April 19th - TABA Sixth Annual Installation Dinner

Join the Thai American Bar Association (TABA) for their Sixth Annual Installation Dinner on Thursday, April 19th at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Avenue in Los Angeles. 6:00pm Registration & Cocktails | 7:00pm Dinner & Program.


April 27th - AAAJ-OC Inaugural Gala for Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Orange County("AAAJ-OC") will hold their Inaugural Gala for Justice on April 27th, recognizing excellence and service in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities. Location: The Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.


April 28th  - 2018 US-Korea Law Day  

This year's US-Korea Law Day will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 9:30 am -4:30 pm at KIA Motors America, 111 Peters Canyon Road, Irvine. Cost is $50 and includes receptions and buffet lunch. MCLE: 4 hours of California MCLE credits. Visit the website page for the list of confirmed speakers to date.

Event co-chairs are Justin Kim (510) 295-3943 (English) and Hana Oh (949) 541-1762 (Korean), 2018uskorealawday@gmail.com. Contact Justin Kim or Hana Oh for sponsorship information.



April 29th -CAPAJA-PAC Inaugural Fundraiser

The California Asian Pacific American Judges Association Political Action Committee (CAPAJA-PAC) will host its inaugural fundraiser on Sunday, April 29th from 2:00-4:00 pm in support of ongoing efforts to retain Asian and Pacific American judges. Several Asian Pacific American judges are threatened with electoral challenges in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Sacramento in the upcoming primary election this June. These challenges are just the latest in a series of historical efforts aimed at removing Asian Pacific American judges via the ballot box. In response to this history of electoral challenges, CAPAJA-PAC was formed to support judges seeking to retain their positions.

Although Asians and Pacific Islanders are the nation's fastest growing racial group, they remain underrepresented in the judiciary. CAPAJA-PAC is committed to assisting Asian and Pacific judges who have proven records of judicial excellence and integrity in defeating election challenges. In addition to financial support, CAPAJA-PAC will provide challenged judges with advice and referrals from other judges who have experience with judicial elections.

There will be a fully hosted hors d'oeuvres buffet and bar. To RSVP and to obtain location details, please contact Chris at cjflawyer@hotmail.com or by phone at (562) 881-1228. If you are unable to attend, please consider showing your support at this critical time. Contributions may be made online at https://donate.democracyengine.com/CAPAJAPAC or mailed to CAPAJA PAC, FPPC ID# 1402811, c/o Susan Reyes, LLC, P.O. Box 1293, Alameda, CA 94501.



April 30th  - VLI: Lawyers for Warriors Networking and Fundraising Event

Join the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) on April 30th for their Lawyers for Warriors Networking & Fundraising Event honoring intellectual property attorney Marc E. Hankin, Esq. for his commitment to providing pro bono legal services to Veterans with award presented by Hon. Bradley Erdosi. Join VLI for an array of wines paired with a variety of appetizers to taste, along with more fun surprises! Sponsorship opportunities available! The event will take place at the Center Club in Costa Mesa from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.




April 30th Deadline - NCVAA 12th Annual Conference - Call for Panelists and Scholarship Committee Members  

The National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) is currently seeking (1) interested panelists for panels to be presented during the 2018 NCVAA Annual Conference taking place in Atlanta, GA from Aug. 3-4, and (2) volunteers to serve on the scholarship committee to award student scholarships. Lend your expertise to a panel and provide practical knowledge and guidance to fellow Vietnamese-American attorneys or help cultivate the next generation of Vietnamese-American leaders!

This conference, NCVAA is seeking panelists for:
*    Settlement Negotiations: How to Get to the Yes (seeking plaintiff, defense, and commercial business attorneys)
*    Cryptocurrency/Blockchain and the Law (seeking all attorneys with experience in cryptocurrencies/blockchain)
*    Women and the #MeToo Movement: Overcoming Bias in the Legal Field (seeking attorneys who can speak on biases against women in law)

If you are interested in serving on an NCVAA panel, please complete an application form. The deadline for panelist applications is Friday, April 30, 2018, at 7 p.m. EDT.  

At this year's NCVAA Barrister's Ball Gala, NCVAA will award academic scholarships to deserving Vietnamese-American law and undergraduate/graduate students.  NCVAA is seeking to form a scholarship committee to draft scholarship applications and judge applicants.

If you are interested in helping or have any questions regarding the NCVAA Conference programming, please contact Andrew Q. Leba and Teri H.P. Nguyen at ncvaa2018@gmail.com.


May 3rd - APALIE 6th Annual Installation Dinner

Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire (APALIE) will be holding its annual dinner on Thursday May 3, 2018 at the California Citrus State Historic Park, featuring U.S. Congressman Mark Takano of California's 41st District.




May 4th - YPOC "THE Happy Hour" Benefitting Children's Bureau

Young Professionals Orange County (YPOC) is a group of young professionals dedicated to advancing the mission of Children's Bureau through modest monthly donations and providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and community service.

The group is hosting a fabulous rooftop mixer on the top of the Jones Day building on May 4th, to fundraise for the organization. Take in rooftop views while enjoying food, beer, and wine tasting from a selection of Orange County's best restaurants, breweries, and wineries.



May 7th-8th  - NAPABA Lobby Day in Washington, DC

NAPABA Annual Lobby Day will take place on May 7th and 8th and is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and Congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA's mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

To help expand the voice of the APA legal community, the goal is to meet with more offices than ever before - last year NAPABA had 80 meetings across the House and Senate. The NAPABA Policy Team states they are more likely to get meetings when they are attended by constituents and local leaders, so please share the information about this year's Lobby Day.




May 10th - KABASC 38th Annual Board of Governors Installation and Awards Banquet 

The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California is holding its 38th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 10th at the Intercontinental Hotel, 900 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Cocktails will be at 6 pm with dinner at 7 pm.



May 12th  - IABA Orange County Annual Gala 

The Iranian American Bar Association, Orange County (IABA, Orange County) will hold their Annual Gala on Saturday, May 12th from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm on the ICON Yacht in Newport Beach, 2527 West Coast Hwy.



May 25th  - SCCLA 43rd Installation & Awards Banquet 

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) will hold its 43rd Installation & Awards Banquet on May 25th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles. The Keynote Speaker will be Douglas S. Chin, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawai'i.



June 2nd  - The 2nd Annual OCWLA Membership Mixer At Pelican Hill 

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA) invites you join them on June 6th from 5:30-7:30 PM for an evening of wine, light appetizers, live music and good company. Location: The Great Room Social Lounge at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast. Valet is complimentary.



June 14th - PLC Volunteers for Justice

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, nearly 1,000 leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will gather for the Public Law Center's annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner. Please join PLC for an inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,400 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with us to provide free legal services to low income residents. Details TBA.



October 7th-12th - IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018

The 2018 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference will be held in Rome, the Eternal City. Founded nearly 3,000 years ago, the city is renowned for its ancient ruins, classical architecture, renaissance palazzos and baroque fountains. Rome is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and will provide an elegant backdrop for the IBA Annual Conference.

As the saying goes 'all roads lead to Rome' and the conference will bring together delegates from all over the world for the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers, providing an abundance of business and networking opportunities, not to mention the chance to explore one of the most fascinating cities on Earth. Early registration ends July 20th.