Welcome to TABA’s April 2015 Announcements!
1. TABA’s Third Annual Banquet Dinner / 6pm, Fri Apr 10, Thailand Plaza Restaurant
We are SOLD OUT for TABA’s annual dinner at 6:00 P.M., Friday, April 10, 2015, at Thailand Plaza Restaurant.
The program includes classical Thai musicians, remarks from Consul General Jesda Katavetin from the Royal Thai Consulate General Los Angeles, and a keynote address from The Honorable Paul C. Lo from the Merced County Superior Court.
We look forward to seeing all who RSVP’d on Friday!
2. 2015 CELA Diversity Summit / 9am-1:30pm, Fri Apr 24, Loyola Law School
Please join TABA and the California Employment Lawyers Association at this year’s CELA Diversity Leadership Summit on Friday, April 24th, at Loyola Law School from 9am to 1:30pm. The Summit will include breakfast and a networking lunch. The event is free, and attendees will receive 1.25 hours MCLE credit. This year, the keynote speaker will be Carl Douglas. Other speakers include Judge Palazuelos, Judge Recana, Laboni Hoq, John T. Anthony, May Mallari, and Cindy Pánuco. The two panels will be moderated by Toni Jaramilla and Adrianne De Castro. Hope you all can attend!
RSVP by Monday, April 20, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Advancing Justice and the LA Law Library’s APA Heritage Month Programming / May
TABA joins Advancing Justice – LA and the LA Law Library to co-sponsor programming at the LA Law Library, 301 W 1st St, Los Angeles, in honor of National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2015, directed towards providing assistance to the APA community and raising awareness about its unique social and legal issues.
Register online at www.lalawlibrary.org/classes to reserve a spot for these events! Questions may be directed to Christina Yang, Advancing Justice-LA Pro Bono Director, at email@example.com.
• Saturday, May 2, 12-4 pm: Deferred Action Volunteer Training and Workshop (Free MCLE)
• Thursday, May 14, 6:30-8 pm: Working with Interpreters Training (Free MCLE)
• Friday, May 15, 3-5 pm: Asian Legal Research ($35 MCLE)
• Friday, May 15, 4:15-5:15 pm: Serving Limited-English Proficient Individuals
• Friday, May 15, 4:15-5:15 pm: Understanding Domestic Violence
• Friday, May 15, 5:30-7 pm: API Community Needs and Volunteerism
• Friday, May 15, 7 pm – Concert & Community Celebration, featuring drinks, food, and South Asian musicians (at Ebanos Crossing, 200 S. Hill St., Los Angeles)
• Wednesday, May 20, 6:30-8 pm: Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Survivors (Free MCLE)
• Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8 pm: Citizenship Processing Training
On display at the LA Law Library throughout the month of May will also be a display of Asian American art and imagery provided by Visual Communications.
4. Affiliate Dinners / Various
Interested in attending and supporting our sister bar associations’ dinners? Come join TABA’s representatives at the following dinners:
Wed Apr 8 (PABA); Fri Apr 17 (SCCLA); Thu Apr 23 (OCAABA);
Fri May 1 (JABA); Thu May 21 (KABA); Fri May 29 (APAWLA);
Thu Oct 15 (AAAJ-LA)
TABA will subsidize 25% of the ticket price for up to five attendees to the JABA and AAAJ-LA dinners. First come, first served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements from TABA’s Affiliates
1. AAAJ-LA Volunteer and Pro Bono Assistance with Immigration Relief / Apr 15 Training & Apr 18 / May 2 Workshops, Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles seeks volunteer and pro bono assistance with its immigration relief and citizenship/naturalization work!
Interested volunteers and pro bono attorneys must sign up by contacting Christina Yang, Advancing Justice-LA Pro Bono Director, email@example.com. Please note that Advancing Justice receives a large volume of email from volunteers, and therefore you will not receive a confirmation email upon signing up. You will receive a final email confirmation regarding volunteering approximately 24-48 hours before the event, as clients typically sign up during that time, and Advancing Justice can then confirm volunteer needs. Thank you for your understanding!
Immigration – Expanded DACA and DAPA Eligibility Training and Workshops
What: Be trained on how to assist with screening individuals one-on-one for their eligibility for the administrative relief available through President Obama’s November 2014 executive action. After this training, you can volunteer at our upcoming April and May workshops, and help individuals determine whether they can apply for deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA), expansion of the existing DACA program, and other available immigration relief. Help educate eligible community members on the need to start gathering evidence for their applications now. All volunteers welcome, regardless of language capacity. MCLE will be provided!*
When: Wednesday, April 15, 6-8 pm
Where: Winston & Strawn, 333 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Note: You must email Christina Yang to sign up for this training no later than Mon 4/13 or else we cannot guarantee your name will be placed on the building security list for entry to Winston’s offices. Thank you!
* Despite a Texas district court judge’s recent decision to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation process of the expanded DACA and DAPA immigration relief programs, Advancing Justice will continue to hold administrative relief eligibility workshops. Advancing Justice’s position is that this is only a temporary delay and is very likely to be overturned by a higher court because there are strong legal grounds for the programs and the President’s executive action. The existing DACA program also remains in place and community members can continue to apply for relief or renew their relief through that program, so volunteers are still needed to assist!
