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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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  • 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:

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