TABA’s June Updates

1. Save the Date: TABA Social/Mixer, Wed Jul 15

Stay tuned for details on an upcoming social/mixer on July 15 in downtown LA!

2. Lim Ruger Presents Women@theTable 2015 / Jun 25, & Aug 19/20

Please join TABA and the Lim Ruger firm for the second of a three-panel series entitled “Women@theTable”.

Series 2: The Woman Factor – How Women at the Top Impact Organizations
Thu, June 25, 2015

According to research, when women are in power at the helm of an organization, the organization excels in many ways including its profitability. This panel will explore what impact and changes occur to businesses when women are CEO’s, General Counsel, Managing Partners, or sit on the Boards of organizations. How does the “woman factor” change the culture, management style, philanthropy, innovation and financial well-being of the organization? The women on this panel hold top leadership positions and will provide their perspectives and share their experiences.

Cyndie Chang, Managing Partner, Duane Morris
Anne Shen Smith, former CEO, Southern California Gas Company and Board Member, PG&E
Victoria Stratman, General Counsel, CalTech

Series 3: Gender Stereotypes at the Bargaining Table
August 19/20, 2015
(CLE Credit Pending)

Negotiation is an integral part of our legal profession. Join us for a discussion that explores the effect of gender stereotypes on negotiation performance and how women compare to men in negotiating on behalf of themselves and their clients. Our distinguished panelists will discuss negotiation tips and strategies, as well as overcoming obstacles in negotiation arenas.

Marrian Chang, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Misty Sanford, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and Founding Board Member, For People of Color, Inc.
*Additional speakers to be announced.

All panels will be held:
5:30pm – 7:30pm
on the day specified at
Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP
28th Floor, 1055 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Light refreshments will be served, and parking validation will be provided.

Space is limited. RSVP required to Cecilia Son at

3. TABA/OCKABA Joint Mixer / 11am, Sat Aug 29, Korean Consulate General’s Office, Los Angeles

TABA is proud to host a joint mixer with the Orange County Korean American Bar Association at the Korean Consulate General’s Office in Los Angeles at 11am on Saturday, August 29. Stay tuned for more details.

4. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles Dinner / Thu Oct 15

Interested in attending and supporting our sister bar associations’ dinners? Come join TABA’s representatives at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles dinner on Thursday, October 15. TABA will subsidize 25% of the ticket price for up to five attendees. First come, first served. Email

Announcements from TABA’s Affiliates

1. Advancing Justice – LA Pan-Asian Citizenship Workshop / Sat Jun 27, LA Central Library

Volunteers needed for a free citizenship workshop spearheaded by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. AAAJ-LA will be targeting the Thai community in Los Angeles, among others, so Thai language skills are a plus, but not necessary. Attorneys will be able to assist with application preparation and legal review. Training is available to interested volunteers. Email Gloria Ho at ghoadvancingjustice-laorg. See attachments for details.

2. Cal State Bar — Voluntary Client Trust Accounting Survey

The State Bar of California is launching a voluntary survey of its members to help ensure that lawyers are meeting their ethical obligations when it comes to handling client funds.

The anonymous online survey, approved last month by the Board of Trustees, will increase awareness of client trust accounting rules and serve as an educational tool. In addition, State Bar staff will analyze the survey results to make decisions about future educational and regulatory efforts.

Participants will also receive a coupon, valid through the end of the year, for a $10 discount on any item in the State Bar online CLE catalog.

The survey, at, will remain active through July 31 on the State Bar’s home page and Ethics Information page


a. Call for Nominations | 2015 – 2016 NAPABA Board of Governors
Deadline: Monday, July 13 at 11:59 PDT
More information:

b. Membership Changes
Effective June 15, 2015, each Affiliate and National Associate member must activate his/her NAPABA membership in order to take advantage of NAPABA membership benefits, including event registration discounts and voting in officer elections. Members may activate their membership at any time but in order to vote in the election of NAPABA Officers for the 2015-2016 bar year, they must activate their membership on or before July 1, 2015. (NOTE: Students and non-lawyer members are not eligible to vote. National Associate members are not eligible to vote by virtue of their National Associate membership status but may be otherwise eligible through direct membership or Affiliate membership.) Of course, all NAPABA direct members will be eligible to vote in the elections.
More information:

c. Award Nominations
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59 PDT
NAPABA is accepting nominations for the following awards that are being recognized at the 2015 NAPABA Convention: Affiliate of the Year Award, APA-Owned Law Firm of the Year Award, Best Under 40 Award, Law Firm Diversity Award, Pro Bono Award, Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award, and the Women’s Leadership Award.
More information:

4. Job Openings

Law Firm
A law firm in Century City (Confidential) seeks highly motivated candidates to work on a wide range of criminal and civil cases involving complex issues. Must have excellent research and writing skills and dedicated to producing top quality work product. Strong academic record and litigation background a must. Several positions available: Junior (1-4 years), Mid level (5-7 years), and Senior (8+ years). Please send resumes to Luci Chun at lechunhotmailcom.

Los Angeles City Attorney
The Office of the City Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney Attorney to serve as Intellectual Property Counsel in the General Counsel Division of the Municipal Law Branch. See attachment for more details.

Department of Justice

Thai Contract Document Review