Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association

  • 14 Sep 2017 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    We invite you to participate in a Power Lunch on 9/14/17 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Pasadena Courthouse, 300 East Walnut Street, Dept. A, Pasadena, CA 91101.

    The Los Angeles Superior Court and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles have hosted numerous Power Lunches for inner-city high school students throughout the county.  These Power Lunches are a unique opportunity for students, lawyers, judges, and court staff members to come together to discuss career choices and the legal system.  For many of the students who participate, the Power Lunch is their first interaction with an attorney or a judge, and the experience can spark an interest in pursuing a career in the legal system.

    Students are broken down into small groups of approximately 6 to 10 members each.  In this small group setting, volunteer attorneys and judges discuss their career paths, including what initially piqued their interest in the legal profession, what they do on a day-to- day basis, and what they enjoy about their work.  Small group leaders may also help coach the students on topics that help prepare them for the Legal Jeopardy game to conclude the program. Lunch will be provided to all attorney and judge volunteers.

    Power Lunches have always been a tremendously worthwhile and rewarding experience for both the students and the attorney and judge volunteers.  Please sign up to volunteer for the 9/14/17 Pasadena Power Lunch via the following link:

    If you have any questions, please email Kay Burt at

    Thanks so much for your time, and I hope to see you at the 9/14/17 Power Lunch!
    Hon. Elaine Lu
    Co-Chair, Los Angeles Superior Court Power Lunch Subcommittee

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  • 01 Aug 2017 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    Sept. 7 – Nov. 5, 2017
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Alhambra High School
    101 S. Second Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
    Attorneys and law students are needed to mentor Alhambra High School’s Mock Trial Team. The program, hosted by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, allows students to take on the roles of attorneys, witnesses, and court staff in a criminal case. Mentors will help students prepare for the annual competition by judging practice sessions and giving feedback on student arguments/performances.
    Mentors do not need to participate every week. Mentors will be able to contribute from home the weeks of September 11 – October 2. The scheduled curriculum is as follows:

    ·      September 11 – Review the given case packet.
    ·      September 18 – Email feedback of students’ outlines (submitted two days prior).
    ·      September 25 – Email feedback of students’ first drafts (submitted two days prior).
    ·      October 9 – Preside over/critique first half of Alhambra scrimmage.
    ·      October 16 – Preside over/critique second half of Alhambra scrimmage.
    ·      Week of October 23 – Preside over/critique an inter-school scrimmage (Date TBD).
    ·      November 6 – Give feedback at final practice session.

    For more information and to sign up, please email Anthony Hu at or call (626) 861-1031 by August 1.

  • 25 Jul 2017 1:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    This important webinar is sponsored by the ABA-TIPS Employment and Labor Law Committee and co-sponsored with the International Law Committee and the Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

    Take advantage of these series that will be beneficial for any attorney advising business segments, employers or foreign nationals on hiring and compliance issues involving immigration law. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and requirements imposed on employers and foreign nationals by immigration laws. Particular focus will be placed on verification requirements, I-9 requirements, anti-discrimination requirements, conflicts of interest issues between employers and their employees, the different types of work visas available to employers and foreign nationals, maintenance of status for foreign nationals, audit compliance and ICE raids.

    Panelists will specifically address recent developments in immigration law effecting employers and foreign nationals, such as: the proposed travel ban; suspension of H-1B premium processing; International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP); National Interest Waiver (NIW); and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Au-to-Extension.


    Matthew B. Schiff | Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP, Chicago, IL


    Kenneth J. Harder | Dunbar Harder, PLLC, Houston, TX

    John Patrick Pratt | Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, PA, Miami, FL

    Shirley Wei | Law Offices of Shirley Wei, Los Angeles, CA


    The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of General CLE credit in 50-minute states in states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences. *Credit hours granted are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules.


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