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Saturday August 11, 2012
Start: 08/11/2012 11:00 am

Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance

8/11/2012 (Saturday) 11 am to 1 pm
Loyola Law School, Burns Lounge

$10 for APAWLA Members; $15 for Non-Members

“You Are Not Alone” – Panel and breakout sessions re: job search, interview techniques, networking, mentoring and dealing with tough on the job issues.

"You Are Not Alone" is a panel with break out discussion sessions that will be focused towards recent grads who have taken the California Bar Exam and are searching for opportunities, junior and mid-level attorneys looking to lateral, and lawyers who have taken a leave of absence from the profession and are interested in rejoining. By providing seasoned advice and support, we hope to equip and to encourage new attorneys to find great learning opportunities as they begin their legal careers, to assist junior and mid-level associates deal with tough work situations and lateral to new positions to pursue their passions, and to offer support to women looking to rejoin the profession. Other attorneys who need some career support (or are feeling a bit alone in their careers) are most definitely welcome as well!

Confirmed panelists include Ms. Elise K. Lau, attorney recruiter, Ms. Jennifer Kim, Associate Director of Career Services at Chapman University School of Law, and the Hon. Holly Fujie, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

To sign up as a discussion group leader, please click on this link:

Saturday August 25, 2012

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is having its 2012 Western Regional Conference on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA.

The conference is being hosted by the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OC KABA).

Some of the highlights of the conference include: A variety of CLE panels led by prominent private-practice attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel; a gala dinner featuring Rani Hong, who is the Special Advisor to the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and co-founder of the Tronie Foundation; a lunch plenary session featuring Christine Yoo, who will make her feature film debut with the award-winning movie Wedding Palace; and a re-enactment of the trial of Minoru Yasui (led by OC Superior Court Judge Kirk Nakamura).

APAWLA panel
Among the programs featured at this conference is the program that APAWLA will be presenting entitled, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling--Where Do We Stand Now? From an Asian Pacific American Perspective." Our distinguished panelists include Anna Y. Park, Regional Attorney for the Los Angeles District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Toni J. Jaramilla, a very dedicated and compassionate employment law attorney, and Gowri Ramachandran, a Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School who teaches Constitutional Law and Employment Law, and is Co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education. The program moderator is Diane M. L. Tan, a retired Administrative Law Judge and APAWLA's treasurer and co-founder.

This panel will present an interactive discussion about glass ceiling problems faced by Asian Pacific Americans in the legal workplace due to their race and gender; what rights and effective strategies are available to eliminate such discriminatory treatment and break the glass ceiling; and what efforts are still needed to increase the inclusion and advancement of Asian Pacific Americans in significant positions and to ensure fair and equal treatment in the workplace."

About the Conference
All APAWLA members are invited to sign up and attend this exciting and informative conference. APAWLA is an affiliate bar association of NAPABA.

According to the Official Website for the conference, the cost for the entire conference package, which includes all Saturday events and Gala Dinner, for Private Practice/In-House Counsel--$235/registrant, Judges/Government/Public Organizations--$195/registrant; and Law Students--$135/registrant. Discount for early bird registration: $20 off entire conference package if individual registers by August 1, 2012. The conference co-hosts also are seeking sponsors for the conference.

For more information regarding the conference, please visit the conference website:

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