Immigration Relief Workshops
What: Assist with screening individuals one-on-one for their eligibility for administrative relief. All volunteers welcome, regardless of language capacity. 1.5 to 2-hour shifts are available, so volunteers need not stay for the entire workshop.
(1) DACA/DAPA Eligibility Workshop in South LA
When: Saturday, April 18, 9 am – 12 pm (9-10 am training, 10-12 pm workshop)
Where: Fremont High School (South LA)
Language Needs: Anticipated to be predominantly Spanish-speaking, but dependent on client RSVPs (Christina Yang will confirm as date approaches)
(2) DACA/DAPA Eligibility Workshop for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
When: Saturday, May 2, 12 – 4 pm (12-1 pm training, 1-4 pm workshop)
Where: LA Law Library, 301 W. 1st St., Los Angeles
Language Needs: Dependent on client RSVPs (Christina Yang will confirm as date approaches)
2. AAAJ-LA Citizenship Training & Workshop / Apr 21 Training & Apr 27 Workshop, Los Angeles
Citizenship/Naturalization Workshops and Clinics
What: Citizenship Workshop volunteers help individuals complete the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400), assess eligibility for various waivers, and provide in-language resources on the naturalization process. Advancing Justice will provide training and supervision. General volunteers will assist clients with preparation of the applications, while attorney volunteers will assist with legal review as the applications are completed.
Next Training for New Citizenship Volunteers:
When: Tuesday, April 21 – 6-7:30 pm
Where: Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl., LA
(Email Christina Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will attend. You must be trained prior to volunteering at an upcoming citizenship workshops.)
Citizenship Workshop (partnering with Royal Thai Consulate)
When: Monday, April 27, 2015, from 4-8pm (shifts available)
Where: Royal Thai Consulate, 611 N. Larchmont Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles
Language Needs: Thai speakers ONLY please.
Training: You will receive further information about training upon signing up.
3. Thai CDC Seeking Applications/Nominations for 2015 Board Members
The Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) is seeking applications and nominations for new board members in 2015.
Founded in 1994, Thai CDC has made it its mission to advance the social and
economic well-being of low and moderate income individuals in the greater Los Angeles area through a broad and comprehensive community development strategy based upon human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises. While we work closely with the Thai community, we also work together with an array of other communities and community organizations in the East Hollywood area and throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
We are seeking applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to the Thai community and who also have a strong interest or background in non-profit sector work. More specifically, we hope to garner applications from those with experience in law, fundraising, and/or finance, though all applications received will be accepted and duly considered. Thai language ability is not required for the position.
In general, our Board of Directors is tasked with governance, oversight, and also with leadership and promotion of Thai CDC. New board members will become part of a cohesive team composed of diverse and dedicated colleagues from a variety of professions.
We ask that incoming members commit to a renewable 2-year term (beginning upon their election) and to attending quarterly meetings. Furthermore, and among other things, new Board members will serve on Board committees, provide fundraising support, and represent our organization at various functions and events. This is a non-compensated position, but Board members may be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties.
To obtain further information or to apply, please contact Mac Bunyanunda at email@example.com and visit our website at www.thaicdc.org. We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application.
4. Job Openings
The Los Angeles Regional Office of the SEC has openings for Attorney-Advisers in the National Examination Program administered by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”). The positions offer highly talented and motivated attorneys an unparalleled opportunity to conduct examinations of registered entities including investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers, transfer agents, and/or self-regulatory organizations for compliance with the federal securities laws. We seek candidates with experience in securities or corporate law, conducting internal investigations, and/or compliance with the federal securities laws applicable to the registered entities. Other considerations include relevant securities industry knowledge and experience, a strong academic record, commitment to public service, and strong analytical, oral and written communication, project management, and collaboration skills. For additional information, please see the SEC attachment or visit http://www.sec.gov/ocie.
Staff Attorney Position – Litigation
Staff Attorney – Litigation – This position contributes to Advancing Justice – L.A.’s ability to use litigation as one strategy, in addition to direct services, policy advocacy, and community mobilization, to challenge systems of oppression and seek justice for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other communities of color. The Staff Attorney will join Advancing Justice – LA’s dedicated litigation team and will be responsible for using civil litigation to fight for systemic changes that advance civil rights, immigrants’ rights, and racial justice. The Staff Attorney will be expected to engage in holistic community lawyering that promotes client empowerment, coalition building, and community organizing.
Contract (Temporary) Attorney – Impact Litigation
This is a temporary position of no greater than four months. The position is full time, with an expectation of up to 40 hours per week. The position contributes to Advancing Justice – L.A.’s ability to use litigation as one strategy, in addition to direct services, policy advocacy, and community mobilization, to challenge systems of oppression and seek justice for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other communities of color. The Contract Attorney will join Advancing Justice – LA’s dedicated litigation team and will be responsible for using civil litigation to fight for systemic changes that advance civil rights, immigrants’ rights, and racial justice. The Contract Attorney will be expected to engage in holistic community lawyering that promotes client empowerment, coalition building, and community organizing.
The detailed description is posted on our website. For more information go to: www.advancingjustice-la.org
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