TABA July 2015 Announcements

Welcome to TABA’s July 2015 Announcements!

1. TABA Summer Social / 6-8pm Wed Jul 15, Blue Cow Kitchen DTLA

Come meet up with your fellow TABA members for complimentary drinks and appetizers at the Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar in downtown LA on Wednesday, July 15. The event is free for TABA members, and only $10 for guests of TABA members.

TABA Summer Social
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6pm – 8pm

Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

RSVPs are encouraged:

Thank you to our sponsors: Arent Fox and e-Stet!

See you on July 15!

2. SCCLA 17th Summer Associate Mixer / 6pm Wed Jul 8, Bonaventure Brewing Co.

Please join TABA at SCCLA’s 17th Annual Summer Associate Mixer.

17th Annual Summer Associate Mixer
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bonaventure Brewing Co.
404 S. Figueroa St., Suite 418A
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Featured Keynote Speaker
Jenny Wu, Lawyer, LA Blogger & Amazing Race Star

Event includes hors d’ouerves, prizes, and, for law students, sign ups for mock interviews.

Free registration here:

3. Professionals Mixer Benefiting Nepal / 6pm Fri Jul 10, Mad Ave LA

Please join TABA and APABA for a Professionals Mixer Benefiting Nepal earthquake relief at hip event space, Mad Ave LA.

Friday, July 10, 2015
6:00pm to 2:00am

Mad Ave LA
310 N. Madison Ave
Los Angeles

• Art gallery showcasing work of local artists
• Food trucks & drink bar
• Mad Ave LA photobooth
• Live music with DJ Eddiboo & dance performances
• Dance performances
• Games & raffles
• Presentation on Nepal rebuilding efforts with film footage | 7:00pm
• Free parking available on side streets and in lots on Westmoreland. Please look for signs.

The event will be running all night into the early morning so come as early or as late as you want! There is no charge for this event, but we will be taking donations throughout the night. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door. All donations and portion of proceeds from sales of art, food & drink, and raffle will benefit non-profit Live to Love International and its work rebuilding Nepal following the recent devastating earthquakes. Live to Love is a 100% volunteer organization working to rebuild homes, transport aid to villages, purchase first aid kits and medical supplies, and build a community hall.

For more information about Live to Love, please visit

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP at by July 8, 2015 close of business.

Any questions, e-mail Deborah at dyim98gmailcom

4. Lim Ruger Presents Women@theTable 2015 / 5:30pm Thu Aug 20

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

Panel 3:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
(CLE Credit Pending)

Gender Stereotypes at the Bargaining Table
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
Renee Delphin-Rodriguez, General Counsel, HealthCare Partners
Misty Sanford, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and Founding Board Member, For People of Color, Inc.

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 ceciliasonlimrugercom

5. 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.

6. 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. AAAJ-LA Pro Bono Matters for Placement and Upcoming Clinics

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA is seeking copyright advice for an Untold Civil Rights Stories project. For additional information, as well as a full listing of other pro bono opportunities, please email Christina at cyangadvancingjustice-laorg.

AAAJ-LA is also having their first-ever criminal justice clinic on Saturday, July 11, with other citizenship and administrative relief/immigration clinic opportunities happening in July and August. For additional information, as well as a full listing of other clinics please email Christina at cyangadvancingjustice-laorg.

2. “How to Become an AUSA” Brown Bag Lunch / 12noon Thu Jul 30

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles would like to extend an invitation to attend a brown bag lunch session on July 30, 2015, on “How to Become an Assistant United States Attorney.”

• AUSAs in the Criminal and Civil Divisions will discuss their path to the USAO
• AUSAs involved in the hiring process will give application and interview advice
• AUSAs will be available to interact informally with you and provide candid answers about the recruitment process

12noon – 1:30pm
Thursday, July 30, 2015

USAO Training Room, 7th Floor
Downtown Federal Building
300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles
(Food will be permitted in training room. Follow signs on 7th floor. Please allow extra time to pass through lobby security)

To RSVP: email AUSA Christopher Pelham (christopherpelhamusdojgov)

3. Cal State Bar — Voluntary Client Trust Accounting Survey / Closes Fri Jul 31

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 31, 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:

5. Job Openings

a. US Attorney’s Office

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division, Defense Litigation Unit. Please see for more details, and reference announcement number 15-EDCA-04A.

b. Update Legal / Thai document review

Update Legal is currently looking for Thai attorneys for a potential document review project. This project will be taking place in downtown Los Angeles. Please contact Deeksha Bhat at dbhatupdatelegalcom for additional information.