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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.

APAWLA's 2018 Annual Luau

08/18/2018 6:00 pm

APAWLA's 2018 Annual Luau

Saturday, August 18, 2018
6:00 PM

Back Home in Lahaina
519 E Carson St.
Carson, CA 90745

RSVP Required!
Please RSVP to Jana Seng at

Ticket Prices
At the door and after July 31 August 15th: Member/Co-Sponsor** $45 | Non-member $50
Early bird by July 31 August 15th: Member/Co-Sponsor** $35 | Non-member $40
Student: $30
Children (7 to 12 years old): $20
Children (6 years and under): Free (but please RSVP!)

General Questions can be directed to Leana Taing at

"This is one of my favorite events and I always love bringing my kids to it. Plus, Back Home in Lahaina has the BEST Hawaiian food!" - Shirley Wei, SCCLA President 2018-2019

Thank you to our Luau Community Co-sponsors

Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA)
Japanese American Bar Association (JABA)
San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA)

**The member and co-sponsor rates are offered to APAWLA members in good standing and members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations in good standing.

APAWLA's Parent Support Network Luncheon

04/17/2018 3:15 pm

Discussion Topic: Juggling and Prioritizing Work, Family and Life Matters While Trying to Stay Sane and Happy

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Place: Ocean Seafood Restaurant (in L.A. Chinatown)
750 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking: Parking Lot with entrance on Broadway - $3 validated parking

Join us for our first Parents Support Network Luncheon this year. The lunch will include dim sum and other delicious Chinese food for $18 per person, and a lively and interactive discussion regarding the above topic.

You do not have to be a parent to attend this luncheon. All APAWLA members and other interested family members, friends, or colleagues are welcome to come to our PSN luncheon.

RSVP by Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to Diane at

APAWLA 2018 Installation Dinner

05/11/2018 5:30 pm

Join us for APAWLA's 2018 Annual Installation Dinner!

Join us for a Conversation with Congressman Ted Lieu.

Public Service Awardees
- Diane M.L. Tan, Retired Administrative Law Judge
- Karin Wang, Executive Director of UCLA Law's David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Friday, May 11, 2018
5:30 PM Cocktails
6:30 PM Program

Los Angeles Music Center
5th Floor
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking is $9 after 5:00 PM at the Music Center Garage. Enter via 165 S. Grand Avenue. After parking, take garage elevators to street level, exit and turn right. Take Gold Elevators (on Grand Avenue between garage and Kendall's Brasserie) to the 5th Floor. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Music Center plaza is undergoing renovation. During this time, Classic Parking might only accept CASH for payment if needed.

Please RSVP to
Jana Seng at

Individual Ticket Prices
**Early Bird Prices (by May 4th)**
$125 Individual Tickets
$110 Non-Profit/Government/Judicial Officer
$100 Law Student
**Regular Prices (after April 30th May 4th)**
$150 Individual Tickets
$120 Non-Profit/Government/Judicial Officer
$100 Law Student
**Free for Volunteers**

Become a Table Sponsor!
Gold Sponsor $3,000
- Table of 10 with preferred seating
- Full-page ad in program booklet
- Recognition at dinner

Silver Sponsor $2,000
- Table of 10 with preferred seating
- Half-page ad in program booklet
- Recognition at dinner

Bronze Sponsor $1,250
- Table of 10
- Recognition in program booklet
- Recognition at dinner

Purchase an ad in our Program Booklet!
Full-page (8.5” x 11”) Inner Front/Back cover - $750
Full-page (8.5” x 11”) Internal - $375
Half-page (8.5” x 5.5”) - $250
Quarter-page (4.25” x 5.5”) - $125
Specifications: Ads can be submitted in ANY format. High resolution images or files are required. If the image is not high resolution and if there is enough time, APAWLA will contact you to request a high resolution image.

Ad Deadline: April 25, 2018 April 30, 2018
Please email high-resolution ads to Ads submitted after April 30, 2018 may be included in program booklet as an insert. Please send ad payments to Jana Seng, as listed below. You can also pay for your ad via the Paypal button below, but there is a transaction fee included for use of the PayPal button.

Please send any physical sponsorship checks to:
Jana Seng, APAWLA Treasurer
Alternate Public Defender's Office
210 W temple Street, 18th floor
Los Angeles 90012

**To become a Table Sponsor or to Purchase an Ad, please contact Jana Seng at**

Phoenix Rising

02/24/2018 10:00 am

The Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) and The Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) present

Phoenix Rising
A Program to Empower and Advance Women Lawyers

Saturday, February 24, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm

Loyola Law School
Marrifield Hall
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Speakers Include:
1) Hailyn Chen, Litigation Partner, Munger, Tolles, & Olsen
2) LASC Judge Holly Fujie
3) LASC Judge Fumiko Wasserman
4) Jana Seng, Alternate Public Defender
5) Kern County Commissioner Cynthia Loo

Come and hear these great women speakers discuss topics on:
1) How to Advance to the Next Level of Your Career;
2) Do's and Don't's for Court Appearances; and
3) Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.

MCLE 2.5 Hours, Including Elimination of Bias

Cost (Breakfast will be served)
$25 for APAWLA & SCCLA Members
$30 for Non-Members

RSVP and Pay at:

For more information, please contact: Nina Hong at or Beti Tsai Bergman at

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