posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Here are TABA's October updates with upcoming events in October and November.
1. TABA 2013-2014 Board Elections:Reminder to all voting members to return the completed ballot for the 2013-2014 TABA Board to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 28, 2013!
2. Thai Elder Law Day (11.2.13, 8:30am-1:00pm, Palm Village Senior Housing, 9050 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352):The Thai American Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles are excited to host an Elder Law Day at Palm Village Senior Housing on November 2, 2013. We are currently looking for volunteer attorneys, law students, notaries public, and Thai‐speaking interpreters. No experience necessary! Training will be provided. 1 hour of MCLE credit will be provided for the attorney training. Please contact Yanin Senachai at email@example.com by Friday, October 18, 2013 to sign up as a volunteer. Please also indicate whether you can speak Thai.
3. Conversation with Helen Wan, Lawyer and Author of The Partner Track (10.22.13, 6-8:00 p.m. at Gibson Dunn's Los Angeles Office):TABA is proud to co-sponsor a night of conversation with Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track, on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Gibson Dunn's Los Angeles office. This book, about a young Chinese-American woman poised to become the first minority female partner at a prestigious global firm, is a rarity in the fiction space. Helen explores how diversity, politics, and difference can complicate the journeys of talented diverse lawyers as they advance up the ranks. In New York, the reception to Helen and the book has been phenomenal and the hopes are that the West Coast will be just as good (if not better!). Please RSVP to AHuynh@gibsondunn.com.
4. Eviction Defense and Domestic Violence Pro Bono Training (10.23.13):TABA is proud to celebrate National Pro Bono Week (October 20-26, 2013) by co-sponsoring two CLE trainings in coordination with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). LAFLA is offering two concurrent training sessions. Attorneys will be expected to handle one pro bono case within one year of the training. LAFLA will provide the training, materials, facility, up to 2 hours of CLE, screened cases and malpractice coverage for attorney volunteers.
Attorneys working on eviction defense will be assisting LAFLA’s Eviction Defense Center (EDC) & Housing Unit. Attorneys working on domestic violence and VAWA will assist the Center for Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) DV clients through LAFLA’s Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Unit. CPAF assists DV clients with Emergency shelter, Transitional shelter, a 24 Hour Hotline and family crisis intervention services.
For more information about LAFLA, please visit: http://www.lafla.org/
For more information about CPAF, please visit: http://www.nurturingchange.org/