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APAWLA and SCCLA present: Mentoring Circle Dinner

02/28/2019 6:30 pm

APAWLA and SCCLA present: Mentoring Circle Dinner

Please join us for a unique opportunity to have an intimate conversation with the following APA women who are leaders in the legal community.

Cyndie Chang, Duane Morris LLP, Managing Partner
Christine Gonong, Nguyen Lawyers, Attorney
Vivian Kim, Hanmi Bank, General Counsel

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Dragon Restaurant
966 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Valet parking for $2

Cost: $25/person
Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend the event.
Seating is limited, please purchase your tickets now at the paypal button below.

**This event is at capacity. Please contact Andrea Yang at to be added to the waitlist.** Also direct any questions to Andrea Yang.

19th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception

12/06/2018 6:00 pm



Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We are in need of volunteers for this year’s 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 19, 2018 by clicking here.

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

Attendees of the Toy Drive Reception can also tour the museum at no extra cost. The museum store is open until 8:00 PM on the day of the event.

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 by clicking here.

APAWLA & APABA Elder Law Day

10/29/2018 3:18 pm

The Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) are seeking volunteers for our:


Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Asian Youth Center
100 West Clary Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Attorneys, law students, Mandarin translators, and notaries are needed to assist senior citizens prepare:
- Powers of Attorney for Finances
- Advance Medical Healthcare Directives

No prior experience necessary as a one-hour MCLE training will be provided. Free breakfast also provided. APABA is a State-Bar approved MCLE provider.

Please sign up at:

For more information, contact

Event co-sponsored by Asian Youth Center and Goldfarb & Luu, PC.

APAWLA Public Speaking Workshop

11/03/2018 9:30 am

Co-sponsored by: Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (BWL) | Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA) | Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

APAWLA Public Speaking Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30am Registration
10:00am - 12:00pm Program
Light Refreshments Provided

Paul Hastings LLP
515 South Flower Street, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Being an effective public speaker is key to success as a lawyer. This workshop gives you the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the law's most effective public speakers, practice speaking and receive feedback and coaching.

Featured speakers
Elena Baca, Paul Hastings LLP
Laura Brill, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
Hon. Holly Fujie
Hon. Laura Seigle
Mei-lan Stark, NBC Universal
Hon. Karen Stevenson

$20 for members of APAWLA and co-sponsoring organizations
$30 for nonmembers

Space is limited to ensure individual attention. Reserve a spot now! Purchase tickets with the paypal button below. If you receive a message indicating that we are at capacity, please email to add your name to the waitlist.

Please direct questions to

Afternoon High Tea with APAWLA - San Diego

10/13/2018 11:00 am

Afternoon High Tea with APAWLA - San Diego

Please join APAWLA for savories, sandwiches, scones, dessert and of course tea!

Fascinator hats are welcome!

Saturday, Oct. 13th
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Marlene's Tea Cakes
14677 Via Bettona
San Diego, CA 92127

Tickets: $40 per person (+ paypal fee)
Please purchase your tickets by clicking on "Buy Now" below.
The deadline to purchase seats is October 8th. Space is limited.

All inquiries can be sent to Taryn Perez at


10/04/2018 6:30 pm

APAWLA Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Committee Dinner

The YLLS Committee invites you to an informal dinner with great food and greater company.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Dragon Restaurant
966 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Please bring $20 for this family-style dinner.

Please RSVP at
by Sunday, September 30, 2018

Questions: Joyce Yu at

Limited Time Only - Discounted APAWLA Lifetime Membership

08/01/2018 9:42 am

Save the hassle of renewing your APAWLA membership every year by purchasing a lifetime membership!

For a limited time, APAWLA is offering a $100 discount for those who sign up for lifetime membership. Regular price for lifetime membership is $500. With the $100 discount, membership is $400! This promotion is only available until the end of year (December 31, 2018).

Please renew your membership today! Membership in APAWLA includes membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). And membership is FREE for law students. For more information and to renew your membership, click here.

Please contact Vice President of Membership Miho Murai with any questions at

APAWLA Annual Membership Meeting and Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Reception

09/27/2018 5:30 pm


APAWLA Annual Membership Meeting and Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Reception

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Izakaya & Bar Fu-Ga
111 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP required!
Please RSVP by clicking here.

FREE for current APAWLA members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please email Miho Murai, VP of Membership, at

APAWLA Obon Festival Meet-Up

07/29/2018 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Higashi Honganji Obon Festival
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
505 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Please RSVP to by July 28, 2018.

Meeting Location: We will meet at 5:00 pm at the entrance of the festival on E. 3rd St. **Please note that the Obon Festival is from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday but APAWLA members will be meeting up at 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the entrance. Please look for the sign that says "APAWLA".

Parking Information: Free parking is available at S & P Parking, 428 E. Temple Avenue (Mangrove), next to the Little Tokyo Gold Line Station from 11 am to 10 pm. There will be a free shuttle service to and from Higashi.

The Obon Festival is a fun, annual community gathering of people of all ages to enjoy the free entertainment, to eat the delicious dango, Okinawan donuts, and other festival foods, and participate in the traditional Bon Odori dancing and Manto-E services. Cultural performances/exhibits begin at 1:45 pm featuring Lumbini Kids, Kitsune Taiko, Asian Persuasion, June Kuramoto, Nakama Daiko, and happyfunsmile. Manto-E services will begin at 5:30 pm. The tradition of Manto-e during the Obon Festival is to light the sky with "ten thousand lanterns," originating about 1,200 years ago. Manto-e lanterns can be offered in memory of a departed love one. Bon Odori dancing will begin at 6:30 pm.

Obon is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life. Each year, obon is held as a time to celebrate the return of the spirits of our ancestors. For more information, please see the attached flyer or go to

SCCLA-APAWLA Inaugural Quarterly Mentorship Circle Meetup

09/09/2018 10:00 am

Join us for SCCLA and APAWLA's Inaugural Quarterly Mentorship Circle Meetup!

Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

Amandine Cafe Koreatown
3121 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Join us for a brunch conversation with
- Hon. Holly Fujie, Los Angeles Superior Court
- Hailyn Chen, Esq, Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olsen
- Beti Bergman, Esq, Partner at Peninsula Law

Cost: Please bring cash or credit card to purchase your own food and drink.

Seats are limited! Please RSVP by August 30 to

Co-sponsored by SCCLA & APAWLA.

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