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TABA November 2015 Announcements

posted on Monday, November 23, 2015

Welcome to TABA's November 2015 Announcements!

TABA Summary:
1. TABA Elections / Results
2. Tabbadour Amicus Brief
3. JABA/AAAJ-LA Substance Abuse MCLE / Tue Nov 17, AAAJ-LA
4. APA Community Holiday Toy Drive / 6-9pm Thu Dec 3, JANM

Affiliates Summary:
1. Orange County Korean American Bar Association Installation Dinner / 6pm Wed Nov 18, Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens, Costa Mesa
2. APIDC Second Annual Gala / 5pm Sat Nov 21, Cicada Restaurant
3. SAN Celebrating 25 Years of Successful Endeavors / 7pm Sat Nov 21, California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion

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1. TABA Elections / Results

Please welcome the 2015-2016 TABA Board of Governors. Looking forward to all the good work you will do next year!

TABA 2015-2016 Executive Board
President -- Tanya Kiatkulpiboone
President-Elect -- Sam Puathasnanon
Vice President -- Panida Rzonca
Treasurer -- Yanin Senachai
Secretary -- Isabel Bussarakum

TABA 2015-2016 Board of Governors
Mac Bunyanunda
Michelle Bussarakum
Tina Charoenpong
Will Chuchawat
Tiffany Chukiat
Kat Khommarath
Andrea Paris
Proud Usahacharoenporn

TABA 2015-2016 Advisory Board
Tanasawat Jacob Satayaviboon
Christopher T. Sukhaphadhana
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched

Congratulations to the new board!

2. Tabbadour Amicus Brief

Earlier this year, TABA signed onto an amicus brief in support of an Iranian American immigration judge who was ordered to recuse herself from all cases involving Iranian nationals after she accepted a White House invitation to a roundtable event with Iranian-American community leaders.

The case has now resulted in the DOJ rescinding the order requiring Judge Tabaddor to recuse herself from cases involving Iranian nationals. The settlement also requires the DOJ to undertake a review of its recusal policies and pay $200,000.

3. JABA/AAAJ-LA Substance Abuse MCLE / 545pm Dinner 630pm Program Tue Nov 17, AAAJ-LA

Please join TABA for a Substance Abuse MCLE. The Japanese American Bar Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, and The Other Bar are teaming up to host a live MCLE presentation, “Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession”, on Tues 11/17/15 at Advancing Justice-LA in downtown. TABA members and members of co-sponsoring organizations pay the reduced $25 fee that covers both dinner and the program. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Please RSVP to Mark Yoshida at myoshida@AdvancingJustice-LA.org, (213)977-7500 x247 by Monday, Nov. 16, 3:00 pm.

4. APA Community Holiday Toy Drive / 6-9pm Thu Dec 3, JANM

TABA is looking for volunteers for the APA Community Holiday Toy Drive.

For additional information about the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661996877370445/

If you're interested in volunteering, please email Kat at khommarath.kathy@gmail.com.

Announcements from TABA’s Affiliates

1. Orange County Korean American Bar Association Installation Dinner / 6pm Wed Nov 18, Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens, Costa Mesa

The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) is holding its 10th Anniversary Installation Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at the Turnip Rose Promenade and Gardens. Ms. Carol Lam, Sr. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Qualcomm Inc, former U.S. Attorney, and former San Diego County Superior Court judge will be the keynote speaker and Community Service Award recipient. Mr. Seung Bak, Co-Founder and CEO of DramaFever.com, will receive the Corporate Trailblazer award.

2. APIDC Second Annual Gala / 5pm Sat Nov 21, Cicada Restaurant

Please join us for APIDC's Second Annual Gala on Saturday, November 21, 2015. This year, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and its pioneering role in driving the advancement of the rights of people with disabilities. We will be honoring renowned singer and disabilities advocate Jennifer Kumiyama, who is the first entertainer at Disneyland in a wheelchair. In addition, we will be honoring the California Association for Post-Secondary Education and Disability (CAPED), JPMorgan Chase, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transport Authority (Metro), and NBCUniversal for their continuing legacies in disability inclusion in their respective industries.

Proceeds from the Gala will be utilized to support APIDC’s programs, including its 2016 Statewide Disabilities Conference, educational seminars, trainings, peer group convenings, Youth Leadership Institute, and Pathways to Employment pilot efforts.

The Gala will take place in the historic and beautiful Cicada Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.

Schedule:
5 PM - Cocktail Reception
6 PM - Dinner Program

Individual Ticket Levels:
Patron - $500
Friend - $250
General - $150

For further information, or if you would like to pay by check, please contact John Ho, APIDC Administrator at johnho.APIDC@gmail.com.

http://apidisabilities.net/?page_id=460

3. SAN Celebrating 25 Years of Successful Endeavors / 7pm Sat Nov 21, California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion

Join the South Asian Network (SAN) on November 21, 2015 as we celebrate "25 Years of Successful Endeavors” at the California Science Center

You’ll feast on a gourmet Indian dinner, dance to the tunes of Bollywood, laugh along with our emcee, and have a chance to walkaway with some awesome silent auction items.

