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  • 02 Nov 2020 5:30 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    In furtherance of its commitment to support the next generation of leaders, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) awards several $1,000 scholarships and $2,000 fellowships each year to law students and this year, recent law school graduates, with a demonstrated interest in advancing the Chinese American and/or broader Asian Pacific American community. SCCLA invites current law students (including LLM students) and law school graduates from the class of 2020 to apply.

    SCCLA awards scholarships based on an evaluation of (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and (3) active involvement and/or expected future contributions to the Chinese American and/or Asian Pacific American community, particularly in the Greater Los Angeles area. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend SCCLA's 2020 Virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, currently anticipated to be held in November 2020.

    SCCLA fellowships fund law student internships at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) during the 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer school sessions. Successful applicants must serve as a legal intern at AAAJ-LA for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks (150 hours).

    Applications must be submitted electronically HERE by

    Monday, November 2 at 5:30 PM PDT

    For questions, email

  • 19 Oct 2020 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    SCCLA and the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA) are proud to announce a mock interview program to help the next generation of young lawyers put their best foot forward during the pandemic. As law students gear up for on-campus recruitment/interviewing (OCR/OCI) and other interviews, many of which will likely be via video conference, we're: (1) seeking practicing attorneys in the L.A./Southern California region to conduct virtual mock interviews from late October to November, and (2) encouraging law students to participate as interviewees. To kick off the program, we will also be hosting a virtual panel event on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 12pm-1pm, where practicing attorneys will share with law students their insight and tips on the interview process.

    Attorneys: To sign up to be an interviewer, please fill out this form -

    Law students: To sign up to be an interviewee and RSVP for the panel event, please fill out this form -

    We will be in touch with more details. Thank you for participating!

  • 24 Sep 2020 11:30 AM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    Please join SCCLA for a free CLE as we co-sponsor the FBA-LA’s program on “Nuts & Bolts of 1983 Civil Rights Litigation: What Lawyers Need to Know,” moderated by the Honorable Karen Stevenson, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California. Register at:

  • 24 Aug 2020 11:00 AM | SCCLA (Administrator)

  • 13 Aug 2020 11:30 AM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    SCCLA is co-sponsoring a free elimination of bias CLE this Thursday along with the Federal Bar Association – Los Angeles Chapter. This CLE is the first presentation in a “Race, Policing, and the Law” webinar series, focusing on the history of policing and racial justice (and, in many instances, injustice) in Los Angeles.

  • 08 Jun 2020 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    APABA's Judicial Pipeline Project (2020 Class) - Apply by June 8, 2020

    APABA is now accepting applications for its 2020 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; and
    • Create and cultivate relationships to facilitate the appointment of APAs to the bench.

    Among the Pipeline Project’s features:

    • Confidential Judicial Mentor/Mentee Program: Candidates may have an opportunity to be paired with a judicial officer 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: While participation in the project does not in any way guarantee that candidates will be endorsed by any organization, 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.

    APABA has hosted its Pipeline Project since 2016. Sister bar members who have been members of the California Bar for at least 10 years can apply HERE until June 8, 2020.

    Questions? Contact Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements Committee Chair Roger Hsieh.

  • 06 Apr 2020 5:30 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    The 2020 SCCLA Scholarship & Fellowship Application is now open!

    *Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Scholarship & Fellowship is postponed until further notice. The Scholarship Application period will reopen upon confirmation of a new date for our 45th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet. If you already submitted a Scholarship / Fellowship application prior to April 6, 2020, we encourage you to resubmit your applications once the application period is reopened. Thank you.

    SCCLA annually awards several $1,000 Scholarships and $2,000 Fellowships to local law students with a demonstrated interest in the Asian Pacific American community and/or causes. SCCLA Scholarships are awarded based on (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and/or (3) active involvement or future contribution to the Chinese American and/or Asian Pacific American community. SCCLA Fellowships are awarded to law students who have secured a law clerk position at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA for an upcoming semester. LLMs and Law students at all levels are encouraged to apply.

    Law students must submit all applications electronically HERE by

    Monday, April 6 at 5:30 PM.

    For questions, contact Good luck!

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Los Angeles, California 90071-1114

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