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  • 10/26/2022 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    SCCLA is proud to co-sponsor the ABA 2022 Professional Success Summit, October 26–28, 2022, at the Omni Los Angeles. This year's summit will feature 14 dynamic programs and three social events. Dedicated to maximizing the potential of litigators from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, the summit will provide you with the keys to success so that you can create a distinguishable and marketable identity among today's litigators.

    Featured programming will include:

    • The Competitive Edge of a Diverse Trial Team: Tips from the Bench and Bar
    • The Art of Authentic Advocacy: How to Be Authentically Yourself and Succeed as an Oral Advocate
    • Soft Skills: Building Relationships, Finding Allies, and Managing Tough Conversations
    • Wait, What Just Happened?... Identifying Microaggressions and How to Handle Them

    Featured networking events will include:

    • Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 26
    • Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, October 27
    • Reception and Dinner on Thursday, October 27ates 30 days prior with the assignment of time

    Hotel Accommodations

    A block of rooms has been reserved at Omni Los Angeles, at the discounted rate of $239 plus applicable tax per night. The deadline for room reservations at the discounted rate is Monday, September 26, 2022, at 5:00 PM CT. Book online or call (213) 617-3300 and reference the ABA Litigation Section 2022 Professional Success Summit.


    As a member of SCCLA you will be eligible for a reduced registration fee of $395. Please email for the discount code for the reduced registration fee.

  • 09/23/2022 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    Click here to register for this event.

    Register for the September 23-25 Cal-APABA Conference in San Diego! Early bird registration expires on August 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm PT.

  • 06/25/2022 12:00 PM | Deleted user

  • 05/28/2022 11:00 AM | Deleted user

    It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of our former colleague retired Judge Owen Lee Kwong on Friday, April 29, 2022. Judge Kwong will be dearly missed by those of us who knew him and valued his friendship. He was a judicial trailblazer in the Asian legal community and one of our most respected colleagues.

    Judge Kwong began his career on the bench in 1989 when then-Governor George Deukmejian appointed him to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. In 1993, Judge Kwong was elevated to the Los Angeles Superior Court by then-Governor Pete Wilson with his first assignment to Central Civil. He was assigned to Compton Courthouse in 1994 for two years, returned to Central Civil for one year in 1996, moved to Juvenile Court in Monterey Park from 1997 to 1998, and then sat at Central Civil West Courthouse in 1999. In 2000, Judge Kwong was assigned to Pomona Juvenile for one year and from 2001 until his retirement in 2015, Judge Kwong was assigned to Central Civil at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. He retired from the bench on April 30, 2015. For more information on Judge Kwong’s life and career, I have attached his Los Angeles Superior Court profile.

    A funeral service is scheduled for May 28, 2022, at the Rose Hills Cemetery in the SkyRose Chapel from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • 05/26/2022 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    My name is Daren Dien and I'm a Vietnamese American filmmaker. In 2020, a rude disturbance shook our world…Asian Hate. I had just left my Sony career to write a light hearted screenplay, but I couldn’t focus while my brothers, sisters, and elders were being attacked physically, verbally, and mentally. I began to think about the beginnings of hate… where it starts, and how it spreads.

    Disturbed by the crimes but inspired by the #StopAsianHate movement, I wrote a screenplay called Birth of a Mind - a short film about the origins of hate through the eyes of our children. And yes, the film's title is a play on "Birth of a Nation", the 1915 racist movie that sparked the resurgence of the KKK.

    I am reaching out today because our short film needs help raising funds. Initially, we thought the #nohate message alone would do the work, but it's been 16 days and we've raised $7,000 out of $15,750, and only have 7 days left to go.

    This is where APABA has graciously stepped in. By hearing about us from ARC, the Anti-Racism Committee of South Pasadena, APABA has granted us $500 for the project - Yay!

    We've also gained some attention from organizations: 1) LA vs. Hate and 2) the Asian Youth Center; and both have expressed interest in helping the film and eventually showcasing it to students and at events in the near future.

    And of course, we're not solely seeking funds from your organization; my team is just scrambling to pursue better ways to highlight our short film to more eyes and we hope you could help. Would you have any advice or connections to further make the community aware of this #nohate short film? Anything would be greatly appreciated!

    Here's the kickstarter link for more information:

  • 05/25/2022 2:00 PM | Deleted user

    We wanted to make you aware of an upcoming Women In Law Discovering the True Meaning of Success webinar on May 25th at 2:00p ET.

    Tatia Gordon-Troy, CEO of Ramses House Publishing, will be moderating an insightful webinar featuring authors, Elena Kohn, Associate Regional Chief Legal Officer for AdventHealth, Jenn Deal, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend, and Nhu-Y Le, SVP of Operations for BVD Solutions.

    A panel of accomplished female lawyers will discuss their book, Women in Law Discovering the True Meaning of Success, which recounts the stories of 23 women as they each embark on a journey to define for themselves what "success" means in law—and in life.

    All are welcome to attend this FREE webinar and can learn more and register here.

  • 05/19/2022 5:30 PM | Deleted user

  • 05/19/2022 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    Bet Tzedek’s Small Business Development Project assists small business owners from underrepresented and marginalized communities, with their transactional legal issues as they seek to start, maintain, or grow their business. The Small Business Development Project does this in two ways: (1) conducting educational outreach, such as webinars and clinics on pertinent topics like entity formation, commercial leasing, contracts basics, employment laws, and intellectual property, and (2) arranging for direct representation (through our pro bono network) for eligible small business owners for their transactional issues.

  • 05/10/2022 12:00 PM | Deleted user

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