Most importantly, you’ll support SAN’s crucial work, serving the South Asian community in Southern California.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-25-years-of-successful-endeavors-tickets-18441120889

TABA Late October 2015 Announcements

posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Welcome to TABA's Late October 2015 Announcements!

TABA Summary:
1. TABA Elections / Deadline: Fri Oct 30
2. Thai Alliance in America Career Day / 4pm Thu Oct 22, Finnegan DC
3. Thai Community Forum / 6pm Mon Oct 26, Hollyview Senior Housing Thai Town LA
4. API Equality LA 10th Anniversary Celebration / 6pm Sat Oct 24, JANM LA
5. Elder Law Clinic / 9am Training, 10am-1pm Clinic, Sun Nov 1, Wat Pa, La Puente
6. APAWLA Elimination of Bias CLE / 6pm Thu Nov 5, AAAJ-LA
7. TABA @ NAPABA Social 2015 / 5pm Sat Nov 7, Spirits Bar, Hilton Riverside, New Orleans

Affiliates Summary:
1. CMCP Annual Business Conference / Oct 22-23, DTLA
2. Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California Installation Dinner / 6pm Fri Oct 23, Wyndham Hotel Costa Mesa
3. SCCLA Community Reception / 530pm Tue Oct 27, LA Athletic Club
4. LA City Attorney Career & Networking Event / Tue Oct 27, LA City Hall East
5. Orange County Korean American Bar Association Installation Dinner / 6pm Wed Nov 18, Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens, Costa Mesa

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1. TABA Elections / Deadline: Fri Oct 30

If you are a current attorney member of TABA, then you should have received your e-ballot via email. Please make sure you cast your vote by Friday, October 30!

If you have not received your e-ballot, then please email me at president@tabalawyers.org.

2. Thai Alliance in America Career Day / 4pm Thu Oct 22, Finnegan DC

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Washington, D.C., area, those looking for a career change, and employers seeking new talent, please join TABA and Thai Alliance in America (TAA) for TAA's first Career Day on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Washington, D.C., office of the Finnegan law firm.

Space is limited. RSVP Today at
http://TAACareer2015.eventbrite.com

TAA Career Day 2015
4pm - 8pm
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Networking is one of the keys to success. We hope our career day will help you with your future profession and connect with rainmakers in the greater Washington, D.C., area and globally. Join us and spread the word, all are welcome. Be a part of the movement to empower each another and pave the way for our future generations.

TAA Career Day 2015

Thai Alliance in American (TAA) is pleased to invite you to join us at our first Career Day on October 22nd, 2015, hosted by Finnegan, a global leading law firm specializing in intellectual property law. You will learn from experts across various industries, including legal, consulting, and government, about how to position yourself for great career opportunities.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

This event gives you the opportunity to:
• Connect directly with employers and learn more about exciting job opportunities here in the Washington DC Metro area
• Expand your contacts and network with other students/professionals
• Make new friends and find out how you can give back to your community

3. Thai Community Forum / 6pm Mon Oct 26, Hollyview Senior Housing Thai Town LA

Please join TABA at the first Thai Community Forum hosted by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Come discuss issues affecting the Thai community, come as a potential resource for those in the community, or come to listen to what is being said.

Thai Community Forum
6pm Mon Oct 26
Community Room
Hollyview Senior Housing
5411 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Free parking under the Ralph's

You're invited to our Thai Community Town Hall!

City Attorney Mike Feuer is partnering with the Thai Community Development Center, Thai Town Rotary Club, Thai Association of Southern California and Thai American Bar Association to host a community forum for the Thai Community. This event will be held on October 26th at 6:00 PM at Hollyview Senior Housing - Community Room (5411 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles).

Meet City Attorney Feuer and members of the City Attorney's Office. Connect with local staff from LAPD Hollywood Community Station. Learn about how we work together to keep the neighborhood safe and about the many different services we provide. Bring questions, concerns and ideas.

Please help spread the word. Invite friends, family, and colleagues.

- Thai Simultaneous Interpretation Provided.
- Free parking available at Hollywest Plaza - under Ralph's.

4. API Equality LA 10th Anniversary Celebration / 6pm Sat Oct 24, JANM LA

TABA has one (1) free ticket left for the API Equality LA 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sat Oct 24 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. TABA is a community sponsor for the event. Please email president@tabalawyers.org if you are available/interested. It will be a sit-down dinner.

From the organization: "The theme of our Anniversary is "Leading Change" and we will be honoring key individuals and organizations for their contributions to our movement, including a special award for the L.A. LGBT Center. We will be celebrating the Supreme Court's historic decision on same-sex marriage and other recent victories and making sure to keep our organization sustainable in order to continue fighting for transgender equality, immigration justice and youth empowerment."

