Information and Research (KHEIR)
• Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC)
• Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)
• Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)
• South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA)
• Thai Health and Information Services, Inc. (THAIS)
• Western Justice Center (WJC)

Thank you to our wonderful media, corporate, and venue sponsors: LA 18 KSCI-TV, Lawry's The Prime Rib Restaurant, Manila Fowarder, Mattel, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, JANM

Entertainment provided by: Joseph Vincent, Voco Loco, Fujazz Band

Emcee: Helen Ota


Community Sponsors: APALC, APCF

Please also visit and Like the official APA Toy Drive Facebook page:

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