Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association

  • 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.


  • 06 Jul 2017 6:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

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

  • 17 Jun 2017 10:00 AM | SCCLA (Administrator)

  • 07 May 2017 8:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

  • 29 Apr 2017 7:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

  • 15 Apr 2017 9:00 AM | SCCLA (Administrator)

  • 12 Apr 2017 6:30 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

  • 09 Apr 2017 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    APABA is now accepting applications for its 2017 Judicial Pipeline Project, an effort to:

    · Identify and provide outreach to potential qualified candidates for administrative, trial, and appellate judicial offices in the state and federal systems.

    · Assist and advise these candidates in the application and vetting process and the judicial election process, including establishment of a formal mentorship program involving APA judges.

    · Create and cultivate relationships to facilitate the appointment of APAs to the bench.

    The Pipeline Project will evaluate and assess individuals accepted into the program and tailor its resources to prepare these candidates for the bench. Among the Pipeline Project’s features:

    · Confidential Judicial Mentor/Mentee Program. Candidates may have an opportunity to be paired with state or federal judicial officers to discuss, among other things, the candidates' plans for the bench.

    · Application Counseling. Candidates will work closely with APABA’s network of advisors to prepare the best possible judicial application.

    · Endorsement Counseling. Although participation in the project does not in any way guarantee that candidates will be endorsed by any organizations, the Pipeline Project will advise candidates on obtaining community support for their applications to the extent possible.

    · Post-Application Guidance. Candidates will be counseled on what to do after their applications for judicial officer positions are submitted.

    · Interview Counseling. If a candidate’s name is submitted to the various vetting and rating organizations, the Pipeline Project will assist the candidate in preparing for interviews with those organizations.

    Members of APABA, APAWLA, JABA, KABA, OCAABA, PABA, SABA-SC, SCCLA, and TABA who have been members of the California Bar for at least 10 years can apply here until April 9:

    Please contact Roger Hsieh with any questions:

  • 07 Apr 2017 5:30 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)



    APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017

    The Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association ("SCCLA") annually awards several $1,000 Scholarships and two to four $2,000 Fellowships to local Asian/Pacific American law students.

    The Scholarships are awarded based on need, academic accomplishments, and/or potential contribution to the Chinese-American community. Law students at all levels are encouraged to apply (including first, third year day, and fourth year evening).

    The Fellowship award funds a clerkship at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles (“AAAJ-LA”) during the upcoming Fall and Spring school year. Receipt of Fellowship funds is conditioned upon serving as a clerk at AAAJ-LA for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. Please see the attached page for additional information on the Fellowship requirements and guidelines.

    There is no clerkship condition for any of the Scholarships.

    Completed applications must be received by 5:30 pm, Friday, April 7, 2017.

    Applications may be submitted by mail or email only. Please forward completed applications to:

    Faith Santoso, Esq.

    Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles

    1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl.

    Los Angeles, CA 90017


    The selected Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the annual SCCLA Installation Dinner on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Empress Pavilion in Chinatown, Los Angeles. The selected Fellows will be recognized at the Dinner that same year, but will not be awarded the fellowship title or money until the completion of the fellowship requirements. The official award for fellows will be given at the following year’s banquet. Both the Scholarship recipients and the selected Fellows must attend the April 28, 2017 dinner to receive their awards/selections.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Faith Santoso at Thank you.

    2017 Scholarship-Fellowship Application.pdf

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

P.O. Box 711114

Los Angeles, California 90071-1114

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