More information about the event: http://apiequalityla.org/events/10th-anniversary-celebration-leading-change/

5. Elder Law Clinic / 9am Training, 10am-1pm Clinic, Sun Nov 1, Wat Pa, La Puente

We are currently looking for Notaries Public, volunteer attorneys, law students, and Thai-speaking interpreters to help clinic participants prepare Advance Healthcare Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney.

No experience necessary! Training will be provided.
0.5 hour of MCLE credit will be provided for the training for attorneys. APABA is a State Bar Approved MCLE provider.

TABA Elder Law Clinic
9am Sign-in and Training, 10am-1pm Clinic
Sun Nov 1
Wat Padhammachart
14036 Don Julian Rd
La Puente, CA 91746

Volunteer sign up: panida@thaicdc.org

6. APAWLA Elimination of Bias CLE / 6pm Thu Nov 5, AAAJ-LA

TABA members receive the member rate for APAWLA's Elimination of Bias CLE

Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance presents
Law, Lawyers & Gender Identity presented by MIA YAMAMOTO, ESQ.
November 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
1145 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017

1.5 hours of CLE will be provided (including 1 hour of Elimination of Bias) Pending approval

This CLE program and discussion forum will focus on the Transgender Law and how we can eliminate bias against the Transgender community within the legal profession and acceptance of the Transgender community. The topics to be discussed include: Importance of Diversity in the Legal profession, Historical & Cultural - Social, Legal and Religious Prohibitions, Transgender Discrimination and Legal Development, Transgender Youth in Schools, Transgender individuals in the Military, Marriage Equality (Divorce and Child Custody) and Transgender Individuals in Jails and Prisons.

Early Bird Rate (Until 10/28): $35 for non-members & $25 for members of all co-sponsoring organizations.
Regular Price (After 10/28): $40 for non-members & $30 for members of all co-sponsoring organizations.
Student and Non-Attorney Price: $10.

Street parking is available.
Additional parking is 634 Lucas Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017. $7.00 per car - cash & checks

Please register at www.apawla.org

7. TABA @ NAPABA Social 2015 / 5pm Sat Nov 7, Spirits Bar, Hilton Riverside, New Orleans

Please join us for our first event in New Orleans. Come mix and mingle with your fellow TABA members at this year's NAPABA convention!

TABA @ NAPABA Social 2015
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (before the Gala Dinner)
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Spirits Bar (the hotel bar)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Hosted bar for current members courtesy of our sponsor Davis Wright Tremaine.
RSVPs recommended: rsvp@tabalawyers.org

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Announcements from TABA’s Affiliates

1. CMCP Annual Business Conference / Oct 22-23, DTLA

Please join TABA member and California Minority Counsel Program board member Marissa Dennis at this year's Annual Business Conference in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, please see the website below.

http://www.cmcpweb.org/conference/2015/

2. Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California Installation Dinner / 6pm Fri Oct 23, Wyndham Hotel Costa Mesa

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC) will be holding its installation dinner on Fri Oct 23 at the Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa, California. Andrew Do, Orange County Supervisor, will provide welcoming remarks. The Hon. Bao Nguyen, Mayor of Garden Grove, will provide the keynote speech. The Hon. Cheri Pham from the Orange County Superior Court will provide the administration of oath.

http://www.vabasc.org/

3. SCCLA Community Reception / 530pm Tue Oct 27, LA Athletic Club

Please join the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association for a community reception celebrating and welcoming our distinguished members in public service to their new positions:

EILEEN M. DECKER
United States Attorney for the Central District of California
SCCLA Lifetime Member

WESLEY L. HSU
Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California
SCCLA Past President

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Athletic Club | 431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
Complimentary admission | $7 validated parking

RSVP to sccla.org by 10/20/15 with code “SCCLA15” (case sensitive)
Early RSVP highly recommended; first-come, first-served until capacity reached

4. LA City Attorney Career & Networking Event / Tue Oct 27, LA City Hall East

Please join Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer as he hosts"Career Paths" on Tuesday, October 27, at Los Angeles City Hall. The purpose is for people to learn about the many different types of legal career opportunities available within the office. Attendees will also meet with our hiring managers one on one and connect with reps from our various affinity groups.

This event is open to everyone - from college students looking for their first position to seasoned professionals considering careers in public service. Following the event, there will be a networking reception.

Our Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1470797173227565/

5. Orange County Korean American Bar Association Installation Dinner / 6pm Wed Nov 18, Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens, Costa Mesa

The Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) is holding its 10th Anniversary Installation Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at the Turnip Rose Promenade and Gardens. Ms. Carol Lam, Sr. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Qualcomm Inc, former U.S. Attorney, and former San Diego County Superior Court judge will be the keynote speaker and Community Service Award recipient. Mr. Seung Bak, Co-Founder and CEO of DramaFever.com, will receive the Corporate Trailblazer award.